Past Events


June 25 2014
Annual General Meeting 2014 Featuring Dr. David Zussman on The Art and Science of Government Transitions
About the presentation:
One of the most pivotal events in the electoral cycle is the transition of a newly elected political party from opposition to government. The incoming prime minister or premier must assemble a competent team of ministers, advisors, and staff ready to govern, without disrupting the day-to-day functioning of their country or province. How should the public service handle these politically-sensitive moments? Dr. David Zussman, Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa and a Strategic Advisor to Deloitte, offers his perspective for successful transitions based on his experience in leading the transitions of both Chrétien governments in 1993 and 1997. Join us for this important presentation from Dr. Zussman as the next general federal election looms in 2015.

About the annual general meeting:
IPAC NCR members will receive the Chairperson’s Report and the Treasurer’s Report, outlining the events and programs that IPAC has hosted in the past year. Members will also elect the Regional Group Executive and Board of Directors for the upcoming year. Please join us for our annual general meeting and meet the volunteers who deliver IPAC programming in the National Capital Region.

About the IPAC National Capital Region:
Founded in 1947, IPAC is an association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration. In the National Capital Region, IPAC strives to present an event each month between September through June. With close to 400 members, we seek to connect all orders of government, practitioners, academics, and the private sector across the region and provide a neutral space for the exchange of ideas around public administration. These events allow IPAC members to network with each other and to contribute to the evolution of public administration.

5:00-5:30pm Registration and cash bar
5:30-6:15pm Annual General Meeting and Elections
6:15-7:30pm Presentation from Dr. David Zussman on government transitions
Price: Complimentary for members, $20 for non-members
RSVP: Online by June 23 at http://ipacagm2014.eventbrite.ca/

Registration Closed

May 13 2014
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA CANADA-EU WORKSHOP SERIES Opening Up Canadian Federalism the European Way
The University of Victoria (UVic) European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) and the Department of Political Science are running a series of six workshops to disseminate and discuss the findings of a three year research project comparing Canadian and European Union (EU) approaches to governing social policy.

The Ottawa workshop compares how Canada and the EU ensure that all of their citizens can participate fully in society, and identifies some of the coordination challenges facing Canada. For example, the federal government provides income support to seniors, the unemployed, and children, and redistributes income through the tax system. Provinces provide last-resort social assistance. Municipalities also play a key role, especially in relation to housing and homelessness. Yet there are no overarching pan-Canadian goals or strategies as it relates to social inclusion, inequality, poverty, child care, or homelessness. Each jurisdiction is working through problems on its own.

For more information on the workshop and to register, visit http://eucaworkshops.com. Registration is free for IPAC Members but mandatory as there are only limited seetings.

Registration Closed

April 03 2014
The National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada presents
An IPAC Signature Series Event: In Conversation with Graham Flack

What questions would you ask Graham Flack, one of Canada’s most respected senior public servants? The Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Plans and Consultations and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Privy Council Office, Mr. Flack’s passion for the public service and policy development has been a central feature of his career. Prior to the PCO, his appointments have included Public Safety Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Finance Canada.

This special IPAC Signature Series Event is limited to 25 participants and will be conducted according to Chatham House Rule to encourage open dialogue with Mr. Flack about the challenges confronting the federal public service.

Dress code: Business casual

Ticket info:
$65 for IPAC members, $85 for non-members

Dinner info:
Includes soup or salad, 2 main course choices, 2 dessert choices, and coffee

Registration Closed

January 23 2014
Fearless advice and loyal implementation: Re-examining the political-bureaucratic interface in policy development
Andrew Griffith

Policies developed by governments profoundly impact the daily lives of Canadians. But few are aware of how the interplay between elected officials and public servants can shape public policy. Join us for a talk with Andrew Griffith, former Director General of the Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, for an inside look into the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels. Mr. Griffith will draw on his experience in advising the government in reshaping citizenship and multiculturalism policy in the late 2000s.

In 30 years of public service, Mr. Griffith served in various departments at home and abroad, including assignments in Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Geneva and Los Angeles. He was awarded the Public Service Award in both 2007 and 2010, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Registration Closed

December 12 2013
2013 Holiday Party

The National Capital Region’s Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is pleased to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us.

In appreciation to our IPAC members and friends, please join us to mark the holiday season while enjoying the company of fellow public administration colleagues.

Registration Closed

November 21 2013
An IPAC Doc & Debate Event: Generation Jobless
Canadian youth entering the workforce today have bleaker employment prospects than the generation that came before them. With an unemployment rate double that of the general working population, young workers seeking employment also face high student debt rates, and low paid internships with few prospects of transitioning into permanent work. Generation Jobless, recently featured on the CBC’s Doc Zone, documents the challenges facing our country’s youngest workers. You can watch the documentary trailer by clicking here.

After the documentary, join David M. Gray, well-known labour economist at the University of Ottawa, and Alan Kearns, a sought-after career coach and founder of Career Joy, to discuss the public policy changes required to help this ‘lost generation.’

