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, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker


Time: 2:30 pm

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker


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

Abstract:
The reality of today’s workplace requires you to lead multi-generational teams. But how do you create and manage a cohesive team in this unprecedented five-age-group environment? Our speaker has assisted employers in creating dynamic onboarding systems that champion the similarities between peer groups through recognition, reward and engagement. She will share the insights she has gained from firsthand experience, allowing you to explore specific, actionable strategies that will help you leverage the power of multi-generational teams.


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
Internal Audit Sessions

Title: Can Auditors and Clients Be on the Same Side of a Round Table?

Speaker(s):
Jean-François Riel, Senior Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
Audit is a service, and service is a dance between a client and a service provider. Come join this engaging session that will shed light on this important service relationship from both partners’ perspective. We will consider internal audit from a client service perspective while preserving the requisite notions of independence and objectivity. We will also look at how clients can obtain the most value-added from the internal audit process and how they can contribute to improving their own organization with the assistance of auditors.


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
Speaker(s)
Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada , Statistics Canada

Lunch Ballroom
Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Darlene Dasent, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer , University Health Network

Networking Break Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

Communication Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker


Time: 2:30 pm

Speaker(s):
Christine Gagnon, Synergology expert, analyst, trainer, speaker


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

Abstract:
The reality of today’s workplace requires you to lead multi-generational teams. But how do you create and manage a cohesive team in this unprecedented five-age-group environment? Our speaker has assisted employers in creating dynamic onboarding systems that champion the similarities between peer groups through recognition, reward and engagement. She will share the insights she has gained from firsthand experience, allowing you to explore specific, actionable strategies that will help you leverage the power of multi-generational teams.


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
Internal Audit Sessions

Title: Can Auditors and Clients Be on the Same Side of a Round Table?

Speaker(s):
Jean-François Riel, Senior Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Abstract:
Audit is a service, and service is a dance between a client and a service provider. Come join this engaging session that will shed light on this important service relationship from both partners’ perspective. We will consider internal audit from a client service perspective while preserving the requisite notions of independence and objectivity. We will also look at how clients can obtain the most value-added from the internal audit process and how they can contribute to improving their own organization with the assistance of auditors.


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

Costing is an emerging and growing financial management discipline in the public sector. Costing is important because cost information helps managers at all levels understand the financial impact of the decisions they make and the initiatives they propose. The Costing Stream will provide participants with opportunities to learn about setting prices for Government of Canada products and services based on costs, using technology tools for cost modelling, the professional costing certifications and conducting effective cost analyses in support of Government of Canada initiatives.

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

Costing is an emerging and growing financial management discipline in the public sector. Costing is important because cost information helps managers at all levels understand the financial impact of the decisions they make and the initiatives they propose. The Costing Stream will provide participants with opportunities to learn about setting prices for Government of Canada products and services based on costs, using technology tools for cost modelling, the professional costing certifications and conducting effective cost analyses in support of Government of Canada initiatives.

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 Sponsored by
BMO
Continental Breakfast Foyer A & Grand Salon
Registration Opens Salon Jardin
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

The Executive Stream is an exclusive day designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other executives from all levels of governments. This year, the Executive Stream includes two sessions, one in the morning and the afternoon, and will host the FORD graduation during lunch. The day will end with a networking and social event – the President’s Reception. Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme – Let’s Engage! – the Executive Stream will explore a variety of leadership topics including 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 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 day designed for CFOs, DCFOs, CAEs and other executives from all levels of governments. This year, the Executive Stream includes two sessions, one in the morning and the afternoon, and will host the FORD graduation during lunch. The day will end with a networking and social event – the President’s Reception. Inspired by this year’s PD Week theme – Let’s Engage! – the Executive Stream will explore a variety of leadership topics including 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 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

Ethics Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Joe Friday, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada


Time: 2:30 pm

Speaker(s):
Alexandre St-Jean, Ombudsman and Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Ethics and Conflict Resolution, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


Stream Overview

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way public sector organizations gather data and, in the process, transforming many aspects of financial management and auditing jobs. As with cloud computing, financial officers need to understand what is coming their way so that they can prepare and adapt to the changes that AI will bring, including new opportunities for financial advisory services using AI in data analytics. Join us in the Hot Topics stream where speakers will present on projects and initiatives evolving in a context of innovation and continuous learning that prioritize the resolution of a business problem and the achievement of results by using AI in data analytics.

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

Ethics Sessions

Time: 8:30 am

Speaker(s):
Joe Friday, Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada, Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada


Time: 2:30 pm

Speaker(s):
Alexandre St-Jean, Ombudsman and Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Ethics and Conflict Resolution, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


Stream Overview

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way public sector organizations gather data and, in the process, transforming many aspects of financial management and auditing jobs. As with cloud computing, financial officers need to understand what is coming their way so that they can prepare and adapt to the changes that AI will bring, including new opportunities for financial advisory services using AI in data analytics. Join us in the Hot Topics stream where speakers will present on projects and initiatives evolving in a context of innovation and continuous learning that prioritize the resolution of a business problem and the achievement of results by using AI in data analytics.

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 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
Sponsored by:
  

In the last few decades, technology has dramatically altered the way in which we engage with the world and do business. It is without surprise then that in this ever-evolving landscape, new and emerging technologies continue to transform business models across many sectors of the economy. From artificial intelligence to Blockchain to machine learning and augmented analytics, emerging tech offers the potential to drive change and innovation in far-reaching and permanent ways. The Technology stream will explore opportunities that emerging tech offers when harnessed to its full potential, including how tech can deliver real value to organizations.

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
Sponsored by:
  

In the last few decades, technology has dramatically altered the way in which we engage with the world and do business. It is without surprise then that in this ever-evolving landscape, new and emerging technologies continue to transform business models across many sectors of the economy. From artificial intelligence to Blockchain to machine learning and augmented analytics, emerging tech offers the potential to drive change and innovation in far-reaching and permanent ways. The Technology stream will explore opportunities that emerging tech offers when harnessed to its full potential, including how tech can deliver real value to organizations.

Stream Overview
fmi*igf Evening of Celebration Ballroom

 

*Subject to change