INSPIRE. ENGAGE. EMPOWER.

18TH
ANNUAL IPAC
LEADERSHIP
SUMMIT

IPACs National Leadership Conference aims to provide leaders, practitioners, and academics working in public sector environments with the opportunity to connect with leading experts who successfully tackled disruption and change.

MARCH 2, 2023
Virtual conference from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST

THEMES

Leadership Challenges for 2023
Leadership Challenges for 2023
Digital Government
Digital Government
Hybrid Work
Hybrid Work
Health Care
Health Care
The Future Role of Government
The Future Role of Government
Canada’s Labour Shortage and Economic Outlook
Canada’s Labour Shortage and Economic Outlook
Service Transformation
Service Transformation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Enyinnah Okere

Enyinnah Okere, Chief Operating Officer at Edmonton Police Service

Enyinnah Okere is an experienced Executive with a focus on strategic planning, issues management and government relations. He has held a variety of roles, including Chief of Staff to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economy, and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation.

Enyinnah is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the Edmonton Police Service’s Community Safety and Well-being Bureau. In his current role, he provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction in the delivery of services focusing on:

Reducing demand on policing, reducing crime and disorder, with the goal of increasing community safety. He spearheaded the organization's LQBTQ2S+ apology and has led the EPS’ Commitment to Action - the largest ever public engagement initiative with the racialized community. Enyinnah chairs the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. He is the co-founder of the REET Institute: a social impact platform, offering a unique program designed to train, develop, and mentor high school students to become the next generation of investors, owners, and leaders in the commercial real estate industry. He was awarded a spot in Edify Edmonton's 2021 Top 40 Under 40.

KEYNOTE PANELIST

David Johnston

David Johnston
The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., Governor General of Canada, 2010-2017, Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th governor general. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors. In 2018, he was appointed Colonel to the Royal Canadian Regiment. Prior to his installation as governor general, Mr. Johnston was a professor of law for 45 years, and served as President of the University of Waterloo for two terms, Principal of McGill University for 3 terms. He was president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec. He was the first non-U.S. citizen to be elected chair at Harvard University’s Board of Overseers from which he graduated in 1963 magna cum laude and was twice named all-American in hockey and was named to Harvard’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He holds degrees from Harvard, Cambridge and Queen’s and has received more than three dozen honorary degrees or fellowships. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 books. He was named Companion of the Order of Canada in 1997. He has chaired or served on many provincial and federal task forces and committees, and has served on the boards of more than a dozen public companies. He has been married for 58 years to Sharon and they have 5 daughters and 14 grandchildren.

SPEAKERS

Matthew Chow

Matthew Chow
Dr. Matthew Chow, Chief Mental Health Officer, TELUS Consumer Health team

Dr. Matthew Chow is an experienced leader, clinician, and innovator. He served as President of Doctors of British Columbia in 2021, leading 14,000 physicians through the challenges of a global pandemic, mass immunization campaign, and multiple climate-related disasters. He joined the TELUS Consumer Health team as Chief Mental Health Officer in 2022, and contributes to the national commentary on healthcare reform, mental health care, and digitalization.

Dr. Chow’s leadership experience includes co-chairing the Specialist Services Committee, a joint initiative of Doctors of BC and the BC Ministry of Health to improve services such as surgical and mental health care, and an appointment to the Medical Services Commission of BC, overseeing more than $3 billion in annual public healthcare spending.

Dr. Chow is a clinical specialist in mental health, with a subspecialty focus on children, youth, and families. He was one of the first in Canada to see patients in their homes via video--- a decade before such visits became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chow has also contributed to community-based programs such as Foundry BC, tertiary acute care services at BC Children's Hospital, and taught medical trainees at the University of British Columbia.

