Virtual Event: HR & Future of Work
National Insights – Summer Edition

Online: Thursday, September 8, 2022 | Time: 12:00-2:00 pm ET / 9:00-11:00 am PT

Event Overview

Navigating a Changing Workplace and Building Better
Policies and Teams for the Future

Over the past few years, workplaces have changed dramatically, and
long-anticipated transformation has only been accelerated due to the
pandemic. HR executives recognize that there is a greater need to do
better to remain competitive in this job market. Workplace culture,
diversity and inclusion, flexible work programs, leadership development,
are but a few key factors driving workplace transformation.

We will explore the increased demand for employer accountability
when it comes to employee and workplace wellness. If the pandemic
has taught us anything, it is the importance of adopting more proactive,
rather than reactive, solutions. Introducing systems that allow access to
health and wellness resources and support is only the beginning.

In this online seminar, we will also discuss key strategies that promote
diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces. As our communities
become increasingly diverse, our workforce needs to become a
reflection of this. Ensuring that we identify and remove barriers is
essential, and prioritizing recruitment and talent development initiatives
for women and people of diverse backgrounds can only mean further

It is crucial that the future of work is people focused.

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Benefits of Attending

Discover new ways to improve workplace culture
through people-focused initiatives and programs

Address the role of diversity, inclusion and equity within policy and the importance of eliminating

Become more proactive in delivering employee wellness and mental health solutions

A Sneak Peek Of Your Expert Speakers

Margie Picillo
Director General,
Innovation and Strategic
Change, Innovation and
Business Transformation
Fisheries and Oceans

Andrew Naklicki
Chief Human Resources
City of Vancouver

Talene Palvetzian
Senior Manager,
Strategic Workforce
Policy and Programs
Ministry of Labour,
Training and Skills
Government of Ontario

Tracey Thomas
Executive Director,
People and Culture
Government of Nova

Silvia Fraser
Director, Transformation, Workplace Strategies, ModernTO
City of Toronto 

Erika Sandoval
Sr. Partner, Strategic Advisory Group

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta
Change Strategist and Founder
The Change Leadership

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Nicole Filiatrault
Marketing Manager, Canada

Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment KeynotePanel Discussion

Building People-Focused Organizations and Realigning Workplace Expectations

  • Building stronger workplace foundations 
  • Creating an open, collaborative and people-focused environment
  • People management, now and into the future
  • Our approach – Innovation and Strategic Change Directorate at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Presented By: Margie Picillo, Director General, Innovation and Strategic Change, Innovation and Business Transformation Sector, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Journey of the Hybrid Model: Implementing and Delivering Workspaces of the Future

  • Addressing the challenges of introducing a hybrid workplace and balancing both organizational and employee needs
  • Discussing the positive impact of adopting flexible work hours and creating more autonomy for employees
  • Exploring innovative technologies and digital that have enabled this successful remodel
  • How will HR and the workplace evolve from here?

Presented By: Silvia Fraser, Director, Transformation, Workplace Strategies, ModernTO, City of Toronto 

How are HR Executives Creating a Better Culture Focused on Engagement, Inclusivity and Trust

  • Effecting long-standing transformation while tackling the hierarchal, bureaucratic nature of the public sector
  • Addressing key DE&I initiatives that are driving workplace change
  • Leveraging tech solutions that modernize hiring strategies, identify barriers and find the best candidates
  • Rebuilding a culture of trust whether in the office or at home
  • Becoming proactive rather than reactive: Ensuring employees are always equipped with the right resources


  • Andrew Naklicki, Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Vancouver
  • Talene Palvetzian, Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Policy and Programs Branch, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Government of Ontario
  • Tracey Thomas, Executive Director, People and Culture, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta, Change Strategist and Founder, Change Leadership
    • Moderated by: Nicole Filiatrault, Marketing Manager, Canada, UKG

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 Solutions

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

“I really loved the information provided and appreciate what was presented. It further supports the thoughts I had in mind to improve the learning and development portion carried out by my group.”
Health Canada

“Very good, expert speakers. I was very happy to see a speaker with a disability and addressing accessibility. So often this is left behind or left out completely.”
Durham Region

“I liked the really varied presenters we had and learning about where HR analytics is going in the various organizations.”
Ontario Public Service

Our Event Partners



Marketing Partner

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