The APEX team has a very special reason to celebrate today, having broken an all-time record with 819 executives attending the APEX Leadership Symposium last week! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Symposium 30th anniversary! We also had the honour of welcoming 129 regional Executives from coast to coast.
Our guest speakers delivered speeches that captured your attention, fostered strong reflection, raised many questions and even made you smile and laugh. In addition to providing valuable information on a variety of topics, the Symposium gave you the opportunity to connect with each other, exchange ideas, and celebrate the APEX Awards of Excellence winners. We are very pleased with the very positive comments you provided throughout the Symposium.
Whether or not you have had the chance to join us, we encourage you to visit this section of our website on a regular basis as some presentations and videos will be added over the next few days. All public service executives will benefit from the wealth of information provided during the Symposium.
Those were such happy moments! Two intense days that inspired us and gave us the bits of knowledge needed to drive innovation in our workplaces. Many of you have expressed your gratitude for our work. Thank you a thousand times! Praise for the unprecedented success of the 2018 APEX Leadership Symposium goes to our two co-chairs, Christiane Fox and Chris Forbes, who were extraordinary ambassadors for the event! Their energy and enthusiasm were key to the great success of this event. Thank you! We have set the bar even higher for next year! But you have given us the energy to meet this challenge. We invite you to take a few minutes to look at the pictures of the event on our Flickr account.
Your professional and collective development and the advancement of your interests will remain at the forefront of our priorities and our strategic plan for the years to come.
Feedback from participants
“Many of the speakers inspired me and absolutely blew me away. I have been to national and international conferences on a variety of topics over my thirty year career. It was like no other conference I have ever attended. ”
“Excellent event and extremely well run. The two Deputy Co-Chairs did a fantastic job and topics were really all relevant. Really like the use of the social media tools. Venue was also terrific.”
‘’Great to get out of the office and connect with peers. Our everyday jobs don’t often allow for reflection and time to look at the public service and our role with a different lens.’’