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Virtual Event: The Future of Learning and Development - Canada

Processes and strategies to create a more engaging and inspiring workplace experience

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
(Start: 12:00pm ET / 9:00 PT)

Agenda Overview:

As the Digital Revolution continues to disrupt the way we work, learning and development has become a central and critical part of public sector organizations.
Quickly evolving environments, a diverse, multi-generational workforce and the digitization of information and services have placed a tremendous emphasis on reskilling and upskilling.

Robust and individualized learning programs have become an essential component for attracting and retaining top talent and the importance of developing workforce capability, improving the leadership pipeline, and enhancing employee engagement make an effective learning and development function more critical than ever before.
To enhance the capabilities of its workforce and create a culture of continuous learning, the Learning and Development function must remain committed to a strategic and proactive role in creating cutting-edge learning opportunities for their employees.

Public Sector Network’s virtual event The Future of Learning and Development will take a look at how leaders are creating L&D strategies that align with their organization’s vision, ensuring they are well equipped for the future. Join us as we tackle common challenges and hear from experts and forward-thinking organizations as they share insights and best practices to learning and development.

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Key Takeaways:

Hear how to help realize organizational goals through a strategic and proactive role

Define L&D’s role in building a learning culture

Listen as experts share how to develop workforce capability and the skills required to deliver organizational strategy

Take a look at what is needed to ensure your organization is forward facing and remains agile in the face of adversity

Event Speakers:

Ms. Kelly Michalicka

Kelly Michalicka

Director, Corrections Learning and Standards Branch
Ministry of the Solicitor General

Martine St- Louis

Martine St- Louis

Director, Learning and Professional Development
Justice Canada

Jeremy Stowe

Jeremy Stowe

Director General, GC and Public Sector Skills
Canada School of Public Service

Rohnda McGinnis

Rhonda McGinnis

Director Corporate Learning and Sector Research
BC Public Service, Ministry of Children and Family Development

Talene Palvetzian

Talene Palvetzian

Senior Manager, Ontario Ministry of Labour
Training and Skill Development

Geneviève Béland

Director, HR Programs and Development
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institution

Ruth Lam

Director of Instructional Design and Development Services
Employment and Social Development Canada

Juliet Nicol

Juliet Nicol

Government and Public Sector People Advisory Leader
EY Canada

Enio Velazco

Enio Velazco

Vice President, Human Resource Strategy and Business Transformation

Marie- Christine (MC) Legault

Head of Canada

Kate Ovington

Government and Workforce Lead
LinkedIn Learning Canada

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Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Keynote: Redefining your L&D strategy for the Post Covid Era
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Government Case Study: Reinventing the Learning Experience Platform to Foster Talent Development and Retention
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Partner Session: Enabling Workforce Reskilling and Upskilling through Reinvented Learning Experience
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
Spotlight Sessions: Strengthening Workforce Capabilities to Thrive in the Digital Age
1:40 pm ET / 10:40am PT
1:45 pm ET / 10:45am PT
Partner Session: Forward-Thinking: How to measure Learning
2:00pm ET / 11:00 PT
Panel Discussion: Building an Agile Learning Culture in Times of Disruption
2:20pm ET / 11:20am PT
Chair Wrap Up and End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

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