On May 25, 2011, COU hosted an Innovative Ideas Forum that showcased how Ontario’s Broader Public Sector (BPS) is improving its administrative efficiencies. Experts from Ontario's universities, colleges, hospitals and municipalities discussed and shared best practices used to manage operations in innovative ways and maximize resources, while preserving the quality of services provided and products procured.
Keynote - Ron McKerlie, Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Government Services
Lorne Turner, City of Toronto
Terry Kyritsis, CEO, Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace
Roger Couldrey, Vice-President, Administration, McMaster University
Keynote - Leslie Behnke,Vice-President, Process Improvement & Service Quality, TD Canada Trust
Spencer Wood, Manager, Maintenance and Operations, Humber College
Keynote speakers at the Forum included Ron McKerlie, Ontario's Deputy Minister of Government Services, and Leslie Behnke, TD Canada Trust's Vice-President of Process Improvement and Service Quality.
At the Forum, COU launched a report titled Innovative Ideas: Improving Efficiency at Ontario Universities that highlights the innovative practices being employed by Ontario universities to reduce costs and become more efficient in five areas: Streamlining Operational Processes, Innovation and Partnerships, Managing Facilities Efficiently, Making Smart Purchasing Decisions and Planning for Safety.
Read COU's Innovative Ideas: Improving Efficiency at Ontario Universities report.
View pictures from the Innovative Ideas Forum.
Forum speaker presentations: