The School's leadership programs are your connection to the community of leaders across the public service. They address your needs as a leader, focusing on your ability to lead, engage and coach colleagues.
For more information, please consult the Upcoming Cohorts section of each program listed above.
The School offers various international leadership learning opportunities. Through these programs and courses, participants will gain new insights and widen their international perspective, which will enhance the global mindset of the Public Service of Canada.
- How China Works for Senior Executives (G137)
This course addresses the emergence of China and strategies to best advance Canadian interests. Participants will explore the complexity of issues in Canada-China relations in order to provide better informed advice, while creating and maintaining positive relationships with their counterparts. (Delivery in Ottawa – 1 day)
- How Washington Really Works (Z153)
This course outlines how the United States political, legislative and regulatory systems work, in order to better prepare participants to advance Canadian interests. Participants will develop a better understanding of the importance, scope, complexity and evolution of the Canada-United States relationship, and will explore recent developments and issues related to our respective political administrations. (Delivery in Ottawa – 2 days)
- How Washington Really Works for Senior Leaders (Z131)
This custom designed course outlines how the U.S. political, legislative and regulatory systems work, in order to better prepare participants to advance Canadian interests from the perspective of Associate Deputy Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers and Deputy Ministers. Participants will explore the various facets of the U.S. governance structure and learn how to work with decision-makers in Washington, D.C. (Delivery in Ottawa and Washington, D.C. – 2.5 days)
- How The European Union Works (G101)
This program explores the European Union (EU) machinery and how the EU's interests intersect with Canada's. Public service leaders will be provided with a unique opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to identify how Canada's interests can be advanced through advocacy tools and strategies.
(Delivery in Ottawa – 3 days)
- Canada in the World (G205)
This course explores the relevance of Canada's international activities and their global impact. Participants will examine the four classic thrusts of diplomacy, defence, development and commerce. They will also receive a practical roadmap for achieving foreign policy goals. (Delivery in Ottawa – 3 days)