Aaron Jaffery

Aaron Jaffery
Aaron Jaffery, Director General of Client Experience, Department of Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada

Aaron is the Director General for Service Experience Design and Delivery in Employment and Social Development Canada. Aaron joined Service Canada from the Department for Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom where he led teams transforming the experience for UK citizens across a number of services including retirement, health & disability and digital identity. Aaron is passionate about making Government services work better for the citizens it serves. He is an advocate for human-centred design and driving integration between policy development and service delivery.

Aaron and his wife have four children and relocated to Canada in Summer 2022.

Adil Khalfan

Adil Khalfan
Adil Khalfan, Chief Executive Officer, Kensington Health and former Senior Vice President Health System Performance and Support at Ontario Health

Adil is currently President and CEO of Kensington Health. he has a vast background in nursing, public health, international development, and health system strategy in Canada and internationally. His career has crossed many sectors with diverse populations, including community care, public health, acute care, home care, regional care, and specialty health. He has worked extensively in Ontario and the Middle East, and understands the relationship between accountability and strategy, planning, quality, performance measurement, best-practice implementation and change management.

Prior to joining Ontario Health, Adil was the founding CEO of Royale Home Health (of Royale Hayat Hospital in Kuwait). Before that, he served as Middle East Executive Regional Director and Operational Lead for University Health Network (UHN) where he led an international cancer centre transformation in the region.

Adil is a Registered Nurse and holds a BSc Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. Most recently he served as Ontario Health’s Senior Vice President, Health System Performance and Support, where his position has required him to oversee Ontario Health’s work to advance provincial strategies, funding, accountability agreements, standards and initiatives through information, evidence, and other supports to assess, inform and improve overall health system performance and effectiveness.

Mohammad Qureshi

Mohammad Qureshi
Mohammad Qureshi, Corporate Chief Information Officer for the Government of Ontario

Mohammad Qureshi is the Corporate Chief Information Officer and Associate Deputy Minister for the Government Information Technology Ontario (GovTechON) organization, leading more than 4000 I+IT technologists, powering the Government of Ontario to be a leading digital jurisdiction. With 20+ years in public service, his mission has remained the same: enable the public sector to harness the benefits of transformative technology and deliver better outcomes for people.

Prior to becoming CCIO, he was named Ontario’s first Chief Information Security Officer before becoming Chief Information Officer of the Infrastructure Technology Services division. In May of 2022, Mohammad was recognized as the CIO of the Year within the public sector category, by IT World Canada.

Shannon Lundquist

Shannon Lundquist
Shannon Lundquist, Partner & Federal Account Leader, Deloitte Canada

Shannon Lundquist is the Federal Account Leader for Deloitte Canada. She believes in the power of resilience. With over 25 years’ experience working in public sector transformation, she promotes a culture of optimism and well-being with her teams. Shannon has worked with numerous public and private sector organizations to achieve success and deliver value in areas of program management, governance, business and technology sourcing, shared services, operations management, systems implementation and change leadership.

Prior to taking on this role, Shannon was a member of the Canadian Executive Team for Deloitte, serving as the Chief of Staff for Anthony Viel, CEO. Shannon worked directly with the Executive Leadership Team’s to effect strategic and cultural change across the organization, and led the firm's pandemic crisis response. In addition, she established Deloitte as the premier executive sponsor for the Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, bringing innovation to healthcare delivery systems across Canada.

In her previous role as Healthcare Consulting Leader for Canada and Chile, Shannon worked with hospitals, home healthcare and academic organizations to refine and execute on their clinical delivery and innovations strategies including directing clinical services and capital planning at a number of Canada's leading health systems.

Before moving to consulting, Shannon had a successful 14-year career in the British Columbia Public Service, where her final assignment was directing a complex 10-year, $750 million agreement including the design and implementation of an outsourced shared service organization for finance and health revenue services.

Adithi Pandit

Adithi Pandit
Adithi Pandit, Partner, Strategy & Business Design, Deloitte New Zealand

Adithi is a Partner at Deloitte, the public sector industry for Consulting, and the founder of Deloitte New Zealand’s social impact practice. Her passion is for bringing together individuals and organisations to address ‘wicked problems’ at multiple levels: changing systems to transform outcomes, redesigning services to be simpler and generate better outcomes, and shifting mindsets to focus on equity, sustainability and impact.