This special IPAC Doc & Debate event is limited to 50 participants to encourage participation and debate.

Registration Closed

October 16 2013
Richard Paton - The Politics of Management: Thinking Like a Manager
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada - National Capital Region Presents
Richard Paton - The Politics of Management: Thinking Like a Manager

Learn to think like a manager and develop the skills, strategies and style required to be effective in your organization

The challenges facing managers who lead government and non-profit organizations are truly significant as they try to achieve results in the context of jagged, complex, and difficult environments. At this IPAC (National Capital Region) event, Richard Paton will present a synopsis of his new book The Politics of Management: Thinking Like a Manager. The book is a culmination of Mr. Paton's thirty years of management experience in senior positions in the federal government and as head of a business association for seventeen years, developed over a period of twenty-five years of teaching a Masters in Public Policy and Administration course at Carleton University.

5:00pm – registration
5:30pm – program and Q&A
7:00 – adjournment

Richard Paton worked in the federal government in a variety of departments from 1972-1996. He was Assistant Secretary and Deputy Secretary of two Branches of the Treasury Board Secretariat between 1988 and 1996 and led the Treasury Board work on the two program reviews in 1995 and 1996. He has been President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association since 1996. He holds an MA in Canadian Studies, Carleton University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Registration Closed

September 26 2013
Link and Drink Event
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada invites you to attend the National Capital Region Link and Drink Event

Join us at Mill St. Brew Pub for a great evening of networking with other new professionals and government executives.

Registration Closed

June 19 2013
IPAC-NCR Annual General Meeting 2013: Fostering Transparency in Public Administration
The National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada presents:

IPAC-NCR Annual General Meeting 2013:
Fostering Transparency in Public Administration

Featuring Susan Carter, Director, Transparency International Canada and Akaash Maharaj, Executive Director, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption

When:           Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5-5:30pm Registration and Cash bar
5:30-6:15pm Annual General Meeting and Elections
6:15-7:30pm Panel Presentation on ‘Fostering Transparency in Public Administration’
Where:           Army Officers’ Mess (149 Somerset West, Ottawa)
Price:           Complimentary for members, $20 for non-members
RSVP:          Online by June 17 at ipac2013.eventbrite.ca

About the presentation

The presence of transparency and the absence of corruption are key indicators of good governance. Transparency International Canada is an NGO whose Mission is to be an informed voice that promotes anti-corruption practices and transparency in Canada’s governments, businesses and society at large. The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) is an international network of parliamentarians that defines, tracks and initiates efforts against corruption in government at both the political and bureaucratic levels. What is the impact of corruption in Canada and around the world? What is the role of an independent public service in combatting corruption? Has corruption become one of the defining public issues of our time? Join us for this important discussion with Susan Carter, Director with Transparency International Canada, and Akaash Maharaj, Executive Director of GOPAC.

About the annual general meeting

IPAC NCR members will receive the Chairperson’s Report and the Treasurer’s Report, outlining the events and programs that IPAC has hosted in the past year. Members will also elect the Regional Group Executive and Board of Directors for the upcoming year. Please join us for our annual general meeting and meet the volunteers who deliver IPAC programming in the National Capital Region.

We are seeking nominations of IPAC members and other individuals to join our volunteer regional group executive. In particular, candidates are sought for the positions of Vice-Chair International and Vice-Chair Social Media and Web Communications. Please contact Howard Yeung at hoyeung@deloitte.ca for further information.

Registration Closed

April 23 2013
Women as Public Sector Leaders
Recent research from Ernst & Young highlighted that Canada ranked number one in a worldwide index measuring gender representation, with 45% of our public sector leaders being women (http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Industries/worldwidewomeninpublicsector
overview).

Please join us for an interactive discussion with our esteemed panel on:
-Reasons why Canada performs so well: What policies/measures have been successfully implemented? -What key enablers need to be in place?
-Where are there still areas for improvement: What more should we be doing to encourage, promote and retain female talent?
-What are the positive outcomes/impacts of having this representation: What type of impact does having female role models have on our future leaders, on our policies?

About our panelists:

Susan Cartwright retired from the federal public service in March 2012. Her career included roles as Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office and Associate Deputy Minister at Health Canada. Ms. Cartwright was recently awarded the Public Service of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Marie LeMay is the Associate Deputy Minister of Infrastructure. Her career has included being the CEO of the National Capital Commission and CEO of Engineers Canada.

Denise Amyot is the President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Her career has included being a Senior Vice President at the Canada Public Service Agency and Assistant Deputy Minister at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Social Development Canada. Denise is a former President of IPAC and APEX (Association of Professional Executives of Canada).

Clare Beckton is the Executive Director of the Carleton Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, and a recent recipient of Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award. Her career has included being Assistant Deputy Attorney General at Aboriginal Affairs and Deputy Head of Status of Women Canada.

