Meet Dave Conabree

Alumni profile

Meet Dave Conabree

Dave

That effort paid off not just in terms of the knowledge, but also in exposure to the perspectives and insights of the highly committed public servants

MPA (Management) 2010
Ottawa, Ontario

Dave started his part-time MPA (M) studies while working as a front-line team leader at the Canada Revenue Agency office in London, Ontario.

“Working through the program on nights and weekends for several years was a major challenge. That effort paid off not just in terms of the knowledge, but also in exposure to the perspectives and insights of the highly committed public servants of all stripes who were in the program with me. One can’t help but see things differently as a result of those experiences.”

Career Advancement

Since his graduation, Dave has become a Director General in the Federal Public Service in Ottawa. He has leveraged his interest in GOV2.0 initiatives to develop learning materials for the MPA (M) program, and has guided students in applying social media approaches to problem solving in the public service.

Dave has recently given a TEDx talk which can be seen here.