Forum 2012 - Program

Monday, May 7, 2012

13:00 – 18:00

Reception Desk and Registration (South East Concourse)

14:00 – 17:00

Pre-forum Workshops - Choose one of the following (pre-registration required).

See Speakers and Workshops for a full description of each topic as well as information on the presenter(s).

  • Your Pension at a Glance

    Presenters:
    English - Jennifer Mew (MR 2) 
    French - Marlene Cullen-LeBlanc (MR 1)

  • Overview of the Workforce Adjustment Directive

    Presenters: 
    English - Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms (MR 4)
    French - Sean Ross (MR 3)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 – Day 1

07:00 – 08:30

Registration (SE Concourse) / Marketplace (Hall B)

The forum marketplace offers delegates an opportunity to spend time with representatives from a variety of central agencies, federal departments and agencies and other organizations. Exhibitors will provide you with ideas, information and tools to assist you in your work as a public service manager. Reverse mentors from the Federal Youth Network will also be on hand to help you hone your social media skills. Check out the marketplace while networking with colleagues from across the country.

Emcees:
Denise Lécuyer & Hlezi Sy

08:30 – 09:30

Opening Ceremonies (Hall A)

  • Choir: École/Collège régional Gabrielle-Roy
  • Flag Ceremony – NMC Governing Council
  • Elders Jules & Margaret Lavallee; Dean Smith

Opening Remarks:

  • Daniel Watson, Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Mark Butler, Chair, NMC Governing Council
  • Suzanne Vinet, President, Canada Economic Development Agency for Quebec Regions and Champion of the NMC

9:30 – 10:00

Opening Keynote Address (Hall A)

  • Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet

10:00: – 10:30

Health Break / Marketplace (Hall B)

10:30 – 11:45

Leadership – Mini-plenary sessions (pre-registration required)
Delegates select from one of three concurrent sessions on leadership.

Mini-plenary Sessions
PresenterTopicLanguageRoom - 2nd Floor
Robert Harris Strategic Communications—How to Reconcile Differences and Get Commitment to Change En Pan Am Room
Martin Latulippe Excellence Within: It's All About Change Fr Presentation Theatre
Merge Gupta-Sunderji Moving from Manager to Leader: Four Essentials of the Leadership Journey En 2H

11:45 – 13:15

NMC Leadership Awards Lunch (Hall A)
NMC will present awards to leaders in the public service who have contributed significantly to achieving the goals of the NMC. Join your colleagues to celebrate and honour exemplary leaders from our community.

13:15 – 16:45

Off-site Workshops (pre-registration required) 
Delegates can participate in one of six off-site workshops, each profiling a public sector organization. The workshops will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

  • The Forks National Historic Site and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    - Parks Canada and Canadian Heritage (Fr)
  • Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health
    - Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (En)
  • St. Andrew's Lock and Dam, Lockport
    - Public Works and Government Services Canada (En)
  • French Quarter Tour
    - Involving several federal government institutions (En)
  • Stony Mountain Institution
    - Correctional Services Canada (En)
  • Canadian Grain Commission (En)

OR

13:15 – 16:45

On-site Workshops (pre-registration required) 
Delegates can select one of 11 workshops (English and French) on topics related to change leadership and people management. The workshops will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

On-site Workshops - Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
TopicPresenter(s)LanguageRoom - Ground Floor
How to be a Leader in the Virtual World Claire Sookman En MR 5
Working Across Silos: Skills for Collaborative Problem Solving André Guitard & Charlotte Young En MR 1
Changing Brains: Neuroscience of Change Leadership Dale & Trevor Stevenson En MR 2
Leadership Skills for Getting Buy-in to Change - How to Engage Staff and Build Commitment Robert Harris En 2H, 2nd Floor
Leadership in Complexity Dr. Mark Federman En MR 3
Improving Working Lives—Yours first! Mary Ann Baynton En MR 4
Dealing with Mental Health Issues in the Workplace Dr. Evelyne Girard, Public Service Commission Fr MR 13
"Six Pack" for Hard Times Karen Bonner & Bob Chartier En MR 6
Dealing with Employee Performance Issues Pierre Gauthier, CSPS Fr MR 8
Human Resources Planning and Communication in a Workforce Management Context Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms Fr MR 12
Workforce Adjustment: Selection for Retention and Staffing Priority Administration Hélène Mombourquette, CSPS En MR 10

