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Join over 400 BC Public Service senior and executive leaders and select external guests for a two-day conference in Victoria focused on leading public sector innovation. At ReMix, you can expect a diverse line-up of presenters and facilitators and a variety of sessions including plenary keynotes and workshops, interactive breakout options, and open dialogue in The Hive (next to the turntable).

View the full agenda and choose your preferred sessions here on Sched but go where your innovative heart leads you on Feb. 4-5. Hint: if your heart leads you to a limited capacity session, get there early.

  • The Champions: These curious and courageous folks are passionate about innovation and would love to talk to you about it at ReMix. Any one of them can answer a question, share a story, or hook you up with a notepad.
  • The Buzz Zones: Visit all ten Buzz Zones to learn more about innovative work happening across the BC Public Service including behavioural science, who’s doing digital, new approaches to policy making and much more. 
  • The Hive: A gathering space for informal dialogue with 15-20 participants and host(s). If you visit the Hive, prepare to get real with your colleagues on some of the challenges (and opportunities) facing our organization.    

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Monday, February 4
 

8:00am AKST

Registration
Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am AKST
Downstairs Lobby

8:30am AKST

Welcome
Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Yuxwelupton Qwal'qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Yuxwelupton Qwal'qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Manager of Cultural Safety and Reconciliation, Children and Family Development
Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala ancestry is Lkwungen, Mimkwamlis Mamalilikulla and Ditidaht. He is honoured and blessed to share love and time with his lil’ tribe wife Jennifer, daughter Shayla, son Dakota, and youngest Cienna, and super blessed to walk with Granddaughter Kaydence (aka... Read More →
avatar for Rueben Bronee

Rueben Bronee

Executive Lead for Policy, Innovation and Engagement Division, BC Public Service Agency
Rueben is the executive responsible for building a more innovative culture in the BC Public Service. His portfolio includes corporate HR policy, internal communications and engagement, the Innovation Hub and the Behavioural Insights Group. He holds the pen on the corporate plan for... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am AKST
Salon A + B

9:15am AKST

9:45am AKST

Kapow KickOff
This opening panel brings together four smart individuals with a range of perspectives for a provocative discussion on the role of leadership and innovation in shaping the health of the public service as an institution. The panel will aim to challenge and inspire you as you begin ReMix, looking at issues of public trust, leadership, and how the public service can continue to uphold its commitment to British Columbians in our ever-evolving context.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Rueben Bronee

Rueben Bronee

Executive Lead for Policy, Innovation and Engagement Division, BC Public Service Agency
Rueben is the executive responsible for building a more innovative culture in the BC Public Service. His portfolio includes corporate HR policy, internal communications and engagement, the Innovation Hub and the Behavioural Insights Group. He holds the pen on the corporate plan for... Read More →
avatar for Bobbi Plecas

Bobbi Plecas

Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat
Bobbi Plecas was appointed Deputy Minister, Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in July 2017. In this role, Bobbi led the development of the cross-government CleanBC plan, aimed at reducing climate pollution through a transition to clean energy... Read More →
avatar for Moura Quayle

Moura Quayle

Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, The University of British Columbia
Moura is the founding Director pro tem of UBC’s new School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and a Professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business. Her teaching/research focus is strategic design and designed leadership, practiced in the UBC Policy Studio. She has been Deputy Minister... Read More →
avatar for Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

VP Solutions Lab, MaRS Discovery District
Alex Ryan is VP of MaRS Solutions Lab. He most enjoys bringing diverse groups of participants together to jointly innovate on society’s most complex and important challenges. Alex Ryan is co-founder of the innovation and collaboration agency Synthetikos Inc. and also co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Denise Williams

Denise Williams

CEO, First Nations Technology Council
Member of Cowichan Tribes. At the intersection of Indigenous sovereignty, technological advancement and a rapidly expanding technology and innovation economy, in demand of new ideas and new skills, Denise has the privilege of working with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am AKST
Salon A + B

10:45am AKST

Transition
Please make your way to your next session.

