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Corporate & Shared Services
National Insights – Spring Edition

Online: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 12:00-2:15pm ET • 9:00-11:15am PT

Event Overview

Reimagining Business Processes to Enable the Evolving Government 

2022 will continue to change the priorities of public sector corporate and back office services, driving the evolution into more data-driven, communicative, and intelligence enabling decision-making hubs. And where the back office begins delivering strategic, analytical value and continuous improvement capabilities, public sector corporate functions will see more opportunity to pivot and transform their services and take on more of a business enabling role.

To aid further exploration of how corporate functions of the future could take shape, we’ve put together the first Virtual Event in our 2022 Corporate & Shared Services Community National Insights series.

Tune in to hear case studies from corporate-focused peers and discuss how to further create modern, digitally enabled and integrated public sector corporate services divisions in Canada, as the role continues to shift from being task-centric to value-adding through new tools and processes.

The assorted challenges and complimentary aspects of all things corporate will be addressed in two concurrent panel sessions, allowing you to choose the one that piques your own relevant interest most.

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Benefits of Attending

Understand what is key to an adaptive, continuous corporate services function approach within the context of our fast-changing economic climate

Hear from back-office transformation leaders about streamlining, optimizing and repositioning the back office as an intelligent advisory support function

Discover how to seamlessly enact change through exploration of real-world case studies across all back office corporate service functions

Learn from local and international public sector finance innovation experts and explore best practices, top tips and lessons learned

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Philippe Thompson
Chief Financial Officer
Indigenous Services Canada

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Rotimi Famodile
Director, Finance and Performance Evaluation | Workforce Development & Skills Training Division
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

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Chad Evans
Vice President, Corporate Services
Ontario Northland

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Darlene Dasent
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University Health Network

Kathryn Pollack

Kathryn Pollack
Chief Procurement Officer
Government of Saskatchewan

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Robert L. Godbout
Executive Director – Corporate Planning and Reporting
Transport Canada

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Stephanie Nagel
Treasurer & Director of Corporate Finance
Region of Peel

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Alexander Ralph
Chief Procurement Officer & Director of Supply Chain Management
City of Vancouver

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Zachary Woodward
Senior Director, Procurement Modernization and Continuous Improvement
BC Public Service

Chris Moore
Community Advisor, Canada
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Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment KeynoteGovernment KeynotePanel Discussion 1Panel Discussion 2

Building Corporate Resiliency Through Planning and Change

  • Learn how ONTC is reframing enterprise planning and decision-making to drive resiliency, change readiness, and strategic growth
  • Understand advantages to integrating risk, project management, and change management competencies across multi-disciplinary divisions
  • Position and leverage Corporate Services as a strategic partner working in collaboration with internal customers across the organization

Government Reporting: Building Trust and Increasing Capacity 

  • The reporting imperative for governments
  • Reducing the administrative burden of reporting 
  • Advantages of making information easily accessible internally and externally 

Beyond Covid – Further Pivoting the Way We Do Strategic Stakeholder Partnering, Engagement and Management

  • Decisive approaches in dynamic, disruptive times
  • Identifying and exploring the strategic pillars of next-generation partner management
  • Embedding emerging tools and proactive digital initiatives to enhance supplier relationships and engagement

Capability without Capacity: Addressing Gaps within our Workforce Challenging Our Transformation Roadmap

  • How is the CSS sector tackling the ongoing problem of limited resources needed to further digital transformation
  • Prioritizing continuous personnel development, education and training to drive operational success
  • Simple tips that will yield quick wins and sustained benefits
  • Managing these challenges from a Municipal, Provincial and Federal viewpoint

Resiliency in Corporate Services: Maintaining a Sustainable Transformation within Fiscal and Operational Constraints

  • Assessing ways to balance competing priorities, potential risks and best practices to build resilience long-term
  • Focusing on lasting results: Evaluating and implementing the best digital tools and automated solutions to address operational needs
  • Understanding modern practices beyond temporary solutions and pandemic responses – What needs to stay, what needs to go?
  • Preparing for the future: How are teams leveraging new digital solutions and/or strategies to become more proactive rather than reactive

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

Thank you for this great session. I realize that to some extent we are all on different journeys with process improvement. This type of forum is excellent to share ideas and connecting with likewise individuals.
Shared Services Canada

Excellent and informative and interesting concept on the back office label, and moving forward in this new environment, lots of insightful takeaways.
Government & Consumer Services

Good to hear how all levels of government are using the lessons learned during the pandemic to advance modernization.
City of Vaughan

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