2019 Leadership Symposium

Innovative – Global – Inclusive

Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The Shaw Centre, Ottawa


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Day 1 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Welcoming Remarks

  • Michel Vermette, Chief Executive Officer, APEX
  • Michael Whittaker, Chair, APEX Board of Directors

Message from Deputy Minister Co-Chairs

  • Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, Privy Council Office

Keynote Speakers

K1 – What Canadians Think

  • Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute

K2 – Natural Intelligence in a World of Artificial Intelligence

The skills and personality traits needed to succeed in this 4th industrial revolution

  • Jocelyn Bérard, Partner and Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader, Leadership, Assessment and Development, Optimum Talent; Author of Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization’s Potential

K3 – Leadership in an Age of Disruption and Change

  • The Right Honourable Joe Clark, P.C., C.C., A.O.E., Former Prime Minister of Canada
  • The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C., Former Premier of Ontario and Former Interim Leader, Liberal Party of Canada

Moderated by:

  • Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, Privy Council Office

K4 – Leading by Example: Inclusive Leadership in International Relations

  • Her Excellency Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, CMG, British High Commissioner to Canada
  • Her Excellency Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada

Moderated by:

  • Catherine Clark, President, Catherine Clark Communications

K5 –The Clerk’s Address

  • Ian Shugart, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Concurrent Sessions – Day 1

C1 – Disruptive Innovation: Empowering the Public Service to Unlock Innovation in Government

  • Eric Dubois, Apple

Moderated by:

  • Alistair Croll, CEO, Solve for Interesting; Author; Harvard Business School Visiting Executive; Chair of FWD50

C2 – Reconciliation: From Words to Action

  • Deputy Grand Council Chief James R. Marsden, Southeast Region, Anishinabek Nation
  • Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba
  • Candy Palmater, Lawyer, Broadcaster, Comedian, Orator, Creator/Writer of the award-winning national TV series The Candy Show on APTN, who can be heard regularly on CBC Radio One shows Because News and The Next Chapter

Moderated by:

  • Laurie Sargent, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio, Justice Canada

C3 – Executive Wellness / Leadership: Why You Should Lead with Compassion

  • Thupten Jinpa, Adjunct Professor, McGill University, School of Religious Studies; Founder and Chair, Compassion Institute; Author; Principal English Translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985
  • Rhonda V. Magee, Law Professor, University of San Francisco; Author; Chair, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute; Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute

Moderated by:

C4 – Current Affairs: Roundtable on Hot Topics

  • Jennifer Ditchburn, Editor-in-Chief, Policy Options, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Edward Greenspon, President, and CEO, Public Policy Forum
  • Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute
  • Joyce Napier, Ottawa Bureau Chief, CTV National News

C5 – International Trade at the Crossroads: Why Diversification is Key – A Focus on Asia

  • Mark Agnew, Senior Director International Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance
  • Jonathan Fried, Coordinator, International Economic Relations (Lead for Asia Strategy); Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20; Former Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to Japan, Global Affairs Canada
  • Don Stephenson, Former Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations, Global Affairs Canada

Moderated by:

  • Aaron Shull, Managing Director and General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation

C6 –The Role of the Public Service During Transition of Power:
Are You Ready for October 2019?

A conversation on transition with two former Clerks of the Privy Council

  • Mel Cappe, Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Governance, University of Toronto; Former High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom; Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada
  • Wayne Wouters, Senior Strategic and Policy Advisor, McCarthy Tétrault; Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada; Former Secretary of the Treasury Board

APEX Awards of Excellence

2019 Winners!

Reception


Day 2 – Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Opening Remarks

  • Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, Privy Council Office

Keynote Speakers

K6 – Changing the Landscape on Reconciliation: Success Requires Courageous Leadership

  • Roberta Jamieson, Thought Leader, Champion for Inclusion, President and CEO, Indspire

With special guests:

