Public Participation and Consultation: How to Engage Canadians

1 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
  • March 7, 20198:30am - 4:30pm
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Hundreds of public consultations have been launched since January 2016. For public servants the key is to turn them into effective, relevant and strategic input to policy development and delivering on outcomes.

This issue matters to all public servants, because engaging Canadians in decision-making is central to the Prime Minister’s commitment to open dialogue and public participation and the government’s new approach to policy and program development.

To support the government, public servants need to leverage public participation to enhance policy and program design to achieve results and improve outcomes. They need to know how public participation can contribute to policy development, program design and delivery. They must effectively engage appropriate external stakeholders and know how to use tools and strategies to plan and execute public consultations.

Why this is important?

Canada’s new Draft Plan on Open Government 2016-2018 underscores this government’s view that open and transparent government is fundamental to ensuring Canadians’ trust in government and in democracy. The government has committed to strengthening dialogue with civil society in support of open government…and its priorities.

Managers, unit heads and senior analysts need to get ahead of the game. They need to know how to include participation in their work in order to make the most of the public’s input into policy and program design and delivery and – most important – how to proactively prepare for the increasing attention placed on consultations.

Who should participate in this course

Managers, unit heads and senior analysts who will use public consultation as part of the policy and program design and development activities and the measurement of results will find this course invaluable.

Participants will learn about:

  • The principles and drivers behind public participation
  • How to plan public participation activities, using best-practice based planning tools and,
  • How to use public participation as a strategic input into policy and program design and development

Course Fee

The cost of this course is $990 (no HST) per person. The price includes expert facilitation, lunch and course materials. Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

The IOG value-added

All IOG courses are prepared and taught by those who have held senior positions in the federal government. They are guided by a Learning Committee of senior federal government public servants.

For those who wish to have an adapted course that is specific to their issues and requirements, customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French in any part of the country.

We also offer discounts if you wish to send more than one person.

For more information, contact Gérard Étienne at getienne@iog.ca or at 613 562-0090 x242.

Course fee(s)

$990 per attendee

As a not-for-profit organization, the IOG does not charge HST.

Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

Group discounts

If you have more than one person attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact Gérard Étienne for details at 613-562-0090 x237 or getienne@iog.ca.

Main contact

Name
Heather
Phone
613 562-0090 x200
1 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
  • March 7, 20198:30am - 4:30pm
Register ›

The IOG value-added

All IOG courses are prepared and taught by those who have held senior positions in the federal government. They are guided by a Learning Committee of senior federal government public servants.

For those who wish to have an adapted course that is specific to their issues and requirements, customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French in any part of the country.

The IOG also offers the Coaching Circle, to assist executives and officers at all levels of government as well as non-profit and other organizations in the development of their leadership skills.

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