Governments around the world are struggling to keep pace with the unprecedented disruptions of the digital era. IOG can help you distinguish yourself as someone who grasps the opportunity of these times and reconceptualizes authority, accountability, and the role of government today. Tuition includes all course materials for 4-day virtual bootcamp + 2-day in-person workshop and evening event, online tools (including use of a virtual reality headset for the week), and inclusion in our DELP alumni network.

3 weeks, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Session information


Cohort 17 - 4-Day Virtual Bootcamp
09:00 EST - 17:00 EST
4 days
    Cohort 17 - 4-Day Virtual Bootcamp
    Cohort 17 - In-Person Workshop Day 1
    09:00 - 17:00
    1 day
      Cohort 17 - In-Person Workshop Day 1
      Cohort 17 - Evening Dinner and Networking Event
      17:00 - 20:00
      3 hours
        Cohort 17 - Evening Dinner and Networking Event
        Cohort 17 - In-Person Workshop Day 2
        09:00 - 17:00
        1 day
          Cohort 17 - In-Person Workshop Day 2
          • $8,950.00 incl.


          Cohort 17 (Winter 2024) -- registration is now open.

          Program Format & Dates:

          • 4-Day Virtual Bootcamp -- February 5-8, 2024
          • 2-Day In-Person Workshop (Ottawa) -- February 22 + 23, 2024
          • Evening Dinner and Networking Event (Ottawa) -- February 22, 2024.

          *Note - all in-person events are held at the IOG offices at 60 George Street, Ottawa, ON unless otherwise notified. The dinner event will be held at a nearby restaurant.

          For future cohorts, please click here to express your interest or contact us at if you have any questions.

          Get ahead of digital disruption. Don’t get left behind.

          Governments around the world are struggling to keep pace with the unprecedented disruptions of the digital era. IOG can help you distinguish yourself as someone who grasps the opportunity of these times and reconceptualize authority, accountability, and the role of government today.

          Beyond technological change, the digital opportunity facing governments today will define which organizations adapt to serve citizens effectively and which will be left behind.

          Our highly acclaimed Digital Executive Leadership Program (DELP) is purpose-built for public sector executives at all levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal) and non-profit leaders who want to better understand the leadership challenges and opportunities in the digital era.

          Led by experienced practitioners in public sector digital transformation, DELP explores major digital trends and the implications and opportunities for government operations and service delivery. Key concepts that are covered during the four day-long virtual bootcamp include design thinking, agile methods, digital technology, data analysis and visualization, digital and data ethics, the future of work, and approaches to managing and leading digital teams. Our new hybrid format includes an additional two day in-person workshop and dinner event that provides participants with an opportunity to further deepen connections with their peers and explore how they can take practical steps to transform their organizations.

          The DELP is a Canadian first.

          There has never been a greater need for executives and policy leaders at all levels of government to be digitally literate and technologically savvy. The movement for government to embrace the technologies and methods of the digital era has gained momentum in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic crisis put pressure on the public sector to work and deliver services digitally like never before.

          DELP provides public sector executives with the digital literacy and leadership skills they need to be effective decision-makers in the rapidly changing policy and service delivery landscape. More than 200 participants from 34 federal government departments, as well as provincial and municipal governments, have sent executives and managers to benefit from this unique learning opportunity since it first launched in December 2018. Most DELP participants are at the Director or Senior Director level (EX-01/02), however we do also accept more senior executives, as well as managers and senior advisors/specialists (EX-minus 1 level, e.g. IT-04, EC-07).

          Read Program Director Ryan Androsoff’s  reflections in Policy Options on the original motivations behind launching the DELP.

          Program Benefits

          • Designed exclusively for public sector executives
          • Delivered by Canadian digital governance pioneers
          • Focused on helping you becoming a more digitally savvy strategic leader
          • Enables greater awareness of the possibilities and challenges of using digital technologies to change how government serves citizens
          • Increase your network of contacts and peers working on digital transformation efforts

          More Info

          Contact us if you'd like to be added to the waitlist for upcoming cohorts.

