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Association of Public Sector Information Professionals

Developing Professionalism in Informatics

Affiliates Only Gala Dinner (Reservations Required)

Meet delegates from your organization over dinner and share an evening of community awards, recognition and light entertainment.

The evening will include presentations of the DPI Lifetime Affiliate and Fellow awards and the Chief Information Officer Council Community Awards (formerly the IM-IT Community Recognition Awards). The awards ceremony will be followed by a Keynote Presentation.

Date and Time

Thu, May 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM - Thu, May 24, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Location Details

Shaw Centre (previously Ottawa Convention Centre)
Trillium Ballroom, Fourth Floor

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
Tel: 613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077
www.shaw-centre.com

Awards

DPI Lifetime Affiliate Award

DPI depends on the time, energy, and hard work of our volunteers to plan, organize and deliver our programs and services. There are some who stand out, who are always there, ready and willing to help wherever and whenever needed. To recognize their outstanding commitment, we award them a lifetime affiliation. A general affiliate of DPI may be designated as a Lifetime Affiliate. This designation gives public recognition to those who have contributed to the advancement of the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals through service to the Association, promotional initiatives or program delivery. To see which individuals have been honoured as a Lifetime Affiliate, click here !

DPI Fellow Award

A current or former public sector employee may be designated as a Fellow of the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals. This designation recognizes those individuals who have contributed to the advancement of IM/IT in the public sector through services to the Association. Service to the Association can be defined as supporting the Association in some manner (i.e., advocating the Association, significant sponsorship, being a member of the Association’s committees, etc.) To see which individuals have been honoured as a Fellow, click here !

Government of Canada Chief Information Officer Community Awards

The Chief Information Officer Community Awards acknowledge and honour excellence in a variety of programs and initiatives within the Government of Canada Chief Information Officer community. The 2018 awards have been remodelled to recognize the many innovative initiatives and their impacts on the lives of Canadians, as well as to recognize exceptional employees that go above and beyond.

The Awards are presented in the following categories:

Excellence in Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement regarding access to information and privacy in the Government of Canada.

Excellence in Client Focus Service Delivery

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in improving services to clients (internal and/or external stakeholders) by ensuring that services put clients’ needs first.

Excellence in Community Development

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in the area of people and community development that increases engagement, drives innovation, and improves program outcomes to build a stronger functional community and public service (i.e. departmental/ government-wide).

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in strengthening diversity, employment equity, and/or inclusion in the community.

Excellence in Innovation

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in encouraging an openness to create a culture of experimentation and change.

Excellence in Open Government

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in the area of open government by making government processes more easily available and transparent, enhancing citizen engagement, and providing meaningful opportunities for participation for Canadians.

Excellence in Project Management

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in managing, governing and overseeing of IM- or IT-enabled business projects in support of departments’ and agencies’ program objectives. An IM or IT-enabled business project is any business change or transformation activity, including programs and projects, where the use of information management or technology is critical to the attainment of its business outcomes.

Excellence in Security Management

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in security management practices for the benefit of the organization contributing to improving the overall Government of Canada situational awareness and security posture. The award recognizes achievement and innovation in all areas of Security, including Security Screening, Information Technology Security, Business Continuity Management, Physical Security, Information Management Security, Security in Contracts and Other Arrangements, Security Event Management, Security Awareness & Training and Identity Management (including cyber authentication).

GC CIO Award – Embracing the Digital Mindset

This award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in developing creative approaches to securing strategic alliances with key internal and external partners that support the digital vision and creating opportunities for digital transformation.

If you are a Government of Canada employee, and would like to learn more about the Awards, including descriptions, criteria and nomination forms, visit the Chief Information Officer Community Awards pages on GCpedia. The nomination deadline is March 9, 2018.

If you have any questions, please send an email to ciob-ddpi@tbs-sct.gc.ca.

Keynote Speaker

What does it mean to Live the Laughter? With Wayne Lee it means a highly interactive hypnosis show as unique as it is hilarious. It means gut-splitting laughter and improbable scenes acted out by audience members no longer inhibited by their fears. Wayne’s show is always clean, classy and tasteful. Everyone has a great time and your participants become the stars and heroes of your event. In addition to being hilarious, this show is inspiring, as Wayne gives all the participants a life-changing suggestion to help them achieve any personal or professional goal. This powerful suggestion will also be a tool to help them perform better at work and at home.

Life the Laughter: A Comedy Hypnosis Show is the perfect tonic to improve morale and encourage team-building within your organization. It will give wings to any event on your calendar, whether it’s a convention, conference, awards banquet, customer or staff appreciation night, holiday party, or fundraiser. Wayne Lee presentations deliver the ultimate in corporate entertainment – hilarious, tasteful and inspiring!

Wayne Lee | Hypnotist and Performance Expert

Wayne LeeWayne Lee has been called Canada’s “crown prince” of hypnotism, boasting a mastery of the craft that few others come close to. With the belief that the mind is more powerful than most people understand, Wayne shows audiences―such as clients McDonald’s, Toys R Us, General Motors, Shell Oil and Princess Cruise Lines―techniques to access inner strength through relaxation and mind-focussing techniques in order to better handle stress and achieve dreams. With his trademark humour and easy-going approach, Wayne also entertains audiences with a “hypnosis show” that is guaranteed to incite laughter and delight.

Registration

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

As interest in our dinner has grown, our approach of offering seats on a first-come, first-served basis has become more and more challenging. Given the number of requests submitted only seconds apart, the process no longer seems fair: we are not able to accommodate the majority of requests submitted within minutes of opening registration for the dinner.

In an effort to make the process of offering seats fairer for all, we have decided to award seats through a lottery. All entries submitted by April 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT will be entered into the lottery. We will select the winning entrants randomly and notify you by May 7th, 2018 if your name was drawn or not. All those that did not get a seat will remain on the waiting list. If people decline their seats another random draw will be held. To enter your name in the lottery, you must be a DPI affiliate.