Talent Management and the Workforce of the Future

The Institute on Governance (IOG) in collaboration with and the Office of the federal Chief Human Resources Office (CHRO) is inviting public servants to attend sessions to discuss talent management and the transformation of the public service.

Three sessions are scheduled on March 13, March 20 and March 27, 2015. These sessions will build on the results of 24 interviews conducted by the IOG with deputy heads from the Government of Canada, five provinces and one municipal-owned corporation. The interviews explored transformation, the evolving role of government, the public service and the government-public service relationship as well as talent management. The full Public Service Transformation Report can be found here.

The outcomes of the three sessions are to:

  • Elaborate on the findings of the report and identify a vision for the skill sets and workforce of the future.
  • Identify the talent management needs and options to transform the government workforce.
  • Identify current best practices in talent management.
  • Identify the future role of Human Resources in supporting talent management and what needs to be done to get the function to the desired future state.

The March 13 session is for leaders in policy, the March 20, for service delivery managers and the March 27 session is for leaders in science. The sessions will be held at the IOG, 60 George Street, Ottawa.

These sessions are absolutely FREE, but registration is required since space is limited. To register for any of the sessions, click:

March 13: Talent management needs for the policy function
March 20: Talent management needs for service delivery function
March 27: Talent management needs for the science function

Alternatively, you can contact Joelle Nadeau at 613-562-0090 ext. 200.  For more information on the project contact Elizabeth Seymour at (613-562-0090 ext. 234) or Toby Fyfe at (613-562-0090  ext. 242).


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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