Streams

Monday, November 20

The public sector is currently undergoing rapid change and transformation with a renewed focus on innovation, interaction and results delivery. The Achieving Results stream will provide participants with an increased awareness of the significant government-wide initiatives that support the change management journey of organizations focused on results. Sessions may also explore associated challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions, practical strategies, and best practices. Lessons will help the financial community adjust their initiatives and projects to achieve results. In accordance with PD Week 2017's theme "InterAction", speakers will share information relating to changes in how we deliver policies and programs to achieve optimal results together. Further, associated implementation updates and progress towards achieving these initiatives are covered.

Learning Objectives:

Improve participant's understanding of significant government-wide initiatives supporting the achievement of results.
Gain knowledge of how this government-wide initiative will impact a participant's work environment and how they may adapt to those changes.
Learn about new techniques and approaches applicable to public sector management and their benefits in your daily work.

These learning objectives will further support behavioural, functional, as well as key leadership competencies established by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

The Communication Workshop stream will delve into the understanding and use of key strategies necessary to communicate the right message to colleagues and senior management. Identify your 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.

Objectives:

Communicate effectively with others.
Gain an understanding of people's actions and reactions.

The Financial Reporting stream will present an accounting standards update for recent and upcoming changes to the Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Additional updates are for the implications of these changes on financial reporting. The afternoon session will include a panel discussion with senior level officials examining the impacts of financial reporting on decision-making in an organization.

Learning Objectives:

Identify the recent updates and changes to PSAS and IFRS and their implications.
Understand how financial reporting impacts decision-making in an organization.

Networking is valuable throughout your career and personal life. It allows you to develop relationships that benefit all parties, help achieve goals, and support others. Establishing networks will greatly expand your ability to seek and share a wealth of information and assistance.

In Blueprint 2020, the Clerk of the Privy Council stated that the vision for the future of the public service requires public servants to consider the whole of government. This involves collaborating with public servants, citizens, and partners across the country for the public's benefit. Networking skills assist in successfully navigating this environment.

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to create, maintain, grow and make the most of your network.
Learn how to present yourself through the development of key messages about who you are and what you do.

Practice what you have learned:

Engage in conversations to deliver key messages and receive helpful feedback.
Network through a series of organized activities.

These interactive networking sessions are repeated daily on:
Monday, November 20th
Tuesday, November 21st
Wednesday, November 22nd
Thursday, November 23rd

Tuesday, November 21

The increasing demand for public services, the need for transparency in the use of public funds, and the expectation to actively manage fiscal requirements are forcing government departments to rethink how the costing of new initiatives and projects is approached. Developing well-supported cost estimates help managers at all levels to understand the financial impact of their decisions. The Costing & Forecasting Workshop will focus on emerging trends in cost estimating and forecasting, reviewing applied best practices, and examining costing tools available to the public sector.

Learning objectives:

Developing a fundamental level of awareness of cost estimating.
Applying cost estimating and forecasting techniques and approaches used in the public sector.
Discovering how government organizations build and assess project costing to obtain internal support.

The Critical Thinking Stream will focus on improving strategic thinking skills for financial officers and executives. Mastery of this discipline is a lifelong challenge, but strategic thinking capacity at any level yields results that can make all the difference. The goal is for financial officers and executives to acquire the basic knowledge, fundamental skills, and key attitudes of a strategic thinker.

Learning Objectives:

Develop awareness of the skills required to think strategically in the workplace.
Understand the importance of thinking and leading strategically in your daily work.

Recognize how strategy lives within an organization.
Identify your strategic thinking strengths and areas for improvement.
Increase your competitiveness in the workplace.

The Economic Update stream will highlight the most important and emerging economic trends facing Canadians. The sessions will share the latest perspectives on global, national and regional forecasts.

With an expert panel, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, hear expert analysis and discuss important issues about the economic outlook.

Networking is valuable throughout your career and personal life. It allows you to develop relationships that benefit all parties, help achieve goals, and support others. Establishing networks will greatly expand your ability to seek and share a wealth of information and assistance.

In Blueprint 2020, the Clerk of the Privy Council stated that the vision for the future of the public service requires public servants to consider the whole of government. This involves collaborating with public servants, citizens, and partners across the country for the public's benefit. Networking skills assist in successfully navigating this environment.

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to create, maintain, grow and make the most of your network.
Learn how to present yourself through the development of key messages about who you are and what you do.

Practice what you have learned:

Engage in conversations to deliver key messages and receive helpful feedback.
Network through a series of organized activities.

These interactive networking sessions are repeated daily on:
Monday, November 20th
Tuesday, November 21st
Wednesday, November 22nd
Thursday, November 23rd

Wednesday, November 22

The public sector is currently undergoing rapid change, 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 2017's theme "InterAction," 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:

To improve participants' understanding of significant government-wide initiatives supporting change management.
To gain knowledge of how these government-wide initiatives will impact a participant's work environment and how they may adapt to those changes.
To learn about new techniques and approaches to be applied to public sector management and how they will benefit a participant's day-to-day work.

