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Special lunchtime workshop at the Institute on Governance – June 5, 2015

The IOG is running this special lunchtime workshop for senior managers and executives in the federal public service on Friday June 5 from 11:30 am to 2:00pm.

The workshop will be led by a former senior public servant, Roberta Santi, formerly Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Priorities and Planning and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government, at the Privy Council Office, with extensive experience in government transitions. The IOG offers a vibrant learning environment where participants can explore issues and raise questions without reserve.

You are invited to attend this one-time session to discuss the issues facing public servants during an election period. The workshop will give you insights into how to prepare for a new mandate, of whatever political stripe, how to manage the organizational agenda and priorities, and what important principles are at play during transition periods.

Space is limited and the event is by registration only.  Tickets are $50 each. Included in the registration is a buffet lunch.

The workshop is being held at the IOG offices at 60 George Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa K1N 1J4.

To register, please follow this link or call Joëlle Nadeau at 613-562-0090 ext. 200.

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About the Authors

  • Toby

    Toby Fyfe

    Vice President - Learning Lab

    Toby Fyfe is Vice President of the Learning Lab, where he is responsible for the IOG’s educational programs and courses aimed at providing tools and insight to enhance the skills of executives and officers at all levels of government, the private and the not-for-profit sectors.

    Toby has extensive executive public sector experience in governance, service delivery, change management, and organisational design and performance. He developed the Treasury Board Alternate Service Delivery Policy and represented Canada at an OECD public management (PUMA) experts panel examining arm’s-length agency creation.

    He has worked on a number of significant governance and change management initiatives including ones for the RCMP, the Caribbean Development Bank and the creation of the Natural Resources Canada Shared Services Office.
    Toby has significant corporate communications management experience and expertise. He is an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Ottawa and a former federal government head of communication. He led three studies for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) examining the impact of social media on public sector organisations. He was a broadcaster with CBC radio and television where he produced programs such as The HouseCross Country Checkup, and the first commercial-free version of Ottawa Morning.

    He was editor-in-chief of Canadian Government Executive magazine for five years and is a member of  IPAC.

    He writes regularly on public management issues, both in a weekly e-newsletter for Canadian Government Executive

    • 613-562-0090 ext. 242

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