Caroline Codsi

Executive Lecture Series

The Executive Lecture Series is designed to provide executives in the public service with the opportunity to discuss "hot topics" with thought-provoking speakers. These sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to share expertise and best practices, equipping them to lead their teams in achieving excellence.


Past Sessions

2016

2015


Enriching Organizations Through Diversity and Inclusion

One of Canada’s greatest strengths is the richness of its cultural diversity, and leaders are critical to helping the public service draw upon the full potential of Canada’s diverse workforce.

During this session, Caroline Codsi, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Eastern Canada for Cira Medical Services, will engage executives in an open discussion about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

She will share her experiences, the challenges she faced and how she addressed them. Participants, in turn, will have the opportunity to share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices. They will explore the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace, examine some common biases and discover the vital leadership role they can play as enablers of inclusiveness in their organizations.

Caroline has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources, with a focus on healthy and inclusive workforce. She has been the recipient of multiple awards, including a Gender Equality Award from the United Nations Women National Committee. She has also been ranked among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and the Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures of Quebec.

Event Information

Ottawa

Date and Time:

November 3, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT) – CANCELLED

Speaker:

Caroline Codsi, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Eastern Region, Cira Medical Services

Language:

Bilingual

Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario

Audience:

Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


Mentally Healthy Workplaces

This event is an overview of federal public service initiatives on mental health. After a review of work underway at the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer and the Privy Council Office, three executives will share their experience and perspectives on supporting mental health in the public service. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and share best practices in creating workplaces conducive to mental health in their organizations.

Event Information

Ottawa

Date and Time:

September 30, 2016 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speakers:

  • Caroline Curran, Executive Director, Human Resources Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Frances McRae, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Public Service Renewal Secretariat, Privy Council Office
  • Janet Campbell, Ombudsman and Director, Office of Values and Ethics, Canadian Heritage
  • Delroy Lawrence, Executive Director, Workplace Relations and Organizational Wellbeing, Health Canada
  • Michelle Vaillancourt, National Manager, Disability Management Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Michel Vermette, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX)

Language:

Bilingual

Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario

Audience:

Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


Is Lean a Failed Theory for Public Service?

Alpen Path Solutions Inc

Held in partnership with Alpen Path Solutions Inc., this discussion will emphasize the importance of organizational readiness factors—including leadership engagement, understanding demand and co-production—in successfully implementing a lean approach. The presentation will argue that lean can only really achieve its potential when based within the logic and context of service delivery.

Professor Zoe Radnor is well known for her research in the application of lean in public service. She has published more than 80 articles, book chapters and reports and has presented widely on the topic to both academic and practitioner audiences.

Event Information

Date and Time:

June 23, 2016 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speaker:

Zoe Radnor, Professor and Dean, School of Management, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Language:

English

Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario

Audience:

Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

France Marleau
csps.registration-inscription.efpc@canada.ca


Social Media In Communicating Government Science

During this session, experts will explore the challenges, risks and benefits associated with using social media to engage public servants and Canadians. Additionally, they will demonstrate how social media can be strategically integrated into the workplace through culture change, and discuss how risks can be effectively managed.

The speakers will also discuss evidence-informed strategies to manage agendas that raise further discussions of these topics online.

Please note that this session will be available both on-site at Académie De-La-Salle in Ottawa and by webcast.

Date and Time:

April 15, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

Speakers:

Lori Harrop, federal public servant in residence, School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ryan Deschamps, PhD candidate at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Regina, Saskatchewan

Language:

Bilingual

Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario

Audience:

Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

France Marleau
csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


Public Engagement

Public engagement processes range from town halls to online communities, but they can all be classified under a few basic types, each of which is suited to different issues. To maximize the effectiveness of engagement processes, it's important to know what types are available, which type is appropriate for which task and how to apply them to the jobs they were designed to do.

To help Ontario's public service get the most out of public engagement, the province's Open Dialogue Initiative is developing and testing a new public engagement framework that will guide the selection, design and delivery of effective public engagement processes for the future.

Don Lenihan, the government's principal advisor on this project, will provide executives with an overview of the project, highlighting lessons learned and exploring how and where these may be applicable to the Government of Canada.

Event Information

This event has been merged with the Armchair Discussion scheduled March 17, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Speaker:
Don Lenihan, Senior Associate, Policy and Engagement, Canada 2020
Language:
English with interpretation in both official languages
Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario

Cost:
None

Information:

France Beauchamp
Event Administrator
csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


Leading Transformation Initiatives

With major transformations underway across the public service, executives are called on more and more to pave the way for organizational change. Legislative modernization, new policy suites and culture change all require executives to fill critical leadership roles.

Mr. Neil Bouwer, Assistant Deputy Minister at Natural Resources Canada, has led many of these organizational transformations during his career. From change initiatives in organizations such as the Privy Council Office, Human Resources Development Canada and—most notably—the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Mr. Bouwer has accumulated a wealth of lessons learned and highly practical knowledge to share with executives in this session.