These learning objectives will further support the Financial Officer (FI) Competencies, both Behavioral and Functional, as well as the Key Leadership Competencies established by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
Sponsored by
PwC

Le Francophile stream will cover subjects that are of interests to the broad financial management community. The focus will be on new initiatives and emerging trends in the area of financial management, accounting, planning, budgeting and reporting. Participants will enhance their knowledge of key financial management activities, new initiatives and leadership competencies that may impact their daily financial responsibilities.

By the end of the day participants will:

have a better understanding of the mental abilities necessary to let radiate your potential and bring out the Olympian in you;
appreciate the importance of new emerging trends and financial initiatives and how they might impact daily financial activities; and
understand the roles and capabilities of key internal and external partners and how the financial management community interacts with them.

*NOTE: Presentations are in French. Simultaneous Interpretation is available.

2017 is all about interaction. The Internal Audit stream is looking forward to building relationships and sharing information. The day will focus on emerging internal audit trends, as well offer useful best practices and solutions, that will tackle common existing and emerging issues within the public sector and other industries.

The learning objectives of the Internal Audit stream are to offer participants:

the ability to provide leadership and representation in the internal audit community on emerging issues within the federal government's risk universe;
new tools and ideas to assess the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management, controls, and governance processes within their organization; and,
the means to build internal audit competencies and keep up with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) education requirements through continuing professional development.
Sponsored by
Desjardins

Networking is valuable throughout your career and personal life. It allows you to develop relationships that benefit all parties, help achieve goals, and support others. Establishing networks will greatly expand your ability to seek and share a wealth of information and assistance.

In Blueprint 2020, the Clerk of the Privy Council stated that the vision for the future of the public service requires public servants to consider the whole of government. This involves collaborating with public servants, citizens, and partners across the country for the public's benefit. Networking skills assist in successfully navigating this environment.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create, maintain, grow and make the most of your network.
- Learn how to present yourself through the development of key messages about who you are and what you do.

Practice what you have learned:

- Engage in conversations to deliver key messages and receive helpful feedback.
- Network through a series of organized activities.

These interactive networking sessions are repeated daily on:
Monday, November 20th
Tuesday, November 21st
Wednesday, November 22nd
Thursday, November 23rd
** REGISTRATION TO THE COMMUNITY LEADERS STREAM IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

The Community Leaders stream is dedicated to engaging senior leaders from all domains of the federal public service. Building upon the success of PD Week 2016, this year continues along the same vein of bringing together community leaders to explore common areas of interest. The objective of the Community Leaders stream is to provide senior executives (at the Directors General level and above), with an opportunity to share best practices and experiences in a truly enriching exchange. The day's sessions will target common needs and interests, as well as aid in maintaining and building a broad and varied network of community leaders.

Thursday, November 23

Today's focus on 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 aim of this stream is to provide resource management professionals with the tools and ideas to successfully deal with today's requirements.

Learning objectives:

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.

In the Project Management Workshop participants will have opportunities to practice certain project management tools. Participants will endeavour to partially complete worksheets with a work-related or personal initiative in mind.

Join the Transformation stream for an update on financial management transformation. You will not want to miss the planned session on ways in which public servants, at all levels, can better prepare to lead transformational change in the Government of Canada.

Networking is valuable throughout your career and personal life. It allows you to develop relationships that benefit all parties, help achieve goals, and support others. Establishing networks will greatly expand your ability to seek and share a wealth of information and assistance.

In Blueprint 2020, the Clerk of the Privy Council stated that the vision for the future of the public service requires public servants to consider the whole of government. This involves collaborating with public servants, citizens, and partners across the country for the public's benefit. Networking skills assist in successfully navigating this environment.

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to create, maintain, grow and make the most of your network.
Learn how to present yourself through the development of key messages about who you are and what you do.
Practice what you have learned:
Engage in conversations to deliver key messages and receive helpful feedback.
Network through a series of organized activities.

These interactive networking sessions are repeated daily on:
Monday, November 20th
Tuesday, November 21st
Wednesday, November 22nd
Thursday, November 23rd

Friday, November 24

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

The Major Financial Processes stream will explore the delegation of financial authorities mainly applied during the procurement process. Learn about the various procurement tools available and their application.
Sponsored by
Desjardins

Artificial intelligence is already changing the workforce, but the future of AI is difficult to predict. The Artificial Intelligence stream will deliver the tools participants need to understand where AI is and where it is headed. Expert speakers will delve into what effects AI has on the public sector and its impact on how governments do business.

As AI produces some of the most effective and exciting results in business today, these experts will break down what that means for those in the world of financial management and auditing. We are living in an AI-driven world … it's time to grab the wheel.

Learning objectives:
Identify the impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce.
Understand how artificial intelligence will influence the public sector.