2019 Leadership Symposium

Innovative – Global – Inclusive

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


Preliminary Program | Download Timed PDF Agenda!

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Welcoming Remarks by APEX CEO, Michel Vermette and Chair of APEX Board of Directors, Michael Whittaker

Message from Deputy Minister Co-Chairs

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

Themes and 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, Former Prime Minister of Canada
  • The Honourable Bob Rae, Former Premier of Ontario & Former Interim Leader, Liberal Party of Canada

Moderated by:

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

Concurrent Sessions – Day 1

C1 – Leadership: Natural Intelligence in a World of Artificial Intelligence

  • Now being offered as keynote on Day 1 – See K2.

C2 – Reconciliation: From Words to Action

  • Candy Palmater, Canadian lawyer and broadcaster. Creator and writer of her own national TV show for APTN, The Candy Show, and host of the daily interview series The Candy Palmater Show on CBC Radio One
  • Deputy Grand Council Chief James R. Marsden, Southeast Region, Anishinabek Nation
  • Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba

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; Principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985; Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences
  • Rhonda V. Magee, Law Professor, University of San Francisco; Chair, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute; Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute

C4 – Current Affairs: Roundtable on Hot Topics

  • Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute
  • Jennifer Ditchburn, Editor-in-Chief, Policy Options, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Other panelist to be confirmed

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 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 – Public Policy: The Role of the Public Service during Transition of Power
Are You Ready for October 2019? A Conversation on Transition between Two Former Clerks of the Privy Council

  • Wayne Wouters, Senior Strategic and Policy Advisor, McCarthy Tétrault; former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada
  • 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

K4 – Leading by Example: Inclusive Leadership in International Relations

  • Her Excellency Susan le Jeune d’Allegeerscheque, CMG, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Canada
  • Her Excellency Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada

Moderated by:

  • Catherine Clark, President, Catherine Clark Communications

APEX Awards of Excellence

Reception


Day 2 – Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

  • Roberta Jamieson, Canadian lawyer and First Nations activist, President and CEO, Indspire
  • Elizabeth Zarpa, Barrister and Solicitor, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Michael Linklater, One of the Fiba 3×3 World’s top professional basketball players and is a Team Canada member. Founder of the International Campaign Boys with Braids. Owner of Prime Basketball Development
  • Gabrielle Fayant, CEO and Co-founder, Assembly of Seven Generations

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: Why This is Still a Threat to Governments

  • Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies; former cyber security adviser under the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush

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
  • Julie Leese, Chief Digital Officer, Transport Canada
  • Wendy Cukier, Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University
  • Nicole Foster, Head of Amazon Web Services Public Policy – Canada, Amazon

Moderated by:

  • Alistair Croll, CEO, Solve for Interesting; FWD50

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dr. Gordon McBean, Professor University of Western Ontario, world-renowned Climate Change expert
  • Alyson Surveyer, Montreal Hub Manager and Head of Global Operations, Future Earth
  • Catherine Abreu, Executive Director, Climate Action Network

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

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: this session will be 1 hour and there is no need to change clothing.

  • 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
  • Scheherzade van Aarle, Founder, InnerSpace Mindfulness

K9 – Fake News and Impact on Public Policy – Threat to Democracies

  • Tom Nichols, Professor, US Naval War College and Harvard Extension School, Author of Death of Expertise

K10 – The Road Less Travelled

  • Candy Palmater, Canadian lawyer and broadcaster. Creator and writer of her own national TV show for APTN, The Candy Show, and host of the daily interview series The Candy Palmater Show on CBC Radio One

Closing Remarks

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