This 1-day course is the first in a series of courses targeted to meet the needs of science and policy professionals. Science in Government 101 is an introduction to how government works, how decisions are made in government, including a discussion of the rationale for science in government, how science priorities are established and the role of science in a government setting. In this context “science in government” relates to all departments and all staff involved in science that supports:
This course is designed specifically for professionals in the earlier part of their career; the junior and intermediate officer levels in the following groups will be interested in this course:
“Science” – Federal scientists, engineers, researchers, regulatory experts and other technical professionals seeking to improve their understanding of the policy context for S&T and how to better ensure the relevance, quality and impact of their work.
“Policy” – Federal policy analysts/advisors and other officers in strategic planning, risk management, program delivery, knowledge management, audit, evaluation, communications, and other non-science professionals seeking to improve their understanding related to work in a science department or agency.
By the end of the one-day course, participants will have:
The cost of this one-day course is $890 (no HST) per person. The price includes expert facilitation, breakfast and lunch, and course materials.
Discounts are available for multiple participants and/or if you choose to bundle the courses. Customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French, in any part of the country. Contact Toby Fyfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613-562-0090 x242.
Registering is done through an online registration system where you can pay by credit card or request an invoice. If you have problems registering, please call 613-562-0090 x200.
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.