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Access our leading expertise through our learning products.

In response to COVID-19, our wide range of leadership programs and professional development courses is now virtual. These interactive webinars can be taken from home, work or anywhere that works best for you.  All IOG leadership and professional development products have been developed, tested and are taught by experts and former senior public servants. They have been adapted to the unique challenges now being faced by public servants to bring you the most up-to-date knowledge of policies, practices, structures and the true functioning of the enterprise. This is an exciting time to serve Canadians: take advantage of our leadership programs and professional development courses to improve your skills and competencies to succeed in this new environment.

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Supporting the needs of 21st Century public servants.

Our learning programs prepare public servants for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Building on our research and the experience of expertise of former, senior public service leaders, public servants gain understanding and tools they need to become more effective at their jobs.

Optimize your personal and organizational performance.

Being the pre-eminent, independent Canadian source of knowledge, research and advice on public governance and its continuous improvement means that we are continuously learning from our research and experience and using those lessons to help you optimize your personal and organizational performance.


The IOG has a standing offer under ProServices in Stream 8.7 (Leadership Development Consultant) and Stream 9 (Business Consulting/Change Management).

Our learning products address your specific needs

Our courses and leadership programs draw on our research, our experience, action-oriented case studies and exercises with the goal of providing both insights and practical tools that enhance learning from concept to solution and inspire transformative change.

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Executive Leadership at the IOG

A response to the changing public sector world in which we live. Over the course of a year participants develop the applied strategic and tactical know-how needed to meet the leadership challenges of an increasingly complex public sector shaped by globalization, digital technologies and shifting demographics.
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Day Courses

We offer a suite of open enrollment day-long courses that help public servants successfully navigate the system. They cover a wide range of topics including how government really works, emerging policy development tools and processes (e.g. behavioral economics), how to brief with impact and more.
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Course Bundles

Enhance your learning efficiently by taking several related courses in one of our bundles.

Central Agency Bundle

All public servants need to understand the processes that drive the Cabinet and Central Agencies. These three courses will prepare you for working in, and dealing with, Cabinet and Central Agency processes and processes.

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Mastering the Essentials of Government Bundle

These three courses focus on the critical elements of government every public servant should know. Participants will acquire specific skills so that hone their effectiveness and their survival skills.

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Policy Bundle

Our “policy bundle” attracts a wide range of public servants who want to review policy fundamentals, better deal with current policy challenges and focus on the more advanced dimensions of policy development.

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Results and Performance Bundle

These four courses will prepare public servants tasked with any aspect of Results and Delivery to proactively prepare to meet the needs of the government.

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Leadership Essentials Bundle

Our “Leadership Essentials Bundle” attracts front-line supervisors, team leaders, and managers who are looking to build their leadership tool-kit.

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Certificate in Program Leadership

The IOG is launching a unique 12-day course that responds to the need for public sector executives, program managers and senior officers to master the tools they need in the ever-expanding government program management domain.
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Courses in Innovation, Science & Governance

Building on the IOG’s highly successful Science in Government series, participants in this curriculum series learn the fundamentals of, and explore new thinking and new methods in science, technology and innovation policy to drive positive change in the public service and in Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
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Meeting Space at the IOG

Host Your Meeting at the IOG.
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