Professional
Development
Week 2018

Streams

Monday, November 19

Innovation

Privy Council Office (PCO): The Impact and Innovation Unit (IIU) at the Privy Council Office (PCO) wants to change the way the Government of Canada uses its funding to solve complex public policy challenges. The IIU supports the development of new methods that work for – and with – Canadians.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan): Under PCO’s Impact Canada Initiative, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is one of two federal departments chosen to pilot new funding approaches and new partnership models. The Office of Energy Research and Development at NRCan is going beyond Impact Canada in its funding innovation; existing funding programs are modernizing their methods, too. Lesson learned: be resilient. Change doesn’t come easy in government. Come listen to our firsthand experiences in our efforts to drive change in the world of grants and contributions.

Experimentation

The term experimentation in the public policy context can sometimes have a negative connotation – suggesting everything from uncertainty and risk to failed social experiments. But experimentation shouldn’t be scary. In government, experimentation is the deliberate use of methods that seek to explore, test and compare the effects and impacts of policies, interventions and approaches, to explain and support decision-making. The idea of applying experimentation to government policy and program outcomes stems from a larger focus on evidence-based policy making. In fact, experimentation is about systematically learning what works and what doesn’t and integrating the acquired knowledge into policy- and decision-making processes to arrive at the best outcomes for citizens. TBS is acting on its mandate to ease experimentation across the public service through initiatives such as “Experimentation Works.” The Innovation and Experimentation stream will give more information on these initiatives, as well as an overview on the role of experimentation in the Government of Canada and in an international context.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How innovation and experimentation are being embraced by both the public and industry sectors to improve productivity, enhance customer experiences and increase efficiencies and sustainability.
  • Current creative initiatives and solutions being pursued to enhance delivery of policies and programs and goods and services.


Innovation & Experimentation Sessions:

Innovation

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Chad Hartnell , Director of Operations, Innovation Unit , Privy Council Office

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change

Abstract TBC

Innovation

Time: 9:15 am
Speaker(s):
Amanda Wilson

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change


Experimentation

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Myra Latendresse-Drapeau , Director of Strategic Policy, Priorities & Planning , Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Dan Monafu , A/Senior Advisor of Strategic Policy, Priorities & Planning , Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

André Patry , Director, Accelerated Business Solutions Lab , Canada Revenue Agency

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Achieve Results Create Vision and Strategy Promote Innovation and Guide Change

Abstract TBC

How can you move from identifying risks to determining the required analytics to assess risks and perform more effective and efficient audits? The morning session of the Internal Audit stream will present simple, software-neutral approaches to defining the data and analytics required to perform data-supported audits.

In the afternoon session, the Internal Audit stream will examine how today’s organizations have billions of dollars riding on the accuracy and performance integrity of analytical models. With model performance becoming a strategic enabler, organizations need to manage the risks associated with analytics. To manage these risks effectively and move beyond simple financial model or spreadsheet auditing, organizations need a system of controls around analytic model development, application, and maintenance. These analytics controls provide checks and balances around model selection, validation, implementation and maintenance.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • New tools and ideas on the assessment of the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance processes in government organizations.
  • Emerging issues in the internal audit community.
  • How internal audit professionals keep up with the IIA education requirements through continuous professional development.
  • The definition of analytic models and analytics Controls
  • How to conduct analytic model risk assessments
  • How to examine different methodologies for conducting analytics audits


Internal Audit Sessions:

Session title TBC

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Dave Coderre , President , Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques & Solutions (CAATS)

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Allan Sammy , Director, Data Scientist & Audit Analytics , Canada Post

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


Successful projects don’t just happen – every project needs a manager and the Project Management stream will show you how success can be achieved. You will be provided with insight into current policies and best practices on how to better scope, plan, monitor and report on time-limited project initiatives, particularly focusing on the project cost and risks. The stream will give participants a better understanding of how to use available guides and tools to assess the complexity and risks of departmental projects and prioritize them based on available resources.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Project Management Fundamental
  • Project Costing
  • Project Risk Management


Project Management Sessions:

Session title TBC

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Pete Grieve , Senior Project Executive, Immigration , Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Jennifer Read , President, Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter , Project Management Institute

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Planning and Resource Management Strategic thinking: analysis


Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Pete Grieve , Senior Project Executive, Immigration , Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Jennifer Read , President, Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter , Project Management Institute

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Planning and Resource Management Strategic thinking: analysis


Get up to speed!

