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The Memoranda to Cabinet Development Process

This one-day introductory course provides an overview of the process employed in the development of Memoranda to Cabinet (MC), as well as an appreciation of the purpose, structure and mandate of Cabinet and key committees.

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Demystifying the Treasury Board Submission Process

This one-day course brings to life both the theory and practice of TB submissions to help make submission-writing a surmountable challenge.

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Understanding the Expenditure Management System

This one-day course offers practical tips and strategies for understanding, addressing and working with the reporting and accountability requirements of the current Expenditure Management System (EMS) that is an essential element in developing and delivering programs, polices and services to Canadians.

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How Government Works

This one-day course is a “user guide” for those working in and with the Canadian government and provides an overview of the structures, processes and players of the Canadian government.

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Strengthening Your Political Savvy

This one-day course will introduce you to the skills and abilities for understanding and cultivating your political acuity in the federal public service.

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Briefings on Demand

This one-day course provides a comprehensive review of the government briefing process. It discusses the purpose and importance of different kinds of briefs and provides concrete advice on how to prepare more effective briefings.

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Policy 1: Reviewing the Fundamentals

This one-day course provides an overview of how policy is developed and put into practice by the federal government through the use of practical exercises and real-world case studies to help improve your policymaking skills.

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Policy 2: Policy Making in a Changing Environment

This one-day course takes policy-making to the next level so that you can better navigate the complex policy landscape to create the conditions for success.

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Policy 3: Behavioural "Nudge" Economics - Innovation in Policymaking

This one-day course and third installment in the policy series delves deeper into the intricacies of policymaking as well as covers behavioural economics which provides new tools for policy development, implementation and engagement that are better aligned with modern policy challenges.

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Performance Measurement: Supporting Delivery of Results

This one-day interactive workshop provides an understanding of how you can design, implement and use performance measurement systems to manage and report on program results as outlined in the new TB Policy on Results and the government’s Results & Delivery approach.

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Results, Delivery and Data Analytics – Roadmap to Success

This one-day workshop provides hands-on instruction on one of the key principles of Results and Delivery: using data to improve program results. Although many organizations are drowning in data, much of it is used for reporting as opposed to defining and acting upon improvement priorities. This course will provide a step-by-step process to help you get the most out of your data.

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Project Management: Implementation for Delivery Excellence

This one-day course will teach participants how to use and leverage the basics of project management methodology to improve the development of policies and programs designed to achieve results and improve outcomes.

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Innovation, Science and Governance 1: Innovation and Science in Government

This one-day course is the first in the Innovation, Science and Governance course series and provides an introduction to how science and innovation work in government and how policy related to them is put into practice.

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Innovation, Science and Governance 2: Integrating Innovation, Science and Policy

This two-day course is the second in the Innovation, Science and Governance course series. ISG 2 offers an intermediate-level exploration of the integration of science, innovation and policy to drive evidence-informed decisions.

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Innovation, Science and Governance 3: The Innovation Ecosystem

This two-day course is the third in the Innovation, Science and Governance course series. ISG 3 offers a more advanced examination and development of strategies for managing for innovation and collaboration within Canada’s science and innovation ecosystem.

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Essential Skills: Leadership

This one-day course will help you develop critical leadership skills using highly interactive approaches and examples.

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Essential Skills: Communications for Leaders

This one-day course will review the role of communications in policy and will leave learners with an empowering and dynamic communication process to increase team members’ motivation and commitment.

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Essential Skills: Difficult Conversations and Effective Feedback

This one-day session will help you develop your feedback skills, enhance trust and increase the impact of your conversations and avoid a minefield caused by poor communication.

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Foundations of Governance for Public Institutions

This one-day course is designed to help individuals understand the core of good governance in the public service through IOG research and best practices as well as how it can improve the effectiveness of their organization.

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Leading Transformation

This one-day course, perfect for teams and individuals undergoing change or transition, will leave you knowing how to create a vision, build a guiding team, initiate implementation actions, and develop customized strategic roadmaps addressing key issues facing you today.

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Leveraging Your Leadership Style to Improve Performance

This one-day workshop will give you the tools to leverage your leadership style and influence your workplace to improve your team’s and organization’s success.

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Innovation and "Nudge" Economics - New Policy Frontiers

This two-day course explores new concepts like behavioural or ‘nudge’ economics, integrative thinking and design thinking to help you prepare for the exciting and challenging new world of policy development and advice.

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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Policy Practitioners

This one-day course is designed for policy practitioners in government who are looking to get ahead of the curve and put AI to work for Canadians. Designed by policy practitioners, for policy practitioners, the course is easily accessible for those with a limited baseline knowledge of AI while also providing relevant policy insights for those who have an intermediate skill level.

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To Be or Not to Be an Executive

This two-day workshop will give you insight into the world of an executive. It will enable you, in a safe space, to practice your skills and ascertain your state of readiness for the next step in your career.

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To Be or Not to Be an Executive

January 21, 2020

​This two-day session will give you insight into the world of an executive. It will enable you to practice your skills and ascertain your state of readiness for the next step in your career.​

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Innovation, Science and Governance 1: Innovation and Science in Government

January 23, 2020

A discussion of the rationale for science in government, how science priorities are established and the role of science in a government setting.

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How Government Works

January 23, 2020

An overview of the structures, processes and players of the Canadian government.

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Policy 3: Behavioural "Nudge" Economics - Innovation in Policymaking

January 24, 2020

Learn to navigate the complex policy landscape and create the conditions for success.

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Essential Skills: Leadership

January 28, 2020

Learn by using short scenarios to apply skills in practice and develop confidence. Watch positive models in classrooms and videos, and practice using role play.

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Results, Delivery and Data Analytics – Roadmap to Success

January 30, 2020

This workshop is designed for managers and senior officers working in the new Results and Delivery environment.

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