Her work has included redesign of social housing services, welfare payment services, accident compensation services and child care and protection services in New Zealand. She is the co-leader of Deloitte’s State of the State reports on Social Investment, Resilience, Family Social Capital, Inclusive Growth and Government Reform.

Within Deloitte, Adithi leads Future of Government and Civil Government focus areas for the Asia-Pacific region and sits on the Deloitte New Zealand Board.

Nancy Healey

Nancy Healey
Nancy Healey, Commissioner of Employers, Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC)

Ms. Nancy Healey has been appointed as the Commissioner for Employers at the Canada Employment Insurance Commission for a two-year term, effective July 26, 2021.

Ms. Healey is an award-winning chamber executive with 20 years of strategic and innovative leadership as a champion for business. From 2008 to 2020, she was the chief executive officer of the St. John’s Board of Trade, where she helped businesses succeed through advocacy work at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Prior to that, Ms. Healey served as the executive director of an industry sector association dedicated to growing the hospitality and tourism industry.

Ms. Healey has served on the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union, was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada, and a past director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, where she was named Executive of the Year in 2018. Ms. Healey completed the Director’s Education Program from the Rotman School of Management and has achieved the designation of ICD.D.

Céline Bak

Céline Bak
Céline Bak, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Canada

Céline leads Deloitte’s FSI Sustainability & Climate practice as a partner in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice. She works with clients on defining and operationalizing their purpose through shareholder and stakeholder value creation with enablers such as ESG, innovation and public policy. To these clients, she brings 30 years of international experience in more than 25 countries. Her work has spanned management consulting to Fortune 500 companies, investment in scaling up sustainability and emissions reduction solutions, development of legal frameworks, as well as advice for civil society, philanthropists and governments.

In 2018, she was knighted as a Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite by French President Emmanuel Macron for mobilizing the private sector in the run-up to the Paris Agreement and for establishing the platform for the private sector to play a pivotal role in limiting warming to 1.5° C. This was the foundation of the Race to Zero.

For her clients she structures business opportunities aligned with Net Zero and how to prosecute these. She mainstreams impact investing, ESG and sustainability as a major value driver for shareholders and 2stakeholders.

Called on frequently by leading print and broadcast outlets around the world for her expertise on a host of interrelated issues – from to ESG Governance to the global oil & gas industry to energy markets and climate-related scenarios – Céline is respected above all, for her ability to identify what is relevant to a variety of audiences.

Peter MacKay

Peter MacKay
Peter MacKay, Strategic Advisor, Deloitte Canada

The Honourable Peter MacKay served in the Parliament of Canada for over 18 years as a Member of Parliament, including Cabinet Minister in the Harper Government for 10 years, as well as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defense, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Mr. MacKay chaired the Government National Security Committee for almost 10 years and served on numerous other inter-parliamentary committees. Prior to politics he served as a Crown Attorney. He is now working as a Strategic Advisor with Deloitte Canada and Counsel with McInnes Cooper, an Atlantic Canadian law firm. He works nationally and internationally in areas such as aerospace and defense, procurement, infrastructure, and justice reform. Peter serves as a Board Member for Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. and on numerous volunteer boards including Wounded Warriors, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Integrity Initiatives International and the Canada United States Law Institute. Peter is a loving husband to Nazanin and father to their 3 children Kian 9, Valentia 6, and Caledon 3. He lives by the sea in Kings Head, Nova Scotia, with two dogs and two cats.

