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    Featured Expert Events

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 other matters important to Canadians today.

Our featured expert events provide opportunities to build and strengthen key relationships and stay current as knowledge evolves and new trends emerge.

The Professional Development Institute (PDI), a notable convener of the best experts from government, industry and academia, is pleased to host a variety of quality events.

To register, choose event and follow the online registration process.



Disinformation Campaigns 2.0 - The Next Generation
Dates:  December 2, 2020 11:00am - 13:00pm 
Where: Online 
Join PDI, Rutgers, PennState and the Institute for Futures Studies for a well-timed presentation, keynoted by retired Marine Corps Four Star General John R. Allen, President of The Brookings Institution, and joined by a world-class panel of experts who will provide insights into what the Next Generation of Disinformation Campaigns and actors will be.

The Canadian GovTech Summit Series:  Summit 3 Big Data & Artificial Intelligence
Dates:  December 3, 2020 8:00am - 8:00pm 
Where: Online 
The Canadian GovTech Summit Series is a sequence of three events. This final summit in this series of three focuses on the major Data and AI strategies and projects within the Canadian Public Sector. DisGovr is a preferred partner of PDI who proudly supports a curated selection of targeted events of interest to PDI participants.

Routledge Handbook of Deradicalization - Book Launch
Date:  December 16, 2020, 9:00 to 10:00
Where: Online 
North American launch of the Routledge Handbook on Deradicalization.  Featuring authors from many countries, this book features contributions from academics and practitioners on what deradicalization of terrorists means and how to go about doing it.

Why is Peace in Yemen Important to the World? Morning Brief
Date:  December 17, 2020, 9:00 to 10:00
Where: Online 
Yemen is now experiencing one of the most tragic conflicts of our time. In the wake of the Arab Spring, the dreams of Yemeni people turned into a nightmare with a violent conflict that is entering its sixth year. The Yemeni state collapsed, leaving the ground for militant groups that turned the country into a ruin. Yemen has become a battle ground fueled by countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Qatar, Oman, and the USA; all striving to maintain and increase their influence in the region.

Beyond Project Management: Harvesting Value from Your Organizational Investments
Dates:  January 13, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am 
Where: Online 
Why do some investments succeed (CERB) and others fail (Phoenix) despite the application of good project management?  What can leaders do to ensure that organizational investments actually produce real value? Attend this brief online webinar to find solutions and ensure your project realises it's value!

Communication with Kidnappers: Morning Brief
Dates:  January 14, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am 
Where: Online 
In this the first #uOttSET Morning Brief of 2021 aspects of communication with the kidnappers during a kidnap for ransom incident will be discussed. This brief introduces the Kidnap for Ransom Incident Management Learning program that will be launched later in January 2021.

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For additional information regarding upcoming events, please contact us at 613-562-5802 or at PDInstitute@uOttawa.ca.

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