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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.


Upcoming Events


Security in the United Nations: What can be Learned About Staying and Delivering in High-Threat Environments

Date: November 17, 2021
Where: Online

The global communications community is currently facing its biggest challenge, as we seek to add value and support our organizations in navigating the disruption and disorientation caused by the pandemic.

Join us for a candid, practical discussion about how communicators can be transformational change makers during these times, and beyond. At its core, it's about moving beyond solving communication problems, shifting to solving business problems through communications.


The University of Ottawa PDI Cyber Solutions Series

Date: Various Dates
Where: Online

The University of Ottawa PDI Cyber Solution Series is an opportunity for PDI participants, and others, to hear experts from within cyber security talk about real world situations and the security challenges that they faced. These “interview style” talks will focus on how they dealt with these security problems, in real terms with real solutions – told by real people who have lived it! 


2021 CASIS West Coast Security Conference: Critical Security

Date: November 22-26, 2021
Where: Online

The Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) proudly presents the fourth annual CASIS West Coast Security Conference, sponsored by PDI, on November 22-26, 2021.  The 2021 conference features practitioners and academics from around the world discussing a range of topics within the field of security including over 50 speakers from the intelligence, law enforcement and military communities of multiple countries. Speakers come from a mix of backgrounds including academics, the military, law enforcement, intelligence and policy makers, allowing for varied and engaged discussion.



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