Professional
Development
Week 2022
DAY 1 - November 22, 2022
Registration & Networking Breakfast
HUMAN 9000: Navigating The Future of Work with Attunement, Resilience, and Creativity
Speaker(s)
Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert | Author of Leadership, Reinvented

As a result of the sudden & drastic changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s Public Sector Financial Management Professionals were forced to contend with increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. More than two years later, emerging from chaos, this group faces another challenge: navigating a fast-approaching future of work—an always-on “new abnormal” characterized by hybrid work, endless disruption, and constantly shifting public behaviours & expectations. According to Boston Consulting Group, in order to transcend “survival-mode,” organizations must compress their five year plans into two years (or less). To meet this challenge, attendees of FMI’s PD Week 2022 require a new approach to constant change. To succeed in the face of uncertainty, Future of Work Expert Hamza Khan argues that we must lean into uniquely human qualities that are difficult, if not impossible, to automate. For anything that can be automated will be automated. However, that which is left will become disproportionately more valuable.

In this talk, Canada’s Public Sector Financial Management Professionals will…

– Familiarize themselves with the top 3 reasons why organizations fail to navigate change

– Understand how to operationalize & maximize 3 change-friendly attributes as a way to future-proof their careers

– Become inspired to transition their organizations from survival-mode to a change-friendly state of automatic renewal


Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Coffee Break
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Networking Break
Economic Update
Speaker(s)
Kevin Page, Chief Executive Officer , New Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa

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Cybersecurity

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Spatial finance: the integration of geospatial data and analysis into financial assets
Panelist(s)
Franco Amalfi, Strategic Business Executive , Climate Action, Google
Maryam Haghighi, Director , Bank of Canada
Caleb White, Chief Operating Officer , Climate Engine

Catastrophic climate events such as droughts, wildfire, and floods have significant economic impact. Earth observation and remote sensing combined with machine learning and cloud computing have the potential to transform the availability and quality of information accessible by the financial system. This information will allow stakeholders to better measure and manage climate-related risks. Join us at this session to learn how the Bank of Canada is conducting a joint proof of concept project with Google Cloud and Climate Engine, to use earth observation data for the analysis of the impact of drought on the Canadian economy.

Lunch Break
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Coffee and Networking Break
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DAY 2 - November 23, 2022
Registration & Networking Breakfast
The Unauthorized Biography Series
Speaker(s)
Shaun Boothe, Creator, The Unauthorized Biography Series


Language of presentation: English – simultaneous interpretation available
Coffee Break
Teleworking and Ethics
Speaker(s)
Marc Tassé, Global Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime Compliance Expert , University of Ottawa

Telework has been spreading like wildfire since the global COVID-19 pandemic and there is every reason to believe that once this crisis is over, the concept of working from home will be subjected to serious examination.

Though the future of remote work remains to be seen, one thing is clear: regardless of whether you work from home or from the office, your ethical obligations remain the same.

The challenge for employees and employers is being ethical in a world characterized by moral relativism …. where guidelines for behaviors are being consistently blurred such that absolute right and wrong no longer seem to apply.


Language of presentation: French – simultaneous interpretation available
Leading Recovery: The Evolving Role of the Public Sector CFO

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Networking Break
Accounting Standards Update
Speaker(s)
Diane Peressini, Executive Director , Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada
Bailey Church, Partner , KPMG

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Costing
Speaker(s)
Derek Armstrong, CFA, Director General, Costing, Investment Planning and Approvals , Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

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Lunch Break
Programme Assurance
Speaker(s)
Dave Hair, Senior Project Executive, Programme Management (MSP®) and Assurance , The Right Door Consulting & Solutions Inc.
Yann Blais, CPA, CGA, Director General and Chief Procurement Officer, Investment, Procurement and Project/Programme Management , ESDC

What do we mean when we talk about Programme Assurance, and what value can it bring to your organization?

This session has been designed for audiences who are new to Programme Management and Programme Assurance, for those who already have a working knowledge of the subject and for everyone else in between.

Programme Management is the active and organized coordination of a series or sequence of interrelated, strategically important transformational change activities, whether delivered as projects or work streams, that ensures optimal delivery of results and optimization of the realization of intended benefits.

Successfully establishing and delivering a Programme is characterized by the governance of a series and sequence of key decision points, for example approvals related to strategic alignment, funding decisions, readiness for service assessments of new systems and ways of working or common causes of risk.

Programme Assurance is a practical, predictable, and proportionate enabling function; a function whose purpose is to support the Programme Sponsor and the sponsoring organization to achieve successful delivery of outcomes and benefits realization.

Programme Assurance provides reassurance to those not necessarily immersed in the day-to-day detail of a Programme, or aspects of it, that there is appropriate oversight and scrutiny and that appropriate checks and balances have been applied. Whilst independent assurance is assurance that will have a level of independence from that which is being assured, not all programme assurance activity is wholly independent or independently led.

This session will take you through the practical aspects of Programme Assurance in a Programme Management environment, demonstrating the value it can bring to your organization.

Coffee and Networking Break
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DAY 3 - November 24, 2022
Registration & Networking Breakfast
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Coffee Break
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Networking Break
Intelligent Automation – A Force Multiplier for Digital Transformation
Speaker(s)
Robert Ronberg, Public Sector Lead , UiPath (Canada)

Robotic Process Automation and Intelligent Automation have had profound transformational impacts across the public sector, enabling organizations to quickly deliver digital capacity to reduce backlogs of work, improve service delivery and employee experience, and strengthen organizational agility and resilience. Finance leaders and practitioners are invited to join UiPath, Greenlight Consulting, and a federal government automation leader to understand how automation is being applied across business lines to deliver quantitative and qualitative benefits that directly align to organizational mandates and outcomes. Insights and perspectives on critical success factors including executive sponsorship, developing an automation strategy, organizational models, automation expertise including re-skilling and upskilling, business engagement and intake, metrics and value, and quick wins will be shared. 

Machine Learning

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Lunch Break
Metaverse

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Coffee and Networking Break
Maayan Ziv – Keynote
Speaker(s)
Maayan Ziv, Founder and CEO , AccessNow

DAY 4 - November 25, 2022
Registration & Networking Breakfast
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Coffee Break
Coming Soon – Dr. Julie Beaulac
Speaker(s)
Dr. Julie Beaulac, Registered Psychologist and Consultant

Networking Break
Coming Soon – Dr. Leigh Vanderloo
Speaker(s)
Dr. Leigh Vanderloo, Scientific Director , ParticipACTION

Coming soon – Penny Tremblay
Speaker(s)
Penny Tremblay, Workplace Relationships Expert

Lunch Break
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Coffee and Networking Break
Train Your Brain Like an Olympian
Speaker(s)
Jean-François Ménard, Mental Performance Coach and Bestselling Author

Olympic athletes need to deal with multiple distractions, manage their stress level and have robust self-confidence to deliver podium performances. Today’s corporate leaders need to do the same! Thriving at work and in life doesn’t need to happen by accident, there are teachable skills that can help you reach your potential. Let’s face it, being consistently great is easier said than done. The pressure to be on the mark is constantly present. Mental toughness is no longer simply an asset to perform at your best. It’s an absolute necessity. Find out what it takes to become a high performer at work and in life.

 

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