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  • Dec 7

    Policy 1: Reviewing the Fundamentals


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    April 6, July 6, September 12 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

  • Jan 9, 2018

    The Memoranda to Cabinet Development Process


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    May 25, July 18 and October 17

    This one-day introductory course provides an overview of the process employed in the development of Memoranda to Cabinet (MC), as well as an appreciation of the purpose, structure and mandate of Cabinet and key committees. The course walks you through each step of the development of your key recommendations for Cabinet consideration, and covers the roles played by central agencies in reviewing your Cabinet submissions. Who should participate in this course? This course is designed for policy professionals and program... 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

  • Jan 10, 2018

    Performance Measurement: Supporting Delivery of Results


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    May 2, July 27 and October 10

    Interactive Workshop This one-day interactive workshop provides an understanding of how you can design, implement and use performance measurement systems to manage and report on program results as outlined in the new TB Policy on Results and the government’s Results & Delivery approach. Why this course is important? Treasury Board’s new Policy on Results came into effect July 1 and reflects the principles, and practice, of Sir Michael Barber’s deliverology as articulated by the Results and Delivery Unit at PCO.... Read more

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

  • Jan 11, 2018

    Policy 2: Policy Making in a Changing Environment


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    April 25, July 26, October 12 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 - 8:30 am
    Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
    Event Type: Course
    Categories: Fundamentals of Government, Policy Levels: Officers and Analysts, Managers Expertise: Public Sector Governance

  • Jan 16, 2018

    Science in Government 101 – An introduction to Science & Policy in Government


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    May 2, July 11 and October 25

    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:... Read more

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

  • Jan 17-18, 2018

    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 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

  • Jan 23, 2018

    How Government Works


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    May 8, July 12 and October 4

    This one-day course is a “user guide” for those working in and with the Canadian government and provides an overview of the structures, processes and players of the Canadian government. We will focus on the current context as well as the history, traditions, people and values that shape the decision-making processes and relationships that make the federal government and the professional public service what they are today.g Who should participate in this course Those who are new to the federal... 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

  • Jan 25, 2018

    Policy 3: Behavioural “Nudge” Economics – Innovation in Policymaking


    This course is also offered on the following dates:
    May 4, August 15, October 26 and March 20, 2018

    Back by popular demand! This one-day course takes policymaking to the next level to help you better navigate the complex policy landscape and create the conditions for success. Who should participate in this course? Seasoned policy analysts and those with a keen interest in new policy directions will find this course invaluable.  It provides a more realistic understanding of how decisions are made under conditions of risk, uncertainty and complexity, and discusses how behavioural insights improve policy design and implementation. ... Read more

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


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