Why Register
Ottawa: Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Drive
AUGUST 2-3

October 17th

Mark your calendars now 10/17/2018 07:00 AM 10/17/2018 06:00 PM America/New_York Defence Team Career & Networking Fair Hosted by Defence Team Career & Networking Fair http://umuc.vfairs.com/ Defence Team Career & Networking Fair true MM/DD/YYYY
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NO TRAVEL NEEDED

Participate online from everywhere

GUEST EXPERTS

18 Workshops from specialists

Learn from the experts

LEARN & NETWORK

Career Connections

Network with hiring managers and units

LEARN & NETWORK

Tradeshow

showcase of career-related services & benefits

About the Event

Whether you are a student, recruit, military or civilian member, come and find out about the diversity of tasks, opportunities, occupations and services that exist within our department and connect with peers, functional and organizational leaders!

You will gain an understanding of areas of career growth, employment gaps, and other professional development opportunities, regardless of whether you are new to the department, have years of experience, or considering transition.

Career Growth

Our department is dynamic and one of very few federal organizations with both uniformed and civilian personnel. For those of you looking for a career change, for developmental opportunities and to move throughout the department, both the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Department of National Defence (DND) provide exciting career opportunities.

Career Transition

Whether you are moving into, out of or from one organization to another within the CAF and DND, we have a number of specialists that will be able to answer your questions including Veterans Affairs, Office of Disability Management, Director of Casualty Support Management, Public Service Commission - GCJobs, Staffing and Military Career Transition team.

Career Development Initiatives

You will also be able to interact and hear from a panel who will discuss “How to succeed in your career”. Talk to organizations responsible for professional development and career progression initiatives. (i.e., Mentoring, Coaching, Defence Learning Network, National Managers Network, Activity-Based Working, Alternative Working Arrangements, and program-specific development programs like the Finance Officer Development Program, Executive Development (EDP) and Officer Development (ODP) Programs).

Career Connections - Speed Networking

Take this exciting and unique opportunity for one on one conversations with hiring managers, specialists and program leaders. Find out about what their organizations can offer, enquire about opportunities and find out what your next steps are in your own career development and transition.

Get connected

With the ability to attend physically in many regions and the NCR, or virtually at the NCR event, you will not be disappointed when you check out our kiosks, workshops and speed networking talent list.

Get pre-registered now and don’t miss out on key opportunities!

Defence Team Career & Networking Fair

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Ottawa

Oct 17, 2018

08:30 - 16:00

KIOSKS

09:00 - 15:30

CAREER CONNECTIONS

09:15 - 11:00

WORKSHOP Series A & Fuller

11:15 - 12:00

WORKSHOP Series B

13:00

ADDRESS: Bill Mathews, Senior Associate Deputy Minister

13:20 - 14:15

PANEL DISCUSSION B

14:45 - 15:30

WORKSHOP Series C

16:00

Event Closes

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Gagetown

Oct 17, 2018

09:00 - 15:00

LOCAL KIOSKS

09:00 - 10:30

LOCAL WORKSHOP

10:15 - 11:00

Virtual via tele-conference Virtual via VFAIRS

11:00 - 11:30

LOCAL WORKSHOP

12:15 - 13:00

LIVE BROADCAST & Individual broadcast via VFAIRS

13:00 - 14:00

LOCAL WORKSHOP

14:00 - 14:20

LIVE BROADCAST: Address by Bill Mathews, Senior Associate Deputy Minister

14:20 - 15:15

LIVE BROADCAST: PANEL DISCUSSION B

15:00

Event Closed

15:45 - 16:30

Individual broadcast via VFAIRS

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Online via vFairs

Oct 17, 2018

08:30

** Networking in 15-20 min intervals to be scheduled. Virtual and in person in Ottawa

09:15

Networking A

10:00

Networking B

11:00

Networking C

12:00

Networking D

13:00

Sr. Associate DM Address (20 min)

14:15

Networking E

15:00

Networking F

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Halifax (+1)

Oct 17, 2018

08:30

OPENING ADDRESS: Base Commander

08:45 - 15:00

LOCAL KIOSKS

09:00 - 15:30

Virtual via VFAIRS

09:00 - 10:00

LOCAL WORKSHOP

09:00 - 10:30

CONSULTATION Resume Feedback

10:15 - 11:00

LIVE BROADCAST: NCR Workshop: Canadian Special Operations Command – We will find a way

