Event Agenda/ Program

AGENDA & RESOURCES - 2021 NMC Symposium

 

Tuesday October 26, 2021

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Guest Speakers/ Moderators

Description

Available throughout the Symposium

Networking Café and Expo Kiosks

N/A

Take advantage of all the Virtual Expo features such as visiting partner kiosks and engaging in online networking with your peers

Available throughout the Symposium

Symposium Opening Remarks (Video)

Arun Thangaraj, NMC Champion and Associate Deputy Minister, Transport Canada

Welcoming remarks by the NMC Champion.

10:30 am to 12:00 pm (EST)

Reconciliation and the Call to Action for Managers (French session)

Video recording - CSPS YouTube

 

Introduction:

Janice Charette, Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Guest Speakers:

Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada

Michele Elliott, Senior Advisor and Subject Matter Expert, Talent Management, Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion

Vivian Cousineau, Visiting Executive: Director – Talent Management , Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion

Moderator:

Isabelle Racine, NMC Executive Director

Panel discussion on what reconciliation and the Call to Action entail, the role managers must continue to play to advance progress, the path ahead, and how the Knowledge Circle of Indigenous Inclusion can support managers. 

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

NMC Connect - Networking Café

NMC Team, partners and Symposium participants

 

Come and chat about the Symposium themes and connect and collaborate virtually with the NMC Regional Leads, our partners, and symposium participants via the Wonder.me app.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)

Reconciliation and the Call to Action for managers (English session)

Video recording - CSPS YouTube

Introduction:

Janice Charette, Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Guest Speakers:

Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada

Alexis Ford-Ellis, Director, Workplace Well-being & Mental Health, Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion

Jeremy TaitDirector and Departmental Liaison, Engagement, Communications, Digital Enablement and Information Management, Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion

Moderator:

Isabelle Racine, NMC Executive Director

Panel discussion on what reconciliation and the Clerk’s Call to Action entail, the role managers must continue to play to advance progress, the path ahead, and how the Knowledge Circle of Indigenous Inclusion can support managers. 

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)

NMC Connect - Networking Café (Free time)

NMC Team, partners and Symposium participants

 

Come and chat about the Symposium themes and connect and collaborate virtually with the NMC Regional Leads, our partners, and symposium participants via the Wonder.me app.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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10:30 am to 11:20 am (EST)

Session #1: Supporting an inclusive and diverse workplace: the way forward with the Call to Action

 

One Pager - Centre on Diversity and Inclusion

 

PPT Presentation: Public Service Commission Supports for Inclusive Recruitment

Video recording - YouTube

Guest Speakers:

Vinita Ambwani, Director, Special Projects Development and Implementation, Centre on Diversity and Inclusion, OCHRO, Treasury Board Secretariat

Marie-Josée KabisA/Senior Director, Strategic Management and Stakeholder relations, Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, OCHRO

Valentina Fumagalli, Director of Inclusive Recruitment, Public Service Commission

Patrick Gauthier, Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement, Public Service Commission

Moderator:

Lisbeth Savard, Regional Lead, Prairies & NWT, National Managers’ Community

This interactive session with OCHRO’s Centre for Diversity and Inclusion is aimed at having a discussion with managers, supervisors and aspiring managers about moving the Call to action on anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in the Federal Public Service forward.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EST)

Session #2: Thriving with your teams in a hybrid environment

 

Flex GC Presentation (PDF)

Responses to unanswered questions during session (PDF)

Other Resources (PDF)

Video - Recording (YouTube)

Guest Speakers:

Natasha Côté-Khan, Senior Communications Advisor (Free Agent), Transport Canada

Jennifer MacDougall, Senior Manager of Events and Partnerships (Free Agent), Federal Youth Network

Moderator:

Lisbeth Savard, Regional Lead, Prairies & NWT, National Managers’ Community

Join FlexGC as they present tools, practices and mindsets for a successful team in an hybrid environment.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EST)

Session #3: Compassionate Conversations Around COVID-19

How to have a conversation on a difficult topic (GCconnex)

Video Recording - YouTube

Guest Speakers:

Beverley Ann Morris, EAP Coordinator-Counsellor at CBSA

Sylvain Lefebvre, National Manager & Area Advisor (Quebec), Office for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflict, CFIA

Jean-François Claude, Senior Advisor, Workplace Mental Health, Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Moderators:

Mary Ann Medaric, Regional Lead, Ontario Region, National Managers’ Community

Hélène Larose, Regional Lead, National Capital Region, National Managers’ Community

Join panelists from The Employee Assistance Program, The Office of Informal Conflict Resolution, and The Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace for a discussion on how to navigate challenging conversations on enforcing vaccination directives, safety measures such as social distancing and wearing masks, and returning to the workplace.

2:10 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)

Session #4: Happiness at work and career development

Retain and Gain: Career Management for the Public Sector (PDF)

Video recording - YouTube

Guest Speakers:

Rachel HachéCertified Coach, Career Counsellor and Co-chair of the Interdepartmental Community of Practice on Career

Nathalie ThériaultCareer Counsellor and Co-chair of the Interdepartmental Community of Practice on Career

Pierre Losier, Chair, Persons with Disabilities Network, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Nicole Bekzadeh, Business Expertise Senior Consultant, Service Canada, Ontario Region

Moderator:

Valérie Plourde, Regional Lead, Québec and Nunavut Région, National Managers’ Community

In this session, we get to ask questions to career development experts and hear testimonials on the inspirational, challenging and rewarding journey of navigating a career in the public service. Why is happiness at work more important than ever? Join in the conversation; one that will equip managers to grow talent.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm (EST)

Navigating the Hybrid Model (French session)

Video recording - CSPS YouTube

Guest Speakers:

Darlène de Gravina, ADM, Human Resources Services Branch, ESDC

Kathleen ClarkinDirector, Workplace Policy, Programs Engagement and Ethics, OCHRO, Treasury Board Secretariat

Tracey Sametz, Director General, Human Resources, Transport Canada

Tom Balfour, Director General, Human Resources, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Moderator:

Isabelle Racine, NMC Executive Director

Panel discussion on developments from a policy and guidance perspective and different approaches to return to work.

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

NMC Connect - Networking Café

NMC Team, partners and Symposium participants

 

Come and chat about the Symposium themes and connect and collaborate virtually with the NMC Regional Leads, our partners, and symposium participants via the Wonder.me app.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)

Navigating the Hybrid Model (English session)

Video recording - CSPS YouTube

Guest Speakers:

Raquel Fragoso, Director General, Human Resources, Federal Economic Development Agency, Southern Ontario

Kathleen ClarkinDirector, Workplace Policy, Programs Engagement and Ethics, OCHRO, Treasury Board Secretariat

Tracey Sametz, Director General, Human Resources, Transport Canada

Tom Balfour, Director General, Human Resources, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Moderator:

Isabelle Racine, NMC Executive Director

Panel discussion on developments from a policy and guidance perspective and different approaches to return to work.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EST)

NMC Connect - Networking Café (Free time)

NMC Team, partners and Symposium participants

 

Come and chat about the Symposium themes and connect and collaborate virtually with the NMC Regional Leads, our partners, and symposium participants via the Wonder.me app.

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