Professional
Development
Week 2019

Detailed Program

DAY 1 - November 18, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Communication Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon


Time: 2:30 pm

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon


Stream Overview
Inclusion Sessions

Title: Capitalizing on the Power of Multi-Generational Teams

Speaker(s):
Nicole Miller, Assistant Director, Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

The Innovation and Experimentation stream will focus not only on what innovation concepts and experimentation approaches are, but how they are being embraced by both the public and private sectors to improve productivity, enhance customer experiences and increase efficiencies and sustainability. The session will also showcase current creative initiatives and solutions being pursued to enhance delivery of policies and programs along with goods and services and to create improvements through innovation, data and connected technology.

Stream Overview

The Internal Audit stream will engage the internal audit community with a focused learning on how obtain maximum value from the audit process. We will take a look at how internal audit plays a role with the changing world and government priorities to deliver on the client needs and value-added services.

Stream Overview

Real property and real property information are significant corporate resources that, when managed well, enable effective and efficient resource management aligned with program requirements, inform strategic decision-making and facilitate horizontal initiatives. The Real Property stream will examine areas such as the systematic, structured process covering real property activities on a whole-of-life basis, including activities related to planning, acquisition, use and disposal.

Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Communication Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon


Time: 2:30 pm

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon


Stream Overview
Inclusion Sessions

Title: Capitalizing on the Power of Multi-Generational Teams

Speaker(s):
Nicole Miller, Assistant Director, Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa


Stream Overview
Sponsored by:
  

The Innovation and Experimentation stream will focus not only on what innovation concepts and experimentation approaches are, but how they are being embraced by both the public and private sectors to improve productivity, enhance customer experiences and increase efficiencies and sustainability. The session will also showcase current creative initiatives and solutions being pursued to enhance delivery of policies and programs along with goods and services and to create improvements through innovation, data and connected technology.

Stream Overview

The Internal Audit stream will engage the internal audit community with a focused learning on how obtain maximum value from the audit process. We will take a look at how internal audit plays a role with the changing world and government priorities to deliver on the client needs and value-added services.

Stream Overview

Real property and real property information are significant corporate resources that, when managed well, enable effective and efficient resource management aligned with program requirements, inform strategic decision-making and facilitate horizontal initiatives. The Real Property stream will examine areas such as the systematic, structured process covering real property activities on a whole-of-life basis, including activities related to planning, acquisition, use and disposal.

Stream Overview
DAY 2 - November 19, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The Career Development Stream will explore personal and professional development by targeting specific issues identified by the financial community. Year after year, if not month after month, we face new challenges due to a rapidly evolving technological workplace and a fast-paced environment. How do we keep up? This stream aims to ensure that your career continues to thrive. Our goal is not to show you how to create a C.V., but to help you master key competencies and to provide you the tools you need. It’s that simple. Fun is included at no extra charge.

Stream Overview

The Costing stream will provide participants with practical costing knowledge by exposing them to a case-based, interactive, costing challenges, the skills from which will be transferable to a work context. The stream will allow participants to understand the various facets that are involved with producing a quality cost estimate.

Stream Overview

Critical thinking includes the ability to analyze and evaluate objectively an issue to form a judgment. Financial officers are evolving in an ever-changing work environment where data and information can be overwhelming at times. The ability to provide sound, solution-oriented advice and recommendations in a timely fashion is of utmost importance. The Critical Thinking stream will provide participants with tools on how to better integrate critical thinking in their daily professional challenges.

Stream Overview
Economic Update Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Tim Nash, The Sustainable Economist, Good Investing


Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The Career Development Stream will explore personal and professional development by targeting specific issues identified by the financial community. Year after year, if not month after month, we face new challenges due to a rapidly evolving technological workplace and a fast-paced environment. How do we keep up? This stream aims to ensure that your career continues to thrive. Our goal is not to show you how to create a C.V., but to help you master key competencies and to provide you the tools you need. It’s that simple. Fun is included at no extra charge.