Monday February 4, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am AKST
Upstairs Lobby

11:00am AKST

30 min Hive Talk: What Does "Good" Look Like for Government Services
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We talk a lot about improving service delivery or designing better services, so how can ministries work together towards a common goal or overarching standard? What elements need to be considered? What can be achieved by setting a vision for what ‘good’ looks like? And – what supports and tools do program staff need to get there?

Note: Hive talks are small sessions of approximately 15 people. Your host(s) will pitch a provocative question or theme and then engage you in a dialogue. Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas, and have a conversation with your colleagues.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Kelsey Singbeil

Kelsey Singbeil

Director, Service Design, Government Digital Experience
As a Manager with the B.C. government’s Service Design team, Kelsey helps government teams better understand the needs of British Columbians – and then design and deliver government services that meet them. She’s a designer and communicator with a background in public engagement... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am AKST
Hive (Upstairs Lobby)

11:00am AKST

Global Trends in Public Sector Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the emerging trends in public sector innovation? How are governments across Canada and around the world creating impact through business as unusual? In this workshop, you will be introduced to approaches such as: social R&D, innovation labs, i-teams, nudge units, challenge platforms, outcomes financing, strategic foresight, and agile policy development. You will also participate in an exercise to identify challenges in your own work where they could apply.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

VP Solutions Lab, MaRS Discovery District
Alex Ryan is VP of MaRS Solutions Lab. He most enjoys bringing diverse groups of participants together to jointly innovate on society’s most complex and important challenges. Alex Ryan is co-founder of the innovation and collaboration agency Synthetikos Inc. and also co-founded... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AKST
Salon C

11:00am AKST

Playing with Fire: Innovation in the Anthropocene
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a Systems Thinking lens, this session will lend perspective to the complex challenges facing cities and communities across Canada, with commonality around the world. From climate change to inequity and housing, through to social isolation and lack of trust in government – innovation has never been more important than it is today in the public service. This session will explore the role of leaders, community, young people and collaboration in navigating increasing complexity through an up-close view into the relationship focused, playful and hopeful world of CityStudio, an innovation hub at the heart of City Hall in Vancouver.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Duane Elverum

Duane Elverum

Executive Director, CityStudio Vancouver
As Executive Director and Co-Founder of CityStudio Vancouver, as well as a designer and sustainability educator, Duane designs innovations in education, cities and sustainability. At CityStudio, his team connects students to urban issues through co-creation of real-world projects... Read More →
avatar for Janet Moore

Janet Moore

Co-Founder and Strategist, CityStudio Vancouver
Janet is the Co-Founder of CityStudio Vancouver and currently the Board Chair and Strategist at CityStudio. She is a Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. She has imagined, designed and facilitated intensive, interdisciplinary... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AKST
Salon A

11:30am AKST

30 min Hive Talk: Gender Equity and Cultural Transformation in the BC Public Service
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session holds space for an important dialogue around why gender equality and inclusive policy development is important for our path forward as public servants. Participants are invited to examine how their own identities and life experiences have shaped the lenses through which they perceive the world and their ability to understand the realities of others. The session will be relevant to anyone interested in challenging their assumptions and exploring how to “think outside the box” of our own experiences in collaboration with our colleagues.

Note: Hive talks are small sessions of approximately 15 people. Your host(s) will pitch a provocative question or theme and then engage you in a dialogue. Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas, and have a conversation with your colleagues.


Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Caitlin Brownrigg

Caitlin Brownrigg

Director, BC Stats
Caitlin is a career public servant with a passion for policy excellence. She has provided leadership and strategic advice on complex initiatives including Personalized Digital Service, the Continuous Service Improvement Lab, as well as other key Lean projects and policy initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Mason

Miranda Mason

Director, Policy Gender Equity Office, Finance
Miranda began the position of Director of Policy in the Gender Equity Office in April 2018. In this role, Miranda is responsible for coordinating and supporting cross-government policy initiatives through the lens of gender equity, including the implementation of Gender-Based Analysis... Read More →
avatar for Carly Paulsen

Carly Paulsen

Director, Corporate Priorities, Public Service Agency


Monday February 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm AKST
Hive (Upstairs Lobby)

12:00pm AKST

Lunch at Crystal Garden
Monday February 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm AKST
Crystal Garden

1:30pm AKST

30 min Hive Talk: How Might We Develop Free Agents in the BC Public Service?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Federal Government has piloted and developed a Free Agent program. This program recruits public servants who have innovative attributes and problem-solving skills to become free agents and work on assignments across the organization. Free agents have full control of their careers, picking and choosing assignments that align with their interests, while hiring managers have access to a pre-screened and qualified pool of high-quality talent. How might we introduce this concept into the BCPS?