Looking to chart your career path? Wish you had someone who’s been there, done that, to talk to?

Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Speed Mentoring Sessions:

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm


Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice. How do you apply this in your day-to-day life, at home, at work? The goal of the Women and Diversity stream is to show the benefits of inclusion and provide participants with the knowledge and tools on how to make their workplace inclusive. Inspiring speakers will share their success stories and challenges encountered during their journey of diversity and inclusion across Canada. These stories are tinted with resilience, perseverance, courage, inclusion and reconciliation.

Are you asking yourself, what is diversity? Diversity underlines complex differences and similarities of human beings who make up the wider community. Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, age, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. Understanding these differences will make for a more cohesive community.

Sessions will include speakers with various backgrounds sharing their personal stories. In the afternoon, a panel of speakers will discuss what Women and Diversity is and what existing tools and practices are available around the globe to encourage integration and how these tools are beneficial in the workplace for prosperity and growth.

These success stories will empower you to make our world a better place.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Diversity vs. inclusion and how to integrate these concepts into the workplace.
  • How to be a mentor while guiding people to be successful on their own.


Women & Diversity Sessions:

Panel

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Michaela Alexis , Millennial LinkedIn Trainer

Alexis Corbett , Managing Director, Human Resources , Bank of Canada

Laraine Kaminsky , President & CEO , Global LK

Carol Ring , President , The Culture Connection

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Mobilize People Communications Achieve Results




Tuesday, November 20

Be amazing! Looking to move up? Change roles? Or confirm your career is moving in the right direction? The Career Development stream will guide you to better understand that your strengths, values and interests are key to determining the best way forward to a rewarding career. This interactive session will enhance the development of your career objectives. Participants will leave with better insights and an action plan to rev up their career.

The landscape of career has changed so much in the last decade that most people find it challenging to align themselves with the right path to a successful career. Employers don’t manage their employees’ careers anymore. Management has now shifted to the employee. To achieve success in your career, four key steps (1. Understanding yourself.  2. Branding yourself properly. 3. Networking. 4, Accountability.) are important to properly execute your career plan.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding in the following three categories:

Oral and Written Communications

  • Use varied communication systems, methodologies and strategies to promote dialogue and deliver difficult messages
  • Deliver confident, consistent and coherent messages

Management Excellence: People

  • Develop and support career plans and learning opportunities
  • Coach, challenge and provide opportunities for growth

Engagement

  • Solicit input from and listen to staff, partners and stakeholders
  • Communicate with clarity and commitment


Career Development Sessions:

Session title TBC

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Denis Levesque , Owner , Big Dashan

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Engagement Management excellence: people


Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Denis Levesque , Owner , Big Dashan

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Engagement Management excellence: people


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.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How key assumptions can influence costing process.
  • How to identify strengths and weaknesses in a given cost estimates.
  • How cost estimates inform the decision-making process.


Costing Sessions:

Costing: The Final Frontier

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Erin Barkel , Manager , Costing Centre of Expertise

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Negotiation and Persuasion Planning and Resource Management

It's 2088 and new space shuttle technologies have changed many facets of Canadian industry. In response to the growing demand for shuttle launches, the Department of Futuristic Transportation has been tasked to develop a strategy to expand government shuttle launches to serve Canadian industry and private citizens. Cost estimates can be used to inform decision making from program conception to launch. Pun intended. Where should the new shuttles be located? Is this idea financially feasible? How much should the government charge for this service? Attend the Costing stream to learn some of the cost-estimating approaches and techniques that you can use in 2018 to better inform decisions of the future.

Costing: The Final Frontier

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Erin Barkel , Manager , Costing Centre of Expertise

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Negotiation and Persuasion Planning and Resource Management

It's 2088 and new space shuttle technologies have changed many facets of Canadian industry. In response to the growing demand for shuttle launches, the Department of Futuristic Transportation has been tasked to develop a strategy to expand government shuttle launches to serve Canadian industry and private citizens. Cost estimates can be used to inform decision making from program conception to launch. Pun intended. Where should the new shuttles be located? Is this idea financially feasible? How much should the government charge for this service? Attend the Costing stream to learn some of the cost-estimating approaches and techniques that you can use in 2018 to better inform decisions of the future.

