IOG launches second Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program in Toronto this week

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We launch our second Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program in Toronto

this week. This 11-month Program explores public sector leadership in the 21st century.
The sustainability of our public sector institutions is maintained by the trust citizens have in their ability to do the job better than anyone else.

Yet trust in our institutions is at an all time low. The 2017 Endelman Global Trust Barometer says the general population’s trust in the four key institutions - business, government, NGOs and media – has declined broadly. The majority of citizens simply don’t believe overall that the system is working for them.

Trust is sustained if government provides services efficiently, operates openly and transparently (i.e there is no corruption), convenes to bring together different viewpoints fairly and openly, adds value to society and the economy and, above all, helps citizens prepare for and respond to change, such as the sharing economy, brought on by technology.

Participants in the program will examine how they can, as public sector leaders, work collaboratively to ensure ongoing citizen trust in government.

About the author

Toby Fyfe

Toby Fyfe


Toby Fyfe is President of the Institute on Governance in Ottawa.

For the last seven years he has led the IOG’s public sector leadership and capacity-building programs and courses aimed at providing tools and insights to enhance the skills of executives and officers at all levels of government.

He has led the design, curriculum development and delivery of multiple federal government year-long Executive Leadership Programs and Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Programs in Toronto and Nova Scotia, the latter in partnership with the Dalhousie School of Management. He also is responsible at the IOG for multi-year programs with the Government of Nunavut that build both leadership capacity and policy expertise.

Toby spent over twenty years with the government of Canada in central agencies (Privy Council Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) and government departments. His last post was as Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services at the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Before he joined the Institute, he worked with the Commissioner of the RCMP on a change initiative.

Toby is an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Ottawa and was

editor-in-chief of Canadian Government Executive magazine for five years.

He was a broadcaster with CBC radio and television where he produced programs such as The House, Cross Country Checkup, and the first commercial-free version of Ottawa Morning.

He has an MA from the University of Ottawa and has attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program.

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