Leadership Boot Camp for Evaluation Professionals

Event Type: Bootcamp

Canada’s Treasury Board Policy on Evaluation indicates: “Across the Government of Canada, evaluation is the systematic collection and analysis of evidence on the outcomes of programs to make judgments about their relevance and performance, and to examine alternative ways to deliver them or to achieve the same results.” The new Policy on Evaluation (April 1, 2009), along with the Directive on the Evaluation Function and the Standard on Evaluation for the Government of Canada, set out a more prominent role for the evaluation function in supporting the Expenditure Management System (EMS) and a more strategic advisory role for executives leading the departmental evaluation functions. New policy requirements for expanded evaluation coverage reflect the growing need for neutral, credible evaluation evidence on the value for money of all government direct program spending and for strategic advice from evaluation executives to their deputy heads and other senior managers, to inform expenditure management decisions, policy and program improvement decisions, Cabinet decision making and public reporting. In addition to requirements for expanded evaluation coverage of programs, the policy, directive and standard introduce measures to ensure the quality, neutrality and use of evaluation in the Government of Canada.

In this context, leadership of the evaluation function can be challenging both in terms of delivering excellent, , relevant evaluation products and services and in terms of providing essential and valued strategic advice to senior decision makers.

The IOG is responding to these challenges.

Building on successful events for other leadership communities, this two-day Boot Camp is specifically designed for federal public servants at the EX-1 or equivalent level, including employees recognized as high potential, who work in the evaluation functions of their departments or agencies and who want to continue to add value in current and future leadership positions.

Why does executive leadership matter?
Public service leaders need to guide and support decision making at a strategic level. This course will enhance your understanding and build upon your knowledge so that you are equipped to lead your organization forward.

In today’s environment, learning is more important than ever. In the Sixth Report of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Public Service we read that “It is […] necessary to sustain investments in employee training and development, to ensure that the Public Service maintains the capacity to do its job even as the total size of the workforce is shrinking.”

Who should participate in this course?
This course will be of particular interest to professionals who work in the evaluation functions of their departments or agencies.

Learning objectives
•    Understanding the changed public sector environment, including how evaluation has changed
•    Understanding how to remain relevant
•    Using focused communications tools to enhance key competencies
•    Understanding how to adapt your leadership and management skills in response to a changing public service
•    Being able to add value and remain strategic at the management tables you serve

Course fee
The cost of this course is $1500 (no HST) per person. The price includes expert facilitation, two lunches and course materials.

IOG Promotion! We offer discounts for multiple candidates or group registrations. Contact Toby Fyfe at or at 613 562 0090 x242 for details.

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