When: Tuesday, April 23rd 2013
Time: 5:15 – 5:30 pm: Registration, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Discussion, Q&A, and Networking
Where: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street
Cost: $20 for IPAC members; $15 for new professional IPAC members; $10 for student/retiree IPAC members; $25 for non-members
RSVP: online by Friday, April 19th 2013.

Questions can be directed to Ann-Marie Phillips at ann-marie.phillips@ca.ey.com.

Registration Closed

March 20 2013
The Role of Government in Supporting Amateur Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler were an unparalleled success for Canada and Canadians, showcasing to the world the unique talents of our athletes as well as our exceptional capacity as event organizers. The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) accomplished this through partnerships between the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, and private sector sponsors. But behind the athleticism is the full breadth and depth of government action to support amateur sport and global events like the Olympics.
Join us for an event with Rod Windover, former Policy Manager of the Federal Secretariat for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and Karolina Wisniewka, Paralympian alpine skier who won two bronze medals in Vancouver and four more in Salt Lake City in 2002. Our guests will share their stories about being involved in the Olympics, and in the process revealing how these types of sporting events would never be possible without the active participation of government.
When: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 5:00– 5:15 pm: Registration, 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Where: HUB Ottawa, 71 Bank Street, 6th floor
Cost: $20 for IPAC members, $15 for IPAC new professionals, $10 for IPAC students/retirees, $25 for non-members
RSVP: Online registration open until Monday, March 18. Questions can be directed to Howard Yeung at hoyeung at deloitte.ca

Registration Closed

March 12 2013
Strategies to strengthen and use your second official language in the workplace
The National Capital Region chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada would like to invite you to a complimentary learning event on strategies to strengthen and use your second official language in the workplace!

Guest Speakers:

Gilbert Taylor
Director, Official Languages, Public Works and Government Services Canada. Gilbert will speak about the work of public servants and our duties under the Official Languages Act.

Tracy Ferne
Manager, Language Evaluation Services, Public Service Commission of Canada. Tracy will speak about the Government of Canada’s Second Language Evaluation tests.

Danitsa Lauder
Learning Advisor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Danitsa will speak about Government of Canada learning resources as well as strategies to learn and use one's second official language in the workplace.

Format
Each guest speaker will speak for 10-15 minutes, followed by a Q and A session. Once the formal part of the event wraps up, attendees are invited to stay for an informal link and drink with the speakers and their new professional colleagues.

Registration Closed

December 06 2012
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Us / Célébrer Le Temps des fêtes avec nous
IPAC NCR
In appreciation to our IPAC members and friends, please join us to mark the holiday season while enjoying the company of fellow public administration colleagues. Complimentary hor d'oeuvres / Cash Bar



Free for IPAC Members

$20 for non-members






Afin de marquer notre appréciation A nos membres et amis de l'IAPC, soyez parmi nous afin de célébrer le temps des fêtes et profitez de l'occasion de côtoyer vos collègues du domaine de l'administration publique. Hors d'œuvres offerts / bar payant



Gratuit pour les membres de l'IAPC

20$ pour le public

Registration Closed

November 13 2012
An IPAC Signature Series Event: In Conversation with François Guimont / Un événement de la Série Signature de l’IAPC: Une Conversation avec François Guimont

What fundamental questions would you ask François Guimont, one of Canada’s most respected senior Canada’s public servants, if you were given the opportunity of a private meeting with him? Currently the Deputy Minister and Deputy Receiver General of PWGSC, Mr. Guimont has an enviable experience and an inspiring personality that allows him to pave the way for us to face the challenges that lie ahead. His public service career has included appointments at the Privy Council Office, Environment Canada, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Canada Revenue Agency. We invite you to take advantage of this unique occasion to discuss with him in an informal context and a warm environment.

This special IPAC Signature Series Event is limited to 20 participants is available only to IPAC members:

•Date: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30-5:45pm registration, 5:45-8pm program
•Location: The Shore Club, 11 Colonel By Drive (main floor of the Westin Hotel), reservation under “IPAC”
•Dress code: Business or business casual
•Cost: $75/ticket, includes an appetizer, a main course (a choice of beef, salmon, or mushroom risotto), dessert, and coffee
•Registration: Participants must pre-purchase tickets by November 12 via credit card at http://guimont.eventbrite.ca/
•Substitutions:     In the case that you purchase a ticket but are unable to attend, substitutions will be permitted; refunds will only be available if the event is cancelled by IPAC
•IPAC members only: Individuals interested in participating but who are not yet IPAC members or who have not renewed their IPAC membership may purchase or renew membership by first visiting www.ipac.ca/aboutmembership prior to registering for the event; individuals who register without holding a valid IPAC membership will have their ticket fee returned less applicable administrative fees


Quelles questions fondamentales voudriez-vous aborder avec François Guimont, l’un des hauts fonctionnaires les plus respectés de la Fonction Publique du Canada, si vous aviez la chance d’avoir un tête-à-tête avec lui? Sous-ministre et Sous-receveur Général à TPSGC, M. Guimont possède une expérience enviable et une personnalité inspirante qui lui permettent de nous montrer la voie face aux défis qui se profilent devant nous. Sa carrière dans la Fonction Publique fédérale inclut les nominations au Bureau du Conseil Privé, à Environnement Canada, aux Affaires Indiennes et Développement du Nord Canada, à l’Agence d’Inspection des Aliments et à l’Agence du Revenu du Canada. Venez donc profiter de cette opportunité unique dans un contexte informel et chaleureux!

