To keep up with the rapid pace of change across all industries, organizations must be able to innovate and adapt. The public sector is no exception. \nIn Canada and around the world, professionals are facing increased expectations to develop strong, future focused expertise in technology, leadership and finance. That’s why innovation and skills development continues to be a top priority in Canada’s public service, and why federal investments to support a skilled workforce feature prominently in Budget 2018.\nCPA Canada is committed to ensuring that public sector professionals lead with confidence, efficiency and impact. The right skills will help you build more effective public services through sustainable financial policy design and evaluation, as well as leadership in the critical areas of public sector financial management and financial reporting.\nOur upcoming professional development opportunities are designed to support CPAs and other trusted financial professionals like you, who are facing change in the public sector:\nEffective Operational Planning and Budgeting in the Public Sector\nVirtual classroom | May 24, 2018 | 12 to 2 p.m. EST | 3 CPD hours\nCreate more sustainable forecasting models as you learn how to align your organization’s operational planning and budgeting through activities that drive evidence-based performance outcomes.\nPublic Sector Conference\nOttawa, ON or attend virtually | October 22-23, 2018 | Up to 17 CPD hours\nEnhance your financial skill set through a variety of innovative sessions, panels and captivating keynote speakers on the leadership and accounting topics that matter most to you. This year’s optional half-day workshops will offer insights on data management, cost estimating and HST/GST for public sector bodies. Register before April 30 to receive the early bird discount.\nPublic Sector Financial Management\nOnline learning | 15 CPD hours\nDeepen your understanding of public sector finance, governance and accountability as you hone essential skills in areas such as strategic planning, budgeting, performance management. Developed in partnership with Financial Management Institute of Canada (FMI).\nNeed more options? Stay tuned for additional training on public sector topics coming out this year.