Innovation and Experimentation - Institute on Governance

Innovation and Experimentation

Be an innovative public servant and learn how to use experimentation to explore new ways of designing and delivering public policy and services.


Course Description

  • If you are a public servant who wants to expand your skills in putting innovation into action, Innovation and Experimentation is a must-take half-day webinar.
  • Experimentation is part of the language and practice of innovation in the public sector. Borrowing from scientific experimentation, public sector leaders are encouraging employees to “learn by doing”. Our expert facilitators will explore this with you in this webinar.
  • Join us as we set out how to use experimentation to explore new ways of designing and delivering public policy and services through small-scale “micro” actions. We will help you learn how to limit and manage risk through the concept of “intelligent risk”.
  • You should attend Innovation and Experimentation if you are a policy analyst, new or experienced, or if you have an interest in innovation and experimentation in policy and programming. You will also find this webinar helpful if you are an operational or program delivery staff who wants to improve program results and outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn how to use experimentation to explore new ways of designing and delivering public policy and services through small-scale “micro” actions. 
  • You will learn how to identify, limit, and manage risk through the concept of “intelligent risk” 
  • You will explore and practice how to share and learn from others in a community of innovation and experimentation. 

Bundle This Webinar:

his webinar is eligible to be bundled with two other webinars of your choice for a ‘buy 2, get 1free’ price of $780. Take advantage of our recommended streams (Leadership; Policy: Government Essentials: Innovation) to choose your bundle or mix and match the webinars that best suit your needs. Upon registration, be sure to select the bundle option and then select your webinars. Contact us for support at 613-562-0090 or 

Customize This Webinar:

his webinar is eligible to be customized as a private offering for your team and organization. Contact us at to discuss your needs. 

Group Discounts:

If you have more than two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or


Catherine Waters

Senior Practice Lead  

Expertise: Learning Centre and Leadership– curriculum design and delivery, facilitation and custom instruction  Degrees:   BA (Hon) English & French (University of Victoria); MA Public Policy and Administration (Carleton University); MSc Labour Economics (London School of Economics).  Catherine Waters is Senior Practice Lead in the IOG Leadership and Learning Centre. She has extensive experience as a consultant, researcher […]

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