Note: Hive talks are small sessions of approximately 15 people. Your host(s) will pitch a provocative question or theme and then engage you in a dialogue. Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas, and have a conversation with your colleagues.


Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Rommel Agbay

Rommel Agbay

Director of Innovation Design | Innovation Hub | Policy, Innovation and Engagement Division, Public Service Agency
Rommel is a Director of Innovation Design with the Innovation Hub. He has been with the BCPS since 2007 and has worked on teams that have championed new ways of working in the public service. Throughout this work, he's had the opportunity to learn about and experience different areas... Read More →
avatar for Ceasar Pacheco

Ceasar Pacheco

Research and Design Specialist, Innovation Hub | Policy, Innovation and Engagement Division | Public Service Agency
Ceasar is a researcher with the Innovation Hub. He studies the role innovation plays in building and maintaining a healthy culture within the BC Public Service with a more recent focus on understanding the attitudes and behaviours of senior and executive leadership. Prior to joining... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm AKST
Hive (Upstairs Lobby)

1:30pm AKST

Fostering Breakthroughs: Perspectives and Practices for Navigating Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

With global challenges coming home to roost, we're called to be bold and courageous, and to unleash our collective intelligence, wisdom, and capacity. Much depends on how each of us shows up for, as Bill O’Brien says, “the success of an intervention depends on the consciousness of the intervener.” In this experiential workshop, we’ll explore insights from Trust Theory, Appreciative Inquiry, and Theory U. Come to activate the potency of trust, appreciative approaches, and open-minded curiosity.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Kate Sutherland

Kate Sutherland

Author and Consultant, Zenka Management Ltd.
Kate Sutherland is founding faculty and executive coach for SFU’s Social Innovation Certificate, and THNK School of Creative Leadership. As a consultant in community and organizational change, she has worked for over 30 years with non-profits, private-sector organizations, and governments... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm AKST
Salon C

1:30pm AKST

Lightning Lessons from Public Sector Innovators
Limited Capacity seats available

Through first-person stories and reflections from the pointy end of innovation in the public sector, the intent of this session is to unpack the practice of public service transformation, and to identify and explore the tools supportive of being an effective practitioner of this work. Panel members will share their own experiences, connections and knowledge – tools often not codified in best practices, playbooks, and how-tos, but nonetheless crucial for projects to be successful.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Sharon Armstrong

Sharon Armstrong

Provincial Director, Residential Resources, Children & Family Development
Originally from Toronto, Sharon moved to Vancouver nearly 30 years ago. The lack of snow in the city (for running) and the abundance of snow on the mountains (for skiing) was a huge draw. After completing a Master’s degree in Social Work, Sharon was hired by the BC government with... Read More →
avatar for Rumon Carter

Rumon Carter

Executive Director, BCDevExchange & ExchangeLab, Ministry of Citizens' Services
In his role in government, Rumon supports the development of teams and tools capable of building a better government, equipped to solve some of the most complex problems facing the province today. Outside government, Rumon is fiercely passionate about connecting people to the outdoors... Read More →
avatar for Olive Dempsey

Olive Dempsey

Olive Dempsey Consulting
Olive works at the intersection of leadership development, social innovation, and organizational change, as a process designer and facilitator, strategist, and coach. Her deep curiosity about the inter-relationship of change processes in individuals, organizations, and larger systems... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Ross

Gordon Ross

Vice President & Partner, OpenRoad
Gordon Ross is Vice President and Partner at OpenRoad, one of Vancouver’s most successful digital-first service design agencies where he has been designing and delivering compelling digital experiences for over 20 years. He blends a deep interest in user-centred design and ethnography... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm AKST
Salon A

1:30pm AKST

The Innovation of Futures - The Futures of Innovation
Limited Capacity filling up

Traditional approaches to policy and planning assume that we can predict the future of a business accurately enough to choose a clear direction for it. In a world where uncertainty and volatility have become the norm, however, these approaches can fail to deliver and even lead to disastrous consequences. Increasing turbulence in the operating environment requires innovative ways of thinking about the future.