Stream Overview

The Costing stream will provide participants with practical costing knowledge by exposing them to a case-based, interactive, costing challenges, the skills from which will be transferable to a work context. The stream will allow participants to understand the various facets that are involved with producing a quality cost estimate.

Stream Overview

Critical thinking includes the ability to analyze and evaluate objectively an issue to form a judgment. Financial officers are evolving in an ever-changing work environment where data and information can be overwhelming at times. The ability to provide sound, solution-oriented advice and recommendations in a timely fashion is of utmost importance. The Critical Thinking stream will provide participants with tools on how to better integrate critical thinking in their daily professional challenges.

Stream Overview
Economic Update Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Tim Nash, The Sustainable Economist, Good Investing


Stream Overview
DAY 3 - November 20, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The Executive Stream is an exclusive event designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other executives from all level of governments. The invitation to participate in this session is extended to all executives in the finance, audit, evaluation and all related corporate management communities. This year, the Executive Stream will include two sessions, both in the morning and the afternoon and will host the FORD graduation during its luncheon. Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme of Engage, the 2019 Executive Stream will explore a variety of executive leadership topics including but not limited to digital transformation, artificial intelligence and the workplace of the future. In addition to discussions around current and emerging topics, executives will have the opportunity to share common challenges and explore solutions with their peers from across government.

Stream Overview

The Financial Reporting stream will provide participants with a day of technical and practical learning. In the first portion of the stream, participants will learn about new financial reporting standards and regulations. The second session will focus on sustainability reporting and its beneficial impact on budgets.

Stream Overview

The goal of forecasting is not to predict the future but to tell you what you need to know to take meaningful action in the present. We know that our forecasts will not be accurate, at least not in the sense that actual results match predicted ones. But we do need to predict with enough accuracy that the decisions made based on those predictions are the right ones or, at worst, not the wrong ones. The Forecasting Stream will provide participants with tools and hands-on practice to allow them to effectively understand the forecasting process, develop both better and more actionable forecasts and present recommendations for action.

Stream Overview

Digital transformation has revolutionized industry creating many disruptions.

It affects us in many aspects whether it is digitizing papers, artificial intelligence, use of cloud technology, analytics, e-procurement or more.

The Government of Canada isn’t excluded from this revolution. It is contributing to the digital transformation by modernizing its technology and processes. As we continue to evolve in this space, we can ask ourselves the questions of whether the government is moving at the same pace in the digital transformation compared to industry and are we managing those changes properly?

Join the Transformation stream for a lively debate on how we are embarking on the journey to digital in our workplace and what changes we can expect to see as a result of this transformation.

Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The Executive Stream is an exclusive event designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other executives from all level of governments. The invitation to participate in this session is extended to all executives in the finance, audit, evaluation and all related corporate management communities. This year, the Executive Stream will include two sessions, both in the morning and the afternoon and will host the FORD graduation during its luncheon. Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme of Engage, the 2019 Executive Stream will explore a variety of executive leadership topics including but not limited to digital transformation, artificial intelligence and the workplace of the future. In addition to discussions around current and emerging topics, executives will have the opportunity to share common challenges and explore solutions with their peers from across government.

Stream Overview

The Financial Reporting stream will provide participants with a day of technical and practical learning. In the first portion of the stream, participants will learn about new financial reporting standards and regulations. The second session will focus on sustainability reporting and its beneficial impact on budgets.

Stream Overview

The goal of forecasting is not to predict the future but to tell you what you need to know to take meaningful action in the present. We know that our forecasts will not be accurate, at least not in the sense that actual results match predicted ones. But we do need to predict with enough accuracy that the decisions made based on those predictions are the right ones or, at worst, not the wrong ones. The Forecasting Stream will provide participants with tools and hands-on practice to allow them to effectively understand the forecasting process, develop both better and more actionable forecasts and present recommendations for action.