          This six-day program blends lectures from subject-matter experts, guest speakers, discussions with practitioners, and hands-on exercises to deliver a transformative look into how leaders can adapt to our new digital reality. Our new hybrid format includes a four-day virtual bootcamp and   a two-day in-person workshop and dinner event that follows a few weeks later. This format will provide participants with an opportunity to further deepen connections with their peers and explore how they can take practical steps to transform their organizations.

          Designed in partnership between IOG and Think Digital, program director Ryan Androsoff (a co-founder of the federal government’s Canadian Digital Service and an international expert in Digital Government) has created the DELP to help prepare you for meaningful digital transformation initiatives in the public sector.

          The IOG Difference 

          The IOG combines cutting-edge research, comprehensive advisory services, and expert-led learning and training opportunities for leaders in the public sector.  

          Our programs stand alone in equipping leaders from the federal, provincial, and municipal orders with the tools to master the digital governance landscape. 

          The benefits of taking our course last long after each session. IOG alumni are part of a broad, dynamic community of lasting, mutual support. 

          Hands-on Experience with Virtual Reality Technology! 

          We will be taking real-time digital collaboration to the next level by introducing fully immersive virtual reality technology as part of the DELP! You will be provided with a Quest virtual reality headset to use for certain activities during the week to supplement our standard suite of digital collaboration tools. 

          In addition to the VR headset, you will be given the option to borrow a laptop with all of the applications and tools we use in this program, so that no matter where you are, you can enjoy the full, online experience.

          Read Program Director Ryan Androsoff’s blog post on “Taking Digital Leadership into the Metaverse”. 




          Our Alumni are Digital Change Agents


          Participant Testimonials

          "Thank you very much. I didn't know what to expect from this course and I have learned so much. It was not just theoretical but real-life examples, discussions and hands on that made this course the best course I have ever taken." -- Cohort 12

          "I've been taking courses for 35 years in the public service. It is rare to find a course that captures my interest in a positive way from start to finish. Relevant, fun, and forward thinking, IOG hit the mark with this course. Thanks to Ryan and the team at IOG for a great experience." -- Cohort 10

          "I'm glad I made the time commitment to come on this fantastic course. Awesome takeaways on how to translate the knowledge into digital leadership. I feel more confident going back to the office and being tooled to affect changes and support our digital transformation ambition." -- Cohort 9

          "The Digital Executive Leadership program was time well spent. It provided me with knowledge,tools, examples and resources and most importantly the motivation to do my part in enabling Canada's digital culture." -- Cohort 5

          "This is a great program. It was well worth the money and time spent. It was one of the best learning programs I attended in my 25+ years in the Public Service. Thank you!" -- Cohort 3

          Program Cost

          Tuition fee is: $8950 -- Tuition includes in-person workshop and evening dinner and networking event.

          Location: You will access the DELP four-day bootcamp across a network of virtual platforms and tools, all of which can be accessed from home, the office or at any convenient location. The follow-up 2-day in-person workshop and dinner event will take place in Ottawa, Ontario.

          Tuition includes all course materials and online tools used during the course as well as access to course resources after the program is completed and inclusion in the DELP alumni network with access to exclusive events after the program is completed.
          Included in the program tuition for cohorts that are delivered online, the IOG will provide a Quest virtual reality headset system to each participant for use during the duration of the program and will also lend a computer with all required software installed for participants who require it. Any equipment being provided to participants will be shipped to and from their homes via courier service which IOG will arrange.

          As a not-for-profit, the IOG does not collect HST.


          Ryan Androsoff

          Ryan Androsoff

          Associate, Digital Governance; Founder and CEO, Think Digital

          Ryan Androsoff is the Founder and CEO of Think Digital, a consultancy focused on helping public sector organizations to adapt and thrive in the era of digital disruption. Ryan is an international expert on digital government with a passion for public sector entrepreneurship and more than two decades of experience working with government and international organizations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Since 2018 Ryan has partnered with the Institute on Governance to lead their digital leadership programs and to provide advisory services for a variety of government organizations to assist with their digital transformation efforts.