The main purpose of the Critical Thinking stream is to contribute to the development of financial officers who have a sound foundation in complex financial rules, processes, legislation, policies and regulations and who are also able to provide solution-oriented advice through client engagement.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Developing strategic partnerships
  • Focusing on client service
  • Providing solutions to maximize benefits and increase the likelihood of success


Critical Thinking Sessions:

Finding Optimal Solutions for Complex Problems: Collaboration, Client Service and Career Development

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Marc-André Audette , Deputy Chief Financial Officer , Courts Administration Service

Julie Charron , Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance , Department of National Defence

Leena Patel , Principal, Practice Leader, Government & Public Sector Advisory Services , Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP

Alain P. Séguin , Assisant Comptroller General of Canada, retired , Comptroller General of Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Negotiation and Persuasion Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis Strategic thinking: ideas

Organizations are facing an explosion of new challenges, new behaviours and new opportunities emerging from an ever-changing technological and global economic landscape. These shifts are causing governments to dramatically rethink how services are delivered, including creating new partnerships to deliver services where and when they are needed the most. Progressive concepts like “design thinking” take a more proactive approach to service delivery and will change the way we think about public services in the future. But how do financial organizations become more relevant and high performing? What does a future-ready, client-first government look like? Join us for a lively panel that will look at how governments are moving beyond the provision of technical advice and services to embrace more results-oriented delivery models. We will explore ways to develop strategic partnerships and enhance client service to build our networks and our resumes.

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Nilufer Erdebil , CEO , Spring2 Innovation

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Negotiation and Persuasion Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis Strategic thinking: ideas


The Economic Update stream will empower participants to take control of their own economic future and provide a broader understanding of the Canadian economy. The first session will address financial literacy, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investing and new options for investors. The second session will examine the Canadian economy and Canadians’ participation in it.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • The importance of economic information.
  • How economic information can lead to better investment decisions.
  • How their actions can influence personal economic outcomes, as well as the economic outcomes of Canada as a whole.


Economic Update Sessions:

The Complete Guide to DIY Investing

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Rob Carrick , Finance Columnist , Globe & Mail

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


National Strategy for Financial Literacy – the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Time: 9:30 am
Speaker(s):
Jane Rooney , Financial Literacy Leader , Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available


Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Judith Andrew , Commissioner for Employers , Canada Employment Insurance Commission

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change Risk Management


Get up to speed!

Looking to chart your career path? Wish you had someone who’s been there, done that, to talk to?

Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Speed Mentoring Sessions:

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm




Wednesday, November 21

By Invitation Only

The Executive stream (formerly Community Leaders stream) is designed for a select audience of government executives from across the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Building on the success of PD Week 2017, this year continues along the same vein of bringing together executive leaders to explore key challenges facing governments.


Learning Objectives:

The objective of the Executive stream is to provide senior executives (at the Director General level and above) with an opportunity to hear from experts and thought leaders focused on the business of government in a truly enriching exchange. This session will target common needs and interests, as well as aid in maintaining and building a broad and varied network of executive leaders.



Executive Sessions:

Panel

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Marie-Josée Lamothe , Tandem International

Alexander Kjerulf , Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) , Woohoo Inc.

Michel Vermette , CEO , APEX

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available


The Financial Reporting session will provide participants with a day of technical and practical learning. During the first session, participants will learn about new and emerging accounting standards through an informative presentation. During the second session, a panel of experts will examine the effectiveness of financial reporting disclosures, given the trend toward transparency. They will identify who uses the data published and how they use it to perform their work.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • New and emerging accounting standards
  • Who uses the data published by the government
  • How these disclosures are used by the industry


Financial Reporting Sessions:

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Sahir Khan , Executive Vice-President , Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Applying principles and procedures Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Strategic thinking: analysis


Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Alison Millard , CA Finance Manager , Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Applying principles and procedures Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Strategic thinking: analysis


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.

Through a case study and interactive discussion, 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.

Specific examples of what will be discussed include:

  • Forecasting to match the organization’s planning horizon
  • Highlighting financial and non-financial risks, opportunities and their magnitude
  • Making and assessing the assumptions underlying a forecast
  • Forecasting for action: What we need to do today to achieve a favourable outcome tomorrow

Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • How the forecast was developed, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
  • How to evaluate financial and non-financial risks.

Participants will be able to better answer the following questions:

  • What assumptions were used in the process?
  • What level of confidence can be inferred from the forecast?


