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  • Feb 27

    Policy 1: Reviewing the Fundamentals


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    April 6, July 6, September 12, December 7 and February 13, 2018

    By popular demand, there is now a new Policy 1 course that has been added for February 27, 2017. Now more important than ever, this revised one-day course provides an overview of how policy is developed and put into practice by the federal government. Who should participate in this course? This course is for public servants who want to review the basics of policy development. Typically, participants include individuals who have recently joined a policy shop or wish to “brush up” their analytical skills... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Fundamentals of Government, Policy Levels: Officers and Analysts Expertise: Public Sector Governance

  • Feb 27-28

    Innovation and ‘Nudge’ Economics – New Policy Frontiers


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    June 13-14, September 7-8, November 1-2, January 17-18, 2018 and February 26-27, 2018

    The new government has signalled that it expects innovation as well as solid policy advice. This updated course explores new concepts like behavioural or 'nudge' economics, integrative thinking and design thinking. The IOG has developed a unique, 2-day Boot Camp to help you prepare for this exciting and challenging new world of policy development and advice. Why does ‘nudge’ matter to Government of Canada policy analysts? Policy is moving in new directions, signaled by Destination 2020. The report announces the... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Bootcamp
    Categories: Management, Policy, Transformation and Change Levels: Officers and Analysts, Managers, Executives Expertise: Modernizing Government, Public Sector Governance

  • Feb 28

    Understanding the Expenditure Management System


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    March 10, June 20, September 14 and November 22

    This course offers practical tips and strategies for understanding, addressing and working with the reporting and accountability requirements of the current Expenditure Management System (EMS) that is an essential element in developing and delivering programs, polices and services to Canadians. Who should participate in this course? This course will be of interest to federal policy and program staff as well as corporate services audit and evaluation staff who are trying to understand and apply the EMS requirements within the government’s... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Fundamentals of Government Levels: Officers and Analysts Expertise: Public Sector Governance

  • Mar 1

    Managing mental health in the workplace

    “A psychologically healthy and safe workplace is one that: promotes employees’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to employee psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.”  - Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) Mental health problems and illnesses are the leading causes of disability claims with the federal government having among the highest rates in Canada. 20% of employees in any organization have mental health issues 38% risk having a cardiovascular event if... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St. Ottawa, Ontario
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Management Levels: Managers Expertise: Public Sector Governance

  • Mar 1

    Project and Program Management: Implementation for Delivery Excellence


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    April 7, August 28, November 30 and February 16, 2018

    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... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Management, Policy Levels: Officers and Analysts, Managers Expertise: Modernizing Government

  • Mar 3

    Policy 2: Policy Making in a Changing Environment


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    April 25, July 26, October 12, January 11, 2018 and March 2, 2018

    This one-day course takes policy-making to the next level so that you can better navigate the complex policy landscape to create the conditions for success. Who should participate in this course? Seasoned policy analysts will find this course invaluable.  It provides a more in-depth look at the policy development process and reviews a number of techniques to help policy analysts better cope with a growing range of policy challenges. Participants will be able to better understand: The range of challenges... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Fundamentals of Government, Policy Levels: Officers and Analysts, Managers Expertise: Public Sector Governance

  • Mar 3

    Retirement: Adventure or Misadventure?

    This course is offered in partnership with the Retirement Planning Academy.                                      A full day of reflection on what life is all about once you retire from the workforce and how to best approach each phase of this crucial part of your life. Discussions of what retirement truly is and how to confront the many challenges that you will have to face over the period. The leader will guide you through a fascinating and very realistic breakdown of each phase... Read more

    Time:8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Transformation and Change Levels: Officers and Analysts, Managers, Executives Expertise: Public Sector Governance

  • Mar 6-8

    Leadership Boot Camp for IT: New Ways of Doing Business


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    September 25-27 and January 29-31, 2018

    IT in government is changing. Shared services, social media, open data: all these and more raise governance and leadership issues for IT leaders in governments. IT leaders need to rise above the storm to prepare themselves, and their organizations, for success in this evolving world. Building on our last successful event, 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 IT sections... Read more

    Time:5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Bootcamp
    Categories: Leadership Levels: Managers, Executives Expertise: Modernizing Government, Public Sector Governance


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