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Program starts on May 12, 2020

Program at a Glance

The Leadership 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 achieve results.

Register now by emailing registration@iog.ca

Format and Program Dates

This program is organized into three modules, delivered over three months. The next cohort runs on these dates: 

Spring Cohort

  • May 12 - 14, 2020
  • June 9 - 11, 2020
  • July 7 - 9, 2020


Institute on Governance
60 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1J4

Curriculum Outline

The program is organized into three modules. Each module is delivered 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, contemporary Indigenous governance models and how a nation-to-nation relationship could radically transform how Canada operates. This module includes some Indigenous cultural awareness training and a Kairos blanket exercise. This module introduces participants to theories and practices in community and stakeholder engagement.  

Module 2: Science, Innovation, and Society – Participants study the science-policy interface, innovation theory in practice, current practices in risk and regulation management, and explore how to assess, manage and provide advice on controversies in science and technology when those controversies become matters of public discourse. This module includes a tour of a federal research lab.  

Module 3: Leadership – Participants explore theories and practices of effective leadership, and undertake exercises to learn more about their own personal leadership styles. Through case studies and role-playing exercises, participants learn how to foster a safe and healthy workplace for a modern workforce and to promote well-being in the workplace. 

Program Outcomes

Participants develop

  • Leadership competencies in: 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.   


$11,000 for government and corporate organizations

Discounted rates available for non-profit organizations

The posted price includes: course tuition, all course materials and online tools used during the course; meals and snacks during the program (breakfast and lunch each day, snacks, and dinner during evening sessions).  

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 2020, taking place in Ottawa from 23-25 November, 2020.

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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