Invited Talks

2013

“Best Practices in Collaboration between the Private and Public Sectors” Ontario Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference, Blue Mountain Resort (18 April 2013)

“The Journeys of Explorer Samuel de Champlain” History Lives Here Series, Regent Theatre, Picton, Ontario (4 March 2013)

2012

"State agencies: issues and challenges in Canadian public administration" Ph.D. Seminar, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Universidad nacional del litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (5 June 2012)

 "El modelo de Administracion publica canadiense" Jornadas de modernizacion estatal y administracion gubernamental: nuevos desafios conceptuales y operativos de la adminstracion publica", Universidad nacional del litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina  (6 June 2012)

"Caracteristicas y tendencias de la administracion publica en Canada" Seminnario sobre Administracion publica Comparada" Universidad nacional del litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (7 June 2012)

"The Ontario Ministry of Finance as Guardian: Perspectives and Contradictions", paper given to officials in the Ontario Ministry of Finance, 25 January 2012.

2011

“Leadership in the (post) modern age.” Presented to the Canada School of Public Service, Toronto, 31 March 2011.

2009

 “The Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada in the 21st century” DFAIT, 1909-2009 (University of Saskatchewan) 27 September 2009

 “Searching for Leadership: The case for the Secretaries to Cabinet in Canada”

      IPAC-Whitehorse Chapter, Whitehorse (February 2009)

      IPAC-Vancouver Chapter, Vancouver (February 2009)

      IPAC-Calgary Chapter, Calgary (February 2009)

      IPAC-Edmonton Chapter, Edmonton (February 2009)

      IPAC-Winnipeg Chapter, Winnipeg (February 2009)

      IPAC-Halifax Chapter, Halifax (March 2009)

      IPAC-Fredericton Chapter, Fredericton (March 2009)

      IPAC- Toronto Chapter, Toronto (June 2009)

2008

“Champlain 400 ans plus tard: sa pertinence, son importance, son avenir” Société d’histoire de Toronto (Mars 2008)

“Searching for Leadership: The case for the Secretaries to Cabinet in Canada” IPAC-Saskatchewan Chapter, Regina, Saskatchewan (January 2008)

“The Language of Leadership” President’s Leadership Initiative, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, Regina, Saskatchewan (January 2008)

“The Roles and Functions of Leadership in the Public Sector” Policy Workshop, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, Regina, Saskatchewan (January 2008)

2005

“Connecting to Canadians” Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation, October 2005

“Connecting to Canadians” Canadian Society of Association Executives, Trillium Chapter, November 2005

“Reinventing Service: Alternative Service Delivery in Municipalities” Canadian National Summit on Municipal Governance, July 2005

“Best Practices in Public-Private ICT Projects to Transform Service to the Public” Innovaction: Intelligence collective, Québec, May 2006

      -Showcase Ontario luncheon, Toronto, September 2005

     -CIDA Strategic Management Program, Ottawa, September 2005

     -Lac Carling ICT Summit, Mont St.Sauveur, May 2005

“The Administrative Priorities of Deputy Ministers” Canadian Association of Management Consultants, GTA Chapter,  April 2005

“The Administrative Priorities of Deputy Ministers” Tri-University Policy Discussion Group, Toronto, February 2005

2001

“La Famille Baby et son importance dans l’histoire de l'Ontario" Société d’histoire de Toronto, avril 2001.

PAPERS DELIVERED AT REFEREED CONFERENCES

2013

''The Agencification of Public Works: Infrastructure Ontario" XII Milan European Economy Workshop: Case Studies of Public Enterprises: Learning from Success and Failure, University of Milan, Italy, 13-14 June.

"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Infrastructure Ontario" 2nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration", Ryerson University, 27-28 May.

"John A. Macdonald: Experimental Federalist" Institute of Intergovernmental Relations’ special conference on "Macdonald and Federalism", Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 10 January 2013

2012

“The New Political Governance?: An Institutionalist Approach to the Premier’s Office in Ontario” (with Peter Constantinou) Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration Inaugural Conference, Ottawa, 28 May 2012

2011

“The Bonds of Institutional Language: A Discursive Analysis of the Clerk of the Privy Council’s Annual Report” Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Victoria, 29 August 2011.

"The Guardian: The Ontario Ministry of Finance and Multi-level Public Management" (Keynote) Making Multi-Level Public Management Work: Cases from the EU and North America Conference, Glendon College (York University), 16 June 2011.

2010

“Macdonald the Administrator: The Genesis of Executive Machinery” John A. Macdonald: Fresh Perspectives and New Legacies Conference, 3 December 2010, Toronto, Ontario.

“Cementing Nordicities: Cultural Policy and Administration in the Northern Territories” Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 24 August 2010. Ottawa, Ontario.

2009

“E-path Dependency: Technology, Corporate Culture and the Formation of ServiceOntario” Prairie Provinces Political Science Association, 2 October 2009 (Mount Royal University)

"Implementing a values-based approach to heritage conservation", Society for the Study of Architecture of Canada, 23 May 23 2009 (Toronto, Ryerson University). (With Scott Barrett)

“The Prime Minister as Executive: The Case of Sir Wilfrid Laurier", Canadian Political Science Association Conference, 27 May 2009 (Ottawa, Carleton) "The Language of Leadership” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, 27 May 2009 (Ottawa, Carleton) (With Peter Ryan)

2008

“Ensuring the Service-Value Chain” Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Québec, (28 August).

« Les lieus de mémoire de l’administration publique » Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Québec, (28 August)

2007

“Searching for Leadership: The case for the Secretaries to Cabinet” Public Sector Leadership in the 21st Century Conference, University of Guelph (May 4)

2005

“The Road to NGO: The Transformation of IPAC from 1985 to 1995” Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Regina, 29 August 2004

“The Art of Writing Case Studies” Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Vancouver, 27 August 2005

2004

“Using Case Studies to Teach Public Administration” Canadian Political Science Association Meeting, University of Manitoba, 28 May

2002

Corporate Memory, Public Administration, and Historians” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of Toronto, 1 June

1997

"Ramsay Cook: The Phenomenon of Historian as Media Star” University of Ottawa Symposium, 8 October

1994

"Godfroy Langlois et le virage vers le progressisme libéral" McGill University Symposium, 16 November.

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