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Development programs

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

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Development programs

Authority Delegation Training Program

To do their jobs effectively, public service managers are expected to have a solid understanding of their roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. The Authority Delegation Training Program (ADT) provides the essential information needed for managers and executives to successfully obtain and execute their delegated authorities in the areas of human resources, finance and procurement. Participants will learn about the core legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern their roles and responsibilities within the federal public service.

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Supervisor Development Program

Becoming a supervisor is often the first major transition point in a public service career. The Supervisor Development Program (SDP) offers a practical, hands-on approach to learning the core functions of the supervisory role and key concepts such as leadership, communication, delegation and engagement—all with an emphasis on people management. Participants will learn how to efficiently manage their priorities, time and teams, and how to apply their new supervisory skills in the workplace.

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Supervisor Development Program: Virtual Edition

Becoming a supervisor is often the first major transition point in a public service career. The Supervisor Development Program: Virtual Edition (SDPv) offers a practical, hands-on approach to learning the core functions of the supervisory role and key concepts such as leadership, communication, delegation and engagement—all with an emphasis on people management. Participants will learn how to efficiently manage their priorities, time and teams, and how to apply their new supervisory skills in the workplace.

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Manager Development Program

For public service managers, managing people and performance includes ensuring that their employees are engaged and highly productive in serving the interests of Canadians. The Manager Development Program (MDP) is an important step in the learning path for new managers, offering valuable insights into the roles and accountabilities of managers in the federal public service, and the expectations placed upon them. Participants will develop the self-awareness and communication skills needed to succeed in their management role and thrive as a new team leader.

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Manager Development Program: Virtual Edition

For public service managers, managing people and performance includes ensuring that their employees are engaged and highly productive in serving the interests of Canadians. The Manager Development Program: Virtual Edition (MDPv) is an important step in the learning path for new managers, offering valuable insights into the roles and accountabilities of managers in the federal public service, and the expectations placed upon them. Participants will develop the self-awareness and communication skills needed to succeed in their management role and thrive as a new team leader.

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Aspiring Directors Program

Career transition programs are vital to supporting talent management across the public service. The Aspiring Directors Program (ADP) is a guided development activity for identified candidates to reflect on the competencies that are critical to the success of executives in the federal public service. Participants will explore the importance of self-awareness and personal reflection in becoming a better leader, and examine the leadership and self management skills needed to build teams and become an effective agent of change.

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New Directors Program

Building resilience, leading teams, and collaborating with peers are essential skills when navigating through modern government systems and processes. The New Directors Program (NDP) provides an opportunity for new executives to better understand their role as a director within the Government of Canada and acquire the skills needed to effectively lead in today's work environment. Participants will explore a variety of leadership topics that will help them navigate through complex situations, be more resilient, adapt in times of change, and enhance their key leadership competencies as a new executive.

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

The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for EX-01 to EX-03 gives senior public servants an opportunity to deepen their leadership role in enabling innovation, fostering collaboration and delivering results for Canadians. Participants are exposed to real-world experiences and issues, with guidance from senior leaders.

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

Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-04 and EX-05

The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for EX-04 and EX-05 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.

Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-04 and EX-05

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