Forecasting Sessions:

Session title TBC

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Rob Torok , Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services , Ernst & Young

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Planning and Resource Management Strategic thinking: analysis


The public sector is currently undergoing rapid change and transformation and a renewed focus on innovation and collaboration. The Hot Topics Stream will provide participants with an increased awareness of significant government-wide initiatives supporting this change management journey, as well as, exploring any associated challenges and/or opportunities. Innovative solutions, best practices, practical strategies and lessons learned will be shared to help the financial community adjust to their own change management initiatives/projects.

As per PD Week 2018’s theme “Empowering People” speakers will share “hot off the press” information relating to changes in how policies and programs are delivered, together with, implementation updates and the progress towards achieving these initiatives.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Significant government-wide initiatives supporting change management.
  • How government-wide initiatives will impact the work environment and how to adapt to those changes.
  • New techniques and approaches to be applied to public sector management and how they will benefit day-to-day work.


Hot Topics Sessions:

Stop Thinking of Them as IT Projects

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Patricia Sauvé-McCuan , Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President , Common Administrative Services Directorate

Marc Fortin , Vice-President, Research Partnerships , Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Promote Innovation and Guide Change


Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Claire Lake , Director North America , Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

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Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Peter Bruce , Senior Associate , Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Abstract TBC

Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Roxanne Anderson , CEO , March Advisory Inc.

Abstract TBC

Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Paul Thoppil , Senior Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Finances, Results & Delivery Officer , Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada

Abstract TBC

Session title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Emilie Wilcox , Director, Risk and Performance , Baiame Consulting

Abstract TBC

Get up to speed!

Looking to chart your career path? Wish you had someone who’s been there, done that, to talk to?

Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Speed Mentoring Sessions:

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm




Thursday, November 22

The Communication stream will delve into the understanding and use of key strategies necessary to communicate the right message to colleagues and senior management. Identify you own strengths and weaknesses, stress triggers and roadblocks in interpersonal communications; and use that information to interact effectively.  Even though everyone is unique, there are recognizable clues that will enable you to sense what a person may think or do in certain situations, and ultimately gain an understanding of their actions and reactions.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn to deal with difficult people in three ways:

  • Through conflict and confrontation management.
  • Through negotiation.
  • Through the utilization of improved communication skills.

Participants will learn how to communicate effectively for results in three ways:

  • By learning how to use assertive communication skills.
  • By learning communication techniques that ensure the right message is delivered.
  • By improving their effectiveness of communication.


Communication Sessions:

Say it With Backbone … Not Bite

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Pamela Jett , Innovative Communication Leader, Communication Skills Expert , Jett Communication

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Negotiation and Persuasion

Assertive communication is the hallmark of a true professional. In this powerful, skill-building program you will learn to communicate assertively in a variety of challenging situations so that you can be a positive role model to those you work with and for. Assertive communication is a choice, one every professional can master. In this interactive session, you will learn: What assertiveness is and what it is not How to avoid the perils and pitfalls of passive-aggressiveness Clever tactics to deal with the passive-aggressiveness of others New strategies for handling difficult conversations and conflict How to assertively say “no” – and not feel guilty Surprising words to avoid and powerful words to choose instead Proven language patterns to deal with requests for your time How to use assertive communication to maintain control of your day and productivity The best kept secrets superstars use to communicate assertively to leadership How to build inner victory for outer communication success Powerful, assertive communication skills yield better relationships, better productivity, decreased tension, and better team involvement. No one wins when issues are ignored, or tensions stockpiled. Gain the must have tools, and the words that matter, to communicate with confidence in today’s challenging workplace.

Snipers, Steamrollers and Chronic Complainers

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Pamela Jett , Innovative Communication Leader, Communication Skills Expert , Jett Communication

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Communications Negotiation and Persuasion

Get past the drama of difficult people and on with the business of being productive. Master tools to stay calm, cool and productive in emotionally charged situations. Discover the No. 1 reason difficult people are difficult and what to do about it. Know specifically what to do and say to counteract typical tactics difficult people use. Learn powerful communication techniques to diffuse anger and calm people down. Enhance your ability to handle multiple demands and pressures without losing your composure. Learn why "goat hiding" is a must-have skill set and how to use it for success. Discover the most powerful and productive things to say when others lose their cool, and what not to say. Polish language patterns for those "tough conversations" such as criticism and discipline. Imagine how you and your organization would profit – literally – if team members could deal more effectively with difficult people. Imagine: no more productivity-killing feuds between coworkers and departments. No more time-wasting conversations with demanding customers. The net results – better relationships, better customer service, increased employee satisfaction and retention.

