2017: Leadership Challenges & Opportunities

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Our conference theme aimed to provide you with practical tools and new perspectives to help you succeed and embrace leadership challenges and opportunities.

Sessions were designed to help you get more organized, plan events, manage your relationship with your boss, understand the hiring process, be more creative at work, and discover "lean project management". 

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Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences building

8 to 8:30 a.m.
Registration and New Member Meet & Greet (McCain Lobby)
8:30 to 8:40 a.m.
Opening Address (Ondaatje Theatre)
8:40 to 9:25 a.m.
Senior Leaders Panel (Ondaatje Theatre)
9:25 to 9:50 a.m.
DPMG Annual General Meeting (Ondaatje Theatre)
9:50 to 10:10 a.m.
Morning Coffee Break (McCain Lobby)
10:10 to 10:55 a.m.
Keynote Address – Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian / Chief Executive Officer of Halifax Public Libraries (Ondaatje Theatre) 
11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.   
Session 1 (option 1): Let’s Get Organized at Work (Ondaatje Theatre)
Session 1 (option 2): Event Planning, Demystified (Scotiabank Auditorium)
12:10 to 1:10 p.m.    
Lunch (Howe Hall: please enter through the main doors on Coburg Road)
1:10 to 2 p.m.
Inspiring Managers Panel (Ondaatje Theatre)
2 to 2:45 p.m.
Session 2: (option 1): Managing Your Relationship with Your Boss (Ondaatje Theatre)
Session 2 (option 2): Hiring 101 – Understanding Your Role (Scotiabank Auditorium)
2:45 to 3 p.m.
Afternoon Coffee Break (McCain Lobby)
3 to 3:50 p.m.
Session 3: (option 1): Creativity at Work (Ondaatje Theatre)
Session 3: (option 2): Lean Project Management (Scotiabank Auditorium)
3:50 to 4:20 p.m.
DPMG Award Presentation (Ondaatje Theatre)
4:20 to 4:35 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Prize Draw (Ondaatje Theatre)
4:35 to 5:15 p.m End of Day Mixer (McCain Upper Lobby)


The DPMG Professional Development Committee would like to thank the organizations below for their support for the 2017 DPMG Conference.

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor:

Internal Sponsors:


Dalhousie University Bookstore

Dalhousie University Athletics

Dalhousie Food Services

Chartwells Food Services

Dalhousie University Marketing and Communications

DalCard Office


Resources from the conference workshops