24th Annual PPX Symposium
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
|Dear PPX Members and Symposium Event Participants
During these uncertain times and the unforeseen future, the PPX Board of Directors have decided to cancel the 24th Annual Symposium on October 5-7, 2020 and reschedule in the Spring of 2021. New dates for 2021 have been booked for May 25-27, 2021.
We hope that the new dates suit your schedule to attend in 2021.
In the meantime, please watch the PPX website for further updates on virtual Learning Events taking place in the near future.
On behalf of the PPX Board of Directors and the Symposium Committee, we hope that you are keeping well, staying safe and practising physical distancing.
Thank you for your continued support!
- Learning and capacity
- Learning tools and techniques
- Learning using performance planning + results to drive strategy, policy, program design and service
- Learning how to leap frog to the next innovation
- Learning from data advancements
- Learning how to measure broader goals such as Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) and intersections
- Learning how to communicate performance and planning information with impact
Travel and Accommodations
A small block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton By Hilton, 100 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON at a special rate of $149 per night. Book by April 20, 2020, call 1-877-701-1281 and ask to book under Group Number 3817.
For online bookings, use Group Code: PPX at www.Hampton.com
Porter Airlines is offering a 10% discount on available base fares for travel to and from the 24th PPX Symposium 2020. The discounted fares are available for travel anywhere in Canada and the US to Ottawa and return May 19, 2020 – May 23, 2020.
Please book online at https://www.flyporter.com/en-ca/?promocode=PPX20 or through your travel agent using promo code “PPX20”.
Fly with WestJet and Save up to 10% on eligible fares!
WestJet has provided a discount code for the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX). To
book a flight with this WestJet discount code please visit www.westjet.com/convention and
enter O33XV65 in the Coupon code box.
• The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, Ontario
• The travel period begins: May 13 – 27, 2020
• No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings
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• Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only YBC20
Via Rail is offering a 10% discount off of the best available fare Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class for travel to and from the 24th PPX Symposium 2020. The discounted fares are available from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return from May 17, 2020 to May 23, 2020.
Please book online using the discount code: 14121.
Call for Proposals for the 2020 Symposium is Now Open!
The 2020 PPX Symposium Committee invites you to participate in the 24th Annual Symposium by submitting a proposal for presentation. This year’s theme is Leadership and Learning for Results and the Symposium is looking for enthusiastic, professional, and engaged speakers to address current and emerging issues, opportunities, and to share best practices. The event will take place at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa, May 19 – 21, 2020. May 19 will be devoted to pre-symposium training workshops and May 20th and 21th will feature keynote speakers, concurrent breakout sessions, and exhibitors.
The PPX annual Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to discover valuable information on best practices and solutions in performance and planning and to share experiences, expertise and knowledge with public and private professionals from across Canada
Proposals for presentation may be submitted under one or more of the following streams:
Leadership New leadership models to support effective use of performance information: What does senior management want/need to know and when?How do they champion it? What are the key success factors?How can it be better integrated into the working culture? What methods have been tried and successfully so to shift the culture to use results-based management as intended. What leadership approaches have worked well, in what contexts and for whom? How can performance and planning influence policy, program and delivery to improve outcomes for citizens? How do leaders shift the culture in this space? How do leaders leverage exchange, collaboration, and partnerships to advance and improve policy, programs and delivery?
Learning and capacity – What are the competencies and expertise required?What kind of training is required? What other types of
investments?What do other jurisdictions (international, provincial) do?
Learning tools and techniques to integrate and manage performance measurement – across departments, branches, functions, linking
financial and non-financial information, governance, shared programs e.g. F/P/T etc.
Learning using performance and planning to drive policy and programs design and service excellence.How to align with
strategic priorities. What types of metrics (qualitative/quantitative, short/long term, efficiency etc.), frequency etc. are best for measuring
different types of programs and services?E.g. G&Cs, Science/Research, Legal/Risk.
Learning how to leap frog to the next innovation – What has been tried in order to improve the measurement and planning of programs and initiatives? What results are effective in making a difference – how were these achieved and was the path a linear or unpredictable one?
Learning from data advancements – What frameworks, taxonomies, approaches have been insightful in standardizing indicators to
compare performance across programs, departments, jurisdictions, etc.?
Learning how to measure broader goals such as Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) and intersections. As well, what lessons can be learned from attempts to measure progress following up from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and also, in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Are there models for how to approach the measurement of these goals established at a global level and experienced at a local one?
Learning how to communicate performance and planning information with impact, including data visualization tools, storytelling, etc. What means are used to identify and report results (informed advice, audit, evaluation, performance measurement)?
Call for Proposals closes January 13, 2020
All selected presenters will be notified and confirmations will be sent by mid-February
The 2020 theme builds on the core mission of PPX and the expressed needs of our members to support continuous learning and improvement in the planning and performance community.
The Symposium aims to provide the PPX community access to information and expertise which:
is innovative, highlighting lessons learned from the past and proposing new approaches which push the envelope of current practices;
reflects effective approaches and practices from a diversity of
backgrounds, including provincial and municipal governments, NGO’s, not-for-profit organizations, crown corporations and agencies, academe, the private sector*, and the federal government sector; and
provides a forum to explore planning and performance policies and practices in a balanced way to see what is working, what needs to be improved and what could be done to achieve this;
In particular, we want concurrent sessions to:
- emphasize technical solutions to challenges;
- have clear learning objectives;
- provide hands-on, practical knowledge and tools;
connect our symposium participants more closely with subject matter experts; and help participants obtain practical take-aways they can bring back to their jobs.
Concurrent sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes and should dedicate approximately half the time for presentation(s), and half for interactive discussion. Interaction is a vital component of maximizing the educational value to participants of each concurrent session.
For shorter presentations, two or more similar subject matter presentations will be scheduled together to form a single concurrent session.
Approximately 30 to 50 people attend each session.
Proposals will be assessed by the Symposium Committee based on relevance to the Symposium theme; responsiveness to submission requirements; benefits of the presentation for participants and the performance and planning community; and skills and experience of the presenters.
The Planning Committee reserves the right to identify the best form of presentation for each submission.This would include presentation of the submission as a keynote address, a concurrent session, or combined with another presentation to create a panel perspective.The Committee also reserves the right to combine individual submissions on complimentary or related content into one concurrent session.
All submissions will be acknowledged. The individuals or organizations presenting the most promising proposals will be contacted to review the form and content of the material and finalize arrangements for delivery of the presentations.
Submissions will be retained in a database for reference for future PPX events, unless applicants wish otherwise.Also, the PPX intends to post presentation material delivered at the concurrent sessions on the PPX website, unless presenters indicate otherwise.
Concurrent session presenters will not be paid for their contribution, but up to two presenters for any individual presentation will be exempt from registration fees.
Please complete the template on the following page and follow theinstructions provided.
In cases of presenters from the federal government sector, the finalpresentation material provided in both official languages would beappreciated.
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