Ningwakwe George

Ningwakwe George
Ningwakwe George, Community Knowledge Keeper & Elder

Ningwakwe (Rainbow Woman), aka Priscilla George, is a Deer Clan Anishnawbe Kwe from the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation. Ningwakwe has authored position papers, literature reviews and has conducted international research on literacy for indigenous peoples. Ningwakwe has been the Visiting Elder at Saugeen District Senior School since 2015. She was the Field Coordinator for the Saugeen First Nation Mental Wellness Initiative, a collaborative project with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, from 2018-2021. She currently supports the First Nation Mental Wellness Initiative as the Community Knowledge Keeper & Elder.

Ningwakwe advocates for the holistic approach to Life, which means recognizing and nurturing Spirit, Heart, Mind and Body.

Ellen Choi

Ellen Choi
Dr. Ellen Choi, Assistant Professor in HRM/OB, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Ellen Choi is an Assistant Professor in HRM/OB in the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. Dr. Choi is an organizational psychologist with training in the fields of Social Psychology and Organizational Behaviour. She received her PhD from the Ivey School of Business in 2017, and her MSc from the London School of Economics in 2012. Her research interests revolve around workplace wellbeing and mental health. In particular she studies the effects of mindfulness training on stress, attention, emotion regulation, errors, authenticity, resilience, and performance under pressure. Dr. Choi teaches in the area of organizational behaviour on topics such as leadership, training and development, motivation, and decision-making.

Prior to graduate school, Ellen traded in commercial real estate for 8 years with CBRE. She is also a yoga instructor, executive meditation coach, and delivers mindfulness workshops and keynote addresses to corporate audiences.

Alia Kamlani

Alia Kamlani
Alia Kamlani, National Labour Market Activation Leader, Deloitte

Alia Kamlani is a public sector transformation leader with 15+ years of experience working inside government and as an advisor to public sector organizations. She is a seasoned public sector transformation partner and has spent her career working alongside senior executives and political leaders to develop business cases, engage stakeholders, develop strategic options, and project manage numerous strategic and large-scale human service organizational, IT, and service delivery transformations in Ontario and across North America. Alia is also Deloitte’s National Labour Market Activation Leader where she is focused on transformation and innovation of social and employment services. Personally committed to driving more equitable and inclusive program design through her work, Alia strives to support government to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations in Canada.

MODERATORS

Kelly Rowe

Kelly Rowe
Kelly Rowe, Nous Canada’s Government Sector Lead

Kelly is Nous Canada’s Government Sector Lead. She has spent her career working with the public sector on strategic and operational change initiatives. Her work has involved developing innovative and ambitious strategies and enabling change through implementing service transformation in complex environments. She has worked with clients at the municipal, provincial and federal levels and with post-secondary institutions in Canada.

Recently, Kelly helped lead a major service transformation program during which she drove the design and implementation of user-centred services and supported change through improved organizational structures and processes. Over the past year, she also led the review of a public sector organization to identify ways to improve oversight and management, while focusing on improved services for staff and external stakeholders.

Karen Hamberg

Karen Hamberg
Karen Hamberg, Partner, Financial Advisory Practice, Deloitte Canada

Karen Hamberg joined Deloitte Canada in 2022 as a partner in the firm’s Financial Advisory practice advising on the commercialization of climate technology at industrial scale. She is a clean technology executive with more than 20 years of global experience in the deployment of clean transportation technologies and the policy/regulatory frameworks to enable growth, scale, and market leadership. She held a range of senior executive positions at Westport Fuel Systems and has expertise in corporate strategy, market creation and development, sustainability/ESG, and policy and regulatory affairs.

She was appointed to the Government of Canada’s Industry Strategy Council by the Honourable Navdeep Bains in June 2020 to represent the clean technology sector and named Chair of the Clean Technology Economic Strategy Table.

Karen currently serves as Chair Emeritus of CALSTART in Pasadena, California and as Vice Chair of the British Columbia Regional Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

An active volunteer, she chaired the 2019 United Way of British Columbia Campaign Cabinet, the team of executives who are the driving force behind the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

She was named to Canada’s Clean 50™ (2017) for her contributions to advance sustainability in the heavy-duty transportation sector and to Canada's Clean 16TM (2019) for her leadership on more stringent clean transportation regulations in North America.

