CIPMM is pleased to launch a Call for Presentations for our Webinar Series. Webinars will be held on a regular basis from January 2021 – June 2021.

Please sign-up for a free CIPMM membership to view recordings of the past webinars (June 2020 – November 2020). Please consult the Calendar above for topics and speakers of the past and upcoming webinars.

Data Analytics - French - January 13, 2021

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French: Data Analytics

Date: January 13, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 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.  The ability to analyse data is a critical skill for procurement specialists in order make evidence-based decisions.  This webinar will arm procurement specialists with the basic elements of data analytics and provide practical applications of how to apply them in a day to day environment. 

Please join Josephine Dahan, as she guides you through data analytics as it relates to procurement.  After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to gather information and data;
  • Techniques and approaches to analyse data;
  • Ways to build insights in order to improve procurement outcomes; and
  • Elevate the role of procurement by communicating meaningful insights to key stakeholders and senior management.

Speakers:

Josephine Dahan, Director, Special Projects, Procurement Policy Division,Treasury Board Secretariat

Josephine Dahan is the Director, Special Projects, Procurement Policy Division at the Treasury Board Secretariat. She is a seasoned procurement expert with over 15 years of government procurement experience with a vast array of experience across a number of departments and commodities. She started off her career at Canada Post in their procurement development program where she completed the Purchasing Management Association of Canada certification program. She has extensive experience conducting commodity analysis, spend analysis and market research in developing strategic sourcing approaches within the government generating nearly $100M in cost savings to date. As well, she is an experienced negotiator able to resolve complex contracting issues both domestically and internationally. She is a passionate leader known as an innovator with experience in procurement transformation and business optimization across the federal government. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Operations Management & Technology with a minor in Statistics.

French: Contract Negotiations - January 27th, 2021

French: Contract Negotiations

Date: January 27th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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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.  The ability to negotiate is a critical skill for procurement specialists especially as the world becomes more unpredictable and volatile.  This webinar will arm procurement specialists with the basic elements of negotiations and how to apply them artfully and fairly in contract negotiations in order to improve the outcomes and solve problems.  It also includes conflict management techniques and how to handle difficult conversations.

Please join Josephine Dahan, as she guides you through the negotiation process to better handle and resolve contracting disputes and resolved problems.  After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Better prepare for contract negotiations;
  • Think creatively and strategize to identify innovative solutions;
  • Collaborate and partner with stakeholders to solve problems; and
  • Handle difficult conversations.

Speakers:

Josephine Dahan, Director, Special Projects, Procurement Policy Division,Treasury Board Secretariat

Josephine Dahan is the Director, Special Projects, Procurement Policy Division at the Treasury Board Secretariat. She is a seasoned procurement expert with over 15 years of government procurement experience with a vast array of experience across a number of departments and commodities. She started off her career at Canada Post in their procurement development program where she completed the Purchasing Management Association of Canada certification program. She has extensive experience conducting commodity analysis, spend analysis and market research in developing strategic sourcing approaches within the government generating nearly $100M in cost savings to date. As well, she is an experienced negotiator able to resolve complex contracting issues both domestically and internationally. She is a passionate leader known as an innovator with experience in procurement transformation and business optimization across the federal government. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Operations Management & Technology with a minor in Statistics.

 

Green Procurement in the Canadian Government - February 3rd, 2021

Green Procurement in the Canadian Government

Date: February 3rd, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Webinar Overview:

Participants will be updated on all of the new initiatives coming from the Centre for Greening government and learn how they will impact the procurement and materiel management community

Speakers:

Nick Xenos, Executive Director, Centre for Greening Government, Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada

Nick Xenos is the Executive Director of the Centre for Greening Government within the Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada. The Centre is working with federal departments and agencies towards low-carbon, sustainable and climate-resilient government operations including greening real property, energy and procurement.

Previous to this position Mr. Xenos has worked on climate change impacts and adaptation, Arctic science policy and infrastructure policy. Mr. Xenos has a Master’s in Business Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.

French: Risk Management - February 10th, 2021

French: Risk Management

Date: February 10th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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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.

