IPAC 71st Annual Conference - Winnipeg, MB
Aug
18
to Aug 21

IPAC 71st Annual Conference - Winnipeg, MB

Throughout the developed world, one trend is obvious to those who study and practice public administration: transformation. In a world of technological innovation, changing citizen expectations, and budget restraint, old ways of doing things are no longer viable. Change can cause anxiety, but it can also be a catalyst. This conference will explore how leaders make the best of changing situations. It will fill your personal toolkit with the accoutrement that you will need to thrive amid transformation.

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2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration Ceremony
Oct
9
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration Ceremony

This prestigious award recognizes exceptional achievement in public administration and encourages quality service in all orders of government. A nominee should have significantly changed the performance or delivery of public administration in Nova Scotia. For more information about the awards, please follow this link. Please note that this event will be open only to IPAC Members in good standing. RSVPs will open in June 2019.

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Policy Hack — Competition Day
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Policy Hack — Competition Day

  • Dalhousie University Halifax NS Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Policy Hack is a collaborative, grassroots intergovernmental case competition whereby federal, provincial, and municipal employees in Nova Scotia come together to create innovative solutions to complex policy issues currently impacting Nova Scotians. This is Policy Hack Nova Scotia's 4th year of operation. Learn more about Policy Hack here, and join us for Competition Day.

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Structuring the Known, Improvisation and Quick Thinking in the Workplace
May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Structuring the Known, Improvisation and Quick Thinking in the Workplace

Whether it is a last-minute meeting, an impromptu project update in front of senior management or an unforeseen emergency that requires an immediate solution - the work place is filled with situations that require quick thinking and improvised solutions. While this skill comes naturally to some, it can be learned and practiced by everyone. Rather than stumbling through your thoughts and words the next time you are asked for a solution on the spot or your manager asks for an unplanned project update, come and learn how to Structure the Unknown, in a fun and activity rich PD session that will leave your managers and colleagues thinking you always have it together.

Facilitator: Andrew Noseworthy, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education

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PPF Atlantic Dinner and Frank McKenna Awards 2019
May
15
4:30 PM16:30

PPF Atlantic Dinner and Frank McKenna Awards 2019

  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PPF’s annual recognition of Atlantic Canadian leaders who’ve made substantial contributions to public policy in their province, region and country. This year we honour Atlantic Canadians who have helped build bridges between the public sector and communities, including business, labour, non-profit, academic and civil society.

Zita Cobb, Shorefast Foundation and Karen-Anne Pierrynowski of Pratt & Whitney Canada, and other Atlantic leaders will join moderator Laurel Broten, CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. and a PPF board member, to discuss the role of technology in the future of work in the region.

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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

Panel Discussion: Exploring Policy Development Across Organizations

This session will help participants understand how policy issues are analysed, key considerations and challenges in developing policy, how policy recommendations are created and assessed, etc. Experienced public servants will be sharing their wisdom on how policy is developed in their respective organizations. Policy Hackers will gain valuable insight to apply when analyzing and developing policy solutions for their projects. From an innovation perspective, the discussion will focus around how new and creative policy solutions are being developed through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models available to government through innovation.

Location: Halifax Central Library – Room 301

Panelists:

  • Marianne Etter, Director General of the Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Branch (ACOA),

  • Maggie MacDonald, Managing Director for Government Relations and External Affairs (HRM),

  • John Paul,  Executive Director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs,

  • Melissa Williment, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education

  • Moderator: Steve Schiffer, Policy and Research Advisor, NS Department of Canadian Heritage

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Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Canada – Pulling Together or Drifting Apart?

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Presentation and Discussion of the Results of the Landmark 2019 Confederation of Tomorrow Survey of Canadians

How are Canadians today viewing the federation? Are old fault-lines still relevant, and are new fault-lines emerging? Which values are widely shared, and which are more contested? How confident are Canadians in our ability to work through our differences? Join us to learn about and discuss the dramatic findings of a comprehensive new survey of public opinion about the Canadian federation.

Details

Monday, April 29, 2019
12–2pm (A light lunch will be served)
The Harbour Room
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6

Speakers:

  • Dr. Donald Abelson, Brian Mulroney Institute of Government

  • Dr. Douglas Brown, Brian Mulroney Institute of Government

  • Dr. Peter Kikkert, St. Francis Xavier University

  • Dr. Félix Mathieu, CAP-CF, UQAM

  • Dr. Jane McMillan, St. Francis Xavier University

  • Dr. Keith Neuman, Environics Institute

  • Dr. Andrew Parkin, The Mowat Centre

  • Dr. Greg Tkacz, St. Francis Xavier University

Please RSVP by emailing mbaker@stfx.ca.



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Mar
6
5:00 PM17:00

IPAC Nova Scotia AGM

IPAC Nova Scotia will hold its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Halifax Club. The AGM is an annual meeting of the members of IPAC NS to review the past year and to elect board members for the coming year.

Members in attendance of the AGM will elect new board directors at the meeting. Those members interested in standing for election submitted their names and a brief bio to novascotia@ipac.ca before February 21, 2019, to ensure notice to membership. The list of available positions include: Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Program Chair, Membership Chair, and Communications Chair.

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