June 24, 2021 | Evolving Public Sector: Discovering Talent and Forming Purpose
Evolving Public Sector:
Discovering Talent and Forming Purpose
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm PST
Location: Virtual (Zoom details to be shared with registrants)
Cost: Free (Free and open to IPAC members and non-IPAC members. For more information, please contact us.)
The IPAC Vancouver and Victoria chapters invite you to a virtual conversation on the evolving public sector and what this means for current employees and those exploring work in this sector. Listen to new and seasoned public sector professionals share their perspectives. Engage in a dialogue, ask questions and learn from others.
Public administration is transforming. Gone are the days of having the same desk job for an entire career. Working in the public sector has evolved through the positions available, the talent attracted, and the meaningfulness of the work. As we navigate into a post-pandemic world, further questions have come forward on what makes the public sector a workplace of choice.
At this event, participants will engage with new and seasoned public servants on the opportunities and challenges in the emergent public sector. Discussion areas include the nature of the work, the role of the practitioner, and what continues to make it purposeful. These questions and more will be explored:
Blair Polychronopoulos, Senior Manager
Real Property and Asset Management, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada
Blair Polychronopoulos has been involved with IPAC since 2008, holding various Committee roles throughout the years. Blair has worked within the Federal Public Service for over a decade. Currently holding the position of Western Region Senior Manager of Real Property and Asset Management for Employment and Social Development Canada, she has also occupied positions with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Asset Manager, and previously, with Public Services and Procurement Canada as a Real Estate Advisor. During this time, Blair worked on a wide range of Real Estate projects with a range of federal clients, as well as assignments with P3 National Centre of Expertise and Asset and Facilities Management. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma of Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Amory Adrian, Advisor
First Nations Public Service Secretariat
Amory is currently on an interchange with the First Nations Public Service Secretariat as an Advisor in the Intergovernmental Relations and Policy team. He began his career journey in the federal public service in 2008 and has worked with Western Economic Diversification, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, and Indigenous Services Canada. Amory holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia and is a member for the following boards: Vancouver Native Housing Society Board – Vice President, Tsal'alh Development Corporation, and the Fort Langley Child Care Society.
Judy Rogers, Chair
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Board of Directors
Ms. Rogers operates her own consulting firm, advising private, public and Crown corporations in government affairs and communications. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. She held the role of City Manager for the City of Vancouver from 1999 to 2008. Ms. Rogers is past Chair of the board of directors of the B.C. Assessment Authority, the B.C. Housing Commission and the UBC Alumni Association. She is also past president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and served on the board for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Among her many awards, Ms. Rogers received the Order of Canada in 2017 and is the recipient of two United Nations public service awards. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Victoria and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Capilano University.
David Stiles, Policy Analyst
Immigration Programs Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Government of British Columbia
David is a former academic who took a somewhat long and winding road to his career in the BC Public Service. After completing a PhD in History at the University of Toronto in 2012, he spent several years teaching classes in European, Latin American and World History, and also working for the International Relations program (at the U of T as well). Upon deciding to leave academia, he returned home to British Columbia and spent several years working on communications and business development with a biotechnology start-up that was working on advanced EEG analysis (i.e., brainwave analysis). In 2019, he decided to pursue a career in public policy, and soon found a position as a policy analyst at the BC Government's Immigration Programs Branch in Vancouver. Thus far, he has found his work with the Public Service to be fast paced, varied, and rewarding!
Evert Lindquist, Professor
School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Evert Lindquist is a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and Editor, Canadian Public Administration, the flagship journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. He served as Director of the School of Public Administration (1998-2015), professor at the University of Toronto (1988-1998), the ANZSOG-ANU Chair in Public Management Research (2010-11), and the first Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Visiting Fellow (1992-94). Lindquist has served on IPAC’s Board of Directors and its Research Committee, the IPAC Victoria Board, and was President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration. He has published on diverse topics relating to public administration, decision-making, and reform. He teaches courses on Government and Governance, The Public Policy Process, Professional Integrity in Public Administration, and Reforming Government, and has supervised over 90 Masters reports and PhD dissertations. Recent publications include The Routledge Handbook of Public Administration, 4th Edition (eds. Hildreth, Miller, Lindquist, May 2021) and “The Ecology of Open Innovation Units: Adhocracy and Competing Values in Public Services Systems” (with M. Buttazzoni) in Policy Analysis & Design Practice (forthcoming).
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