APEX Newsletter: June 2017

#Canada150 Celebrations this weekend from Coast to Coast to Coast

How will you celebrate #CanadaDay this year? Will you participate in an official #Canada150 event, or with friends and family at home? Share your photos with us or follow us on Twitter to see more #Canada150 in the National Capital!

Tell Us What You Think

Join your colleagues from coast-to-coast-to-coast to identify key Executive challenges: what could help you in your leadership role, career development, workplace and personal health.

Our next event is being held July 5, 12-1:30 pm, register now! Your views will help shape APEX priorities for the coming years. To learn more about this engagement activity please go to: Tell us what you think!

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Question of the month - June 2017

As we all know, performance discussions should occur regularly throughout the year, they should not contain surprises, and they should be a constructive means of establishing a plan for addressing opportunities going forward. Please complete the question of the month: how would you describe your year-end performance discussion with your boss this year?

You can also provide comments/suggestions on performance management by sending an e-mail to consultations@apex.gc.ca.

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Record Participation in the 2017 APEX Executive Work and Health

APEX would like to thank all Executives who participated in the 2017 APEX Executive Work and Health Survey. Preliminary results show that more than forty percent of all Executives from across the federal public service answered our questions over the last few weeks. This is the highest level of participation since this survey was launched in 1997! Special thanks to our colleagues at the Canada Revenue Agency who have achieved the highest completion rate amongst large departments/agencies. In recent years, APEX has been recognized for initiating discussions on and providing solutions to a healthy and respectful workplace - the survey results are key to that work. We are currently analyzing the data gathered and expect to share results with departments this fall.

Stay tuned for next steps!

APEX 2017 Symposium - Celebrating Leadership, Innovation and Diversity

Once again this year we can declare success on our highly attended annual learning Symposium. Close to 700 Executives from 68 federal organizations participated in the June 7&8, 2017 event. This represents 11% of the total federal Executive community. Preliminary Survey results indicate that over 92% of participants rated the Symposium as either Good or Excellent. And last week, we offered all the Symposium participants a privileged access to a follow-up session with one of our Symposium Keynote Speaker Salim Ismail, Global Ambassador of Singularity University. Mr. Ismail answered over 20 additional questions he didn't have time to answer during the Slido.com interactive session. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Symposium.

Mark your calendar now for next year's Symposium - May 28&29, 2018! See photos on our Flickr account.

Don't miss the photos of the 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners on APEX Flickr

On the evening of June 7, 2017, APEX recognized the exceptional contributions of individual federal public service executives in the areas of Leadership, Career Contribution, Partnership, Innovation, Healthy Workplace, Community Contribution and a Public Service Citation. Along with family and friends, we celebrated the great achievements of our colleagues as part of the 2017 APEX Symposium. This was a very proud moment, where the Clerk of the Privy Council, Deputy Heads, the CEO of APEX, and the Chair of the Board of Directors, and the Executive Community recognized the contributions of Guy Baron, George Green, Megan Kennedy, Nancy Chahwan, Debora Turner, Sharon Squire, and the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson. See photos on our Flickr account.

Congratulations to the recipients!

The Canadian Human Rights Commission will be hosting a Symposium titled: "Human Rights Beyond Labels" September 27-28, 2017

Canada's human rights laws are based on formal grounds, or labels, that define our unique combination of characteristics - our gender, our religion, our disability, our sexual orientation, our race. These labels have been embraced by many as a call to action for groups who claim these identities. Yet more and more, people are rejecting these labels. During this pivotal year - Canada 150, 40 years of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - we are asking participants: Is it time to focus on what unites us instead of what divides us?

Register now for this Symposium!

Call for Interest - Public Service Pension Advisory Committee

Candidates are being sought for a position at the senior executive level (Assistant Deputy Minister and above), who are interested in a Governor-in-Council (GIC) appointment as an employer representative on the Public Service Pension Advisory Committee (PSPAC). Candidates must apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 21, 2017, by sending a copy of their curriculum vitae to PSPAC-CCPFP@tbs-sct.gc.ca. A covering letter may also be submitted. For more information, please contact Caroline Curran, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pensions and Benefits Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat, at 613-957-6410.