But foresight is not just an innovative practice – it also provides a frame to better understand innovation itself. This workshop will explore how organizations can use foresight to steward their innovation efforts. Participants will develop an understanding not only of foresight from an innovation lens, but also of innovation from a foresight lens.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Salvatore Cucchiara

Salvatore Cucchiara

Senior foresight strategist, Alberta CoLab | Government of Alberta
Salvatore Cucchiara is a senior foresight strategist at Alberta CoLab, an innovation lab within the Government of Alberta. He helps to turn organizations from future-takers into future-shapers, via the systematic exploration of future possibilities. He is passionate about strategy... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm AKST
Sidney

2:00pm AKST

45 min Hive Talk - Design Workshop: New Employee Onboarding Experience
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Onboarding is the perfect opportunity to make a positive, lasting impression on new hires. In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to discuss and co-design their ideal onboarding experience for new hires to the BC Public Service. The goals for this workshop are to untangle difficulties related to the current onboarding process and uncover ideas that will help inform new approaches to onboarding that will change the employee experience for every individual entering the BC Public Service.

Monday February 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm AKST
Hive (Upstairs Lobby)

2:45pm AKST

3:15pm AKST

Stories from the Frontlines
A reality check for attendees. After a day of inspiration and ideas, we’ll name some hard truths about the barriers employees face with innovation in practice. The session will open with a summary of what the Innovation Hub is learning about barriers to innovation within the BCPS, followed by a panel of employees sharing their stories of challenge and heartbreak.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Stephanie Bacon

Stephanie Bacon

Director, Corporate Software Transformation, Citizens' Services
Stephanie started her leadership journey at the age of 18 as the head sailing instructor at the Yacht Club in Victoria. While at University she embarked on a 4-year Olympic Sailing Campaign. From there she led a team of staff and up to 100 volunteers to build and grow a local non-profit... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Brownrigg

Caitlin Brownrigg

Director, BC Stats
Caitlin is a career public servant with a passion for policy excellence. She has provided leadership and strategic advice on complex initiatives including Personalized Digital Service, the Continuous Service Improvement Lab, as well as other key Lean projects and policy initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Conn

Kevin Conn

Director, Business Transformation & Training, Attorney General
Passionate Service Designer with 23 years of court experience of court experience. Speaker at Canada’s first Service Design Network (SDN) conference in Toronto on innovating in the Justice space. Relentless advocate for users on both sides of the counter. Proponent of agile and... Read More →
avatar for Brendan McCombs

Brendan McCombs

Executive Director, Implementation and Land Services Branch, Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation
Brendan has been part of the public service since 2002, and joined MIRR in the Implementation Branch in 2009. Since then, he has held a number of roles, currently as the Executive Director, Implementation and Land Services Branch. Before coming to MIRR, Brendan held a variety of positions... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm AKST
Salon A + B

4:15pm AKST

Closing
Monday February 4, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm AKST
Salon A + B
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

8:00am AKST

Arrival
Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am AKST
Upstairs Lobby

8:30am AKST

Welcome
Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am AKST
Salon A + B

8:45am AKST

Leading a Culture of Innovation
Former Amazon Executive and IDEO Director Tatyana Mamut introduces the cultural archetypes of innovative organizations and the behaviours that all innovative cultures share. After a short interactive exercise, participants will assess their organization and determine the behaviors they need to build and learn the four levers they can use to start transforming their organizations to become more innovative.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Tatyana Mamut

Tatyana Mamut

Fmr. Product Exec, Amazon/Salesforce/IDEO, TMAMUT Inc.
Tatyana Mamut is an innovator in Silicon Valley, who has held executive roles at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO. At IDEO, she worked with Elizabeth Warren to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a new type of government agency to engage citizens differently in the 21st... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am AKST
Salon A + B

10:15am AKST

Refreshment and Networking
Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am AKST
Upstairs Lobby

10:45am AKST

Demystifying Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovation in the public sector can seem a little mysterious at times. What does innovation actually mean in the public sector? What does it look like? What resources, tools, experts, and approaches do we have to help us? And what role do you as leaders play in advancing our organization in this rapidly changing and complex world?