Cet événement spécial de la Série Signature de l’IAPC est limité à 20 participants et est réservé aux membres de l’IAPC:

•Date: Le mardi, 13 novembre 2012, 17:30-17:45 : inscription, 17:45-20:00, programme de la soirée;
•Lieu: The Shore Club, 11 Colonel By Drive (Premier étage de l’Hôtel Westin), réservations sous “IAPC”;
•Code vestimentaire: Tenue de ville ou tenue sport;
•Coût: $75/billet, incluant une entrée, le mets principal (choix de boeuf, saumon ou risotto aux champignons), dessert et café;
•Inscription: Les participants doivent se procurer leur billet à l’avance, au plus tard le 12 novembre, par carte de crédit, à l’adresse suivante : http://guimont.eventbrite.ca/
•Substitutions:     Dans le cas où vous avez acheté un billet mais êtes dans l’impossibilité de vous présenter, nous accepterons qu’une autre personne participe à la soirée à votre place, toutefois le remboursement ne sera possible que si l’événement est annulé par l’IAPC;
•Membres seulement: Les personnes intéressées à participer mais qui ne sont pas encore membres de l’IAPC ou qui n’ont pas encore renouvelé leur adhésion peuvent le faire en visitant le site internet suivant: www.ipac.ca/aboutmembership avant de s’inscrire à l’événement; les participants qui s’inscrivent sans avoir acquitté leurs frais d’adhésion se verront retourner le paiement du billet, moins les frais d’administration.

Registration Closed

October 17 2012
Link & Drink / Apéro et réseau
Join us at Mill St. Brewpub for a great evening of networking with other new professionals and National Capital Region IPAC Board Members

Email laura.marshall@fin.gc.ca by 5pm Monday, October 15

Joignez-vous à nous au Mill St. Brewpub pour une soirée de réseautage avec d’autres nouveaux professionnels ainsi que des membres du conseil d’administration de l’IAPC de la région de la capitale nationale

Envoyez un courriel à laura.marshall@fin.gc.ca avant 5h lundi le 15 octobre

Registration Closed

October 09 2012
Getting Back in the Game: The Future of Canadian Foreign Policy
Paul Heinbecker
What questions about the future of Canadian foreign policy would you ask Paul Heinbecker – career diplomat and former permanent ambassador to the UN, director of the Centre for Global Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University and Distinguished Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo? In his highly-acclaimed book Getting Back in the Game: A Foreign Policy Playbook for Canada, Mr. Heinbecker presents his compelling vision for the future of Canadian foreign policy. His thirty-five year career has included numerous appointments at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as the Canadian Embassy in Washington and Germany.

$20 for IPAC members
$15 for new professional IPAC members
$10 for students/retiree IPAC members
$25 for non-members

Registration Closed

January 12 2012
A New Synthesis of Public Administration: Serving in the 21st Century
with the Honourable Jocelyne Bourgon, P.C., O.C.
The Honourable Jocelyne Bourgon is the author of A New Synthesis of Public Administration. It builds upon the findings of an international research network involving over 200 senior officials from government, business and academia in six partner countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. A New Synthesis is dedicated to helping prepare governments to face the challenges of serving in the 21st century. Join us as Mme. Bourgon provides her insights on this very topical subject.

When:
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time:
7:45 – 8:00 a.m.: Registration / light breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Presentation and Q&A

Where:      
Lord Elgin Hotel, MacDonald Room, 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Cost:      
$25 for IPAC members,
$20 for new professional IPAC members
$15 for students/retired IPAC members
$35 for non-members

RSVP:     Online registration only. Registration open until Monday, January 9th c.o.b.

Questions can be directed to Nancy Faraday Smith at nancy.faraday-smith@fin.gc.ca

For more information on the New Synthesis Project, please visit www.nsworld.org

Mme. Bourgon’s book will be available for purchase at the event and is also available at Collected Works, 1242 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Madame Bourgon joined the Public Service of Canada in 1973. Since 1989, she served as Deputy Minister in a number of departments. From 1994 to 1999, she served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. Subsequently, Madame Bourgon served as President of the Canadian Centre for Management Development from 1999 to 2003, where her role in creating a learning culture throughout the Public Service of Canada culminated in the creation of The Canada School of Public Service. Madame Bourgon is currently President of PGI (Public Governance International), President Emeritus of the Canada School of Public Service, and Leader of the New Synthesis Project.

