Demystifying the Treasury Board Submission Process

November 7, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Registration

February 7, 2018 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Registration

Event Type: Course

This one-day course brings to life both the theory and practice of TB submissions to help make submission-writing a surmountable challenge.

Participants will learn to:

  • How penalties are set and funds allocated
  • The Treasury Board Secretariat’s role in the Federal Government
  • The decision making process
  • Roles and responsibilities of Cabinet, the Privy Council Office and Finance
  • Types of submissions and required elements
  • How results-based expenditure management is driving the system
  • Winning strategies to manage the process and to succeed

Who should participate in this course?

This course is designed for junior to mid-level policy, program or communications staff who need to understand their role and the many elements of a Treasury Board submission.

Course fee

The cost of this course is $890 (no HST) per person. The price includes expert facilitation, lunch and course materials. Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

What you can expect

This course features interactive discussions, real-life case studies, the Guide to Preparing TB Submissions and experienced practitioners (with insider knowledge) who share their tips, techniques, experiences and insights.  Bring your specific questions and get ready to roll up your sleeves.

Why this is important

To access Canada’s coffers, department heads and managers must satisfy the terms established by the appointed gatekeeper – the Treasury Board Secretariat. A successful Treasury Board submission has to present a thorough and convincing analysis in favour of the proposal – not always an easy task.

If you have problems determining what the Treasury Board Secretariat wants and how the submission process works, gain a better understanding of this sometimes confusing process at the one-day program, Demystifying the Treasury Board Submission Process.

The IOG value-added

All IOG courses are prepared and taught by those who have held senior positions in the federal government. They are guided by a Learning Committee of senior federal government public servants.

For those who wish to have an adapted course that is specific to their issues and requirements, customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French in any part of the country. For more information about customized courses, contact Toby Fyfe at or at 613 562 0090 x242 for details.

The IOG also offers the Coaching Circle, to assist executives and officers at all levels of government as well as non-profit and other organizations in the development of their leadership skills.

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