During his 25 years career in eight departments of the Public Service of Canada, Mr. Gagnon had the privilege to organize national ministerial consultations on Aid Effectiveness, to negotiate international and federal-provincial agreements on criminal information exchange and to lead national Grants and Contribution programs. More recently, at the Canada School of Public Service, he was providing government-wide services as Director of Strategic Change and Coaching services. As Senior Director of Leadership Development, he managed and oversaw the review of the School’s entire suite of Leadership Development products.
Mr. Gagnon has a Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Project Management during which he specialized in Leadership and Change Management. Over the last 20 years, he has been lecturing in Leadership and Change at the University of Ottawa and Université du Québec en Outaouais. He completed required certifications to teach and administer products from the Center for Creative Leadership as well as many other psychometric instruments. He has facilitated and has managed the delivery of a large number of Leadership Development products and courses, including organizational 360-degree feedback processes and executive coaching in a large number of organizations in Canada and abroad. Mr. Gagnon was also invited to teach Leadership and Change Management at the University of Moscow and at the Russian Academy of Public Administration and has led the development of a Leadership Development program for Deputy Ministers of the Government of Ukraine.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Gagnon holds a Private Pilot license and is a classically trained pianist who performs regularly in the region.