Toronto Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program

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Registration and launch dates extended.

The IOG 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.

Cohort 2 of the Institute on Governance's unique Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program had leaders and managers from Peel Region, the OPS and the government of Canada.

Launch Date

Cohort 3

Program Launch: TBD

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Program at a glance


Managers/executives at the federal, provincial and municipal levels


1 evening and 1 day a month; project activity between sessions


11 sessions


IOG office, 150 Bloor St. W., Toronto


$15,000 for eleven sessions

Why you should participate

In an increasingly interdependent world, issues and files are no longer black and white. While clearly specific jurisdictional roles exist, the challenges facing regional leaders require collaboration, if not outright coordination, between all three levels of government.

Leaders working in this grey zone need practical collaborative skills, resilience and the ability to manage through ambiguity so as to create working relationships to address socio-economic issues.

The IOG Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program is an investment in both the individual and the government itself. It will provide strong foundational capabilities, as well as build institutional capacity, by providing leaders with the tools to manage in the new and evolving inter-jurisdictional, inter-sectoral and interdependent world.

Program outcomes

Participants attending the IOG Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program will:

  1. Gain an enhanced understanding of governance across jurisdictions.
  2. Experience coordinated problem-solving of complex issues with partners in other levels of government.
  3. Develop a concrete network of contacts crossing government boundaries.
  4. Create a personal portfolio of leadership resources.

Program details

Each month, speakers, on-line material including readings, case material, and discussion points, will be offered via the course learning management system. Participants will have the opportunity to review background material, apply it, and discuss their approaches with team members from other levels of government, contributing to, and learning about, an evolving inter-jurisdictional perspective.

Special Inter-Jurisdictional Collaborative Project

A unique aspect of the program is a shared real-life complex project in which participants from the program are divided into inter-jurisdictional groups, including the federal government, the Ontario government, and municipalities of the GTA. The topic this year; affordable housing in the GTA.

Over the eleven sessions, each group will develop an action plan.

There will be specific assignments throughout the year leading toward a final presentation to leaders at all three levels of government.

Criteria for participation

Participants in the IOG Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program should have at least 2 years of supervisory experience in either the federal, provincial or municipal sector, either core department or in an associated agency.

To Register

Send an email to with the following information about the participant:

  • Name
  • Organization and position
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • City/Province

The IOG will contact the participant with the registration kit and full details to start preparing for the program.

For further information

Contact Brad Graham, Vice-President, Toronto at or at 416 300 6083.

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What Participants Say About the Program

“Being a young manager in the public service, leading projects and teams of staff are new experiences. This program has given me real tools in building self-awareness, leading people, managing relationships and simply getting out of my comfort zone. I would highly recommend this program to any individual prepared for a challenge.”

“This program challenged me to reflect on past leadership behaviour and seriously consider the kind of leader I’ll work towards becoming. Having participants from the federal, provincial, and municipal levels provided a range of viewpoints, and I gained an appreciation of why it’s so critical to work collaboratively.”

"I really enjoyed the Interjurisdictional Leadership Program. It was a great learning experience to work with participants from other levels of government. The topics covered were practical and timely for today’s leaders, and the quality of the speakers was excellent. I would recommend it!"