Registration Closed

December 08 2011
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Us
The National Capital Region's Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is pleased to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us. In appreciation to our IPAC members and friends, please join us to mark the holiday season while enjoying the company of fellow public administration colleagues.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres / Cash bar.

Cost: FREE for IPAC members
$10 for non-member students and new professionals
$20 for all other non-members

Please RSVP to nancy.faraday-smith@fin.gc.ca by December 6th, c.o.b.

Registration Closed

November 16 2011
Inspiring Australia: Science as a Means to Power Innovation
Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia


IPAC-NCR in collaboration with the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation present this breakfast event featuring Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia.

Sharing knowledge powers innovation. To fully realise the social, economic and environmental benefits of our significant investment in science and research, we must communicate and engage the wider community in science. Australia aspires to an innovative society with a technologically skilled workforce, a scientifically literate community and well informed decision makers. The ‘Inspiring Australia’ strategy aims to build a strong, open relationship between science and society, underpinned by effective communication of science and its uses. Professor Chubb will discuss the ‘Inspiring Australia’ strategy, aimed at helping build a society that actively engages with and supports science and scientists as a means to power innovation. His brief presentation will be followed by a discussion with breakfast participants.

WHEN:      
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

7:45 a.m. – Registration and light breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m. – Presentation and Q&A      

WHERE:
Sheraton Hotel - Rideau Room (150 Queen Street, Ottawa)

COST:     
Members - $25 prepaid on-line; $30 at the door
Non-members - $35 prepaid on-line; $40 at the door
New professional Members - $20 pre-paid online; $25 at the door
Student/Retiree Members: $15 prepaid on-line; $20 at the door

REGISTRATION:
Registration for this event closes on Monday, November 14th at 5pm.

If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail nancy.faraday-smith@fin.gc.ca

For questions about registration or payment, please e-mail kendra.maclean@hc-sc.gc.ca

Registration Closed

October 19 2011
Leading in a New Era of Performance (for Senior Executives and IPAC Institutional Partners)

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and its National
Capital Regional Group invite you to be our guest at an interactive breakfast forum Leading in a New Era of Performance, being held for senior government executives and IPAC’s Institutional Partners:

Registration / breakfast starts at 7:30 am and program starts at 8am

Please note that the Rideau Club requires jackets for men at all times

Tough economic times impacted the world. They engulfed entire industries without warning and with little time for evasive action. Government was called upon to lead the charge and stabilize the crisis. A tremendous amount of time, money and energy was dedicated to seeing Canada through these tough economic times, and government executives were at the forefront of ensuring citizen expectations were met. As Canada and other nations emerge from recession and start to refocus on fiscal restraint, senior leaders are grappling with how to adapt to a new era of performance both economically and socially. At times like these, 'more of the same' is no longer good enough. People and organizations are looking for direction and craving leadership. Leadership fundamentals are critical.

Please join us and your peers for this interactive discussion with Bill Eggers, global director for Deloitte Research and executive director of Deloitte’s Public Leadership Institute. Bill has advised cities, provincial/state, and national governments on effective program implementation, government restructuring and cost reduction. With 25 years of experience working with governments around the world, Bill will bring insights on how governments can perform in this age of austerity that you can take back to your organization immediately.

This event is being offered in partnership with Deloitte Canada and is part of IPAC’s efforts to facilitate dialogue and share knowledge about directions being undertaken by other government leaders. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Kate Layton at 613-751-6662 or klayton@deloitte.ca.

Registration Closed

October 05 2011
Europe at a Fork in the Road
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
The Eurozone is currently experiencing a severe debt crisis, caused primarily by the insolvency of the Greek government. The EU (mainly its euro area member states) and the IMF have, so far, come to the rescue of Greece, Ireland and Portugal with bail-out packages in exchange for adjustment programs. For its part, the European Central Bank has kept the Eurozone financial system afloat with liquidity by buying eurozone sovereign bonds directly in the markets as well as accepting such bonds, regardless of their quality, as collateral for its lending facilities. There are great fears that the current situation is untenable. Either Greece, with other Euro-Med countries possibly, will be forced to abandon the euro or the euro area will have to move to commonly-issued and guaranteed sovereign bonds with a centralized supranational fiscal policy. Which way will the Eurozone will go? And what does it mean for the world economy in general and Canada’s economy in particular? These are the questions that we will address with our guest speaker.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard has been a research fellow at the Institute since 2002. Before joining the Institute, he worked with the Danish Ministry of Defense, the United Nations in Iraq, and in the private financial sector. He is a graduate of the Danish Army's Special School of Intelligence and Linguistics with the rank of first lieutenant; the University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark; and Columbia University in New York. He is author of The Accelerating Decline in America's High-Skilled Workforce: Implications for Immigration Policy (2007) and coauthor of US Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries (2009) and Transforming the European Economy (2004) and assisted with Accelerating the Globalization of America: The Role for Information Technology (2006). His current research focuses on European economies and reform, pension systems and accounting rules, demographics, offshoring, high-skilled immigration, and the impact of information technology.