Karen holds a Master of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba.

Mike Davis

Mike Davis
Mike Davis, President, and CEO of Davis Pier Consulting

Mike is a thought leader in government transformation and innovation, with over 20-years of experience in consulting across Canada and in countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is well-regarded not only for his ability to design and architect strategies and solutions to complex public sector issues for clients, but also for overseeing their implementation. Mike leads Davis Pier’s social innovation efforts focused on helping government by using behavioural science, service design and evidence-based policy approaches to improving policy-making and program design.

Mike has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in Behavioural Sciences at the London School of Economics. He has attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Behavioural Insights Program and is certified as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Mike is also a Distinguished Fellow with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Management.

Mike is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Kids Help Phone and on the Board of Directors for Tribe Network. Mike has also been named one of Atlantic Business Magazines Top 50 CEOs.

Georgina Black

Georgina Black
Georgina Black, Vice Chair & Canadian Managing Partner, Government, Public Services, Health & Life Sciences Deloitte Canada

In her role as Managing Partner Government, Public Services, Georgina leads a team of professionals committed to preparing Canada for a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future.

Georgina has over 30 years’ experience as a trusted advisor, business leader, entrepreneur and volunteer. An experienced strategist and collaborator, Georgina has a track record of working with leaders across governments, health and social care organizations and the private sector to shape and drive change agendas to improve outcomes for stakeholders.

Recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Georgina is a frequent speaker and panelist on the future of government and the future of healthcare. She has recently co-authored a number of reports: Catalyst- A Vision for a Thriving Canada 2030; Reimaging Seniors Care; Digital Equity and most recently contributed to a Public Policy Forum paper, Taking Back Healthcare.

Georgina serves on the Public Policy Forum’s Advisory Committee on the Future of Healthcare and the Longwoods Publishing Advisory Board.

Georgina has served on several boards in healthcare and education and is currently serving as a Director for Special Olympics Canada and is Co-Chair of the Ridley College Campaign. She studied Political Science at McGill and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Dave Bulmer

Dave Bulmer
Dave Bulmer, President & Chief Executive Officer of AMAPCEO – Ontario’s Professional Employees Union

AMAPCEO represents 15,000 professionals across Ontario and in 10 countries worldwide who work directly as civil servants for the Ontario Government or with arm’s length agencies in the broader public sector.

Prior to his election as President & CEO in 2015, he served a term as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, and two terms as Board Chair.

Dave is a member of the Ontario Pension Board and chairs its Governance Committee. He sits on Ryerson University’s Centre for Labour and Management Relations Advisory Board. He lectures on Industrial Relations at several Ontario universities and is a frequent panelist at union, human resources, labour relations, academic, and think tank events. Regularly addressing progressive workplace topics like alternative work arrangements, the impact of artificial intelligence, the value of the public service, and the workplace of the future. He has an EMBA and an Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Michael Wernick

Michael Wernick
Michael Wernick, Adjunct Professor, Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration

Michael Wernick’s distinguished 38 year career as one of the key leaders of Canada’s world class federal public service culminated in serving from 2016 to 2019 as the 23rd Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet.

With 28 years as an executive in the federal public service, including 17 years in the community of Deputy Ministers, and three as Clerk, Michael is one of Canada’s most experienced and influential public sector leaders. He appeared frequently at Parliamentary Committees, participated in dozens of intergovernmental and international meetings, and spoke at many conferences. Michael worked closely with three Prime Ministers and seven Ministers and attended close to 300 meetings of Cabinet and its committees. He was the key public servant at Privy Council Office in three transitions of Prime Minister.

In October 2021 UBC Press released Wernick’s book “Governing Canada: A Guide to the Tradecraft of Politics” and Michael undertook an extensive series of media interviews, podcasts and webinars to discuss this well received practical handbook for our political leaders and those who aspire to understand them.

