RPIC Speaker Series



Upcoming Events:

Asset Management: A Better Plan B!

August 25 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

The better Plan B is a robust Plan A. The current pandemic impacts people managing assets and challenges the efficiency of an organization's Plan B response. But what constitutes a good Plan A? How can an organization integrate an asset management journey aimed at optimizing its value by reducing cost, improving performance and reducing risks? The St. Lawrence Seaway will share how they have embarked on such a journey.

The pandemic outbreak also provides an opportunity to document initiatives and develop programs that can strengthen an organization's Plan B, or resilience, by controlling risks, improving operational continuity and enabling teams to work harmoniously. Current trends and opportunities observed in the public sector will be discussed, in particular how the St. Lawrence Seaway was able to navigate through the pandemic disruption so far.

Speaker: Bernard Gaudreault, MIAM, CEO, Planifika

Bernard Gaudreault is one of the founding members of the Canadian chapter of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) from which he also holds a certification. His expertise is recognized across Canada namely due to his acquired technical depth, practical experience and methodical approach. Bernard Gaudreault launched Planifika in 2005, a company that has grown into a multidisciplinary consulting firm specialized in asset management and that includes a large client base from the public sector.

Speaker: Mathieu Gauthier, ing. MBA, Manager - Infrastructure, St. Lawrence Seaway

Mathieu Gauthier is a Senior engineer, who obtained a B.Ing. from Université de Sherbrooke and MBA from HEC / Université de Montréal. He joined the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2014 after nearly 10 years in industry. He presently manages the planning, budgeting, coordination of engineering work and infrastructures, as well as the implementation of health, safety and environmental standards. He also provides leadership and supervision to engineering and technical staff.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/asset-management-a-better-plan-b-gestion-dactifs-un-meilleur-plan-b-tickets-109377755812


Past Events:

 RPIC Town Hall

The future of the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) and what it means for you!

Join Sonia Powell, President of RPIC and her executive board members on June 19th, as we close out National Public Service Week to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on RPIC activities. Learn how RPIC is pivoting to continue to meet its vision of developing a high-performing federal real property community that effectively shares knowledge to modernize and improve its professional practices.

The RPIC team has been working hard behind the scenes to move to an on-line format that will provide year-round professional development, allowing for not only continued professional development for our community but for wider reach that allows more of you to participate!

We look forward to telling you all about it!

Please join us on June 19th at 2PM EST for this exciting town hall. Log in details below and feel free to show up a few minutes early in order to network with your colleagues from across the country. 

Return to Work: Work the data!

June 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

What does a safe return to work look like? The unprecedented unknowns of the new workplace will require ongoing analysis and adjustment. Come listen to public sector clients (ESDC, House of Commons) speak to how data and technology is guiding the safe and careful return to work. The discussion will include various use cases to address immediate term needs but also how these solutions will service whatever the steady state is in the future. Join in the discussion on how real property professionals are becoming data scientists to make informed decisions to keep employees and the workplace safe.

Moderator: Wayne Liko, Managing Partner, Horizant and RPIC Board Member

As an active member of the RPIC Board of Directors, Wayne has co-chaired the Forum on the Workplace workshop. With over 25 years in the Real Property and Facilities Management industry, Wayne has provided technology data solutions across the public sector, including 28 Canadian Federal Government departments. Ottawa based Horizant is a leading North American technology consulting firm bridging the gap between Real Property, Information Technology and Human Resources.