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Public Sector HR 2019: The Future of Work

Tuesday February 26 - Wednesday February 27 2019 Shaw Centre Ottawa, ON

Conference Overview

Everyone’s talking about the future of work…

We are living and working in times of increasing uncertainty, change and technological disruption. And nowhere is this impact felt more than in the workplace as AI, machine learning, robotics, data and analytics transform the who, what, how and where of work. And this won’t be neatly confined to a specific sector or function, it is impacting everyone, everywhere.

…but who really knows what the future holds…

The truth is there are no guarantees or certainties about the future. But there are reliable sources for insight and guidance to help you navigate what’s next. The Conference Board of Canada delivers just this—for more than 15 years this conference has informed HR leaders and provided a consistently reliable guide to the world of change and Human Resources about what’s new and what’s next in HR in the public sector.

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This highly engaging event features top practitioners and thought leaders providing practical insights into what is coming next and how to navigate future challenges. Given the pace of change, this has never been more important. This year’s agenda features a completely new line up of experts ready to help you take HR the next level.

…but we do know that HR is on the front line…

Take a moment to reflect on what will change in the world of work in the next five, 10 or 20+ years. What changes do you anticipate in:

  • data and analytics
  • use of AI and machine learning to replace tasks and jobs
  • performance management
  • diversity and inclusion
  • demographics of leadership as boomers finally exit the workforce
  • level of competition for talent across all sectors
  • digitization and the impact on required skills
  • the employer employee relationship in the age of free agency
  • level of stress in the workplace and its impact on health

…are you ready?

This event focuses on the changes having the most impact on the practice of HR and explores how you can best respond. The issues may sound familiar, but their influence is changing, and the rate of change is accelerating. Every session is designed to provide you with information to prepare you for future developments – even the ones you don’t yet know are coming.

Meet and learn from established and emerging HR 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 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 2019 include:

  • the future of work and the public sector
  • data, analytics, decision making, and HR
  • talent management
  • the gig economy
  • flexibility—where, when and how people work
  • AI
  • next generation leadership
  • the millennial public service—how will it be different?
  • performance and coaching
  • resiliency

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.


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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