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Ldpsi Fall2019

Program Starts on October 8th, 2019

Program at a glance

The Leadership Development Program in Science and Innovation is an intensive and all-encompassing program for those who work in and across science and policy and who aspire to be leaders. In this 9- day program, participants study the cultures of science, innovation and policy, where they intersect, how they work together, and how they influence Canadian society and how individuals can have impact and results.

Register Now by emailing registration@iog.ca

Format and Program Dates

This program is broken into four modules delivered over three sessions held once a month for 3 full days each.

2nd Cohort Dates:

  • October 8th - 10th, 2019
  • November 5th - 7th, 2019
  • December 3rd - 5th, 2019


Institute on Governance Ottawa Offices


60 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1J4

Curriculum Outline

The program is organized around four modules, with a mix of classroom and work- integrated learning.

Module 1: Governance in Canada – Participants learn about the governance systems which underpin present day Canada and how a nation-to- nation relationship could radically transform how Canada operates. This module also presents an overview of the (science) media landscape in Canada, and introduces participants to principles of community and stakeholder engagement.

Module 2: Science and Society – Participants study the science-policy interface and frameworks for assessing and managing controversies in science and technology. Module 2 also enhances participants' Indigenous cultural awareness and explores the interweaving of Indigenous knowledge and Western science.

Module 3: Innovation, Risk, and Regulation - Participants dive into innovation and risk and regulatory science governance, exploring and discussing these related and seemingly contradictory concepts. This module also includes a tour of a federal research lab.

Module 4: Leadership – Participants use case studies and role-playing exercises to learn how to foster a safe and healthy workplace for a modern workforce. Participants attend a mock meeting of Deputy Ministers and present group projects to a group of senior executives.

Program Outcomes

Leadership competencies: understanding policy and science, interpersonal skills, synthesizing research, managing expert communities, communicating scientific knowledge, advising policy makers, engaging citizens and stakeholders, and monitoring and evaluation.*

Leadership skills: problem-solving, oral and written presentation skills, team work and motivating others.

* Adopted from the European Commission's Framework for Skills for Evidence-Informed Policy Making


$11,000 for federal public servants in the National Capital Region (NCR)

$7,500 for non-profit organizations

Posted price includes tuition, all course materials and online tools used during the course, breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day, and an evening networking dinner event each month.

Note: as a not-for-profit, we do not charge HST

To Register

Send an email to registration@iog.ca with the following information about the participant:

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

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

Delivered in partnership with CSPC

Every program registrant will receive a free conference pass to CSPC 2019, taking place in Ottawa from 13-15 November, 2019.

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For more information

Jeff Kinder, Executive Director, Science and Innovation Policy

E - jkinder@iog.ca

P - 613-562-0090 ext 224