Webinar - How Government Works

1 day courseIn Virtual
  • April 21, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
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  • June 1, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
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This webinar 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. We will set out the core constitutional and institutional foundations and move to decision making across the system. We will consider not just how things are organized but why, and what that means for the participant.

What you will gain

  • The Westminster model of government in Canada, including the roles and responsibilities of Parliament, the judiciary, Cabinet and ministers and how these elements work
  • Federalism and fiscal federalism in Canada
  • The role of the PM as the architect and chair of Cabinet and determiner of the machinery of government
  • The planning cycles and decision-making processes surrounding Cabinet and its committees, including the Treasury Board
  • The role of central agencies and their ministers, including the Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board

Who should attend?

Typical attendee profile(s):

Public servants of all levels; anyone working with the Canadian government

Course fee(s)

$390 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 learningcentre@iog.ca.

Main contact

Learning Centre
(613) 562-0090 ex 200
1 day courseIn Virtual
  • April 21, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
Register ›
  • June 1, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
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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