Event Information

Date and Time:
February 26, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speaker:
Neil Bouwer, Assistant Deputy Minister of Science and Policy Integration, Natural Resources Canada
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
None
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Eduardo Rivas
Event Administrator
CSPS.LearningEvents-Evenementsdapprentissage.EFPC@canada.ca


Navigating the Government Landscape

Providing impartial, non-partisan and fearless professional advice in a harmonious environment is fundamental to public service responsibilities. Round-the-clock news, social media and connected citizens are additional factors that challenge this balancing act in the 21st century.

Two senior leaders who have spent a substantial part of their careers learning to navigate this landscape will share their experiences and how they have relied on public service values and ethics to steer them.

Event Information

Date and Time:
January 15, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speakers:
Yazmine Laroche, Associate Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada
Christine Donoghue, Acting President, Corporate Secretariat, Public Service Commission
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
None
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Eduardo Rivas
Event Administrator
CSPS.LearningEvents-Evenementsdapprentissage.EFPC@canada.ca


Technological Shifts in the Media

The news industry is undergoing fundamental technological and cultural change, and CBC News is leading the way when it comes to adapting to digital disruption.

The organization is repositioning itself while maintaining traditional values and, in the process, setting an example for news broadcasters around the world.

Join a fellow executive from CBC to learn about transformational change and the opportunities it brings for renewing public policy and engaging citizens.

Event Information

Date and Time:
November 27, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speaker:
Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor in Chief, CBC News and Centres
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
None
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Administrator
csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


Acuity—Making Sense of Key Relationships in Government

Whether providing advice or implementing government decisions, executives need to understand the world of ministers, their staff and key stakeholders.

Join our expert guest speakers to discuss case studies and tools that can help you gain insight into the relationship between elected and non-elected officials, thereby improving your ability to play your role effectively.

Event Information

Date and Time:
November 13, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speakers:
Dr. Peter Constantinou, Assistant Professor, York University
Ian Matheson
, Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service
Language:
English
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Administrator
csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


Leading Strategic Transformation

The scale of the transformation underway in the public service is all encompassing—it includes mandate, culture, management philosophy and programming across multiple organizations. What approaches and practices can executives use to lead these massive changes effectively?

In this lecture, three chief executive officers will share their experience in navigating successful, large-scale organizational transformation. Their insight and practical advice will help executives bring to life the Blueprint 2020 vision of a capable, high-performing public service that embraces innovation, transformation and continuous renewal.

Event Information

Date and Time:
October 23, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers:

Margaret Beckel, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

Mark O'Neill, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of History

Marie Chapman, CEO, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
None
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Administrator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


Leadership and Collaboration—the Olympic Experience

The resounding success of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 was an accomplishment Canada took great pride in. It was also the culmination of a mammoth logistical coordination exercise that brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders, partners and levels of government.

Then Deputy Minister of Heritage Canada, Judith LaRocque chaired the Deputy Ministers and Heads of Agency Committee that guided the preparations and provided a "whole of government" approach. Ms. LaRocque will share the compelling lessons in leadership and collaboration that she learned from the Olympic experience.

Event Information

Date and Time:
October 9, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speaker:
Judith A. LaRocque, former ambassador and permanent representative, Permanent Delegation of Canada to the OECD
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
None
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Administrator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


Engaging the Crowd in Public Policy

This session offers an expert perspective on how public policy can be enhanced by the participation of individual Canadians.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, will present an overview of the CRTC's efforts to stimulate broad awareness, engagement and participation among the Canadian public, the academic community and other groups.

Executives will not want to miss this opportunity to learn proven strategies for crafting policy that better reflects the public interest.

Event Information

Date and Time:
September 25, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speaker:
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Administrator
CSPS.LearningEvents-Evenementsdapprentissage.EFPC@csps-efpc.gc.ca


Delivering IT Value

IT departments must manage increasingly complex systems and data while delivering continuous innovation and absorbing annual budgetary challenges. Balancing these demands requires IT departments to demonstrate the "value" of IT as a corporate investment.

Determining IT value starts with understanding the total cost and effectiveness of the entire IT portfolio. In this session, expert panelists will discuss how IT can be a dynamic business partner and review principles that can change organizational perceptions.

Event Information

Date and Time:
August 28, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Panelists:
Peter Donnelly, IT Advisory Partner, KPMG ITnet
Guylaine Montplaisir, Director General, Application and Knowledge Services, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Facilitator:
Gini Bethell, Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister on IM/IT Transformation, Canada School of Public Service
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels and equivalents from across the public service
Registration:

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Ottawa August 28

Registration deadline: August 26, 2015

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Administrator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


How to Give and Receive a Two-Minute Briefing

This lecture presents an approach to briefing that allows executives to confidently and effectively summarize an issue in two minutes or less. It will also provide insight into how senior managers are viewed, how their employees try to respond to their perceived needs and preferences and the negative communications patterns they can fall into. Finally, the lecture will sketch out how a leader's reception of a two-minute briefing can contribute to successful communication, deliberation and decision making.

