NCR Chapter Networking Event 2015-10-07



REMINDER – CPSEN AGM Event, Oct 7, 2015
This event promises to be different as we have decided to offer both one of our regular presentations and to hold the CPSEN 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The evening is free for CPSEN Members, but if you are not a member, come to the event and join up there. Membership is free.
FREE Hot Buffet Supper (donations welcome)
Presentation – Leadership Application in the Public Sector
Join us for the presentation part of the evening as two well-known retired public sector leaders (and former CPSQA Chairs) discuss  the theory and principles of leadership in the public sector, and its application during their public service careers.

John Thomas – John’s public sector leader management career began as Comptroller for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and progressed to Assistant Commissioner in Corporate Management at Correctional Services Canada, and Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard which then led to John’s overseeing the integration of the Canadian Coast Guard with Fisheries and Oceans. John now consults for the public sector both in Canada and internationally in the Management of Change, Quality, Risk, Performance and Organizational Development.

Jean Tourigny – Jean has over 33 years of experience in the federal public sector, notably as Manager, Strategic and Business Planning for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. He went on to be Director, Strategic Planning for the Senate of Canada, Director, Quality Management for Public Works and Government Services Canada, Director, Program Operations Management and Accountability, Program Operations Branch of HRSDC, and Director, Strategic Planning for Public Safety Canada. Jean now offers consulting, training, coaching and other professional services to the Public Sector in Management, Quality Management, and Organizational Excellence.

Networking and Free Buffet Dinner
The evening will provide opportunities to network with your peers while enjoying The National Art Centre’s Fountain Room, where a two storey fountain ascends majestically through the floor of the reception area while the main room extends to a terrace overlooking the Rideau Canal. There will also be a cash bar.

CPSEN Annual General Meeting (AGM)
During the evening, you will also have a chance to hear about your network’s state of affairs and its future plans, get involved in the election of Directors, and learn how you can help to make your CPSEN even better.

FREE Hot BuffetSupper (donations welcome)

Time and Location
The Fountain Room, National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
5:00 to 9:00 pm

Space is limited. Please register by clicking here NCR Chapter Networking Meeting or through the CPSEN website website.
If you have any questions please contact Michael Hart at

Evening Agenda

  • 5:00 Gathering & Networking – Cash Bar available;
  • 5:45 Welcome, Introductions and plans for the evening;
  • 6:00 Join us for a FREE hot buffet supper – donations welcome!;
  • 7:00 AGM convenes. Those present are reminded only CPSEN Members may vote;
  • 8:15 A Leadership workshop, to be provided by former CPSQA Chairs and Leaders;
  • 9:00 Adjournment – and Cash Bar service continues;
  • 11:00 Evening ends.
 Annual General Meeting – 2015 AGENDA