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2013 Conference Program

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“The Changing Landscape for Canadian International Development Professionals”

River Building, Carleton University, Ottawa ON  

April 16th

6:00pm   Early Registration & Reception

April 17th

8:00     Registration & Early Coffee

9:00     Welcome - CAIDP President, Richard Beattie

9:10     Remarks - Carleton President Dr. Runte 

9:15     Keynote Address - Deputy Chief Trade Commissioner, Louis Marcotte 

9:45     Q&A Session

10:00   Vote of Thanks - CAIDP President, Richard Beattie 

10:00   Morning Coffee and Networking


Room A

Room B


Session 1a: New Trends, New Actors, in International Development

Chair: John Sinclair - McLeod Group

Timothy Shaw - Director Global Governance PhD Program, University of Massachusetts

Moses Kiggundu - Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Bernard Wood - President, Bernard Wood & Associates

Session 1b: International Income and Canadian Taxes: the GST Session

ChairLouise Forget-Delph - Sprott School of Business, Carelton University

John Lunn - Chartered Accountant

George Fortier - A Team Leader, Outreach-Inreach Coordinator, Canada Revenue Agency


Session 2a: Working in Conflict Zones

Chair: Paul Larose Edwards - Executive Director CANADEM

Harley Johnson - Partner at CAC International

Randy Weeks - Head of Duty of Care Program, CANADEM

Christoph Zurecher - Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Session 2b: Working with CIDA – an interactive session

Chair:  Mark Lusignan - DG Grants, Contributions and Contracting Management, CIDA

Janice MacDonald - Director, Contracting Services, CIDA

Guylaine Carriere - Director, Contracting Policy, CIDA 


Lunch Break

 With Guest Speaker: Paul Dewar, MP Ottawa Center 


Session 3a: New markets for Canadian Consultants

ChairVirgina Taylor, Sprott School of Business

David Baron - CEO Cowater

Lucien Bradet - CEO Canadian Council on Africa

Session 3b: Excellence in Canadian Development Cooperation: Quality Management Systems

ChairRanjan Banerjee

Dawn Ringrose - Organizational Excellence Expert

Dan Corbett - Interim Assistant Vice-President Human Resources, Carleton University

Michael Wodzicki - Director (Market Development), Canadian Co-operative Association


Coffee Break


Session 4a: The Private Sector in Development

Chair: Carlo Dade - Senior Fellow at School of International Development and Global Studies,  University of Ottawa

Micheal Harvey - Director Government Relations, GoldCorp Inc. 

Karim Harji - Founder, VentureDeli

Nandy Heule - Director Investment Relations, Okiocredit-Canada

Session 4b: Marketing Tools

Chair: Richard Labelle

Alan Robbins - Partner Devex

Erin Palmer - Erin Palmer Consulting

4:45   - Wrap-up, Announcements

5:30   - Happy Hour - Networking session

April 18th

8:30     Early Coffee

9:00     Opening Announcements - CAIDP President, Richard Beattie 


Room A

Room B


Session 5a: Working with the UN

Chair:  Hunter McGill - University of Ottawa 

Elizabeth McAllister - McLeod Group

Deborah McWhinney - Senior Consultant, Universalia

Diana Rivington - former Director, Human Development and Gender Equality, CIDA 

Session 5b: Evaluation Tools: Contribution Analysis

ChairJulia M. Thompson - Manager International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)

Dr. Brad Cousins - Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa

Ted Freeman - Senior Associate, Goss Gilroy Inc. 


Coffee Break


Session 6a: Finding reliable local partners

Chair:  Anne-Marie Chagnon - Vice President, Social Development Group, Cowater International

Anne Witten - Manager, Humanitarian Programs, Oxfam

Kate Higgins - Governance for Equitable Growth program North and South Institute

Michel Côté - President, CRC Sogema 

Session 6b: So you want to be an international development Consultant

Chair: Richard Beattie - CAIDP President

Cassandra Mathies - Deployment Officer / International Field Experience Program Coordinator, CANADEM

Michelle McCombs - Senior Program Manager, Aga Khan Foundation

Larry Hendricks - President and CEO of Hendricks & Associates


Lunch Break

With Guest Speaker:  Dave Donovan - Private Sector and Trade Division, CIDA


Developments in Performance Measurements at CIDA

Caroline Leclerc - Director General, Strategic Planning, Performance and Evaluation Directorate, CIDA


Closing Plenary

Ian Smillie - author, Development Practitioner

Scott Gilmore - CEO and Founder of Building Markets

3:30   - Closing & Thanks - CAIDP President, Richard Beattie 

3:45   - Final Coffee and Networking