To Be or Not to Be an Executive

3 day courseIn Virtual
This course has no upcoming sessions scheduled.

Note: In light of COVID-19, the IOG has postponed all scheduled public events until further notice. We will reschedule once the situation changes.

The September 29th - October 1st offering will be a virtual webinar.


Come and learn from experienced executives and career coaches with decades of experience as senior executives:

  • What is expected at the executive level;
  • How to navigate through the world of the executive cadre;
  • How to prepare for the appointment process.
  • Take the opportunity to engage with seasoned and newly appointed executives – ask the tough questions and get the inside scoop on what the expectations are really like.

If you are considering moving into the executive cadre, this course will help you ascertain your own readiness and give you a better understanding of what it means to be an executive in today’s work environment.

Course General Description

This two-day session 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.

Who Should Attend

This course is the right fit for you if you are:

  • Aspiring to move up the corporate ladder
  • Unclear about the next steps in your career plan
  • At the manager level and want to better understand what it takes to be in the executive cadre

What you will gain

Participants will learn about:

  • Understand and practice the leadership competencies at the executive level;
  • Learn more about the appointment process for executives and get ready to succeed; and
  • Have in-depth conversations with experienced and newly-appointed executives to find out what it’s really like at their levels

Who should attend?

Typical attendee profile(s):


What's included

Expert facilitation, lunch and course materials.

Course fee(s)

$1350 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 two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or

Main contact

613-562-0090 x200
3 day courseIn Virtual
This course has no upcoming sessions scheduled.

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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