SPEED MENTORING

Do you find it difficult to see a career path towards a goal of becoming a CFO or CAE? Are you overwhelmed with the number of job opportunities available throughout the federal government and are unsure which to pursue to get the desired set of skills and competencies? Have you tried asking your peers for career advice, but found that the scheduled mentoring session gets postponed or cancelled, as your peers are too busy?

Take advantage of a rare opportunity and meet with a current or recently retired CFO, a former CAE and/or senior leader in the world of government finance for a group or one-on-one career mentoring session. Come prepared to get the most of it - see below for what to do to prepare.

There are two options for Speed Mentoring:

*NEW* Group Mentoring - Full One-Hour Sessions:

  • Monday to Friday | 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Capacity: 20 participants per day (4 CFOs with 5 mentees each)
  • Registration: Closed
  • Come prepared

One-on-one Mentoring Sessions:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday | 15-minute sessions (3 sessions between 1:00pm to 2:00pm and 3 more sessions between 2:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • Capacity: 30 participants per day (5 CFOs per time slot) 
  • Registration: Onsite Registration at the Speed Mentoring booth outside the Morrice Room. - Go early! First come, First served!
  • Come prepared

Tips on how to prepare for the mentoring session:

Here is how a session unfolds: To start, you briefly describe your education, competencies and career path so far and provide your own perspective on future opportunities, to allow the mentor to understand your current situation and provide relevant advice. Then you use the remaining time for dialogue and questions. This is not a recruiting session, but rather a mentoring session about career planning, and you are to be cognizant of the questions you ask.

Speed Mentoring Video  

In 5 short videos, Claude Caron, CPA, CMA, one of PD Week 2015's Speed Mentors, answers 5 frequently asked questions during one-on-one speed mentoring sessions, which are:

  1. Is being bilingual important for my career advancement?
  2. How can I professionally move up?
  3. Does having a mentor help with my career advancement?
  4. What are some of the ways to find new job opportunities?
  5. What are the most important skills to develop for my career advancement?

You can access the video here: http://www.fmi-igf.ca/lms/SpeedMentoring/story_html5.html

To avoid disappointment, sign up early each morning at the Speed Mentoring booth in the outside the Morrice Room ... Spaces are limited! 


YOUR MENTORS

Gibby Armstrong

Executive Director, Economic Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat  

   
Johanne Bernard

Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Management Sector, Justice Canada

   
Brian J. Berry
Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
   
Darlene Boileau
Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Financial Officer, Infrastructure Canada
   
Francine Côté
Deputy Chief Administrator, Corporate Services, and Chief Financial Officer of the Courts Administration Service (CAS)
   
Dale Denny
Director, Financial Management and Reporting, Financial Management Directorate, Corporate Services Branch, Finance Canada
   
Colette Downie
Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
   
Roger Ermuth
Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
   
Andrew Francis
Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Heritage
   
Mike Hawkes
Financial Management and Training Consultant, and former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Public Works and Government Services Canada
   
Roch Huppé
Comptroller General of Canada
   
Renée LaFontaine
Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
   
André Lapointe
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Transport Canada
   
Anik Lapointe
Chief Financial Officer and Director, Corporate Services Directorate, Status of Women Canada
   
Randy Larkin
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Health Canada
   
Tony Matson
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
   
Ross Miller
Chief Financial Officer & Director, Corporate Services, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
   
Marty Muldoon
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada
   
Carol Najm
Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services and Finance Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
   
Daniel Nadeau

Chief Financial Officer and Director General of Corporate Services, Privacy Commissioner of Canada

   
Mark Perlman
Chief Financial Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada
   
Kami Ramcharan
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services, Privy Council Office
   
Claude Rochette
Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance)/Chief Financial Officer, Department of National Defence
   
Thérèse Roy
Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Resource Planning and Management, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
   
Martin Rubenstein
Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, Office of Audit, Evaluation and Advisory Services, Transport Canada
   
Arun Thangaraj
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Global Affairs Canada
   
Paul Thoppil
Chief Financial Officer, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
   
Dennis Watters
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Corporate Management and Comptrollership, RCMP
   
Caroline Weber
Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Branch, Public Safety Canada
   
Juliet Woodfield
Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources; Chief Financial Officer, Defence Construction Canada
   
Inanc Yazar
Chief Audit Executive, Internal Audit, Department of Justice