Get ahead of digital disruption. Don’t get left behind.
Governments around the world are struggling to keep pace with the unprecedented disruptions of the digital era. IOG can help you distinguish yourself as someone who grasps the opportunity of these times and reconceptualize authority, accountability, and the role of government today.
Beyond technological change, the digital opportunity facing governments today will define which organizations adapt to serve citizens effectively and which will be left behind.
Our highly acclaimed Digital Executive Leadership Program (DELP) is purpose-built for public sector executives at all levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal) and non-profit leaders who want to better understand the leadership challenges and opportunities in the digital era.
Led by experienced practitioners in public sector digital transformation, DELP consists of five, day-long sessions that explore major digital trends and the implications and opportunities for government operations and service delivery. Key concepts that are covered during the week include design thinking, agile methods, digital technology, data analysis and visualization, digital and data ethics, and approaches to managing and leading digital teams.
The DELP is a Canadian first.
There has never been a greater need for executives and policy leaders at all levels of government to be digitally literate and technologically savvy. The movement for government to embrace the technologies and methods of the digital era has gained momentum in recent years, and the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis is putting pressure on the public sector to work and deliver services digitally like never before.
Part of the Government of Canada’s Digital Academy initiative, DELP provides public sector executives with the digital literacy and leadership skills they need to be effective decision-makers in the rapidly changing policy and service delivery landscape. Over 120 participants from more than 25 federal government departments, as well as provincial and municipal governments, have sent executives and managers to benefit from this unique learning opportunity.
Read Program Director Ryan Androsoff’s reflections in iPolitics on what we’ve learned from running 8 cohorts of the DELP since 2018. Most participants are at the Director or Senior Director level (EX-01/02), however we do also accept more senior executives, as well as managers and senior advisors/specialists (EX-minus 1 level, e.g. CS-04, EC-07).
Designed exclusively for public sector executives
Delivered by Canadian digital governance pioneers
Focused on helping you becoming a more digitally savvy strategic leader
Enables greater awareness of the possibilities and challenges of using digital technologies to change how government serves citizens
Increase your network of contacts and peers working on digital transformation efforts
Expertise: Digital Governance, Public Sector Innovation, Digital Policy, Disruptive Technologies Degree(s): Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Carleton University Ryan Androsoff is an international expert on digital government with a passion for public sector entrepreneurship. Ryan has more than two decades of experience working with government and international organizations […]
IOG Faculty & Associate Professor, Carleton University
Amanda Clarke joined the faculty of Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration in July 2014. Her research explores the intersections of public administration, civic engagement and information technologies. She is particularly interested in the implications of social media and related phenomena, such as crowdsourcing, open data and big data, for governments and civil […]
IOG Faculty & Consultant, Designer, and Communicator
Meghan is a human-centered designer, strategist and facilitator with more than 12 years of experience who draws on a broad toolkit to gather insights that drive impact and change in support of the public good. Meghan works as a Senior Specialist, Innovation at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), where she uses design and other […]
Mike is a Senior Strategist at CivicActions. Previously he was the president and founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc.. For over 20 years he has worked to shape open source software and the communities around them. He is continuing to play that role in CivicActions, which has strong roots with the Drupal CMS, open source software, […]
Jen Schellinck is the principal of Sysabee and an adjunct professor at Carleton’s Institute of Cognitive Science. She founded Sysabee in 2012 with the goal of taking analysis techniques from machine learning and systems modeling and making these available to organizations who are seeking to gain the benefits of technology supported analysis and decision making. […]
Can’t join us for our next cohort?
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our waitlist for future cohorts.
Cohort 10: October 25-29, 2021 | Register by October 8th – ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN
Cohort 11: January 31-February 4, 2022
Cohort 12: May 9-13, 2022
This five-day digital boot camp blends lectures from subject-matter experts, guest speakers, discussions with practitioners, and hands-on exercises to deliver a transformative look into how leaders can adapt to our new digital reality.
Designed in partnership between IOG and program director Ryan Androsoff (a co-founder of the federal government’s Canadian Digital Service and an international expert in Digital Government), the DELP will help prepare you for meaningful digital transformation initiatives in the public sector.
The IOG Difference
The IOG digital governance team combines cutting-edge research, comprehensive advisory services, and expert-led learning and training opportunities for leaders in the public sector.
Our programs stand alone in equipping leaders from the federal, provincial, and municipal orders with the tools to master the digital governance landscape.
The benefits of taking our course last long after each session. IOG alumni are part of a broad, dynamic community of lasting, mutual support.
Hands-on Experience with Virtual Reality Technology!
We will be taking real-time digital collaboration to the next level by introducing fully immersive virtual reality technology as part of the DELP! You will be provided with an Oculus Quest virtual reality headset to use for certain activities during the week to supplement our standard suite of digital collaboration tools.
In addition to the VR headset, you will be given the option to borrow a laptop with all of the applications and tools we use in this program, so that no matter where you are, you can enjoy the full, online experience.
What people are saying about IOG’s digital leadership services?
The program will change the way you will see the public service and equip you with knowledge and tools to be an active element of digital transformation.
DELP cohort 8 Alumni
It was beyond my expectations. Really well done. Ryan is a leading thinker in this space and a great resource of information. I will recommend this course to all of my executive colleagues.
DELP cohort 8 Alumni
Our Alumni Are Digital Change Agents
Program Costs & Location
Location: You will access the DELP across a network of virtual platforms and tools, all of which can be accessed from home, the office or at any convenient location.
Includes tuition, all course materials and online tools used during the course as well as access to course resources after the program is completed and inclusion in the DELP alumni network with access to exclusive events after the program is completed.
Included in the program tuition for cohorts that are delivered online, the IOG will provide an Oculus Quest virtual reality headset system to each participant for use during the duration of the program and will also lend a computer with all required software installed for participants who require it. Any equipment being provided to participants will be shipped to and from their homes via courier service which IOG will arrange.
As a not-for-profit, the IOG does not collect HST.