  • Gabrielle Fayant, Special Youth Advisor to Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs‎; Co-founder and Co-CEO of a youth-led, non-profit organization – Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G)
  • Michael Linklater, one of the World’s top professional FIBA 3×3 basketball players, Member of Team Canada, Founder of the International campaign Boys with Braids, Owner of Prime Basketball Development
  • Elizabeth Zarpa, Inuit from Labrador, Lawyer, LLM (Master of Laws) Candidate 2019

K7 – How Canada Can Prosper in the 21st Century Economy of Intangibles

  • Jim Balsillie, Former Chairman and Co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry); Founder and Chairman, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Moderated by:

  • Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

K8 – Cyber Security: A National Imperative

  • Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies; Former Cyber Security Adviser under the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush

K9 – The Campaigns Against Established Knowledge: Impacts on Public Policy and Threat to Democracy

  • Tom Nichols, Professor, U.S. Naval War College and Harvard Extension School; Author of The Death of Expertise

K10 – The Road Less Travelled

  • Candy Palmater, Lawyer, Broadcaster, Comedian, Orator, Creator/Writer of the award-winning national TV series The Candy Show on APTN, who can be heard regularly on CBC Radio One shows Because News and The Next Chapter

Concurrent Sessions – Day 2

C7 – Disruptive Innovation: Pushing the Frontier of Innovation: Public/Private Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence

  • Shelby Austin, Managing Partner, Omnia AI, Deloitte
  • Wendy Cukier, Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University
  • Nicole Foster, Head of Amazon Web Services Public Policy – Canada, Amazon
  • Julie Leese, Chief Digital Officer, Transport Canada

Moderated by:

  • Alistair Croll, CEO, Solve for Interesting; Author, Harvard Business School Visiting Executive; Chair of FWD50

C8 – Diversity and Inclusion: Advancing the Dialogue – Sensitizing Executives to Modernizing Inclusion

  • Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Public Service Accessibility, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada
  • Sukhvinder S. Obhi, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour; Director, Neuro-Society Lab and the Social Brain, Body and Action Lab, McMaster University
  • Alina Polonskaia, Senior Partner, Global Leader of Diversity and Inclusion Solutions, Korn Ferry

Moderated by:

  • Shereen Benzvy Miller, Special Advisor to the Chair, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

C9 – Workplace Trends and Innovation: Global Talent Trends – What it Takes to Attract and Retain the Best

  • Baya Benouniche, Partner, People and Organization Practice, PwC Canada
  • Colin McKay, Head, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Canada
  • Jaqui Parchment, CEO, Mercer Canada

Moderated by:

  • Dan Couture, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Human Resources Officer, Canada Revenue Agency

C10 – Environmental Policy: Legacy for Future GenerationsWhat’s Really Going on with Climate Change and Policy Implications

  • Catherine Abreu, Executive Director, Climate Action Network
  • Monica Gattinger, Professor; Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy; Chair, Positive Energy, University of Ottawa
  • Gordon McBean, Professor Emeritus, Director of Policy, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, University of Western Ontario; World-renowned Climate Change Expert; Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize 2007; Former President, International Council for Science; Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Weather, Climate and Air Quality, Environment Canada
  • Alyson Surveyer, Montreal Hub Manager and Head of Global Operations, Future Earth

Moderated by:

  • Mel Cappe, Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Governance, University of Toronto; Former High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom; Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada; Commissioner at Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission; Board Member, Climate Change and Clean Growth Institute

C11 – Leadership & Toolbox for Executive Wellness: Meditation Session for Executives – What You Need to Make Better Decisions, Improve Resilience and Find the Space to Lead

Calm your mind and refocus your energy by joining APEX’s first Symposium on-site meditation session

Format: Fireside chat with meditation micro-practice.

  • Scheherzade van Aarle, Founder and CEO, Innerspace
  • Jeff Warren, Meditation instructor and writer; Author of The Head Trip (guidebook to waking, sleeping and dreaming); Co-author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, New York Times Best Seller

Closing Remarks

  • Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, Privy Council Office
  • Michel Vermette, Chief Executive Officer, APEX
  • Michael Whittaker, Chair, APEX Board of Directors