Jacob has been a keen follower of and insightful commentator on the financial crisis in Europe, with regular contributions on the Peterson Institute’s “Real Time Economic Issues Watch” blog: http://www.iie.com/realtime/.


WHEN:      
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

7:30 a.m. – Registration and breakfast buffet
8:00-9:00a.m. – Presentation and Q&A      

COST:     
Members - $20 prepaid on-line; $30 at the door
Non-members - $30 prepaid on-line; $40 at the door
Student members: $15 prepaid on-line; $30 at the door

REGISTRATION:
Registration for this event closed on Friday, September 30th.
If you have any questions, please e-mail nancy.faraday-smith@fin.gc.ca

Registration Closed

December 16 2010
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Us

The National Capital Region's Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is pleased to invite you to:

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Us

In appreciation to our IPAC members and friends, please join us to mark the holiday season while enjoying the company of fellow public administration colleagues.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres / Cash bar

When: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Tosca Ristorante, 144 O’Connor Street (L’Esplanade Laurier East)
Cost: FREE for IPAC members
$10 for non-member students and new professionals
$20 for all other non-members
RSVP: nancy.faraday-smith@fin.gc.ca by December 14th, c.o.b.

Registration Closed

November 10 2010
Social Media and Public Sector Policy Dilemmas
Toby Fyfe, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Government Executive Magazine

Social media is forcing governments to critically examine a range of issues, from organizational culture to technology challenges to policy, legislative and governance implications.

Earlier this year, on behalf of IPAC, Toby and a colleague, Paul Crookall, undertook a series of consultations on the implications of social media in the public sector. They met with Canadian public servants from three levels of government, as well as with academics, consultants, experts and think tanks. They also drew on contacts/research from the USA, UK and Australia.

This session will address key insights, challenges and lessons from their research. Group discussion to follow.

Members ($20.00)/ Non-Members: $30.00
New Professionals/Students: $15.00


Registration Closed

November 03 2010
The National Capital Region’s Link & Drink Event

Join us at the Clock Tower Brew Pub in the Byward
Market for a beer tasting and networking event. Rub
shoulders with other new professionals while enjoying
a sampling of specialty brews!

When: Wednesday, November 3rd, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Clock Tower Brew Pub - 89 Clarence Street

Cost: $20 by cash or cheque at the door, includes a sampling of 5 beers

RSVP: Email keys.alexandra@gmail.com by close of business on Monday, November 1st.

Registration Closed

June 23 2010
Government and Business Post-Recession: Is it really Business as Usual?
Guest Speaker: The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Registration Closed

April 27 2010
Link & Drink Event
Institute of Public Administration of Canada

Registration Closed

March 22 2010
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Evaluation and Implementation of Public Policy
Dorte Kabell and Bernard Wood
Cooperation in international development is a field of public policy where important political decisions are often been based on anecdotal or media-driven cases, or on political or ideological agendas with little systematic use of facts and informed analysis.

However, there is now at least one major international initiative that tries to do just that. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, signed in 2005, contains both an obligation and a framework for tracking the implementation and for evaluating progress over a decade to learn continuously what works and why. The Declaration is now the basis for core policy in most major development agencies, bilateral and multilateral, and a significant influence in most developing countries.

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March 03 2010
From the Fiscal Squeeze to Climate Change: Canada's Coming Economic Challenges (Ottawa)
Dr. Christopher Ragan, Clifford Clark Visiting Economist, Department of Finance
Canada faces many future economic challenges, beyond coping with the current recession. Don’t miss this event as McGill University economist Christopher Ragan, currently the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the federal Department of Finance, discusses four major challenges: debt and demographics, climate change, productivity, and trade and globalization. Each challenge is complex in its own right, but Ragan also identifies several linkages between them that add to the overall policy complexity. He argues that now is the time to begin serious debate about how these challenges should be addressed.

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February 16 2010
An IPAC New Professionals' Learning Event: The Machinery of Government
Mr. Joe Wild, the Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Machinery of Government, Privy Council Office
Who determines the organizational structure and legal status of federal organizations? Who advises the government on important constitutional conventions?

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February 04 2010
Government Performance Forum: Getting things done in government
Bill Eggers, Kevin Page, David Zussman, Gerald Cossette, and Allison Brooks
The current budget crises faced by all levels of government today are as urgent and provocative a call to action as any for government to examine how they get things done. Governments have had to quickly develop immediate fixes, but over the medium and long term, what will be required for more sustainable solutions?