10:15 - 11:00

Individual broadcast via VFAIRS

11:00 - 12:00

LOCAL WORKSHOP/h3>

12:00 - 13:00

CONSULTATION

12:15 - 13:00

LIVE BROADCAST

13:00 - 14:00

LOCAL WORKSHOP

14:00 - 15:15

LIVE BROADCAST

15:30

Event Closed

15:45 - 16:30

Virtual Via VFAIRS

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PETAWAWA

Oct 17, 2018

09:00 - 13:00

LOCAL KIOSKS

09:00 - 15:30

Virtual via VFAIRS

09:15 - 10:00

LIVE BROADCAST

09:15 - 10:00

Computer Room Individual broadcast via VFAIRS

10:15 - 10:45

LOCAL WORKSHOP

11:15 - 12:00

LIVE BROADCAST & Computer Room Individual broadcast

13:00 - 14:15

LIVE BROADCAST

14:20 - 14:40

KIOSKS Networking

14:45 - 15:30

LIVE BROADCAST

15:30

Event Closes

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KINGSTON

Oct 17, 2018

09:00 - 13:00

KIOSKS

09:00 - 15:30

CAREER CONNECTIONS, KIOSKS OTTAWA

09:15 - 12:00

NCR WORKSHOP

13:00 - 13:30

KINGSTON WORKSHOP

13:00

ADDRESS: Bill Mathews, Senior Associate Deputy Minister

13:20 - 14:15

PANEL DISCUSSION

14:45 - 15:30

NCR WORKSHOP

15:00

Event Closes

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Montreal

Oct 17, 2018

08:00

LAUNCH of Career Fair and kiosks

08:30

Welcoming address by Col Stéphane Boucher and Julie Albert Director - Client relations and E-services (CRES) ADM (HR-CIV)

08:30 - 15:30

Virtuel avec VFAIRS

09:00 - 15:30

KIOSKS and WORKSHOPS MONTREAL

09:00 - 15:30

VIRTUAL: CAREER CONNECTIONS

09:00 - 11:45

WORKSHOP

13:00

ADDRESS : Bill Mathews, Senior Associate Deputy Minister

13:20 - 14:15

PANEL DISCUSSION

14:00 - 15:20

WORKSHOP

15:30

Closing

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Edmonton (-2)

Oct 17, 2018

08:00 - 12:30

Virtual via VFAIRS

08:30 - 12:30

Live Broadcast Room E1, Room E2

09:15 - 10:00

LIVE BROADCAST

09:15 - 10:00

Individual broadcast via VFAIRS

11:00 - 12:15

Live Broadcast Room E1/E2

12:45 - 13:00

Live Broadcast Room E1 Room E2

13:30

Event Closed

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Esquimalt (-3)

Oct 17, 2018

08:00 - 14:00

LOCAL KIOSKS

08:00 - 12:30

Virtual via VFAIRS

08:15 - 9:00

LIVE BROADCAST

09:15 - 10:00

LOCAL WORKSHOP

10:00 - 12:30

LIVE BROADCAST

13:15 - 14:00

LOCAL WORKSHOP

14:00

Event Closed

** Kiosk time is only 15 minutes ** 4 Optional Workshops ** Suggest have kiosks and networking heavy in the am before Panel. Then have the local workshop in the afternoon when the kiosks in Ottawa are done.

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Winnipeg

Oct 17, 2018

08:00 - 14:30

Virtual via tele- conference Virtual via VFAIRS

08:15 - 9:00

Netherlands Theatre (200) & Individual broadcast via VFAIRS

09:00 - 10:00

LOCAL KIOSKS

10:15 - 11:00

LIVE BROADCAST

12:00

ADDRESS: Bill Mathews, Senior Associate Deputy Minister

12:20 - 13:15

PANEL DISCUSSION B

13:45 - 14:30

LIVE BROADCAST & Virtual: NCR Workshop Series C

14:30

Event Closed

Keynote

Danielle
Bill Matthews Senior Associate Deputy Minister, National Defence

Bill Matthews was appointed Senior Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence in October 2017.

From July 2014 to October 2017, he was Comptroller General of Canada. In this role, he was responsible for government-wide direction and leadership for financial management, internal audit, federal assets and acquired services.

Mr. Matthews has held various senior level positions within the Office of the Comptroller General and Treasury Board Secretariat with responsibilities in the area of financial management policy, Estimates, evaluation and expenditure management.

Mr. Matthews is a chartered professional accountant with over 27 years of experience in accounting and financial management in both the public and private sectors. He was named a Fellow by the Chartered Professional Accountants in October 2016.He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University.

Mr. Matthews is a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board – Consultative Advisory Group. He also serves as a board member of the Public Sector Accounting Board and the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Mental Health Research.

Panel Speakers

Danielle
Danielle Morneault  

Danielle Morneault assumes the position of acting DGWD. She is assuming this role in addition to her current role as acting Chief of Staff / Director General Human Resources Strategic Directions. In January 2016, Danielle Morneault joined the Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) Group at National Defence as Director Planning and Coordination (Finance). In this role, Danielle leads a team responsible for business planning and reporting, group comptrollership and communications, and workplace requirements. As a senior advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) / Chief Financial Officer, Danielle led the management of the Group’s restructuring, embraced the role of L1 Champion for Mental Health in the Workplace, and revitalized group communications and employee engagement.

