Spring Tune Up 2024
Becoming Indispensible

ACFO-ACAF’s flagship professional development event, Spring Tune Up, is coming back to the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on May 23, with a live stream of plenary keynotes available to members across the country as well (4 CPD hours). This year also marks the debut of the CT Community Showcase Stage, where members of the CT Community will offer advice gained through their own careers and professional development journeys.


Stephanie Kelton


A leading US economist and policy advisor, Stephanie Kelton will talk about her experiences advocating for a new approach to economic policy before, during, and since the upheaval of the COVID 19


Patrick Leroux

Business coach

A business coach and celebrated speaker, Patrick Leroux will talk about how to build trust and confidence with your colleagues, clients

and leaders.

Dwayne Matthews

Innovation evangelist

Dwayne Matthews is an innovation evangelist and education strategist. He will share his thoughts on how professionals can and should upskill for the new world of work.

David Moscrop

Author, commentator

An academic, commentator, and the author of Too Dumb For Democracy?, David Moscrop will talk about why people make bad political decisions and what role the public service can play in improving decision making.  

More than just a conference

In addition to the presentations above, Spring Tune Up 2024 will feature a number of additional opportunities for career development for in-person attendees

  1. NEW: CT Community Showcase Stage (up to 1.5 CPD hours)
    This year we’re excited to launch the new CT Community Showcase Stage, where members of the CT Community will share their own stories and career advice on a special stage in the Parliament Foyer of the Shaw Centre. These quick-fire sessions will take place during meal breaks and are an optional addition to the day for our in-person attendees.
  2. Career Fair
    We’re pleased to announce the return of the CT Career Fair, with more than a dozen departments expected to be on hand for those looking for deployment opportunities or to broaden their professional networks.

    Register your department to take part in the career fair!
  3. Networking Lounge
    The Career Fair will also include a networking pavilion where you can sit and dine with your colleagues or share stories with your new contacts as you recharge your devices throughout the day.


Shaw Centre | May 23, 2024 

08:00 – 09:00 
Registration, Breakfast and Career Fair 

09:00 – 9:30 
Opening Remarks  
Dany Richard, President, ACFO-ACAF 

09:30 – 10:30 
How to Make Good (Political) Decisions 
Dave Moscrop 

10:30 – 11:00 
Career Fair & Networking Break  

11:00 – 12:00 
How to Win Trust Instantly 
Patrick Leroux 

12:00 – 14:00 
CT Community Showcase Stage, Career Fair & Networking Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00 
Upskilling for the Future of Work 
Dwayne Matthews 

15:00 – 15:30 
Career Fair & Networking Break 

15:30 – 16:30 
Modern Monetary Theory and Lessons on Selling Policy Change  
Stephanie Kelton