Let’s talk about Business Acumen – How Dumbbells became the new toilet paper!

 Event Program


Mario Guigère, Procurement Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Mario Giguère is a procurement specialist in the Environmental Services Acquisitions Team (ESAT), Western Region, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).  He is a Franco-Albertan who was raised in Red Deer and now resides in Edmonton.

Mario is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean (2007) and McGill University (2010).  He has 10 years of experience at PSPC, having completed the Intern Officer Development Program with assignments in a variety of operational units within the Procurement Branch.  In 2013, Mario earned the PSPC Award of Excellence in the official languages category for his work with Francophone small and medium businesses in the Western Region.  He is currently working on northern contaminated sites requirements while assisting his colleagues with their comprehensive land claims agreements (CLCA) obligations.

Mario spent his free time as a hockey columnist for the French-language weekly Le Franco from 2014-2017.  In the fall of 2018, he published the book Mon Journal: The Journal and Memoir of Father Léon Doucet OMI, 1868-1890 with the Historical Society of Alberta.  Today, Mario volunteers with the Alberta Ghostbusters–a non-profit society that fundraises for local children’s hospitals through cosplay events.

Date: August 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar Overview:

The Government of Canada Procurement Competency Profiles have been updated to include 5 new technical competencies: Business Acumen; Data Analytics; Negotiations; Project Management and Risk Management. Take charge of your procurement career by attending this learning event. Business Acumen applies understanding of how industry and the Government of Canada work to achieve goals and objectives. It also includes risk management principles that are applied to all stages of the procurement process, where we assess and control threats that affect the results. The result is making evidence-based decisions when assuming, avoiding, transferring, mitigating sharing and compensating elements of risk.

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Let’s talk about Business Acumen – How Dumbbells became the new toilet paper!