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2015 Symposium2015 Nineteenth Annual PPX Symposium

May 19 – 21, 2015
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Ottawa, ON

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Invitation to Attend the 2015 PPX Symposium


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) and the Symposium Planning Committee, I am inviting you to participate in our Nineteenth Annual PPX Symposium scheduled May 19 to 21, 2015.

Our theme for 2015, Planning and Performance: Getting It Right reflects a back to basics approach which more closely aligns to the core mission of PPX and the expressed needs of our members. Under this banner, we will be pursuing the following three streams:

• Improving Strategic and Operational Planning
• Strengthening Performance Measurement and Reporting
• Building Better Links With Other Functional Areas (such as audit, evaluation, risk management, financial management, human resource management and project management )

For May 19, we will be expanding our offering with up to three pre-symposium training sessions. The feedback we got from our symposium participants gave high praise to our RBM 101 course, which was aimed at those new to Results-based Management (RBM). We are planning to add an intermediate level RBM course as well as a course on integrated planning to respond to the needs of our members. All our full day courses are replete with case studies and in-class exercises.

May 20 and 21 will be devoted to featuring our keynote speakers, concurrent breakout sessions and trade show exhibitors. A roster of keynote speakers is currently being recruited which we expect will rival or even surpass the very impressive and highly rated speakers we had for our 2014 Symposium.

Our concurrent breakout sessions will be emphasizing technical solutions to challenges, with clear learning objectives and more hands-on, practical knowledge and tools. We want to connect our symposium participants more closely with subject matter experts and help them obtain practical take-always they can bring to their jobs. If you are interested in presenting material at out concurrent sessions or know someone who would, please see our Request for Proposals posted on the PPX site.

Don’t miss out on another great PPX opportunity to engage, learn, exchange information and network with hundreds of public and private professionals from across Canada and abroad, and make a contribution to getting planning and performance right.

Please remember to:

• reserve May 19 to 21 in your 2015 calendar;
• include a pre-symposium training session along with the rest of the 2015 Symposium in your Education Plan;
• keep your contact information with us current so that we can keep you informed of further Symposium developments;
• register before the March 31, 2015 Early Bird date to reduce your costs; and
• share this invitation with your colleagues.

I look forward to welcoming you at our Nineteenth Annual PPX Symposium.

Yours truly,


Walter Zubrycky
Chair, PPX Symposium Planning Committee

Theme: Planning + Performance Getting It Right


  • Improving Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Strengthening Performance Measurement and Reporting
  • Building Better Links With Other Functional Areas (such as audit, evaluation, risk management, financial management, human resource management and project management )
Before April 1st 2015 On or after April 1st 2015
Symposium: $890.00 + HST $990.00 + HST
Pre-Symposium Training: $450.00 + HST $450.00 + HST
Symposium and Pre-Symposium Training: $1240.00 + HST $1340.00 + HST


Gold Partners



Silver Partners


Lean Agility Inc. teaches government how to use Lean process improvement to deliver services citizens value, faster and at lower cost. Offering hands-on training and coaching, the Company provides clients with practical experience in Lean leading to increased capacity to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization. Experienced in the application of Lean to the range of high volume, repetitive processes typical in government, Lean Agility Inc. are market leaders in the use of Lean to improve the delivery of non-transactional outputs such as: the development of briefing notes, strategic plans and requests for proposals.

Bronze Partners




TenthEye is an Ottawa-based company that has developed an electronic Performance Measurement automation solution for Grants & Contribution programs. Funding recipients can log into a secure portal to populate and submit their Recipient Reports through a web-form, send that report through a workflow to departmental points of contact, store all data in a central database and analyze reports through a built-in Business Intelligence capability.

Other benefits include: 1. Recipient report captures content in over 2000 data fields, 2. Version control for different reporting periods and fiscal years, 3. Ability for reviewers to enter qualitative summaries, 4. Better data visibility

Health Canada has been piloting this solution, which will be demonstrated at the PPX Symposium. Speak to us to see how we may be able to help you.


BMB – Landmark is a strategic alliance that brings together two of the leading public-sector organizational and program results-based management (RBM) implementation consulting firms in Canada. BMB Consulting Services Inc. helps public sector organizations “operationalize” RBM using an integrated management approach. Landmark Decisions Inc. assists clients in designing world-class Performance Alignment solutions focused on process/activity-based cost management and/or dashboards/scorecarding and other results-based management concepts.



The Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education (CUEE) was created in 2008 as part of a multi-organizational strategy to increase opportunities for current and prospective evaluation professionals to acquire the knowledge and skills required to become evaluation practitioners.

Créé en 2008, le Consortium des universités pour l’enseignement de l’évaluation (CUEE) découle d’une stratégie multi-organisationnelle visant à accroître les possibilités d’emploi des professionnels de l’évaluation actuels et potentiels en leur permettant d’acquérir les connaissances et les compétences liées à l’exercice de leur profession.


ORMAF is a powerful management software which is designed to facilitate Canadian public sector managers to effectively and efficiently develop and implement performance measurement and risk management strategies within their programs. ORMAF’s comprehensive web-based system is a combination of various independent but interlinked modules to provide managers with a complete overview of performance and risks of their programs.


At Alpen Path Solutions our purpose is a better public sector, every day. We offer Lean for government and organizational network analysis (ONA) training and consulting. Lean uses the scientific approach to continuously improve processes while ONA can map informal networks among staff to maximize knowledge transfer.


ON-Track helps companies to cleverly execute and evaluate strategies. With ON-Track, executives can create strategic objectives and KPIs (Key performance Indicators), set their targets, track performance data, and monitor the execution of the strategy by comparing targets and strategic goals against actual outcomes, to make timely and informed decisions.

Further, ON-Track enables executives to share, communicate and cascade the strategy organization-wide; follow-up on the execution of different plans and programs; and create a collaborative virtual environment for executives and employees to share ideas.


Information for Partnership and Exhibitors

What is PPX?
The Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) is a non-profit Canada-based international centre of excellence for learning, sharing and developing expertise
in performance and planning – including its measurement, implementation, public reporting and management.

Partnership Opportunities

  • Position your business as an Industry leader, aligned with a well respected association
  • Network with a hard-to-reach audience on an intimate level
  • Gain insights into new trends in performance-based management
  • Flexible plans created to provide custom solutions for your needs
  • Partner with an associate business and split the investment costs (and benefits)!

The PPX Symposium

The PPX Symposium is the leading forum for Performance and Planning professionals in Canada. Attendees include the top purchasers of consulting
services for many of Canada’s Public and Private Sector organizations. Now in its 19th year, the PPX Symposium provides delegates with leading-edge
thinking, discussion of “hot” issues, the latest in government initiatives and best practices. The program is designed to provide them with a learning
experience that will increase their knowledgebase and provide experience based paths for them to follow to strengthen their skills and improve results.

Who Attends the PPX Symposium?

With a membership of 3600, the PPX community consists of public servants from all levels of government, consultants, practitioners, academics, NGOs
and students who all share an interest in performance-based management. Each year, over 200 members from a wide variety of disciplines are on hand
to network and actively engage in the two-day event.


All questions regarding this solicitation of interest should be submitted to

Thank you for your interest in PPX and the community that we serve.

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