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Public Sector HR 2018

Tuesday February 27 - Wednesday February 28 2018 Shaw Centre Ottawa, Ontario

Conference Overview

Now is the time for HR leaders to rethink HR—and this is the event where you will learn how

For more than 15 years this conference has informed HR leaders about what’s new and what’s next in HR in the public sector. We’ve sourced the top practitioners and thought leaders and they have delivered practical insights into how to navigate future challenges. Given the pace of change this has never been more important. This year’s agenda will feature a completely new line up of experts ready to help you take HR to the next level.

An exciting agenda for the future of HR—a renewed and refreshed future

For 2018 we will focus on those changes having most impact on the practice of HR and explore how you can best respond. The issues may sound familiar but the context is changing and the rate of change is accelerating. Among the main themes we will address are:

  • How a new generation of public servants has reached critical mass and come of age, and are taking on increasingly responsible roles and the impact this is having on the culture of the public sector. 
  • The shift involved as evidence based approaches to HR take on increasing importance. Data and analytics will become ever more critical to your success.  Are you ready for the shift to evidence based HR?
  • The evolving workplace is perhaps the biggest shift we are witnessing with big implications for how and where people work
  • Increasing diversity of the workforce and the need to continually update your inclusion practices to ensure everyone feels they belong and can be heard, valued, and contribute.  How can you ensure you create a respectful culture that—allows everyone to feel they belong and to thrive.
  • Emerging approaches such as design thinking, agile, and deliverology and learn how they are changing how HR is practiced. Innovation is becoming an imperative and will put additional demands on HR

Meet and learn from established and emerging HR and Operational leaders.

Find out from your peers how they’re building stronger teams, fostering greater collaboration, and creating a resilient and positive culture that delivers on performance targets. It may not be easy, but these examples will demonstrate that it can be done.

Hear from the experts how to prepare for the future.

Discuss solutions to common challenges with other public sector HR leaders. Past attendees have always valued the breadth of sessions at this conference—and while we can’t cover everything we do cast a wide net. Topics under consideration for 2018 include:

  • The Future of Work and the Broader Public Sector
  • Data and Analytics and HR—The Shift to Evidence Based Approaches
  • The Evolving Workplace and the Expansion of the Remote Workforce
  • Design Thinking and HR
  • From engagement to employee experience—Implications for HR
  • The Future of Talent Management in the Public Sector
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Workplace Digitization and HR Technology
  • Next Generation Leadership
  • The Millennial Public Service—How Will It Be Different
  • Generational Conflict and Collaboration
  • Leadership Development/Mentoring/Coaching
  • Innovations in Workforce Composition

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to meet the innovators and discuss the latest issues with the experts and your peers.

Building on success.

The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. This event attracts the top public-sector HR leaders, and provides an insightful and enlightening learning experience for conference participants.

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2017 Event

Last year's Public Sector HR conference took place February 21–23, 2017 at the Shaw Centre.

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