Canadian Government Executive kicked off its CGE Leadership Series for 2017 with a bang last Wednesday at the BLG office in Toronto. Over 45 attendees from within the public and private sector were treated to an array of tips and takeaways that can further enhance their business and personal lives on the topic of Talent Mobilization.
Speakers include Jodi LeBlanc, Regional Manager for the National Managers’ Community in Atlantic Canada who talked about how the lines are blurred between business and personal social media. She said that it is vital to know the difference between personal and private shares and be sure about what you are sharing so as to not lose your credibility.
Joeri van den Steenhoven who is the Director of the MaRS Solutions Lab was the second speaker of the breakfast event. He talked about how we are living in a time of rapid change and our public systems need change. Once such change is to track and retain talent. The way to do so is to have a lab strategy – do, learn from it and then do it again – experimentation.
Lauren Hunter who is the Head of the IN·spire Innovation Hub at Natural Resources then took the stage with her presentation on Unlocking Government Talent for the Digital Age. “Our hiring models are designed for hiring managers that don’t allow them to have creativity,” she said. That causes us to be “caught between before and after.”
The final speaker of the day was Suzanne Kiani Knight, Senior Manager, Human Capital from Deloitte. Suzanne highlighted the drivers of change in the public sector workforce and how they are tied to technology.
The CGE Leadership Series is an editorial initiative of Canadian Government Executive to drill deeper into the issues that command the attention of public sector executives with the aim to bring together a unique blend of leadership discussions and open dialogues on key topics within the public sector.
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