Professional
Development
Week 2018

Day 1

DAY 1 - November 19, 2018
Continental Breakfast Room TBC
Registration Opens Salon Jardins
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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
Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
Networking Break
Laraine Kaminsky Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Laraine Kaminsky, President & CEO , Global LK


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Lunch Room TBC
Carol Ring Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Carol Ring, President , The Culture Connection


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Networking Break Room TBC
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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
Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
fmi*igf Annual General Meeting Beethoven
DAY 2 - November 20, 2018
Continental Breakfast Room TBC
Registration Opens Salon de Jardins
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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


Learn More
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.
Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
Networking Break Room TBC
David Coletto Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
David Coletto, CEO , Abacus Data


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Lunch Room TBC
Geena Rocero Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Geena Rocero, Trans Model & Activist


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Networking Break Room TBC
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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


Learn More
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.
Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
DAY 3 - November 21, 2018
Continental Breakfast Room TBC
Registration Opens Salon de Jardins
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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

Abstract TBC

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
Learn More
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


Learn More
Networking Break Room TBC
Beverley Busson Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Beverley Busson, Senator , Senate of Canada


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Lunch Room TBC
Alexander Kjerulf Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) , Woohoo Inc.


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Networking Break Room TBC
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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

Abstract TBC

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
Learn More
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


Learn More
President's Reception Salon Royal
DAY 4 - November 22, 2018
Continental Breakfast Room TBC
Registration Opens Salond de Jardins
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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.
Learn More
Real Property Sessions

Panel

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

Peter Cochrane

Michael DeKelver


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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.
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Networking Break Room TBC
Keynote coming soon! Theatre

Lunch Room TBC
He Shoots, We Score! Theatre
Speaker(s)
Doug Smith, System 438, author, former NHL player


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Networking Break Room TBC
Concurrent Sessions (Streams)

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.
Learn More
Real Property Sessions

Panel

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

Peter Cochrane

Michael DeKelver


Learn More
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


Learn More
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


Learn More
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.
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ALN's World Café Beethoven
DAY 5 - November 23, 2018
Continental Breakfast Room TBC
Registration Opens Salon de Jardins
Concurrent Sessions (Streams) By Stream

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.
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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


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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


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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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Networking Break Room TBC
Keynote coming soon! Theatre

Lunch Room TBC
Janet Lapp Keynote Theatre
Speaker(s)
Dr. Janet Lapp, Change Leadership Speaker & Consultant , lapp.com


Language of presentation: English | Simultaneous interpretation available
Networking Break Room TBC
Concurrent Sessions (Streams)

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.
Learn More
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


Learn More
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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Evening of Celebration Ballroom

 

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