Real property and real property information are significant corporate resources that, when managed well, enable effective and efficient government programs, 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.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Provide detailed information regarding the new funding framework.
  • Identify the role of the Deputy Minister and CFO vis-a-vis the accountability attached to the funding framework.
  • Identify the links between TBS costing models/plans and departmental space envelop and the impact of program renewals.


Real Property Sessions:

Panel

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
David Brennan

Peter Cochrane

Michael DeKelver


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.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have more:

  • Insight from central agencies on resource management issues of the day.
  • Exposure to tools and techniques for analyzing financial, people management and planned spending data.
  • Examples and solutions of resource management issues faced by departments.
  • Strategies for collaborating and leveraging partnerships and using best practices.


Resource Management Sessions:

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Werner Liedtke , Chief Financial Management/Deputy Chief Financial Officer , Department of National Defence

Language: English | simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Planning and Resource Management Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders


Get up to speed!

Looking to chart your career path? Wish you had someone who’s been there, done that, to talk to?

Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Speed Mentoring Sessions:

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm


Digital transformation is defined as an integration of digital technology into all areas of business changing how the organization operates and delivers services. Digital transformation can also affect or cause a culture change. From the federal government perspective, the digital transformation would mean that business processes will be affected and change drastically. As such the host will explain how the digital transformation will affect the way government delivers the programs and offers services to Canadian citizens.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will be a better understanding of: 

  • The ever-changing face of their jobs. 
  • The effect transformation has on the way government delivers programs and offers services to Canadians.


Transformation Sessions:

Transforming How Procurement is done in the Government of Canada

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Michel Turbide , Manager, Solution Delivery, Electronic Procurement Directorate, Acquisitions Branch , Public Services and Procurement Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Financial Systems Promote Innovation and Guide Change

This session of the Transformation stream will explain how Public Services Procurement Canada (PSPC) plans to transform the way procurement is done in the Government of Canada through the introduction of a modern, cloud-based platform known as Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS). Learn how the EPS project will leverage an agile approach to ensure end user needs are met, while at the same time reducing risk to the government. You will also see a demonstration of the solution, which is expected to result in significant improvement to throughput time, data quality, reduction of cost and process burden, making it faster, easier and cheaper for suppliers to sell and departments and agencies to buy.

The Digital Government, unlocking New Value with Digital Technologies

Time: 2:00 pm
Speaker(s):
Lance Bialas , Enterprise Transformation Lead, Strategic Industries , SAP

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Financial Systems Promote Innovation and Guide Change

A digital economy is the future of Canada and it supports all sectors. This session of the Transformation stream will explore how the transformational technologies the federal government have introduced over the past five years can ensure the government’s digital services work better for Canadians across the country. Large department transformational projects provide the launchpad to deliver intelligently and efficiently on departments’ missions while introducing a common foundation for an integrated approach to serve Canadians. Discover how other leading public sector organizations transform to intelligent enterprises through integrated applications that can be extended to all constituents with artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver personalized services.


Friday, November 23

Morning

Hear how investment planning contributes to the Government of Canada by having the necessary assets and services in place to support Canadians.

Afternoon

A panel of experts ranging from the federal government, municipal government, as well as the private sector, discuss concepts and best practices to ensure successful investment planning implementation for all stakeholders within the process.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Familiarity with the investment planning process within the Government of Canada.
  • The roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders within the financial process, as well as the implications on other enablers.


Major Financial Processes Sessions:

Investment Planning and Management in the Government of Canada

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Mel Thompson , Director, Strategic Policy, Office of the Comptroller General , Treasury Board Secretariat

Denise Gomes , Senior Director, IT Planning and Priorities, Office of the CIO , Treasury Board of Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis

Hear how investment planning contributes to the Government of Canada by having the necessary assets and services in place to support Canadians.

