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Webinars are now scheduled until the end of August!

We are going virtual this Summer with our regular day courses being offered over webinar! You can make good use of your, or your team's, time with our full calendar of webinars that can be taken from home, work, or anywhere that works best for you. Just like our regular day courses, these webinars will be facilitated by leading experts and former public servants.

Cost: $390 per course. Bundle 3 for $780. 

Time: Sessions are 3 hours, 1:00PM – 4:00PM EST

Location: Zoom 

Flexible Registration Options

1. Participants can register and pay by credit card online here.

2. We will accept registration based on a supervisor's approval. If you would like to attend a course, and your supervisor has approved it, you can send an email to learningcentre@iog.ca with the authorization and we will invoice your department after the webinar. 

3. A government organization can set up an IOG Learning Account, where it pre-authorizes a fixed number of participants to our webinars. We will manage registration up to the agreed number of participants and report to you on ongoing usage. Contact Francois Gagnon, VP Learning, at fgagnon@iog.ca to discuss your needs.

4. We can offer your team a custom webinar. We’ll customize a 3-hour webinar on a topic/blended topic of your choice that best suits your, or your teams, needs. Contact Francois Gagnon, VP Learning, at fgagnon@iog.ca to discuss options.

The IOG Difference

We believe in the value of personalized learning. All of our webinars are hosted live with experienced trainers who are there to:

  • answer your questions; 
  • speak to their experiences; 
  • help you with your specific challenges; and
  • connect you with a network of your peers.

Going virtual doesn't mean you have to lose the value of face-to-face learning. 

REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR WEBINARS HERE

We have a wide selection of courses to choose from, including our most-requested Policy and Government Essentials series as well as some courses to suit your needs in the ever-changing COVID-19 environment. Choose any single course or any combination that you would like in your own custom bundle. You could also take the courses in the four streams: 

  • Policy
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Government Essentials

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