Risk management principles 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.

Speakers:

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.

 

An Orientation To Weighting - February 17th, 2021

An Orientation To Weighting

Date: February 17th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Webinar Overview:

Within An Orientation to Weighting, Drew will introduce the audience to a number of different weighting methods, discuss the pros and cons of each, and delve into why choosing the right weights and the appropriate methodology are integral to your project's success. Drew will refer to real world examples to demonstrate the importance of weighting. We believe this is the type of content that will serve to upskill procurement teams and as a result, increase the overall efficiency of their organization.

Speakers:

Drew Schlosser is a 23 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, where he was responsible for the management of a number of projects, including the Evaluation Design of the Canadian Surface Combatant, which of course is one of Canada’s largest procurements to date. Since leaving the RCN and joining us here at Commerce Decisions, Drew has provided thought leadership and expert advice to several DND projects, including Future Aircrew Training, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and Logistics Vehicle Modernization.

Grit, Resilience, and Taking Action Amid the
COVID Storm -
February 24th, 2021

Grit, Resilience, and Taking Action Amid the COVID Storm

Date: February 24th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Webinar Overview:

Grit is paradoxical in nature, and often elusive. Attempting to simply plow through disruption becomes a grind — we burn out and the harder we try, the less gritty we become. Willpower alone is never enough.

But, if we learn to place our attention on the fundamentals of transformation — purpose, practice, and process — grit flows naturally and spontaneously in any organization.

In this interactive, virtual presentation, Bruce Kirkby demonstrates the fundamentals of bringing grit to life, and goes deeper to tackle the daunting challenges we’re facing in today’s COVID slowdown.

With more than thirty years of experience as a wilderness guide, Kirkby has led teams through unthinkable challenges — helicopter crashes, hostage takings, crocodile attacks, grizzly bears, avalanches, medical emergencies, and political unrest. He offers a message of reassurance and hope, that even amid the darkest gales, every one of us can make a difference, and help move our team closer to the summit that awaits.

Speakers:

Bruce Kirkby, Acclaimed Explorer | Writer | Photographer

Bruce Kirkby lives life on the edge. An acclaimed explorer, travel writer, and television host (with a degree in engineering physics), he uses his incredible adventures across the globe to provide real-world, practical lessons on risk management and change leadership. Kirkby’s travels have taken him to the tip of the highest mountain and to the centre of the driest desert. He draws on these experiences to offer simple strategies to help people confront their fears and learn how to embrace change and growth to see lasting success, both personally and professionally.

With journeys spanning more than 80 countries and 2000 days, Kirkby’s accomplishments include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a raft descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, sea kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast, and a coast-to-coast Icelandic trek. He also spent six months travelling to and living in a Himalayan Buddhist monastery with his young family — an experience that was chronicled on Travel Channel’s Big Crazy Family Adventure. Kirkby is also the former host of CBC’s No Opportunity Wasted.

Kirby is the bestselling author of two travel books and a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail. A multi-National Magazine Award winner, Kirkby has also had his writing appear in The New York TimesEnRoute, Huffington Post, Explore, and Canadian Geographic. He is also the winner of a prestigious Western Magazine Award, and his photography was selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”

 

French: Centre of Expertise on Mental Health
in the Workplace
May 5th, 2021

French: Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace

Date: May 5th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Webinar Overview:

An overview of the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and tips for managers and employees to protect their mental health.

Speakers:

Sophie Dubourg Manager, Data, Policy and Support
Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Sophie Dubourg has been on assignment with the Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace as Manager, Data, Policy and Support, since April 29, 2019. Before taking up this opportunity, she was Manager, Wellness and Employee Engagement, with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS’s) Human Resources Division, where she worked with the wellness and Public Service Employee Survey champions to promote wellness and bring about cultural change at TBS. 

Sophie has served as a senior advisor in disciplines including human resources planning, corporate staffing, labour relations, EX services, employee development programs, employment equity and diversity, wellness, and employee engagement. 

She is known for being innovative, nimble and action-oriented, and for her natural ability to facilitate discussions and deliver engaging presentations.