A case for innovation
With most governments expecting large budget shortfalls in 2010, they will need to find new and more efficient ways to deliver better value for taxpayers’ money. Government regulators will need to be much more cognizant of what is going on in the marketplace so they can react to trends, and find ways to share information to minimize reaction times. When change happens, it tends to be either in response to a crisis or because an individual champions a specific cause.

Deloitte, in association with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), invites you to join your peers at the 4th Annual Government Performance Forum. Designed to bring senior government executives together to learn, discuss and gain insights into how some leaders from across Canada and around the world are addressing the challenges of budget shortfalls and getting things done.

This morning and noon-hour event promises an engaging, insightful - even humorous--discussion on how to increase the odds of translating policy ideas into successful initiatives.

- William (Bill) Eggers, Deloitte's Global Director of Public Sector Research and author of If We Can Put a Man on the Moon… Getting Big Things Done in Government, Harvard Business Review
- Kevin Page, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer
- Dr. David Zussman, Stephen Jarislowsky Chair for Public Sector Management, University of Ottawa
- Gerard Cossette, Associate Deputy Minister, DFAIT (Passport Canada story of innovation
- Dr. Alison Brooks, Research Director Public Sector, IDC


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January 20 2010
News 2.0 - the Future of Media in a Digital World
Kady O'Malley, Andrew Potter, Dr. Christopher Waddell
"… In a world where billions of people now have the ability to distribute pictures, videos and stories instantaneously, questions about what is journalism and who is a journalist have never been more relevant and the answers never more elusive..."

Ira Basen, Journalist, The Future of News, CBC Radio Series

As citizens increasingly become their own media outlets, the "democratization" of the news raises some interesting questions:

What is the value of traditional news channels (newspapers, broadcasters) in this new media context? Can digital and traditional media models co-exist?
Who do we now trust when making informed choices as citizens and consumers: governments? professional news sources? social media networks/blogs?
What does this evolution mean for governments and government communications? For society in general?

Panelists:
Kady O’Malley, Political Blogger, CBCNews.ca
Andrew Potter, Online Politics Editor, Ottawa Citizen/Public Affairs columnist, Maclean's
Christopher Waddell, Director, School of Journalism and Communications, Carleton University

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December 10 2009
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Us
National Capital Region's Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada
In appreciation to our IPAC members and friends, please join us to mark the holiday season while enjoying the company of fellow public administration colleagues.

Registration Closed

November 18 2009
Beer Tasting Event
National Capital Region New Professionals

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October 28 2009
The Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities in Canada's Backyard
Dr. Peter Harrison
Interest in the Arctic is heating up - because the Arctic is heating up! This presentation will outline some of the issues and opportunities facing Canada - and recent actions taken - especially within the international/geo-political context. There will be some "myth busting" too, particularly given the emerging role of the Arctic Council, and the dynamics within the European Union and its member states. These will create technological and public policy opportunities and challenges for this generation of engineers and public servants. Join the dialogue, look into our past (Arctic artifacts will be on display) and have a peek into our future. Following his highly successful presentation on Canada's Arctic at IPAC's annual general meeting, Dr. Peter Harrison has graciously agreed to reprise his presentation at this event.

Sponsored by the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, Professional Engineers Ontario (Ottawa Chapter), the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (National Capital Region) and the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation.

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October 06 2009
The Future of Canada's Strategic Relationship with NATO
Hugh Segal

Senator Hugh Segal on the Future of Canada’s Strategic Relationship with NATO.

Hear the Senator Hugh Segal share his insights on Canada-NATO relations, as NATO continues its mission in Afghanistan and celebrates its 60th anniversary.

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July 11 2009
2009 HOPE Volleyball SummerFest

HOPE is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization that raises funds for community-based charities. The HOPE Volleyball SummerFest event combines recreational volleyball with live rock entertainment. Each year, more than 10,000 players and spectators flock to Mooney's Bay Beach in Ottawa for the greatest summer party in the region. Since HOPE’s founding, participants have helped HOPE donate over $3.5 million in support of more than 110 local charities.

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June 23 2009
Link and Drink
Institute of Public Administration of Canada National Capital Region, New Professionals Group
Share an evening with other New Professionals and Students over a few pints to expand your professional network.

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June 11 2009
The Arctic: Policy Issues in Canada's Back Yard
Dr. Peter Harrison

The 2009 Annual General Meeting of the National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC-NCR), with the support of KPMG, is pleased to feature this event.

Interest in the Arctic is heating up - because the Arctic is heating up! This dinner presentation will outline some of the issues and opportunities facing Canada - and recent actions taken - especially within the international/geopolitical context. And there will be some "myth busting" too, particularly given the emerging role of the Arctic Council, and the dynamics within the EU and its member states.

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May 26 2009
Looking Towards Copenhagen: A Discussion Panel on Climate Change with the British High Commissioner to Canada and the Danish Ambassador to Canada
Anthony Cary, British High Commissioner to Canada Poul Kristensen, Danish Ambassador to Canada

The National Capital Regional Group of IPAC and the Young Environmental Professionals, as well as the Canadian International Council, Danish Embassy and UK High Commission are pleased to present this event.

