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 5-day virtual bootcamp + 1-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


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


        Cohort 13 | Registration now open

        October 17-21, 2022 -- 5 Day Virtual Bootcamp

        November 3rd, 2022, 5-8 pm -- Dinner Speaker and Networking Event. -- (Ottawa, ON)

        November 4th, 2022, 9 am - 5 pm -- 1-Day In-Person Workshop -- -- (Ottawa, ON)

        All times EST.


        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 consists of five, day-long sessions that explore major digital trends and the implications and opportunities for government operations and service delivery. Key concepts that are covered during the week include design thinking, agile methods, digital technology, data analysis and visualization, digital and data ethics, and approaches to managing and leading digital teams.

        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 current COVID-19 pandemic crisis is putting pressure on the public sector to work and deliver services digitally like never before.

        Part of the Government of Canada’s Digital Academy initiative, 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 150 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.

        Read Program Director Ryan Androsoff’s reflections in iPolitics on what we’ve learned from running DELP cohorts since 2018. Most 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. CS-04, EC-07).

        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


        Ryan Androsoff


        Expertise: Digital Governance, Public Sector Innovation, Digital Policy, Disruptive Technologies, Future of Work, Metaverse  Degree(s): Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University  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 […]


        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 […]


        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 […]


        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, […]


        Jen Schellinck


        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. […]


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        Upcoming Cohorts

        Cohort 13 | Registration now open

        October 17-21, 2022 -- 5 Day Virtual Bootcamp

        November 3rd, 2022, 5-8 pm -- Dinner Speaker and Networking Event.

        November 4th, 2022, 9 am - 5 pm -- 1-Day In-Person Workshop

        All times EST.

        Cohort 14 | Coming next Winter

        Contact us at if you have questions about the winter cohort. More information will be shared in the fall.

        This five-day digital boot camp 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.  More information will be shared about the dinner and networking event and 1-day workshop in the coming months.

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

        The IOG Difference 

        The IOG digital governance team 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 an Oculus 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. 


        Our Alumni are Digital Change Agents

        Participant Testimonials


        The program will change the way you will see the public service and equip you with knowledge and tools to be an active element of digital transformation.



        It was beyond my expectations. Really well done. Ryan is a leading thinker in this space and a great resource of information. I will recommend this course to all of my executive colleagues.


        Program Cost

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

        Location: You will access the DELP across a network of virtual platforms and tools, all of which can be accessed from home, the office or at any convenient location.

        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 an Oculus 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.