As a Senior Strategic Advisor to MNP Inc and a Fellow and Adjunct Professor of the Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration, Michael now provides advisory services and mentorship to emerging leaders and to new generations of students.

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PROGRAM

MARCH 2, 2023 @ 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST
VIRTUAL DAY WORKSHOP
10:00 a.m. EST Welcome

Speaker: Alia Kamlani
10:15 a.m. EST Opening Keynote Panel:

Politics: A Return to Civility, What would it Take?


Speaker: Peter MacKay, Strategic Advisor, Deloitte Canada
11:15 a.m. EST Keynote Panel:

Where did the workers go? Understanding Canada's Labour Shortage.


After the pandemic lockdowns, where did all the workers go? This is one of the most common questions we hear from government, business, and institutional leaders. Decision makers consistently indicate that their primary concern is managing labour and skills shortages. They fear that labour scarcity may persist in a recession or re-emerge as a dominant issue once the economy strengthens again. This session will explore how our labour market is changing and what governments can do to ensure that we have the talent we need to drive our economic growth.

Sponsored by Deloitte

Speakers:
  • Trevin Stratton, National Leader and Partner, Economic Advisory, Deloitte Canada
  • Nancy Healey, Commissioner of Employers, Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC)
Moderator:
  • Georgina Black, Vice Chair & Canadian Managing Partner, Government, Public Services, Health & Life Sciences, Deloitte
12:15 p.m. EST Break
12:30 p.m. EST
Breakout Session 1:

Ambiguity, meet clarity: How to lead a successful transformation


Sponsored by NOUS

Public sector organizations are becoming more digitally advanced and customer-centric, so transformation is on the leadership agenda. But transformation is not easy – it requires careful planning, strong stakeholder alignment, fit-for-purpose governance, and a suitable transformation lead. Drawing on their experience leading successful – and not-so-successful – transformations, our panelists will explore what skills they want in a transformation lead, how a leader’s focus should change across a transformation, when leaders should lean in or step back and who they should rely on when things go wrong.

By the end of this session you will know:
  1. The four key considerations as you embark on a transformation
  2. The key roles of a transformation program
  3. how to solve problems when things go off track
Moderated by
Aaron Jaffery
Aaron Jaffery
Director General of Client Experience, Department of Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada
Adil Khalfan
Adil Khalfan
Chief Executive Officer, Kensington Health and former Senior Vice President Health System Performance and Support at Ontario Health
Mohammad Qureshi
Mohammad Qureshi
Corporate Chief Information Officer for the Government of Ontario
Kelly Rowe
Kelly Rowe
Principal, Government Practice Lead, Nous Group
Breakout Session 2:

The Future of Government


Sponsored by Deloitte

How might governments pivot from short-term political objectives to resilience-planning and longer-term solutions?
The role of government in society is rapidly evolving as the world we live in changes due to a myriad of emerging developments including economic crises, shifting workforce, geopolitical unrest, climate change, the rise of exponential technologies. This session will explore a series of provocations that may confront policymakers in the next 5, 10, 15+ years and will offer recommendations to help governments become future-ready.

Moderated by
Adithi Pandit
Adithi Pandit
Partner, Strategy & Business Design, Deloitte New Zealand
Shannon Lundquist
Shannon Lundquist
Federal Account Leader, Deloitte Canada
Michael Wernick
Michael Wernick, Adjunct Professor, Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration
Breakout Session 3

Sponsored by IBM

Speakers:
  • John Roberts, Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario
  • Nicholas Holmes, Principal Client Engagement, Global Government, IBM Technology
  • Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President, IBM Technology Sales - Skills Vitality & Enablement
Moderator:
  • Alison Oleksiak, IBM Distinguished Engineer
1:30 p.m. EST Break
1:45 p.m. EST Breakout Session 1:

