IOG celebrates graduation of its first Executive Leadership Program cohort
On February 5, in a graduation ceremony at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the Institute on Governance congratulated the first cohort of its Executive Leadership Program (ELP). The seventeen participants who completed the year-long program are a testimony to the commitment and talent of the up-and-coming executives in the federal public service. Participants in the ELP are nominated by their Deputy Ministers.
All the sponsoring Deputy Ministers were invited to attend the ceremony, and the guest of honour was the Clerk of the Privy Council, Wayne Wouters. Members of the Institute’s Board of Directors also attended the event.
The ELP graduates gave a presentation to the guests, highlighting their key learnings from their year in the ELP. They focused on the challenges facing the federal public service, such as new technologies and a changing workforce. The role of senior leaders in this transformational environment is pivotal.
The Clerk responded to the presentation, stressing the importance of on-going leadership development and the continuing need for innovation and a focus on results.
The year-long Executive Leadership Program prepares the future leaders of the federal public service by giving them a chance to hone their skills and learn how to tackle the challenges of a changing public sector and a fast-paced, technology-driven work environment. The eleven sessions of the program combine speakers from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with discussion, debate and case study analysis.
In addition, the ELP participants go on a five-day study tour to Iqaluit, Nunavut to learn first-hand about the challenges of governance in Nunavut, and the unique environment of Canada’s North.
The Institute on Governance will launch its fourth cohort of the Executive Leadership Program in March 2013. Nominations are being accepted until February 28.