Programs and series

The School offers a selection of comprehensive development programs and learning series that support public servants at all levels and across disciplines and departments. They lay the groundwork for a common public service culture based on shared values, ethics and priorities.

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Programs

Aspiring Directors Program

The Aspiring Directors Program will provide aspiring directors with the groundwork for the knowledge, skills and competencies they need to carry out management and leadership duties in the public service. The target audience for this program is employees at the EX minus 01 level (or equivalent), nominated through their department's talent management process.

Aspiring Directors Program

Authority Delegation Training

Public service managers and executives must have a solid understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities within the federal government. Authority Delegation Training (G110) is an online self-paced course providing learners with the essential information they need to successfully obtain and execute their delegated authorities as managers or executives. Learners will gain knowledge of the core legislation, regulations, policies, and guidelines that govern their roles and responsibilities within the federal public service. The areas covered include the management of human resources, finance, procurement, information, and related fields.

Authority Delegation Training

Directors General Program

The Directors General Program helps you better understand your new role and what is expected of you as a second tier executive. You are expected to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment and we can help you prepare to meet this challenge. Learn how to enhance your decision-making processes by leveraging the experience of your peers, invited senior leaders and subject matter experts.

Directors General Program

Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-01 to EX-03

The Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-01 to EX-03 provides an opportunity for senior public servants to explore their leadership role in enabling innovation, fostering collaboration and delivering results for Canadians.

Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-01 to EX-03

ADM Executive Leadership Development Program

The ADM Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is a unique opportunity for participants to deepen their personal leadership in a trusted and well-integrated community of their peers. This is accomplished through interactive and experiential learning, both as a cohort and in small groups where various experts and leaders from public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors share their experiences and their perspectives on current issues.

ADM Executive Leadership Development Program

New Directors Program

Through the New Directors Program, participants will better understand their new role, what is expected of them as an executive in today's environment and how to effectively lead transformation and achieve results in a context of constant change. This program is accessible to participants at the EX 01 level (or equivalent) with a maximum of 8 months experience.

New Directors Program

Manager Development Program

As a manager, not only are you responsible for managing people and performance, you also have a key role in ensuring that your employees are engaged and highly productive in serving Canadians. To manage people and processes effectively, you must understand your role, practice accountability and know what is expected of you.

Manager Development Program

Supervisor Development Program

Assuming supervisory responsibilities is the first major transition point in a public service career. The School offers a comprehensive program to help you succeed in this new role, giving you the skills you need to supervise the day-to-day performance of individual employees and small teams.

Supervisor Development Program

Series

Briefing Series

The Briefing Series is always growing to meet your needs! New topics and courses are added on a regular basis so be sure to check back with us to get the latest news.

Briefing Series

Essential Series: Essentials of Access to Information and Privacy

As a public servant, the information you produce in your work belongs to the Government of Canada. When you receive an access to information and privacy (ATIP) request, you are required to provide that information immediately. However, you also have a duty to properly manage personal information for privacy purposes.

Essential Series: Essentials of Access to Information and Privacy

Essential Series: Essentials of Communications

What are government communications all about? Aside from dealing with media and managing publishing activities, what else do they do? Explore this page to better understand the roles and responsibilities of communications within the Government of Canada.

Essential Series: Essentials of Communications

Essential Series: Essentials of Finance

The government's money is taxpayers' money. As a public servant, you are responsible for properly managing public funds. Explore some of the fundamental principles of finance, such as the delegation of authorities, expenditure planning, budget management and financial performance reporting. Learn how these principles ensure sound financial management in the federal public service.

Essential Series: Essentials of Finance

Essential Series: Essentials of Human Resources

Human resources (HR) is everywhere in your work, so better understanding it will benefit you throughout your career in the federal public service. Take the time to explore the many facets of human resources!

Essential Series: Essentials of Human Resources

Essential Series: Essentials of Information Management

Information has value, which is why information management (IM) is so important. As an employee of the Government of Canada, you are responsible for effectively managing the information you work with. Learn more about your roles and responsibilities in this area.

Essential Series: Essentials of Information Management

Essential Series: Essentials of Information Technology

Information technology (IT) is everywhere in the workplace and influences the way you work. As a public servant, you have a range of tools available to help you better understand it. Learn more about these tools and discover how better understanding IT will have a positive impact on your work!

Essential Series: Essentials of Information Technology

GCTools

GCTools such as GCconnex and GCpedia allow public servants to work smarter and more effectively by facilitating engagement, collaboration, information sharing and innovation.

GCTools

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical tool used to assess how diverse groups of women, men and gender-diverse people may experience policies, programs and initiatives. The "plus" in GBA+ acknowledges that GBA+ goes beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences. We all have multiple identity factors that intersect to make us who we are; GBA+ also considers many other identity factors, like race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability.

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

Indigenous Learning Series

The Indigenous Learning Series at the Canada School of Public Service provides learning opportunities for all federal public servants to increase their cultural competency and awareness about First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada and the Government of Canada's roles and responsibilities.

Indigenous Learning Series

Language Maintenance Tools

The School offers a number of free online self-assessment and learning tools, in English and in French, to help you improve or maintain your language skills.

Language Maintenance Tools

Open Government

People around the world are increasingly demanding more transparency, accountability and engagement from their government. Countries are responding in ways that are consistent with their respective national priorities and circumstances to transform into open governments.

Open Government

Performance Management Cycle

Understanding the performance management annual cycle. Performance management is an ongoing process that involves planning, developing, coaching, providing feedback and evaluating employee performance. Some performance management requirements are time-specific: at the beginning of the fiscal year, when performance expectations are established; at mid-year, when performance is reviewed; and by year-end, when performance is assessed.

Performance Management Cycle

Project Management Series

Project management is the method of systematically planning, organizing and controlling allocated resources to accomplish identified project objectives and outcomes. Project management is normally reserved for focused, non-repetitive and time-limited activities that have some degree of risk, and for activities that are beyond the usual scope of program (operational) activities. It comprises the critical series of activities that transform resources into concrete results for Canadians.

Project Management Series

Public Service Orientation

Congratulations! You have just joined the largest employer in the country, the Public Service of Canada. Whether you are here full time, part time, as a student or as a term employee, wherever you are working from coast to coast to coast, your work is important—it touches the lives of Canadians daily. There is a lot to do and to learn when you start your new job in the public service! We are here to support you in better understanding your role and learning how to navigate your career.

Public Service Orientation

Results and Delivery

To ensure that the Government delivers on its commitments, a new results and delivery approach has been implemented that includes the establishment of the Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications, chaired by the Prime Minister, and a Results and Delivery Unit, housed in the Privy Council Office.

Results and Delivery

Students Corner

A big welcome to the students of 2019! Below, you will find different resources and tools to help you have a meaningful summer experience and plan for a future career in the public service.

Students Corner

Transformation in the Public Service

Transformation initiatives impact everyone and everyone has a role to play for them to succeed. Consult the learning opportunities available to you to acquire the knowledge and competencies to play your part.

Transformation in the Public Service

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