School Board Business Support Branch, Capital & Business Support Division,
Ministry of Education, Government of Ontario
Paul Weitzmann is Senior Policy Coordinator of the School Board Business Support Branch, within the Capital & Business Support Division at the Ministry of Education for the Government of Ontario. He will be speaking at the post conference roundtable on Emerging Risks.
Paul Weitzmann is a Public Policy professional with years of experience advising on educational policy development within Ontario. He is currently working with the Ministry of Education, advising the Ministry and School Boards administrators on a variety of business services (with business operations support to operational management).
Paul has knowledge of the full policy development cycle within the government, having done the research and evidence-gathering needed to develop policies related to postsecondary system funding and graduate education within Ontario. His desire to provide strong policy advice that included emerging risks led him to various risk assessment and planning tools such as Strategic Foresight, Threat Modelling, and GRAFT.
In 2017, Paul led the development of a GRAFT risk model to identify and assess emerging risks and their potential to influence the Ministry’s ability to achieve its mandate, which was useful when understanding potential risks that may impact the development of new educational institutions in Ontario.
Paul continues to volunteer within the community he grew up, Regent Park, and has served on the Board for Regent Park Focus where he provides governance and strategic planning advice for the organization. When not playing with data or reading about behavioural science, he enjoys playing basketball, dodgeball, and cycling in Toronto’s parks.