We’ve redesigned

Our newly designed site is now here thanks to the fine folks at OAK, a few late nights and copious amounts of caffeine. While our previous site has served us well over the years, we felt the site was beginning to look tired and dated and that change was in order. We’ve cleaned up and simplified the design, highlighted our areas of work and completely restructured the architecture which should hopefully translate into a smoother navigating experience for you.  Items like… Read more

Join us for the 2012 Modern Makers of Canada

Recipients – The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, The Honourable Roy Romanow, and The Honourable Roy McMurtry This year we honour the former Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Justice, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, the former Saskatchewan Premier and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, the Honourable Roy Romanow, and former Chief Justice of Ontario and Ontario Attorney General, the Honourable Roy McMurtry at the second Modern Makers of Canada awards dinner. These three distinguished Canadians are being honoured for the leading and… Read more

HR at the Heart of Organizational Transformation

Organizations in the public and private sectors face major transformation, which challenges every aspect of the organization.  HR can play a value-added role as a strategic partner to help the organization as it goes through transition. Jennifer Pierce, Vice President, Talent Management and Shared Services HR for the Hudson’s Bay Company and Principal with S3 HR Inc, led a major downsizing and restructuring initiative at HBC and will share the lessons learned from her experiences. Technological tools also underpin organizational… Read more

Leadership Competencies for the EX Cadre of the Future: Backing Up the Brand

Future public service leaders will need to manage new technology with an increasingly diverse workforce in a changing environment. The IOG and participants helped develop strategies to ensure that the leadership skills of the EX cadre are in place to retain a younger and more diverse workforce and get the best from them. Invited speakers discussed their experiences and expectations regarding technology, motivation and job satisfaction in the modern public service environment. Attached below is the outcome report from this… Read more

The Changing Face of the Canadian Forces

Dr. Douglas Bland, speaking on the future mandate of the Canadian Forces. Dr. Randy Plunkett, speaking on the challenges faced by veterans transitioning into a post-military life. The Canadian Forces face challenges which are unique in the federal public sector.  Recruitment and retention of highly skilled and specialized people into the military, as well transitioning skilled people out of the military on retirement, present immediate HR issues. This workshop explored how to develop leading edge solutions so that the Canadian… Read more

The New Face of the Public Service

The federal public service faces an increasingly competitive environment with respect to recruitment and retention of the top talent of the younger, tech-savvy generation. Join us in identifying and developing solutions to promote the public service as an employer of choice that will be better able to attract and keep talent in this competitive market. Invited speakers will explore how the cloud is changing the workplace and how the government can improve its branding.  A facilitated session will follow. Here… Read more

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