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November 12 2008
Unravelling Risk
Harvard Professor Malcolm Sparrow
Management "guru" at Harvard University and best-selling author of The Character of Harms, Dr. Sparrow will be speaking to 200 senior public servants on "Risk Management in the Public Service". Dr. Sparrow has promised a thought provoking three hours of lecture and discussion .

Tony Dean, former head of the Ontario Public Service, who plans to join us for this event, describes Sparrow’s new book, The Character of Harms: “Sparrow uses his skill in blending the academic and practical to help us decode the complexity and multi-dimensional character of risk and harm reduction. This inquiry is both broad and deep, and yet meticulous, full of great advice and replete with relevant examples. The analysis of organizational culture, structure, functions and processes hits the reader between the eyes. An indispensable read for practitioners, public administrators, CEOs, political advisors, and anyone else with a serious interest in the art and science of harm reduction.”

Additional Speakers:

Dr. Jennifer Keelan
Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Public Health Science.

Dr. Fergal I. Nolan
President and CEO of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

The all-day seminar will be full of interaction and opportunities to share and network

www.networkedgovernment.ca/sparrownov12

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October 02 2008
The Role of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer
Join us at this breakfast event to hear Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, speak about his mandate

When:      Thursday, October 2nd

Time:      7:30 – 7:45 a.m.: Registration / Breakfast
7:45 – 9:00 a.m.: Presentation and Q&A

Where:      Lord Elgin Hotel, MacDonald Room, 100 Elgin Street

Cost:      $15.00 for IPAC members and students, $20.00 for non-members

RSVP:     hoyeung@deloitte.ca or 613-786-8613 by September 30th


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October 01 2008
The Quest for Excellence in the Public Service: Where to Begin
Cheryl Baird, Dr. Paul Crookall and Vic Pakalnis
If the Public Service is to advise Ministers and deliver programs and services to the highest standards of excellence, it must be creative in its thinking, efficient in its work processes, effective in risk management, and fully accountable for its performance. These are the characteristics of a “high performance” Public Service.

One of the most important elements of any successful organization is the development of a culture of teamwork among all of the key players. Amidst all of the competing demands for space at the Government's table, we must never lose sight of the fact that we are all on the same team. Beyond a culture of teamwork is how well we do our work, and what benchmarks we set for ourselves. Here attitudes matter. The basic questions are simply: are we aiming daily for excellence in public policy and public service? And, are today as excellent as we can be? Kevin Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council believes we should make excellence our quest.

The CPSQA wants to help deepen and entrench excellence in the culture of the public service and the everyday work of public servants. Together, we can make excellence the benchmark by which we judge ourselves and the work we do. By setting a standard of excellence, by managing to this standard, by recognizing employees who do exceptional work, we will not only improve the pride of our employees in what they do, but also improve public esteem for public service and public servants.

Our panel is going to share their experience to help us as we begin or continue our quest.

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June 18 2008
Link and Drink (Ottawa)
FREE ADMISSION

Share an evening with other New Professionals and Students over a few pints to expand your professional network.

RSVP:      howard_yeung@hotmail.com


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June 10 2008
2008 Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting
Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) National Capital Group

2008 AGM Agenda
Proposed slate of Officers and Directors-at-Large to be considered for 2008-09

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April 17 2008
The Relationship Between Canada and France
His Excellency, Mr. Daniel Jouanneau

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March 13 2008
National Capital Region - New Professionals - Wine Tasting Event (Ottawa)

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February 06 2008
2008 Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair & Professional Learning Day (Ottawa)

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January 11 2008
The Politics of Public Money: Spenders, Guardians, Priority Setters and Financial Watchdogs (Ottawa)

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November 27 2007
Networking Event for New Professionals (Ottawa)

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November 27 2007
Un 5 à 7 pour les nouveaux professionnels (Ottawa)

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November 20 2007
New Zealand and Australian Foreign Policy Priorities (Ottawa)

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November 02 2007
Digital State at the Leading Edge: How is IT transforming government? (Ottawa)

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February 15 2007
Public Service Excellence and Renewal with Nicole Jauvin (Ottawa)

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February 15 2007
Looking Prospectively and Reflectively with Carol Layton (Ottawa)

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January 25 2007
Networking for Success: Demystifying Networking (Ottawa)

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November 15 2006
A Panel on the Finnish Presidency of the European Union (EU) and the state of Canada’s relationship with Europe (Ottawa)

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November 07 2006
A discussion Panel on the State of the Federal Government' s "Five Priorities" (Ottawa)

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May 16 2006
Annual General Meeting (Ottawa)

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Central Agencies Event

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Wikis, Blogs, Twitter and Facebook: Fad or Future in the Government of Canada?

Over 50 individuals attended this event on November 26 about the future of Web 2.0 in the federal government. Download the presentations given by the panelists:

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