2011 Regional Workshop

Managing and Delivering Your Real Property Investments – Getting it Right
June 14-15, 2011
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia

Building on the success of regional events held in Halifax in 2009 and more recently in Calgary in June 2010, The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) is pleased to continue its important regional initiative with a workshop on Investment Planning and Project Management, scheduled for June 14-15, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.

The new policies on Investment Planning and the Management of Projects were approved by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) in June 2007 for the purpose of providing a more comprehensive approach to long-term investment planning for both assets and acquired services, and ensuring that appropriate systems, processes and controls for managing projects are in place within departments and agencies to support the achievement of program outcomes, while limiting risk to stakeholders and taxpayers.

Since the introduction of the new policies, over 50 federal government departments and agencies, including four (4) departments who agreed to participate as pilots at the outset of the implementation and transition phase, either have approved investment plans or are in the final challenge and TB submission phases. This leaves approximately 40 departments and agencies remaining to complete investment plans during the fourth and final year of the phased implementation strategy.

This full two-day, all plenary regional workshop event will include the best of presentations from the policy makers to the investment planners to the practitioners and project managers who turn real property plans into reality. In addition there will be venues for networking with not only federal colleagues but also provincial, municipal and private sector real property planning and project execution experts.

Come and hear feedback and insights from some of the early adopters as well as from TBS in terms of what has worked well, what didn't work as well, and what improvements have been made to the implementation strategy to enable future departments to transition to the new policies.

Through a combination of informative and interactive presentations, case studies and panel discussions, hear about lessons learned, and how challenges to and opportunities for improving elements of the investment planning framework and organizational planning and resourcing capacity are being met. Speakers will further share innovative ways to leverage the capacity and knowledge of both internal government resources as well as those in the private sector where appropriate.

The first day will focus on real property investment planning, while attention will shift to project management on the final day, with opportunities for all-important networking with colleagues and peers.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this important event!

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