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Learning from Failure: Stories of Successful Canadians

Learning from Failure: Stories of Successful Canadians

Whether you're reaching for international acclaim or your personal best, what does failure have to do with your success? With recent events highlighting the pitfalls of a risk-averse, fear-of-failure" culture in the public service, there's no better time to acknowledge the importance of a quick response to failure. By learning from our mistakes and moving forward, we build resilience and a resoluteness that supports innovation and, ultimately, success.

What can we learn from experiences that are different from our own? Take part in the discussion as our three accomplished guests look back on the highs and lows of their professional careers in government, high-performance sports and the creative arts. Reserve your spot today!

Event Information

This learning activity is designed for senior management and is offered at no cost. All public servant groups and levels are also welcome.


Date and time:

November 5, 2018 | 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (EST)


  • Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Canada
  • Erica Wiebe, Olympic Gold Medallist and Commonwealth Wrestling Champion
  • Eric Chan, internationally acclaimed Digital Artist


English with interpretation in French


  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast


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