Stream Overview

Digital transformation has revolutionized industry creating many disruptions.

It affects us in many aspects whether it is digitizing papers, artificial intelligence, use of cloud technology, analytics, e-procurement or more.

The Government of Canada isn’t excluded from this revolution. It is contributing to the digital transformation by modernizing its technology and processes. As we continue to evolve in this space, we can ask ourselves the questions of whether the government is moving at the same pace in the digital transformation compared to industry and are we managing those changes properly?

Join the Transformation stream for a lively debate on how we are embarking on the journey to digital in our workplace and what changes we can expect to see as a result of this transformation.

Stream Overview
fmi*igf President's Reception TBC
DAY 4 - November 21, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

As financial professionals, at some point in your career, you will likely be faced with a challenging ethical dilemma. New this year, the Ethics stream will provide participants with an increased awareness of their responsibilities as employees and provide guidance on how to interpret rules of conduct that are in place and should be followed when faced with many difficult and unique ethical questions. The stream will also give participants a better understanding of how to use available guides and tools to help tackle various ethical dilemmas.

Stream Overview

Successful projects don’t just happen – every project needs a manager and the Project Management stream will show you how achieve success. You will be provided with insight into best practices and tools to better scope, plan, monitor and report on time-limited project initiatives. Sound project management skills are a valuable for anyone responsible for delivering a project or task. You don’t have to be PMP certified to participate and the stream will give participants a better understanding of how to use available guides and tools to ensure departmental projects stay on track.

Stream Overview

Resource management emphasizes the need to deliver and report results. Financial management advisors and managers are being asked to account for the use of their resources in the delivery of expected outcomes. The goal of the Resource Management stream is to provide professionals with the tools and ideas to successfully deal with today’s requirements.

Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Lunch Ballroom
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

As financial professionals, at some point in your career, you will likely be faced with a challenging ethical dilemma. New this year, the Ethics stream will provide participants with an increased awareness of their responsibilities as employees and provide guidance on how to interpret rules of conduct that are in place and should be followed when faced with many difficult and unique ethical questions. The stream will also give participants a better understanding of how to use available guides and tools to help tackle various ethical dilemmas.

Stream Overview

Successful projects don’t just happen – every project needs a manager and the Project Management stream will show you how achieve success. You will be provided with insight into best practices and tools to better scope, plan, monitor and report on time-limited project initiatives. Sound project management skills are a valuable for anyone responsible for delivering a project or task. You don’t have to be PMP certified to participate and the stream will give participants a better understanding of how to use available guides and tools to ensure departmental projects stay on track.

Stream Overview

Resource management emphasizes the need to deliver and report results. Financial management advisors and managers are being asked to account for the use of their resources in the delivery of expected outcomes. The goal of the Resource Management stream is to provide professionals with the tools and ideas to successfully deal with today’s requirements.

Stream Overview
DAY 5 - November 22, 2019
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The purpose of the Major Financial Processes stream is to provide insight into the major financial processes and how the federal government will evolve as a result of the financial management transformation (FMT). Given the importance of financial processes in an organization, it’s important to understand what they are and how to make them more efficient.

Stream Overview

The Mobilizing People stream will focus on energizing participants whether they are engaging in the workplace, in their community or in their home life. People will leave this session feeling motivated and ready to make a difference in their lives.

Stream Overview
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Keynote Theatre
Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The purpose of the Major Financial Processes stream is to provide insight into the major financial processes and how the federal government will evolve as a result of the financial management transformation (FMT). Given the importance of financial processes in an organization, it’s important to understand what they are and how to make them more efficient.

Stream Overview

The Mobilizing People stream will focus on energizing participants whether they are engaging in the workplace, in their community or in their home life. People will leave this session feeling motivated and ready to make a difference in their lives.

Stream Overview
fmi*igf Evening of Celebration Ballroom

 

*Subject to change