          Ryan was a Co-Founder of the Canadian Digital Service, a startup organization within the Canadian government launched in 2017 with the mission of helping government design, prototype, and build better digital services. From 2010-16 he served as Senior Policy Advisor on a variety of digital government initiatives in the Government of Canada’s Treasury Board Secretariat, and in 2015 spent a year as part of the OECD’s digital government team in Paris, France. An experienced and dynamic presenter, Ryan has delivered hundreds of presentations over the past decade on various aspects of digital government and public sector innovation and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his leadership and expertise in digital transformation. More [...]

          Amanda Clarke

          Amanda Clarke

          IOG Faculty; Associate Professor, Carleton University

          Amanda Clarke joined the faculty of Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration in July 2014. Her research explores the intersections of public administration, civic engagement and information technologies. She is particularly interested in the implications of social media and related phenomena, such as crowdsourcing, open data and big data, for governments and civil society. Amanda is a graduate of Carleton University’s College of the Humanities (Bachelor of Humanities) and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (MA International Affairs). From 2010-2014, Amanda was a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, an Oxford University Press Clarendon Scholar, and a Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

          Jen Schellinck

          Jen Schellinck

          IOG Faculty; Principal, Sysabee

          Jen Schellinck is the principal of Sysabee and an adjunct professor at Carleton’s Institute of Cognitive Science. She founded Sysabee in 2012 with the goal of taking analysis techniques from machine learning and systems modeling and making these available to organizations who are seeking to gain the benefits of technology supported analysis and decision making. For each project, she draws from a pool of expert consultants to create a team customized to the specific needs of the project. She is also the founding member of the Data Science Experts Group, an association of data professionals that build flexible, customized solutions for data-driven companies and organizations. She remains an active participant in academic research via Carleton’s Cognitive Modeling Lab.

          Mike Gifford

          Mike Gifford

          IOG Faculty; Senior Strategist, CivicActions

          Mike is a Senior Strategist at CivicActions. Previously he was the president and founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc.. For over 20 years he has worked to shape open source software and the communities around them. He is continuing to play that role in CivicActions, which has strong roots with the Drupal CMS, open source software, open data, and civic technology. Based in Ottawa, Mike continues to work to break down the barriers between government departments in the use of open source. In 2008, Mike began building a community of global experts in accessibility to help shape Drupal 6 & 7. In 2012, Mike was officially made a Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer. Mike was the founder of A11yYOW, a Ottawa based accessibility community. This unconference/camp/meetup was part of a global community of digital accessibility advocates, working for a more inclusive world. He has presented at several accessibility conferences including CSUN & M-Enabling. Mike has also presented at DrupalCon, Drupal GovCon & the Government of Canada’s CodeFest.

           Meghan Hellstern

          Meghan Hellstern

          IOG Faculty; Consultant, Designer, and Communicator

          Meghan is a human-centered designer, strategist and facilitator with more than 12 years of experience who draws on a broad toolkit to gather insights that drive impact and change in support of the public good. Meghan works as a Senior Specialist, Innovation at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), where she uses design and other innovation methods to ensure that every Canadian can afford a home that meets their needs by 2030. Prior to joining CMHC, Meghan was a Senior Project Designer at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) where she led high-profile projects exploring a variety of critical policy topics including women’s entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence (AI). More [...]

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          Mike Kujawski

          IOG Faculty; President & Senior Consultant, Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing (CEPSM)

          Mike Kujawski has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant, trainer, and professional speaker for government, non-profit, and association clients in Canada and around the globe. His specialty areas include strategic marketing, social (behaviour change) marketing, strategic communications, social media strategy development, social network analysis, organizational branding, and strategic planning. He primarily works with public sector and non-profit organizations that are trying to achieve positive societal outcomes. Mike is frequently asked to speak at major conferences and events covering various topics ranging from the latest disruptive digital trends and the evolution of digital culture to ethical social (behaviour change) marketing techniques and best practices. More [...]