Program 2013

For our 2013 Program, we have maintained the format established for our 2010, 2011 and 2012 events and have combined keynote speakers, panel discussions and professional learning sessions into a single day that will have something for everyone seeking professional development and fulfillment. All available abstracts will be linked to the appropriate item. Similarly, all available presentations will be linked to this page. After the event, look for ” Presentation ” with a link to the Panel, PD Sessions and Lifetime Achievement Award presentations. Depending upon your Internet connection, some presentations may take some time to download for viewing or retention.

As with other similar events, our Program has been subject to changes. On January 31st, Verna Lawrence-Toy was faced with a family emergency and was forced to withdraw. Fortunately, our Excellence Canada Co-Chair was able to step in and thus we had a PD Session 2B. Check out our Program below for further information.

Note:This *Program is current to 2013-02-09

Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair – 2013
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Theme: Embracing change; seizing opportunities; transforming organizations
Time   Topic/Presenter


Registration / Continental Breakfast / Networking/ Visit Exhibits
Welcome from CPSQA and Excellence Canada – Introductory Comments by Co-Chairs:
Jean Tourigny, Chair CPSQA and Steve Davies, Executive Director – NCR, Excellence Canada
Opening Keynote Speaker

Catherine MacQuarrie, Deputy Secretary, Business Transformation and Renewal Secretariat, Privy Council Office / Secrétaire Adjointe, Secrétariat de la transformation opérationnelle et du renouvellement, Bureau du Conseil privé
9:15am to 10:40am
Panel: ” The role of information systems in supporting transformational change . 
Moderator: Dan Corbett  Presentation
P-1 Paul Crookall, Canadian Government Executive Magazine.        Presentation
P-2 Charles Kemp, Health Canada         Presentation
P-3 Dave Adamson, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.       Presentation       
10:40am Health Break/ Networking / Visit Exhibits
11:10am to 12:35pm
  Professional Development Sessions #1
  Session 1A (en français)
Établir et maintenir les effets d’une initiative de ‘Lean’
Judith Malka, Passeport Canada
Session 1B
“Public Sector Risk Management: Tools & Techniques”
Tikiri Herath, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Presentation
Jacqueline Tweedie, Health Canada  Presentation
Session 1C
“Quality Management Systems: create the structure and environment for organizational transformation”
Michael Hart, HUMAN & Mark Willcox, Canadian Food Inspection Agency     Presentation

Lunch / Networking / Visit Exhibits

1:35pm to 3:00pm
  Professional Development Sessions #2
  Session 2A
“After the Cuts: Regaining Lost Capacity and Performing Faster, Better and Cheaper”
Craig Szelestowski, Lean Agility, Inc. Presentation
Session 2B
Prioritizing by understanding risk, process and root cause (doing the right things and doing things right)”
Steve Davies, Excellence Canada
Session 2C
“Leadership Transformation for a Modern Cryptologic Agency”,
Tracy Milne, Communications Security Establishment Canada

 Health Break / Networking / Visit Exhibits

 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Presentation of the Joint CPSQA-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award  for 2013 to Dr. Jack Kitts, President & CEO of The Ottawa Hospital
              – Introduction by CPSQA Co-Chair, Jean Tourigny    Presentation
– address by Dr. Kitts   Presentation
  Rapporteur Report, Louise Archer Introduced by Jean Tourigny
Door Prize Presentations
 Closing Address by Co-Chairs, Steve Davies, Excellence Canada & Jean Tourigny, CPSQA 
 4:20pm  Adjourn

*The details in this program are correct at time of publication, and are routinely updated.  We endeavour to keep changes to a minimum, and will inform attendees and sponsors of any pending substantial changes.