Executive Leadership Program
WHY THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM?
The IOG Executive Leadership Program, Public Sector Governance and Management in a Web 2.0 World, is a response to the changing public sector world in which we live. The public service is going through a significant transformation, driven by reduced funding, new technology, demographic changes and citizen demands.
The challenge for leaders in the public service is clear: they must be able to respond to and lead their organizations through this transformative change. This one-year program provides them with the insights and tools to lead not only through this period of change, but also in the transformed public service of the future.
The year-long Executive Leadership Program has been designed for promising executives at the director or EX-1 level or equivalent who are committed to public service excellence and who desire to continue improving their leadership skills and abilities.
The one-year IOG Executive Leadership Program has three modules: Meeting the Challenges of Public Leadership in a Web 2.0 World, Evolving Public Sector Governance in a World of Resource Reduction and Toward Better Public Sector Management: Responding to Change.
Over the course of the IOG Executive Leadership Program, participants will develop applied strategic and tactical know-how needed to successfully navigate and manage governance in an increasingly changing and complex public sector world that is shaped by major forces such as globalization, information technology, and shifting demographics.
Class size is limited to enhance the quality of learning. Classes are scheduled conveniently once a month during one evening and the following day to allow time for assigned work and opportunity to apply learning between sessions.
Case studies, action learning events, and ongoing coaching and mentoring are offered throughout the program.
A week-long group study tour offers participants an opportunity to consolidate theoretical frameworks and applied learning off site
PARTNERING WITH THE CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE
The IOG is partnering with the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) in the application of the tools aimed at enhancing the personal, individual leadership development of each candidate.
The CSPS is providing 360 and Insight to the ELP participants, and will supplement IOG mentoring support with additional coaching.
WHY WOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
As a participant, you will:
- Develop applied strategic and tactical know-how needed to successfully navigate and manage governance in an increasingly complex Web 2.0 world
- Improve key leadership skills to improve resilience, to manage change, and to use evidence-based decision-making for effective governance
- Benefit from state-of-the-art teaching methods, world-class thought leadership, and stimulating learning discussions across threads of change management and evidence-based decision-making
- Enjoy a rigorous ‘world-class’ learning program designed to fit your busy work schedule with conveniently spaced classes and activities
- Learn through a combination of classroom work, peer work, Web 2.0 work, self-reflection, observation, practice, and feedback
- Have access to ongoing coaching and mentoring
- Travel to a selected location as a group on an applied study tour
- Become part of the IOG Fellowship program network and have exclusive access to a broad range of IOG services
WHY DOES THE PROGRAM MATTER TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE?
When departments or agencies send their leaders on an IOG Executive Leadership Program, they are opening their emerging leaders to access to important insights and expertise at a critical time along their career journey. They will see their graduates cascade their learning and leadership to deliver better results in their work across the public sector.
PRAISE OF THE IOG EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council, said: “Congratulations to IOG on its Executive Leadership Program. We just don’t have enough of these. [...] With huge attrition rates, we are moving a lot of people in the EX cadre and the more we can support these individuals to become executives early on, the better we will be.”