M. Flumian is leaving the IOG

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Maryantonett Flumian is leaving the Institute on Governance to pursue new interests and challenges.  

Ms Flumian served as the President of the Institute on Governance (IOG) between 2009 and 2018.

The work of the IOG covers five main business lines: Public Governance and Research, Modernizing Government, Board and Organizational Governance, Indigenous Governance, International, and the Learning Lab. All of these practice areas experienced significant growth under Ms. Flumian's leadership, with combined revenues more than doubling between 2009 and 2018.

As a result of this growth and expansion, the lOG's influence on and contributions to public policy increased significantly during the period of Ms. Flumian's tenure as President.

In particular, extensive work in the area of Indigenous Governance attracted highly respected speakers and participants to a five-part Nation-to-Nation dialogue, which served as a venue for Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to discuss their visions for a shared inclusive future.

International programming has focused most recently on a three-year project in Iraq funded by Global Affairs Canada, designed to help decision-makers transition from a centralized unitary state to a decentralized federal state through capacity and resiliency building, outreach and governance advice.

The Learning Lab continues to be a highly relevant and popular IOG offering, with three cohorts of Executive Leadership Development per year as well as some 55 subscription learning programs and boot camps and custom courses generating over $3 million in revenue annually.

Under Ms. Flumian's leadership, the lOG's programming also expanded beyond a traditional focus on the National Capital Region to include new partnerships in Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia and Nunavut.

The reputation of the IOG has also been enhanced in recent years through high profile events, such as the Modern Makers series of conferences recognizing the contribution of influential political leaders including former Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Justice, the Right Honourable Jean Chretien, former Saskatchewan Premier and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, the Honourable Roy Romanow, and former Chief Justice of Ontario and Ontario Attorney General, the Honourable Roy McMurtry for the roles they played in the patriation of the Canadian Constitution and the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Most recently 10 outstanding Mayors from across Canada were recognized as Modern Makers for the innovation that they have demonstrated at the municipal level. Ms. Flumian was instrumental in making such events possible, and in attracting the calibre of participants that made them so memorable.

We all wish Maryantonett continued success in her career.