Project and Program Management: Implementation for Delivery Excellence

August 28, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Registration

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

February 16, 2018 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Registration

Event Type: Course

The government’s emphasis on Results and Delivery underscores the need for a return to basics in the way in which public servants approach policy and program design and implementation.  Project management is core to achieving the government’s priorities, turning procedural burdens into strategic tools. Public servants need to be systematic and attentive to the stages necessary to design and deliver policies and programs that will make a real difference in the lives of citizens.

Participants in this course will learn how to use and leverage the basics of project management methodology to improve the development of policies and programs designed to achieve results and improve outcomes.

Why this is important?

Sound project management improves the likelihood of success of time-limited initiatives.  Yet diminished resources and ever-tightened deadlines have eroded the application of project management principles and practices, contributing to program failures across the public sector.  The government’s strong emphasis on Results and Delivery means public servants need to return to sound project management.

Who should participate in this course

Managers, unit heads and analysts responsible for the success of their policy or program initiatives need to know how to make project management work for them and – most important – how to proactively prepare for the increasing attention placed on delivery for results.

Participants will learn about:

•    Project management principles;
•    Dos and don’ts of project management to achieve project success;
•    Working Results and Delivery into the design of projects from the outset;
•    When a project becomes a program and how to ensure for the smooth transition from one to the other.

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.

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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