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

Online: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 | Time: 12:00-2:15pm ET / 9:00-11:15am PT

Event Overview

Powering Performance in the Public Sector

Uncertain times, changing demographics and emerging technologies have expedited the need for more agile workforces within the public sector. To cope with the pandemic, the public sector had to rapidly mobilize their workforce overnight to meet the needs and expectations of citizens, giving HR the opportunity to build a modernized, diverse, and digitally equipped workforce.

As Canada moves beyond the pandemic and repositions itself as a more digital and sustainable workspace, public sector agencies must work towards building a workforce that is equipped with the right talent, skills, tools, and flexibility for efficiency service delivery. Adapting employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic world of work is crucial to ensure resilience and agility across all levels of an organization. As the next generation prepares for leadership roles, what are the best practices and key strategies that can help HR leaders create an innovative and inclusive culture to fit a modernized and hybrid workforce?

Public Sector Network’s HR and the Future of Work: National Insights – Winter Edition in the Public will bring together public sector leaders to discuss the ways that Human Resources can drive transformative change and shape the future of government and the Canadian workforce.

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Benefits of Attending

How to build an empowered workforce equipped with the critical skills and tools for a hybrid workplace

Gain practical insights for achieve operational efficiencies within a hybrid workforce model

Learn how to attract and retain diverse workforces and what the next generation of leaders’ values most

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

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Alissa Barton
Director Human Capital Planning
Infrastructure Ontario

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Dominic Laporte
Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporates Services
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Jennifer Guitard
Director, HR Analytics, Systems and Information Management
Government of Nova Scotia

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Shelaina Postings
Senior Manager, HR Branch
Government of British Columbia

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Sam Bath
Senior Director, Human Resources
BC Pavilion Corporation

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Lori Wallis
Director, Strategic People Programs
BC Assessment

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Monica Kolstein
Director, Civilian Executive Services
Department of National Defence

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Yvone Defreitas
Director of Human Resources and Organizationl Effectiveness
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

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Nicole Filiatrault
Director, Marketing – Canada

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Hala Finians
Director – Talent Acquisition
Government of Nova Scotia

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Carissa Listrom Psychological Health and Safety Lead
Government of Saskatchewan

Key Sessions

Government Case StudyGovernment Case StudyGovernment Case StudyPanel Discussion 1Panel Discussion 2

Strategies to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Leaders for Tomorrow’s Public Sector

  • Reinventing key processes and operations to attract next gen top talent
  • Building a future workforce that is aligned with the demands of a digital society

Designing Your Workplace to Support Employee Resilience & Wellbeing

  • Key strategies to boost resilience in the workplace 
  • Ensuring workforce well-being in a hybrid environment

Leveraging Technology to Optimize and Streamline Recruitment Processes

  • Strategies to meet the evolving skill needs
  • Building a skills-based organization

Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Future of Work 

  • What are some key trends and issues affecting workforce planning now? What workforce planning improvements are needed to weather uncertainty in 2022?
  • With regards to organizational design and change management, how can HR leaders play a strategic role in building a positive change experience? 
  • What are few of the strategies that have worked for your organization to maintain innovation and collaboration in a hybrid work environment?
  • What will be the biggest challenges and top priorities for you in 2022?

Sustaining Workforce Engagement and Cultural Cohesion in a Hybrid Work Environment

  • How can organizations better engage with employees to facilitate social cohesion and improve organizational trust?
  • How do you ensure policies and procedures are consistent, resilient, and fit for purpose in the new work environment?
  • What type of KPIs should you be monitoring to ensure you can maintain a cohesive and healthy workplace setting?
  • What are some tips for effective onboarding to engrain a set of shared beliefs and values with new employees?

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


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