Based on the School's highly popular half-day course on this topic and led by Royal Orr, one of the faculty members who developed the two-minute briefing approach, this session offers executives tips and strategies for conserving their most valuable resource—time.

Event Information

Date and Time:
May 8, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speaker:
Royal Orr, Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Coordinator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


Well-Managed Human Resources for a Productive Workplace

Human resources modernization is an important challenge in today's public service, one that is critical to maintaining a healthy and productive work environment. Ignoring challenging situations may damage management credibility, negatively affecting the workplace.

This session will explore issues related to human resources and the role of management during periods of transformation, helping executives to address each situation effectively.

Event Information

Date and Time:
April 10, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Speaker:
Gabriel Caponi, Assistant Commissioner – Quebec Region, Canada Revenue Agency
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Coordinator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


Treasury Board Decision Making: What Executives Need to Know

Policy implementation is a core public service responsibility, and preparing a submission seeking Treasury Board authority to proceed is often a key step. Policy, program and corporate executives all have a role to play in successfully demonstrating that the departmental executive team is ready for implementation.

Pablo Sobrino, former associate ADM with the Acquisitions Branch at Public Works and Government Services Canada, and Ian Matheson, former executive director of the Defence and Immigration Division at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, have drawn on their extensive experience to create this event.

Join us to exchange best practices with your colleagues and gain practical tools that will guide you in leading your organization through the submission process.

Event Information

Date and Time:
March 19, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Speakers:
Pablo Sobrino, Executive Advisor – Strategic Directions, Canada School of Public Service
Ian Matheson, Senior Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Canada School of Public Service, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Coordinator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


Policy Leadership 2020 – Challenges and Opportunities

Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, is shaking up policy-making culture in the UK Civil Service.

In this session, Mr. Wormald will discuss the challenges of striking an effective balance between politics, evidence and delivery, developing the confidence to narrow down options and recommending the best policy to deliver change in the real world.

Join us to gain valuable perspective from another Westminster democracy on the policy-making experience and its transformation.

Event Information

Date and Time:
March 6, 2015 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Speaker:
Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, UK Civil Service
Language:
English
Locations:
Available across Canada by webcast
Collaboration Lounge, Canada School of Public Service, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service

Information:

Diana Ricciuti
Senior Event Coordinator
events-evenements@csps-efpc.gc.ca


HR Transformations: Above and Beyond

In this session, Donna Wilson, Vice-President of Human Resources at LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, will offer executives fresh insight into the changing landscape of human resources. Ms. Wilson is a distinguished leader with a wealth of experience in HR, including an executive role in the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee.

She will explore the challenges facing HR in times of transformation, focusing on her organization's journey in implementing a new HR Service Delivery Model and the essential role of the HR branch in business.

Event Information

Date and Time:
February 20, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speaker:
Donna Wilson, Vice-President, Human Resources, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Language:
English
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Canada School of Public Service, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives from across the public service

Information:

Diana Ricciuti
Senior Event Coordinator
events-evenements@csps-efpc.gc.ca


Business and IT Collaboration

Mobile applications, integrated collaborative platforms, the "cloud" and the unprecedented flow of analytical data from social media make it possible for organizations and stakeholders to interact anytime and anywhere.

As a result, the rules of engagement between business and information technology services have changed dramatically. This session explores how to build a successful collaboration between business and IT. Transparency, a common language and continuous improvement practices all contribute to the most important element: trust.

Event Information

Date and Time:
February 17, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speakers:
Susan Kilburn, Consultant, BMO Capital Markets and Enterprise Risks
Benoît Long, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Processing and Payments Services Branch, Service Canada
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Canada School of Public Service, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Coordinator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca


Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada: Their Lean Journey

Join senior executives from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) to learn how the organization used the lean approach to modernize its processes and create a culture of continuous improvement.

As a result of this initiative, IRB can now make refugee determinations in four months instead of two years, and lean thinking has been enthusiastically adopted across the organization.

The speakers will share the results they achieved in transforming IRB's service delivery, strategic planning and organizational culture and provide a candid perspective on what worked and what lessons they learned along the way.

Event Information

Date and Time:
February 3, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Speakers:
Ross Pattee, Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Protection Division, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Greg Kipling, Director General, Policy, Planning and Research Branch, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Language:
Bilingual
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Canada School of Public Service, 373 Sussex Drive (second entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
Executives from across the public service

Information:

Véronique Cloutier
Event Coordinator
veronique.cloutier@canada.ca

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