Speaking at the Canada Public Sector Management Workshop
Doug Hadden, VP Products
I spoke earlier this week at the Financial Management Institute (FMI) of Canada Public Sector Management Workshop (PSMW) 2012 in Fredericton New Brunswick. As a speaker, I was in the company of some interesting speakers.
Kevin Page, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Government of Canada – Monday Keynote
The Hon. Blaine Higgs, Minister of Finance, Province of New Brunswick – Tuesday Keynote
Jeffrey Simpson – Globe and Mail National Affairs Columnist and Author of Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Challenge, Closing Keynote Speakder
My presentation, “what we can learn about sustainability from developing countries,” was warmly received at the Monday lunch.
Charles-Antoine St. Jean, the former Comptroller General of Canada spoke during the Tuesday lunch. August company. I had a chance to speak with Charles-Antoine who is now a Partner at Ernst and Young. He was very positive about the FreeBalance international growth. Many FMI attendees were equally complementary about this good story – adapting proven governance solutions for countries around the world. And, it’s the kind of “export” Canadians can be proud of because of the linkage between good governance and poverty reduction in a sustainable fashion.Environmental and fiscal sustainability are critical issues in developing countries.
Many attendees spoke with me about the presentation. One FreeBalance customer was surprised by the amount of preparation that went into the presentation. I guess it’s best to start with low expectations! Most were intrigued by the rich content that seemed to flip by at light speed. There was so much interest that I annotated and posted the presentation on Tuesday. It’s embedded below as well. I will be expanding on many of the subjects over the coming week or so in the blog.
Check out the #PSMW2012 hash tag on Twitter if you want more information on the presentations and panels.