14:30 – 15:00

Health Break / Marketplace (Hall B)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - Day 2

07:00 – 08:30

Registration and Information (SE Concourse)
Marketplace (Hall B)

08:30 – 12:00

Dialogue with Senior Officials (Hall A)
During this interactive session delegates will be consulted on their views in areas relating to managing and leading in today's public service. The results will be instantly visible to all and delegates will be invited to discuss the results with the participating deputy ministers.

Panel of Senior Officials:

  • Claire Dansereau, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Daphne Meredith, Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada
  • Neil Yeates, Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Moderator: Ross MacLeod, Assistant Deputy Minister, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

10:00 – 10:30

Health Break / Marketplace/ Networking (Hall B)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch / Marketplace (Hall B)

13:00 – 16:30

Off-site Workshops (pre-registration required)
Delegates can participate in one of five off-site workshops, each profiling a public sector organization. The workshops will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

  • The Forks National Historic Site and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    - Parks Canada and Canadian Heritage (En)
  • St. Andrew's Lock and Dam, Lockport 
    - Public Works and Government Services Canada (En)
  • French Quarter Tour 
    - Involving several federal government institutions (Fr)
  • Stony Mountain Institution 
    - Correctional Services Canada (En)
  • Canadian Grain Commission (En)

OR

13:00 – 16:30

On-site Workshops (pre-registration required)
Delegates can select one of 11 workshops (English and French) on topics related to change leadership and people management. The workshops will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

On-site Workshops - Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
TopicPresenter(s)LanguageRoom - Ground Floor
How to be a Leader in the Virtual World Claire Sookman En MR 5
Working Across Silos: Skills for Collaborative Problem Solving André Guitard & Charlotte Young Fr MR 1
Changing Brains: Neuroscience of Change Leadership Dale & Trevor Stevenson En MR 2
Leadership in Complexity Dr. Mark Federman En MR 3
Improving Working Lives—Yours first! Mary Ann Baynton En MR 4
Dealing with Mental Health Issues in the Workplace Dr. Evelyne Girard, Public Service Commission Fr MR 13
"Six Pack" for Hard Times Louise Beauparlant & Mary Heffernan Fr MR 8
Storytelling—A Business Case for the Oldest of Tools Karen Bonner & Bob Chartier En MR 6
Dealing with Employee Performance Issues Pierre Gauthier, CSPS En 2H, 2nd Floor
Human Resources Planning and Communication in a Workforce Management Context Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms En MR 12
Workforce Adjustment: Selection for Retention and Staffing Priority Administration Christine Landry, CSPS Fr MR 10

14:30 – 15:00

Health Break / Marketplace (Hall B)

15:30

Marketplace closes

19:00 – 00:00

Manitoba Social (King's Head Pub, Winnipeg Exchange District)
Join your colleagues for an evening of networking at the King's Head Pub in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District. The host committee has organized a traditional Manitoba Social for delegates—an evening featuring appetizers, a live band, door prizes, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 per person (not included in the registration fee) and can be purchased on site.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 – Day 3

(Hall A)

8:30 – 10:30

Future Vision of the Public Service

A panel discussion on the future vision of the public service - what will a revitalized and transformed public service look like, followed by an interactive session for delegates to discuss and ask questions to the panelists.

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Janice Charette, Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Christine Donoghue, Executive Head, Policy Horizons Canada
  • Paul G. Thomas, Professor Emeritus in Political Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Moderator: Simon Kennedy, Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Industry Canada & Champion of the Federal Youth Network

10:30 – 11:00

Health Break

11:00 – 12:00

Closing Keynote Address:

From Rock-Bottom to Rockin': A Journey of Mental Health and Recovery – Tod Maffin

12:00 – 12:30

Closing Ceremonies

Allen Sutherland, Treaty Project Officer, Parks Canada