COP15/COP27 – From Commitments to Action


Sponsored by Deloitte

Despite its billing as the “Climate Implementation Summit”, COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt represents a missed opportunity to meet the moment in transitioning climate commitments to meaningful action. Implementation demands renewed urgency and in the context of our new economic and geopolitical reality, the energy transition must deliver net-zero emissions *and* energy security, resilience, and affordability. This session will explore the new models of collaboration with the private sector, indigenous groups, investors, and civil society to decarbonize industrial value chains, scale climate technology systems, and ensure the human capital is in place for a decarbonized economy. What are the signals of change coming out of COP27 that policymakers must heed to accelerate climate action in advance of COP28 next fall?

Speaker: Celine Bak, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Canada

Moderator: Karen Hamberg, Partner, Financial Advisory Practice, Deloitte Canada
Breakout Session 2

Home Alone - the Perks and Challenges of Hybrid Work.


Speaker: Dr. Ellen Choi, Assistant Professor in HRM/OB, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University

Moderator: Dave Bulmer, President & Chief Executive Officer, AMAPCEO
Breakout Session 3

Indigenous Pathways to Mental Health and Wellness: Community and Culturally Driven Approaches


Speaker: Ningwakwe George, Community Knowledge Keeper & Elder
2:45 p.m. EST Break
3:00 p.m. EST Keynote

Join Canada’s 28th Governors General, The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C. for an exploration of empathy and trust in public and private life.


The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., will discuss his two books, Empathy: Turning Compassion into Action and Trust: Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country. Find out why he believes that turning empathy into action is crucial to a nation’s ability to adapt and prosper in today’s post pandemic world.
“As the world stumbles through the most severe pandemic of the last century, threatened by teetering economies, torn by political division, separated by unequal access to resources, and wrestling with issues as diverse as racism, gender, cybercrime, and climate change, the nations that best adapt and prosper are those in which empathy is fully alive and widely active”. *Excerpt from Empathy: Turning Compassion into Action

Speaker: The Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., Governor General of Canada, 2010-2017, Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation
4:00 p.m. EST What is “public sector innovation” and why is it so hard for governments to incorporate innovation into policy-making?

Public sector innovation has the potential to help us address the complex problems we’re facing as a society, but it has traditionally been hard for governments to practice. Much of the discussion about innovation within government is dominated by academics advocating for purest frameworks, external consultants with their own agendas, or technology organizations advocating for cloud and digital transformations. There is also the constant political pressure to deliver short-term results. Real world examples do exist of the use of public sector innovation practices that are low cost and highly effective. Could you add an example here?

This session will explore how innovation can be used in policy-making and provide some successful examples from the field. We’ll also look at the barriers to its widespread use (e.g., privacy rules, behaviours like risk aversion and confirmation bias, time constraints, public expectations) and some simple strategies and tactics that can help governments be more innovative while not requiring large-scale investment or transformational change.

Speakers:
  • Nancy MacLellan, Deputy Minister, NS Department of Advanced Education
  • Tracey Barbrick, Associate Deputy Minister, NS Department of Seniors and Long Term Care
Moderator:
  • Mike Davis, President, and CEO of Davis Pier Consulting
5:00 p.m. EST Closing Day Remarks
5:05 - 6:00 p.m. EST Networking
*Please note, this event will be translated in French.

PRICING

IPAC Member Pricing

$199
Member Pricing
If you are a member, you can join the leadership event for $199

Non-Member Pricing

$299
Non-Member Pricing
If you are not a member, you can join the leadership event for $299 Also includes a one year IPAC membership

IPAC Bulk Rate Pricing

Please contact David Fulford, IPAC CEO at [email protected] for more information.
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SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsor

Deloitte

Gold Sponsor

IBM

Silver Sponsor

IBM

Bronze Sponsor

NOUS

Exhibitors

AMAPCEO

Supporters

APEX
Interested in having your organization be part of this event? Email Erin Bellwood, at [email protected]