Each of the concurrent training sessions presented during the CIPMM conference was both interesting and professionally enriching.
For those that didn't make it to all the sessions, here are some highlights from select sessions:
1 - Understanding CORCAN
Presented by: Lynn Garrow and Pierre Carmona, CORCAN
The presentation highlighted the benefits and ease of procurement through CORCAN, a Special Operating Agency (SOA) within CSC.
Presented by: Kevin Thompson, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
2 - What Trade Agreements Mean to You
This presentation covered: The conclusion and implementation of recent agreements; Alternatives to implementing international government procurement commitments; and
What these developments mean for procurement specialists.
Presented by: Jean Rhéaume, Justice Canada
3 - The Impact of the First 25 Years of CEPA "Toxic Substances" on Procurement and Management.
Presents a list of key questions that people involved in the procurement and management of materiel should ask themselves when any toxic substance is present, showed in a practical way the scope and impact of CEPA, 1999 regulations.
Presented by: Emilio Franco, Ken McMillan, Jessica Wright, PWGSC
5 - Transforming the Way We Buy - PWGSC's Acquisitions Transformation Program
The purpose of this session is to familiarize participants with the new Acquisitions Program Transformation (APT) approach and the supporting digital strategy.
6 - Design your own Scenario for a Smart Procurement Strategy (PART 1)
Presented by: John Penhale, Francine Berry, Jacinth Morgan, Cheney Boutilier, PWGSC
In this session, participants focussed on defining the client's need and developing specific outcomes rather than specific procurement instruments and process.
7 - Co-Creating Competencies for Tomorrow's Workforce
Presented by: Susan Bridges, Diane Daly, TBS
In this interactive workshop, participants will increase their awareness and understanding of the Federal Procurement and Materiel Management Competency Suite, learn how the competency suite can support the Procurement and Materiel Management Community.
12 - Recent Improvements for the Procurement of Professional Services and an Update on THS
Presented by: Rose Spirito, John Penhale, Réal Benoit, PWGSC
An overview of the new tools available for the procurement of Professional Services including major changes and improvements in our Centralized Professional Services ePortal (CPSS ePortal); recent improvements to TBIPS, TSPS, ProServices, and THS.