Danielle came to ADM(Fin) from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), where she had been Director, Branch Planning in the Vice President Comptrollership and Chief Financial Officer Branch since 2013. Prior to that, Danielle spent seven years as a Senior Analyst in Director Military Personnel Planning and Program Coordination at Chief Military Personnel, providing advice and guidance to the L1 on planning and performance for program activities such as recruitment, training, healthcare, and history and heritage. From 2001 to 2006, also at National Defence, Danielle was the Staff Officer to the Director General Compensation and Benefits and an Administrative Assistant at the Canadian Forces Housing Agency.

Danielle obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Ottawa and completed the Senior Executive Advanced Finance and Accounting Program in May 2018. Ever the outdoor enthusiast, she spends her spare time as a ski coach, ski official and instructor in the winter, and camping with her husband, John, and their daughter, Isla, in the summer.

Colonel Krista Dawn Brodie CD (Canadian Army)

Colonel Krista Brodie is an Army Logistics officer with 30 years of leadership experience in diverse and challenging appointments in Canada and abroad. Here, she deployed with operations involving floods, ice storms, forest fires, and abroad, she served in Croatia, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Colonel Brodie served as Quartermaster of the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and she was the first woman to command 1 Service Battalion, the largest unit in the Canadian Field Force. An aerial delivery specialist, Colonel Brodie also acquired skills from basic parachutist, to military freefall parachute specialist to then earn her American jump wings while on exchange with the 2nd/75th Ranger Battalion.

During the past two years, Colonel Brodie’s focus has shifted from strategic logistics to strategic leadership. She recently returned from Washington D.C. where she was on the faculty of the Strategic Leadership Department at the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defence University. She currently works in Ottawa for the Chief of Military Personnel.

In 2013, Colonel Brodie was named to WXN Canada’s Top 100 List of the most powerful women in the country. She holds degrees in Military Strategic Studies, Defence Studies, National Resource Strategy and a certificate in Global Supply Chain Management.

Colonel Brodie is married to Dr. Dennis Filips, a trauma surgeon, innovator and entrepreneur. They have three young children and a large shaggy dog.

COLONEL K.I. CAMERON, CD DIRECTOR TRANSITION SERVICES & POLICY (DTSP)

Colonel Kevin Cameron is a Regular Force Infantry Officer with 30 years of leadership experience in both the military and civilian sectors.

From 1989-2015 he served in a variety of tactical, operational and strategic level positions, culminating with his appointment as Chief of Staff, 4th Canadian Division. He has multiple overseas deployments, is a former Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and a graduate of the Canadian Forces College.

In 2015, Colonel Cameron retired from service and worked extensively in the Veteran Transition space in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, primarily as Director of the Military Employment Transition (MET) Program at Canada Company. In this capacity he provided strategic direction and leadership of the national program, assisted hundreds of CAF members in transition and focused priority effort on educating and aligning private sector employer veteran hiring practices.

During his break in military service, Colonel Cameron also ventured into the entrepreneurial world as a business franchise owner with MAC Tools in Victoria, BC, providing professional tool sales & service to the Greater Victoria Region.

With the latest Government of Canada Defence Policy commitment to improve the transition experience for members, the needs of the service drew him back to duty. He was re-enrolled in the Regular Force in late 2017 and appointed to the new position of Director Transition Services & Policy for the Canadian Armed Forces. His extensive background in veteran transition, his own personal transition experience, and his passion for enabling transition for members and private sector stakeholders is the driving force behind his continued commitment to serve.

Col Cameron holds a degree from the University of Ottawa in Social Sciences with focus in Political Science and Psychology.

Why Register

Whether you are attending the Career & Networking Fair in person or joining us virtually, here is why you want to register:

  • Review and select your workshops and schedule your day in advance;
  • Participate from any time-zone and access presentations for up to 30 days after the event;
  • Access all the information (videos, documents) supplied by our speakers;
  • Build your own "Swag Bag" to save and download your favorite relevant presentations and resources;
  • Visit our virtual kiosks and workshops by using any electronic device ie: DWAN computer, home computer, mobile device (connect to WiFi if using your mobile);
  • Interact with our panel discussion, workshop and kiosk speakers through a chat function and participate in Q&A (if you do not want your questions or comments to be made public, there is a “private chat” function available as well);
  • Keep yourself posted on any related information, such as amendments to the event;
  • Book individual timeslots for conversations with organizational managers and speed networking events at the CAREER CONNECTIONS (available in person or via landline only)

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Participants have the following options available:
Personal Vehicle: parking available on site on a first-come, first-serve basis. The current entrance for visitors is through Sussex drive ramp. The cost is $12 per day, no IN/OUT privileges. From the parking lot, access the facilities through C and D exit doors. (Select “T” floor in the elevator for the Terrace level)

OC Transpo: OC Transpo #9 services this location

Shuttle Services: a free shuttle will be provided from Carling Campus and Hotel De Ville locations twice throughout the day.

Carling Campus Schedule:
Pick-up: 0815 hrs
Return : 1100 hrs
Pick-up: 1130 hrs
Return : 1545 hrs

Hotel De Ville:
Pick-up: 0830 hrs
Return : 1130 hrs
Pick-up: 1200 hrs
Return : 1545 hrs