Leadership Competencies for the EX Cadre of the Future: Backing Up the Brand

Future public service leaders will need to manage new technology with an increasingly diverse workforce in a changing environment.

The IOG and participants helped develop strategies to ensure that the leadership skills of the EX cadre are in place to retain a younger and more diverse workforce and get the best from them.

Invited speakers discussed their experiences and expectations regarding technology, motivation and job satisfaction in the modern public service environment.

Attached below is the outcome report from this session, detailing presentations of our speakers and the facilitated discussion that followed:


This blog is available in English only.


About the Authors

  • Catherine

    Catherine Waters

    Manager, Learning Lab

    Catherine Waters is Manager of the Learning Lab with the Institute on Governance. She has extensive experience as a consultant, researcher and instructor/facilitator in the areas of public management, public policy, organizational development and corporate governance. Catherine has a special interest in the areas of modernizing governance, citizen engagement and democratic participation, and Aboriginal governance. Catherine has co-authored articles in a number of policy journals. In the area of professional development and life-long learning, she developed and delivered distance learning for the Government of Nunavut and the Certified Management Accountants to expand access to training opportunities to a wider group of public servants.

    Catherine teaches in Carleton University’s MA program in Public Policy and Administration, on Public Management and Labour Relations & Collective Bargaining.

    Catherine previously worked in London U.K. as a Senior HR Manager for British Telecommunications plc, focusing on international business development in the US and EU and labour relations. Particular areas of interest included integration of international joint ventures, organizational change, and professional development and training.

    Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French literature (Honours) from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University and an MSc in Labour Economics (With Distinction) from the London School of Economics.

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