This interactive session will address these questions and provide participants with knowledge and understanding of the field of public sector innovation (both globally and right here in the BCPS) to equip participants with the info they need to foster public sector innovation.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell

Research Specialist, Innovation Hub
Daniel is a Research Specialist in the Innovation Hub. He provides research support across several ongoing projects related to culture change within the BC Public Service, as well as contributing to organizational strategic discussions about innovation. Prior to joining the public... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Racine

Genevieve Racine

Lead, Innovation Hub, Public Service Agency
Geneviève is the Lead with the Innovation Hub and has been a member of the BC Public Service since 2007. Gen brings a wealth of experience in the innovation, modernization and transformation space in the BC Public Service, and has had the pleasure of working with phenomenal people... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am AKST
Salon A

10:45am AKST

45 min Hive Talk - Breakthrough: How Might We Continue to do Government Better, Together?
Limited Capacity filling up

We've all experienced what people negatively describe as "the bureaucracy." That is not our definition of our Public Service. So let's playfully - and meaningfully - have a group therapy session about how we might, collaboratively, make government better, every day. Call it a collective Breakthrough session. Call it an opportunity to share concrete tools for change. Call it an expression of the Public Service we believe in.

Note: Hive talks are small sessions of approximately 15 people. Your host(s) will pitch a provocative question or theme and then engage you in a dialogue. Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas, and have a conversation with your colleagues.


Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Rumon Carter

Rumon Carter

Executive Director, BCDevExchange & ExchangeLab, Ministry of Citizens' Services
In his role in government, Rumon supports the development of teams and tools capable of building a better government, equipped to solve some of the most complex problems facing the province today. Outside government, Rumon is fiercely passionate about connecting people to the outdoors... Read More →
avatar for Heather Remacle

Heather Remacle

A/Director, Continuous Service Improvement Lab, Citizens' Services
Heather Remacle has offered her passion and talents to the Public Service of BC since 2003. With experience in knowledge management, organization development and mobilization, she is bringing communities together to build a public service that can be responsive and adaptive through... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am AKST
Hive (Upstairs Lobby)

10:45am AKST

Leading Change (runs until 12:30pm)
Limited Capacity seats available

Change is agnostic. Change doesn’t care how large or well-established your organization or department is. For those innovating a new public service, it’s a necessity. In this insightful and supportive session, we share how leaders can shepherd their teams through the ambiguity and anxiety that transformation brings. Attendees will learn how to identify resistance in its many forms, empathize with the six types of loss employees experience during change, and recognize the value of context in helping co-create more authentic, effective change plans that put people at the core.

Note: This session is a double block and runs straight from 10:45am-12:30pm.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Erin Cooper

Erin Cooper

VP, Company Programs, THNK School of Creative Leadership
THNK works with bold leaders to accelerate organizational transformation. We believe that while not always painless, change is natural but to succeed it should be human-centered, collaborative, and most of all made easy. Erin has spent the better part of her career helping organizations... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Dickinson

Sarah Dickinson

Managing Director, THNK School of Creative Leadership
THNK works with bold leaders to accelerate organizational transformation. We believe that while not always painless, change is natural but to succeed it should be human-centered, collaborative, and most of all made easy. Sarah’s background in digital strategy and brand development... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 12:30pm AKST
Salon C

10:45am AKST

Understanding: Co-Creating Community, Commitments, and Our Legacy (runs until 12:30pm)
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop for people who experience a heartfelt understanding of our shared history of colonization of Canada. This workshop is for people who are wondering, "now that we know, what can we do? How do we turn these feelings into action that will be of benefit to the situation?"

