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François Gagnon is joining the Institute on Governance as Vice-President of the Learning Lab. He brings rich experience in the area of public sector learning and leadership, most recently as founder and President of Lead-Action, and will be using his knowledge and expertise to build on the IOG’s strong reputation in this area. Gerard Etienne will take over new responsibilities as the Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Institute on Governance (IOG) is recognized for its public sector executive leadership programs, day courses and custom programs tailored to specific government departments. François and Lead-Action are bringing their leadership programs for aspiring executives and Indigenous employees, as well as their experience offering a wide range of tools and services (e.g. Insights Discovery, executive coaching and 360-degree feedback products), to strengthen further the IOG’s contribution to improved, 21st century leadership in the public sector. All these products and services will be offered under the banner of the IOG.
In addition to his over 25 years in the public sector, including thirteen in executive positions, François has taught courses at the Master’s Project Management Program of the Université du Québec en Outaouais for ten years and is an experienced leadership development practitioner. After having led the portfolio of leadership development programs with the Canada School of Public Service, François founded Lead-Action which has delivered over 3500 psychometric assessments, 800 360-feedback programs, and 650 training days of leadership development.
Francois will be joining the IOG team on January 7th. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613 562-0090 x 202.
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