A Humber/IPAC Symposium: Shifting Gears Takes Place June 14 & 15, 2012

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This month, top post-secondary institution partners with public administration organization to discuss the state of international development.

On Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, 2012, at Humber’s Lakeshore campus, Humber and IPAC will partner to hold the Humber/IPAC Symposium: Shifting Gears, Innovations and Transformation in International Development. This lively gathering will explore themes in modern international development and their implications in this increasingly fast-paced globalized world. This symposium is targeted at individuals in more senior positions within International and Canadian Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Humber’s NGO community, private sector companies, governments and multilateral organizations involved in international development.

This symposium addresses the following questions:

1. What forces are causing the significant changes in International Development over the past few years?
2. How is International Development likely to evolve over the next decade?
3. What are the implications for senior managers and board members in organizations that deliver aid programs, services and projects?
4. What are the innovative approaches aid groups are using to adapt to the changing environment and
5. What does this mean for International Development career paths?

This two-day symposium will also leave time available for the facilitation of participant networking, in order to foster community, exchange ideas and knowledge.

Day one of this event focuses on a discussion of forces for change, implications for international development and employment in international development organizations. This day will feature recognized speakers and panellists from Canada and abroad.

Day two of this event focuses on the practical, administrative and strategic side, such as changing business models, establishing and managing partnerships and collaboration, the adaptation of modern management techniques and facilitating organizational culture changes.

For more information, please visit: http://business.humber.ca/idicentresofexcellence/symposium/home.html

About IPAC
Founded in 1947, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada is an association of public servants, academic sand others interested in public administration.

About Humber
Humber, a member of Polytechnics Canada, is committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning. Humber's broad range of career-focused credentials include: bachelor degrees ranging from nursing to criminal justice degrees, diplomas, certificates, postgraduate certificates and also offers apprenticeship training. With 150 full time programs and 200 continuing educations programs to choose from, the 25,000 full-time and 57,000 part-time students of Humber have access to many opportunities for continuous learning.

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