200 Elgin Street, Suite 601
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5
Tel: (613) 569-1158
Fax: (613) 569-4532



These interactive networking sessions are repeated daily on:

Monday, November 20th

Tuesday, November 21st

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd




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Website sponsored by

BMO Eng Sm

Networking is valuable throughout your career and personal life. It allows you to develop relationships that benefit all parties, help achieve goals, and support others. Establishing networks will greatly expand your ability to seek and share a wealth of information and assistance.

In Blueprint 2020, the Clerk of the Privy Council stated that the vision for the future of the public service requires public servants to consider the whole of government. This involves collaborating with public servants, citizens, and partners across the country for the public's benefit. Networking skills assist in successfully navigating this environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create, maintain, grow and make the most of your network.
  • Learn how to present yourself through the development of key messages about who you are and what you do.

Practice what you have learned:

  • Engage in conversations to deliver key messages and receive helpful feedback.
  • Network through a series of organized activities.

Although this stream will be available Days 1 through 4 of PD Week 2017, you do not need to sign-up for all four days. On each day, the stream will go over learning and practice. The daily maximum attendance will be set at 40 participants, enabling successful achievement of the stream's objectives in a smaller setting.

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21-07-2017 9-57-54 AM


Ian Matheson, Executive Leadership Coach, Former Senior Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service

This session will cover the essentials to developing your networking strategy, as well as, answering important questions such as: a) how to begin conversations, b) what others should know about you, c) whether/how to use social media, and d) how to maintain your network longer term. By the end of the session, participants will have developed three key messages about themselves that they can practice during the day, refine in the afternoon group Networking session, and use after PD Week.


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Language of presentation: Bilingual
Simultaneous interpretation available.







Silhouette Trio

Prerequisite: Session 1 (8:30 - 10:00)

André Morency, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Transport Canada (Retired); Cristina Doana, Financial Management Analyst - Policy, Transport Canada; and Sébastien Huard, Financial Officer, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Sharpen your networking skills through exercise and practice

This interactive workshop will apply lesson learned during the morning Networking session, in particular: a) how to actively design your network in anticipation of current and future needs and plans, b) how to approach others, and c) how to start a conversation which will align with your goals in terms of joining an existing network or building your own. Participants will be asked to interact with each other through a series of organized activities and walk away with contacts for their own network.


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Language of presentation: Bilingual
Simultaneous interpretation available.

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