Panel title TBC

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Jacques Cormier , Director General, National Financial Management Advisory Services , Public Services & Procurement Canada

Hélène Joncas , Innovation Catalyst , Intel Canada

Cyril Rogers , Program Manager, Planning & Budgeting , City of Ottawa

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Risk Management Strategic thinking: analysis

A panel of experts ranging from the federal government, municipal government, as well as the private sector, discuss concepts and best practices to ensure successful investment planning implementation for all stakeholders within the process.

The Mobilizing People stream focuses on the human side of the equation. Personal development is the focus as this stream encompasses a variety of topics and issues, such as soft skills, abilities and personal suitability, health and wellness, change management and personal growth.


Learning Objectives:

The sessions will provide participants with the tools to motivate them to persevere through the following means:

  • Inspiring stories and life experiences
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Focus one’s energy on reaching goals


Mobilizing People Sessions:

Chase your dreams

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge , Actor & Film Producer

Language: French | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Mobilize People Communications


Get up to speed!

Looking to chart your career path? Wish you had someone who’s been there, done that, to talk to?

Well, here’s your chance with a unique networking opportunity.

Speed Mentoring is back at PD Week 2018, and it promises to be chock-full of leading public sector CFOs and CAEs, providing participants the rare occasion to hear from the best in the business.

Imagine, 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time with a mentor from whom you can ask, listen and learn. How valuable would that be to you?

Or take part in a group session where a CFO/CAE will share their knowledge and expertise with five participants at a time in two 25-minute-sessions.

Whichever path you choose, it promises to be an educating, inspiring and empowering experience.

Be there!

For more information, please contact events@fmi.ca.


Speed Mentoring Sessions:

Group Mentoring Session

Time: 9:00 am


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 1:00 pm


1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Time: 2:30 pm


Technology is rapidly changing in the government environment, as it is in all areas of society. In the Technology stream, you will learn how planning for the shifts in technology is taking place at the Government of Canada level. We will also look at how Canada is doing as a nation in the implementation of IM/IT technology, value for Canadians, and what more can be done to move the country ahead in this fast-paced environment.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of: 

  • Strategic thinking (financial procurements and value for money)
  • Engagement (financial professionals leading change and engagement through transformational leadership)
  • Management excellence (action, people, finance)


Technology Sessions:

Time: 8:30 am
Speaker(s):
Scott Davis , Acting Director General, Financial Strategies & Costing , Shared Services Canada

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Promote Innovation and Guide Change

The rate of change in technology continues to increase, resulting in opportunities to try new tricks to address the age-old challenge of transforming data into information to eventually share wisdom. The Cloud and secure telecommunication devices are key to enable the agile workforce we are expected to become and critical for the Government of Canada to implement its digital strategy. After celebrating seven years of existence, Shared Services Canada (SSC) has come a long way in understanding the costs of its more than 20 mandated services, aligned to a “run-differentiate-innovate” model, a challenge for any shared service organization, let alone one of SSC’s size and mandate. This presentation will provide insight into the costing and pricing challenges SSC must tackle to ensure it has the required resources to support the IT infrastructure used by 43 partner departments and other customers.

Canada’s Path to Becoming an AI Powerhouse

Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker(s):
Eli Fathi , CEO , MindBridge Ai

Language: English | Simultaneous interpretation available

Competencies:
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders Promote Innovation and Guide Change

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having, and will continue to have, a profound impact on society. The genie is out of the bottle - we can’t put it back in. Reports predict that AI will increase the Global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030. Canadian organizations are already a dominant force in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and we’re globally recognized as a nation of innovation with purpose. But Canada is not alone in the race for AI domination with many nations having blueprints for massive AI spending. There are legitimate concerns preventing the accelerated global adoption of AI. For many, AI is still a “black box” that provides results without explanation. To accelerate the adoption of AI and continue as a global leader, we must foster an ecosystem of public and private partners that encompass large, mid-size and start-up companies, entice more multinationals to establish AI-based research labs in Canada, embed the next generation of talent in organizations while in school and take a leading position on “Principled AI” to offer transparency to the user. Canada needs to advance the education and encourage the entire population to participate in the new economy that supports inclusive and diverse employment. As a caring nation, Canada must emphasize a social entrepreneurship to promote the practice of capitalism with heart. Creativity must be engendered across our entire society by providing opportunities to those who may be overlooked.  The AI race is in the first 100 metres in the 42-kilometre marathon to singularity, where a machine will be as powerful as a human. In the end, it will be up to each of us play our part to take advantage that is available to us by AI.


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