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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


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! 


Culture of Innovation Executive Insights Workshop presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Date: December 9, 2021
Where: Online

Through this afternoon session, offered in partnership with the uOttawa PDI’s Centre for the Future of Government, we share aspects of our Amazonian peculiar culture with you, including our Leadership Principles, the Working Backwards process, our development of a microservices architecture, two-pizza teams, and much more. Participants gain a deep appreciation of how these elements interact and influence Amazon’s innovation process.

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