Busy professionals keep their edge by regularly upgrading their knowledge, keeping up with the latest in best practices and adding new skills. To help, we are proud to offer networking events featuring national and international experts on current topics such as government, security and policy, leadership and others.

Upcoming Events


Securing Your Privacy and Digital Rights Across Borders

November 9, 2023 | Join us for an insightful briefing on safeguarding your privacy and digital rights during international travel. Discover indispensable strategies for securing your data and preserving your digital freedom while on the move.


Tackling Misinformation: A Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion

October 24 - In today's digital age, information circulates freely, yet misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation (MDM) present substantial challenges to individuals, technology companies, and society.


How to Keep Your Communications Planning Relevant

October 3, 2023 | There is a growing sense among the communications industry that strategic communications planning is so… 2019. After all, hasn’t the disruption of the pandemic made the idea of communications planning irrelevant?


The Psychology Behind Human Sources in Intelligence Collection

October 25, 2023 | This briefing will touch on the intricacies of human source identification, evaluation, recruitment, and validation. It will also provide illustrative examples of various sources, such as information peddlers, sentinels, and more.


Cyber Security Literacy Workshop

Various dates | This session aims to provide participants with knowledge about information and cyber security threats and the techniques that can be used to keep employees and co-workers safe from nefarious attacks.

Events Archive


Trust Me: Navigating Disinformation in the Digital Age

On May 31, 2023, the Professional Development Institute was pleased to invite participants to explore the complex issue of disinformation and its far-reaching impact. Read more about the event.


Prime Ministers Series, 2019, 2020

A partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of the Public Service—highlights transformative policy initiatives of Canadian Prime Ministers.