This workshop will explore what it means to be on a path of allyship and what is needed for decolonized allies with Indigenous people. We will explore this pathway together and offer some tools that may help to align good intentions with an open heart and mind. All my relations.

Note: This session is a double block and runs straight from 10:45am-12:30pm.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Tekatsi’tsaneken Everstz

Tekatsi’tsaneken Everstz

Indigenous Cultural Safety Coordinator, BC Public Service Agency
Tekatsi’tsaneken Everstz is a proud member of the Bear Clan - hailing from the Kanien’keha’ka Mohawk Nation Territory of Kahnawake. Grounded in the Haudenosaunee principle of reciprocity, mutuality, and interdependence - Everstz has dedicated himself exclusively to fostering... Read More →
avatar for Rakiya Larkin

Rakiya Larkin

Change Management & HR Coordinator, EMBC, Public Safety & Solicitor General & Emergency B.C.
Rakiya Larkin is from the traditional territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw, speaking peoples from Alert Bay, which is located at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Blackfoot from the Piikani Nation in Brocket Alberta and is of German and Romanian descent. Since Rakiya was 8-years old... Read More →
avatar for Micah Messent

Micah Messent

Indigenous Relations Analyst, Environment & Climate Change Strategy
Constructively deconstructing the status quo, Micah works within the Public Service and in his own personal networks both locally and nationally, applying Indigenous ways of understanding, being and doing to a variety of different programs and initiatives. Micah is of Cree, Haudenosaunee... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Papik

Stephanie Papik

Director, Indigenous Relations and Partnerships Engagement, EMBC, Public Safety & Solicitor General & Emergency B.C.
Stephanie Papik is of Inuit and Irish descent. Stephanie was born in Akaitcho Territory in the Northwest Territories and raised here in Lkwungen territory. Stephanie earned an Honours Degree in Science, with distinction, at the University of Concordia in Montreal, Quebec. Building... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 12:30pm AKST
Sidney

11:30am AKST

Transition
Please make your way to your next session.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am AKST
Upstairs Lobby

11:45am AKST

Time to Reset: Using a Methods and Mindset Approach to Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Have a complex problem that you've been thinking about and wish to explore? Join method leads from the Behavioural Insights Group, Service Design, Integrated Data Division and Continuous Service Improvement Lab at this interactive discussion. As a group, we will focus in on a current problem and share some of the less conventional methods and approaches that can be employed to address it.

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Michael Buttazzoni

Michael Buttazzoni

Analyst, Behavioural Insights Group
Michael Buttazzoni is an analyst with the Behavioural Insights Group fresh out of the Masters of Public Administration program at UVic, and has worked in public, private, and non-profit sectors. He has lived in 5 countries, and hopes to at least double this number. Interests include... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Coad

Jeremy Coad

ED, Data Science, Citizens' Services
Jeremy Coad’s “why” comes from a view that government is an essential act of cooperation, and that the trust citizens place in that cooperation to provide services they rely on needs to be safeguarded and bolstered. His goal is to assist leaders that are seeking to build trust... Read More →
avatar for Heather Remacle

Heather Remacle

A/Director, Continuous Service Improvement Lab, Citizens' Services
Heather Remacle has offered her passion and talents to the Public Service of BC since 2003. With experience in knowledge management, organization development and mobilization, she is bringing communities together to build a public service that can be responsive and adaptive through... Read More →
avatar for Deanna Young

Deanna Young

Director, Service Design, Ministry of Attorney General | Information Systems Branch | Service Design & Architecture
Deanna Young has spent 32 years in the B.C. Public Service asking how government can build better services for citizens. As the Director of Service Design for the Justice and Public Safety Sector, Deanna applies human-centred design approaches as a different way to think about government’s... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm AKST
Salon A

11:45am AKST

45 min Hive Talk: Champions Unite!
ReMix is an opportunity for us to showcase the work of Innovation Champions - those people we know who are known serial innovators in the BC Public Service. Innovation may not be an explicit part of their job description, but they bring an innovative mindset to everything they do. How might we find, connect and grow this emerging ecosystem of Champions? Join us if you are a Champion, know a Champion, or want to find or support our Champions!

