Previous Lunch & Learns

RPIC LUNCH & LEARNS

 
Previous Sessions

 


“Above and Beyond” Accessibility – Inclusion at the Heart of the Built Environment - October 8, 2019 in Halifax, NS

This session include a light lunch and a presentation from Ann Tremblay, Director, National Centre of Expertise on Accessibility, Public Services and Procurement Canada.
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Ann Tremblay will provide an overview of the background to the new Accessible Canada Act including key principles and components. The goals of the Accessibility Strategy will then be outlined with a more detailed view of objectives for the built environment. Activities to implement new technical standards and to introduce ‘above and beyond’ accessibility requirements will be presented as well as an update on achievements to-date and future targets.

In Halifax, Ann will be joined by Darren Young, Senior Project Manager, Corporate Facility Design & Construction, Halifax Regional Municipality; and, Lashauna Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Directorate, Government of Nova Scotia.
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Darren Young, P.Eng., PMP, ENV SP, RHFAC, will speak to universal access to municipal facilities. He will share how the City of Halifax's Corporate Facility Design & Construction is leading the way in defining how the principles of universal access are incorporated into the design, construction and renovation of municipal facilities.  

Lashauna Smith 

Lashauna Smith will provide an overview of Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act and Access by Design 2030, the province’s plan for an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. She will also provide information on development of accessibility standards for the Built Environment and the work of Nova Scotia’s Built Environment Standards Development Committee. 


 Productivity in the Workplace - June 3, 2019 in Halifax, NS 

This session includes a light lunch and a presentation from one of the federal government's leaders in shaping the federal workplace of the future, Sonia Powell, Director General, Workplace Solutions, Public Services and Procurement Canada.Sonia Powell 16

Sonia will lead a discussion on productivity - its meaning - and on the workplace as one of the enabling tools to increase it. She will speak to how the a new vision for the workplace, called GCworkplace, and the design solutions it proposes ultimately support Public Services and Procurement Canada’s client organisations’ productivity levels and how these will be measured moving forward.

The issue of workplace performance and workforce productivity are important dimensions for the entire federal real property community, one that guides our strategies and decisions. The Q & A and networking portions of the session will provide opportunity for you to ask questions or share experiences in dealing with the concept of productivity in the workplace and the challenges we sometimes face in measuring it.

In her role as an RPIC Board member, Sonia will also provide an overview of RPIC's plans and programs and will seek your ideas and suggestions for other topics or sessions you would like to see offered in the region. RPIC's mission is to foster and enable professional development, knowledge exchange and lifelong learning across the federal government real property community. 

Follow Sonia on Twitter @ItsSoniaPowell to see what’s new in the GC Workplace!


Productivity in the Workplace - May 9, 2019 in Toronto, ON 

Our host for the session is RPIC Board Member, Silvan Mason, VP Corporate Real Estate, Deloitte and an RPIC Board member, will provide an overview of RPIC's plans and programs and will seek your ideas and suggestions for other topics or sessions you would like to see offered in the region. RPIC's mission is to foster and enable professional development, knowledge exchange and lifelong learning across the federal government real property community.

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This session includes a light lunch and presentations from:

  • one from one of the federal government's leaders in shaping the federal workplace of the future,  Sonia Powell, Director General, Workplace Solutions, Public Services and Procurement Canada. Sonia is also an RPIC Board Member; and,
  • Debbie Baxter, Partner, Deloitte Real Estate Advisory, who is a leading expert on the topic of Activity Based Work environments.

Sonia will lead a discussion on productivity - its meaning - and on the workplace as one of the enabling tools to increase it. She will speak to how the a new vision for the workplace, called GCworkplace, and the design solutions it proposes ultimately support Public Services and Procurement Canada’s client organisations’ productivity levels and how these will be measured moving forward.

Debbie will also present on productivity with a focus on Smart Buildings and the technology solutions that allow us to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our work environments and the impact on doing business.

The issue of workplace performance and workforce productivity are important dimensions for the entire federal real property community, one that guides our strategies and decisions. The Q & A and networking portions of the session will provide opportunity for you to ask questions or share experiences in dealing with the concept of productivity in the workplace and the challenges we sometimes face in measuring it.

Follow Sonia on Twitter @ItsSoniaPowell to see what’s new in the GC Workplace!
Follow Silvano on Twitter @silvanomason.
Follow Debbie on Twitter @dbaxter01to see emerging trends in real estate and workplace.


Productivity in the Workplace - September 26 in Edmonton, AB

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This session includes a light lunch and a presentation from one of the federal government's leaders in shaping the federal workplace of the future, Sonia Powell, Director General, Workplace Solutions, Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Sonia Powell 16Sonia will lead a discussion on productivity - its meaning - and on the workplace as one of the enabling tools to increase it. She will speak to how the a new vision for the workplace, called GCworkplace, and the design solutions it proposes ultimately support Public Services and Procurement Canada’s client organisations’ productivity levels and how these will be measured moving forward.

The issue of workplace performance and workforce productivity are important dimensions for the entire federal real property community, one that guides our strategies and decisions. The Q & A and networking portions of the session will provide opportunity for you to ask questions or share experiences in dealing with the concept of productivity in the workplace and the challenges we sometimes face in measuring it.

In her role as an RPIC Board member, Sonia will also provide an overview of RPIC's plans and programs and will seek your ideas and suggestions for other topics or sessions you would like to see offered in the region. RPIC's mission is to foster and enable professional development, knowledge exchange and lifelong learning across the federal government real property community. 

Follow Sonia on Twitter @ItsSoniaPowell to see what’s new in the GC Workplace!

Lunch and Learn. Sept 26 2018


Productivity in the Workplace - September 27 in Burnaby, BC

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Our host for the session is RPIC Board Member Wayne Liko, Managing Partner, Horizant Solutions, who will provide an overview of RPIC's plans and programs. Our guest speaker is one of the federal government's leaders in shaping the federal workplace of the future, Sonia Powell, Director General, Workplace Solution

s, Public Services and Procurement Canada. Sonia is also an RPIC Board Member.

Sonia will lead a discussion on productivity - its meaning - and on the workplace as one of the enabling tools to increase it. She will speak to how the a new vision for the workplace, called GCworkplace, and the design solutions it proposes ultimately support Public Services and Procurement Canada’s client organisations’ productivity levels and how these will be measured moving forward.

The issue of workplace performance and workforce productivity are important dimensions for the entire federal real property community, one that guides our strategies and decisions. The Q & A and networking portions of the session will provide opportunity for you to ask questions or share experiences in dealing with the concept of productivity in the workplace and the challenges we sometimes face in measuring it.

Follow Sonia on Twitter @ItsSoniaPowell to see what’s new in the GC Workplace! 


Federal Real Property Legal Considerations

This session includes a light lunch and a presentation from one of the federal government's most experienced lawyers specializing in Federal Real Property issues Frank D'Alessandro, Justice Canada/Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Legal Services.

Frank will provide an overview of key legal and regulatory requirements related to the day-to-day management of federal real property, with a focus on the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act, the Federal Real Property Regulations and related legislation impacting the work of the community. In addition he will share information related to common questions and challenges faced by his clients.

Whether you are an experienced practitioner or new to the federal real property community, this presentation will be of interest to you. The Q & A and networking portions of the session will provide opportunity for you to ask questions or share experiences in dealing with the more complex or challenging legal issues you have faced in the wonderful world of federal real property.

We are also pleased to advise that there will be a TBS Real Property Policy expert present should some questions involve policy matters.

Speaker
Frank D'Alessandro, Treasury Board Secretariat Legal Services and Counsel, Justice Canada


A Legal Refresher for the Federal Real Property Community

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RPIC is pleased to announce that we are piloting a new professional development and networking session. Come join your colleagues for the first session "A Legal Refresher for the Federal Real Property Community". This session includes a light lunch and a presentation from one of the federal government's most experienced lawyers specializing in Federal Real Property issues, Frank D'Alessandro, Justice Canada/Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Legal Services. Frank will provide an overview of key legal and regulatory requirements related to the day to day management of federal real property, with a focus on the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act, the Federal Real Property Regulations and related legislation such as the Financial Administration Act and Payment in Lieu of Taxes Act. He will provide clarification on authority issues (legal versus policy) and comment on requirements related to Governor in Council or Treasury Board approvals. In addition he will share information related to common questions and challenges faced by his clients.

Whether you are an experienced practitioner who could benefit from a legal refresher or new to the federal real property community, this presentation will be of interest to you. In addition, the Q & A and networking portions of the session will provide opportunity for you to ask questions or share experiences in dealing with the more complex or challenging legal issues you have faced in the wonderful world of federal real property.

Speaker
Frank D'Alessandro, Treasury Board Secretariat Legal Services and Counsel, Justice Canada

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