A Message from Toby Fyfe, President, Institute on Governance

Leadership programs for the public service of today prepare leaders for the public service of tomorrow. Our institutions face a world of declining public trust, disruptive change, and complex issues. Managing as usual is simply not an option.

Participants in our IOG leadership programs are able to get away from day-to-day pressures. Led by former senior public servants who bring a world of leadership experience to the table, participants debate key issues about the future of government and their role in it with first-class speakers and colleagues, and hone personal leadership skills that they then bring back to the office.

Participants attending the IOG leadership programs are offered that most precious of commodities – time. Time with our IOG leadership programs is not only an investment in the individual, but an investment in the future of that greatest of institutions, the public service.


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Our Leadership Programs

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The IOG will be launching ten leadership program cohorts for during quarters 3 and 4 of the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

To register a leader to any of our programs, send an email to registration@iog.ca with the following information: Participant name, email, phone number, department, and position. We will be in touch shortly thereafter with the next steps.

Executive Leadership Program

The program has been designed for promising executives at the EX-1 level or equivalent who are committed to public service excellence and who desire to continue improving their leadership skills and abilities.

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Toronto Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program

The IOG Toronto Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program is for leaders and managers in the GTA who work in either the municipal, provincial and federal spheres either within core organisations or arms-length arrangements.

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Halifax Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program

The IOG / Dalhousie Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program is for committed public service managers and executives who want to improve their leadership competencies and skills in order to function more effectively in an inter-governmental environment.

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Digital Executive Leadership Program

This program has been designed for public sector executives at all levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal) who want to better understand the challenges and opportunities of leadership in the digital era.

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Science Executive Leadership Program

This program has been designed for senior scientists and engineers, research managers, and new executives who are in or moving into leadership roles within a federal science-based department or agency.

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Certificate in Program Leadership

This program is designed for executives, senior and middle level program managers, and senior officers who lead complex, multi- year programs.

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Why the Executive Leadership Program is needed at this time

Iog Sample

"Congratulations to IOG on its Executive Leadership Program. We just don’t have enough of these. [...] With huge attrition rates, we are moving a lot of people in the EX cadre and the more we can support these individuals to become executives early on, the better we will be."