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


Artificial Intelligence: The Challenge to Humanity in the 21st Century

December 7, 2023 | The Consultative Event proposes to discuss and sketch out the challenges and opportunities of and the evolving proposals to address both the good and negative impacts of this humanity transforming technology.


Virtual Engagement: National Security and University of New Haven

February 15, 2023 | Join us for an insightful discussion on the broad evolution of national security presented by Dr. Treistman from the University of New Haven.

Events Archive


PSN Roadshow 2023

On November 30, 2023, the University of Ottawa's Professional Development Institute (PDI), in collaboration with the Public Sector Network (PSN), proudly hosted the Cyber Security & Risk Management Roadshow 2023. Read more about the event.


The Psychology Behind Human Sources in Intelligence Collection

On October 25, 2023, a briefing took place, covering the intricacies of human source identification, evaluation, recruitment, and validation. The event also featured examples of various sources, such as information peddlers, sentinels, and more.


Tackling Misinformation: A Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion

On October 24, 2023, an event was held where participants discussed the challenges posed by misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation (MDM) in today's digital age. Read more about this event.


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.