Recognition of Entry to the Executive Ranks Ceremony

Pictures of our November 8, 2017 event will be posted on our APEX Flickr account in coming days. Stay tuned!

Every November, APEX welcomes public servants who are appointed to the executive ranks during a specific 12 month period by hosting a recognition ceremony. This event is comprised of two components – an afternoon learning session that focuses on the roles, responsibilities and key challenges facing new Public Service executives – followed by an evening reception and dinner.

See the 2017 Event program

Throughout the afternoon, participants:

  • engage in frank discussions with fellow executives about what it takes to be a leader and to influence key outcomes in today’s Public Service;
  • connect and debate current challenges with key senior officials;
  • strengthen their network within the executive community.

Following the learning session and reception, Deputies join the Clerk of the Privy Council who addresses the participants and presents them with individual certificates recognizing their appointment to the executive ranks.  This special event marks an important milestone in a leader’s career and serves to reinforce pride in the Public Service of Canada. The evening also provides executives with a unique opportunity to engage in discussions with their respective Deputies over dinner and to meet other new executives from their department and agency and from organization across the Public Service.