Ontario’s Ethical Framework and Public Service in Turbulent Times

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
McLaughlin College Lunch Talk Series
140 McLaughlin College
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824

Presented by Derek Lett

It is often said that the only constant is change. This is true both locally and globally as governments struggle to offer stable leadership in the face of rapid demographic, economic, technological, ecological and cultural shifts that societies are experiencing. This presentation will examine Ontario’s public sector ethics framework as it applies to provincial public servants and elected officials and explain how the public service values of professionalism, integrity and neutrality can be helpful to public servants, and aspiring public servants, as useful guides in navigating these turbulent times.

 Derek Lett has worked in the Ontario Public Service for the past 27 years. He is currently the Director of Operations, Outreach and Education in the Office of the Integrity Commissioner, an independent Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Mr. Lett holds a Specialized Honours B.A. in Public Policy and Administration from York University, a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University, a Certificate in Change Management from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. He is the recipient of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Prix Excelsior Award for “professionalism, exceptional dedication and commitment to public service in Ontario” as well as the Alumni Recognition Award and the Practicum Award from York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration.

When:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Where:  140 McLaughlin College (SCR)

Poster:  Derek Lett Poster_13_Nov_19