Note: Hive talks are small sessions of approximately 15 people. Your host(s) will pitch a provocative question or theme and then engage you in a dialogue. Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas, and have a conversation with your colleagues.


Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Derek Masselink

Derek Masselink

Director, Innovation Methods, Innovation Hub
Derek is the Director of Innovation Methods and resident expert of innovative disciplines, practices and methods for the Innovation Hub. He is a serial collaborator/change agent with a predilection for tackling difficult social and environmental challenges in creative and non-traditional... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Racine

Genevieve Racine

Lead, Innovation Hub, Public Service Agency
Geneviève is the Lead with the Innovation Hub and has been a member of the BC Public Service since 2007. Gen brings a wealth of experience in the innovation, modernization and transformation space in the BC Public Service, and has had the pleasure of working with phenomenal people... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm AKST
Hive (Upstairs Lobby)

12:30pm AKST

Lunch at Crystal Garden
Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:40pm AKST
Crystal Garden

1:40pm AKST

Visioning and Commitments Part 1
This session will support attendees in taking into consideration everything they have explored during the first 1.5 days, working that into a vision for what the future of the BC Public Service could look like, and identifying the commitments and actions related to their roles as individuals and as an organization that are needed to create that future. This session will instill a sense of ownership, momentum and accountability that will guide us into the future. (Part 1 of 2)

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Ashka Wirk

Ashka Wirk

Strategy Practice Lead, Berlineaton Management Consultants
Based in Victoria, BC, Berlineaton is a management consulting firm that helps organizations realize their futures. Since 1999, Berlineaton has worked with independent schools and associations across Canada.  We have worked alongside boards, leaders, educators and communities helping... Read More →
avatar for Shelly Berlin

Shelly Berlin

Managing Partner, Berlineaton, Berlineaton Management Consultants
Based in Victoria, BC, Berlineaton is a management consulting firm that helps organizations realize their futures. Since 1999, Berlineaton has worked with independent schools and associations across Canada.  We have worked alongside boards, leaders, educators and communities helping... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm AKST
Salon A + B + C

2:30pm AKST

Refreshment and Networking
Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm AKST
Upstairs Lobby

3:00pm AKST

Visioning and Commitments Part 2
This session will support attendees in taking into consideration everything they have explored during the first 1.5 days, working that into a vision for what the future of the BC public service could look like, and identifying the commitments and actions related to their roles as individuals and as an organization that are needed to create that future. This session will instill a sense of ownership, momentum and accountability that will guide us into the future. (Part 2 of 2)

Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Ashka Wirk

Ashka Wirk

Strategy Practice Lead, Berlineaton Management Consultants
Based in Victoria, BC, Berlineaton is a management consulting firm that helps organizations realize their futures. Since 1999, Berlineaton has worked with independent schools and associations across Canada.  We have worked alongside boards, leaders, educators and communities helping... Read More →
avatar for Shelly Berlin

Shelly Berlin

Managing Partner, Berlineaton, Berlineaton Management Consultants
Based in Victoria, BC, Berlineaton is a management consulting firm that helps organizations realize their futures. Since 1999, Berlineaton has worked with independent schools and associations across Canada.  We have worked alongside boards, leaders, educators and communities helping... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Salon A + B + C

4:00pm AKST

Closing
Speakers & Facilitators
avatar for Yuxwelupton Qwal'qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Yuxwelupton Qwal'qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Manager of Cultural Safety and Reconciliation, Children and Family Development
Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala ancestry is Lkwungen, Mimkwamlis Mamalilikulla and Ditidaht. He is honoured and blessed to share love and time with his lil’ tribe wife Jennifer, daughter Shayla, son Dakota, and youngest Cienna, and super blessed to walk with Granddaughter Kaydence (aka... Read More →
avatar for Rueben Bronee

Rueben Bronee

Executive Lead for Policy, Innovation and Engagement Division, BC Public Service Agency
Rueben is the executive responsible for building a more innovative culture in the BC Public Service. His portfolio includes corporate HR policy, internal communications and engagement, the Innovation Hub and the Behavioural Insights Group. He holds the pen on the corporate plan for... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm AKST
Salon A + B + C