2022 Symposiums


Planning & Performance for a More Resilient Future

The PPX Symposium theme for 2022 is “Planning and Performance for a More Resilient Future.” The global pandemic has had significant impacts on governments, organizations and people around the world. We face the challenge of building a more resilient future. The PPX Symposium is an opportunity for attendees from across Canada and elsewhere- to connect, share knowledge and develop expertise in performance, planning and measurement.

Join your colleagues for the 25th Anniversary of the Symposium!

This two-day virtual event, comprised of Keynote and Panel Sessions, will include the following sub-themes:

An objective of the 2016 Policy on Results is to improve the achievement of results across government. The focus on results is an integrating principle of management in all departments and agencies. How well are they managing for results? How can they improve?

Topics/presentations include:

  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Update Featuring Assistant Secretary,  Expenditure Management Sector
  • Practical Ways of Putting Results-Based Management into Practice
  • Is There a Need for a Results-Based Management Profession?

Diversity, mental wellness and inclusion are being talked about more and more and are now being integrated into policies and program development, but what does it mean for measurement and demonstrating impacts?

Topics/presentations include:

  • How to Measure Mental Health and Wellness in a Consistent Way
  • Mental Wellness During the Pandemic
  • Stocktaking on Gender-Based Analysis+ and Diversity: How Do We Plan For and Measure Diversity and Inclusion With the Intent of Demonstrating Results?
  • What Does Resilience Mean and How Do You Measure It?

Results-Based Management (RBM) Foundations Program Courses

The Results-Based Management (RBM) Foundations Program is a suite of two courses: “RBM Principles and Basics” and “RBM Functions and Tools.” Together, these are designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills, methods, and templates commonly used to manage performance in the public sector. The second course builds on the first, by integrating RBM into key management functions (e.g. planning, risk assessment, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, auditing, etc.). At the end of the course, participants will understand the basic principles of RBM and will be able to more effectively apply the RBM and performance management in a public sector and non-profit environment.

This course targets public sector employees from all levels of government and from non-profit organizations who are seeking fundamental information on results-based management and how it can support policy and program management.

This course directly addresses the following questions related to the general principles of Results-Based Management : What is RBM? How do you construct a Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) and strategy? What are the key components? How do you apply a PMF in various public sector contexts?

Topics for this course will involve coverage of the key requirements for a PMF, including:

  • Planning and Performance Management
  • Performance (Results) Measurement Framework
  • Theory of Change
  • Logic Model
  • Benefits Realization Management (BRM)
  • Performance Information Profile (PIP)
  • Performance Indicators, Setting Baselines, Results Collection Methods, Sources and Other Measurement Parameters
  • Basic Measurement and Evaluation Strategy
  • Emerging Trends

Training Director: Steve Montague, FCES CE. PPX Board member, Partner, Performance Management Network Inc.

This course introduces participants to an integrated approach to Results-Based Management by addressing the following questions: What are the linkages between the various functions and tools to plan, measure, monitor and manage results? What are the linkages between planning, risk assessment, performance measurement, monitoring, evaluation, and audit? How do you integrate these different performance management functions?

Topics for this course will include integrated functions and tools involved in RBM, including:

  • Integrating RBM: An Introduction
  • Functions and Tools:
    • Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Monitoring
    • Reporting
    • Evaluation
    • Audit
    • HR Performance Management
    • Project Management
    • And Others:
      • Treasury Board Submissions (in collaboration with TBS)
      • Using RBM in decision-making, implementation, and service delivery: what management can and should be doing with this information?
      • Emerging trends: Gender-Based Analysis+; post-COVID-19 management environment; organizational culture; quality of life; etc.

Prerequisite: Participation in this course requires either completion of Module 1 “RBM Principles and Basics” or “RBM 101” delivered through PPX in past years or demonstration of significant pre-existing knowledge of Results-Based management.

Training Director: Eric Champagne, Ph.D. PPX Board member, Professor of Public Administration at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies, and Director, Centre on Governance.

Module 1: September 29, 2022 1-4 pm EST, Session 2: October 6, 2022 – 1-4 pm EST
Module 2: October 27,2022 and November 3, 2022 1-4 pm EST

The sessions will be conducted online using Zoom. Support materials will be provided in advance and after sessions. Time and space for interactive work will be included.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are ALREADY Registered for the 2022 Symposium please contact us at info@ppx.ca and we will add your RBM Course registration to your existing registration.

NOTE: Participants completing Module 1 RBM Principles and Basics and Module 2 RBM Functions and Tools courses will receive a Certificate of Completion of Results-Based Management Foundations.

Module 1: RBM Principles and Basics: Steve Montague
Module 2: RBM Functions and Tools: Eric Champagne

Executive directors and practitioners would be either invited to participate as guests or will be recorded through video interviews. We ask that any civil servants participating in the delivery of these courses that these people receive a free ticket (this year as it’s online) or a discount (next year assuming we will be back face to face) for the symposium. For some private consultants or scholars, we may need to provide a stipend.

Symposium Only Fee : $450
Symposium + 1 RBM course : $725
Symposium  + 2 RBM Courses : $1,050
RBM Single course Fee : $425
If taking 2 RBM Courses : $400 each
Retired Fee – Symposium Only : $200
Student Fee – Symposium Only : $150