Building the Bargain: Public Service Leaders & the New Government

Our three sessions so far have been sold out!  And its just $250 for the remaining three – or $100 per session.

Public servants are only now beginning to feel the real impact of a new, activist-oriented government that is moving quickly on its policy priorities, and which has indicated new directions in areas that include Indigenous relations, federal/provincial relations, and several others.
For the public service itself, the President of the Treasury Board has called for a new ‘golden age’ of informed policy-making, collaboration with citizens and other sectors, and a focus on delivery outcomes.

All of this provides both opportunities and challenges for public servants who must adapt quickly to this new environment.

In response, the Institute on Governance is launching a breakfast dialogue series for public servants. Each session will bring together senior leaders to explore the challenges faced by public servants in achieving the government’s ambitions.
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Who will want to attend?
Public service executives and senior officers will want to participate in this unique opportunity to explore the challenges of meeting the new government’s expectations.

Cost
Pricing includes breakfast
Just $250 for the remaining 3 sessions               Per session – $100
(as a not-for-profit, the IOG does not charge tax)

All sessions will take place at the Rideau Club,
99 Bank St., 15th floor from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Space is limited, so register early. You can register online for a session or the full series by clicking on the appropriate link below, or call Heather at 613 562-0090 x200.

For group discounts or more information, contact Toby Fyfe at tfyfe@iog.ca or at 613 562-0090 x242

A 6-part breakfast series

February 24 – May 4

Topics you will explore with senior political and public servant leaders include: Deliverology: Lessons from Ontario, a look at the new government’s approach to results; Policy-Making on Demand, responding to the requirement for informed decision-making in a digital world; Working with Others, with a new focus on collaboration with other governments and sectors; Nation-to-Nation, exploring what this commitment means to all of us; Rethinking Accountability to focus on what matters, and a special Post-Budget Session.

  • March 15 – May 4 -. Remaining four sessions: Register
  • February 24 – Deliverology: Matthew Mendelssohn of the PCO Results & Delivery unit & former Ontario Secretary to the Cabinet Tony Dean will speak of Sir Michael Barber’s approach to delivery effectiveness. SOLD OUT!
  • March 15 – Policy-Making on Demand: Mel Cappe, former Clerk of the Privy Council, and Christopher MacClennan of the PCO Central Innovation Hub will speak of the challenges facing public servants in the new world of government policy-making. SOLD OUT!
l-r Moderator David Mitchell with Mel Cappe and Chris MacLennan at IOG Policy on Demand breakfast session.  Join the next session with Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the PM on March 24.

l-r Moderator David Mitchell with Mel Cappe and Chris MacLennan at IOG Policy on Demand breakfast session. Join the next session with Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the PM on March 24.

  • March 24 – Working with others: The effect of the need for collaboration with provinces, territories, other sectors and civil society on doing business. Guests just confirmed: Adam Vaughan, Liberal MP for Spadina-Fort York, Diane Beckett, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and Peter Harrison will give their perspectives on how to work together effectively on municipal, environmental and Arctic issues. SOLD OUT!
Working with others panel

Working with others: from l-r: Toby Fyfe, VP Learning, IOG; David Mitchell, moderator; Joyce Murray, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board; Diane Beckett, Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada; Peter Harrison, former deputy minister and professor emeritus, Queens University

  • April 19 – Post-budget and the public serviceDon Drummond, former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, Sr. VP and Chief Economist at the TD Bank and chair of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, Ian Lee of the Sprott School of Business and Debi Daviau, president of PIPSC will discuss the implications of the recent budget on public servants. SOLD OUT!
l-r: Don Drummond, Debi Daviau, Ian Lee

l-r: Don Drummond, Debi Daviau, Ian Lee

  • April 22 – Nation-to-Nation asks the question: what are the characteristics of a nation-to-nation relationship, and what do they mean for the public service?  Confirmed to date: Ian Binnie, former Supreme Court Justice and Scott Serson, former deputy head of INAC. SOLD OUT!
From l-r: Ian Binnie, former Supreme Court Justice; Scott Serson, former deputy head of INAC; William David, Executive Director Indigenous Rights Centre; Maryantonett Flumian, President of the IOG

From l-r: Ian Binnie, former Supreme Court Justice; Scott Serson, former deputy head of INAC; William David, Executive Director Indigenous Rights Centre; Maryantonett Flumian, President of the IOG

  • May 4 – Rethinking Accountability: Remaking accountability so the public service focuses on the right things. Register

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