Learning path for executives

The Canada School of Public Service offers programs, courses, events and personalized support exclusively tailored to executives in the public service, whether they are new to their role or seasoned professionals. These learning opportunities focus on workplace practice and draw on the knowledge of experienced leaders and experts in the areas of leadership, innovation and decision making. Our aim is to help foster innovation, encourage collaboration and deliver tangible results for Canadians.


EXecuTALK: Beyond 2020 – Leading Through the Unknown
October 26, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Join Kristel Van der Elst, Director General of Policy Horizons Canada, for a conversation about the changes spurred by the COVID‑19 pandemic, how those changes may affect the work of Canada's public service leadership, and how to prepare for the future.

EXecuTALK: You May Be Right - The Power of Intellectual Humility Amongst Leaders
November 30, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

In this EXecuTALK, Robert Richard, a faculty member with the US Center for Leadership Development, will address why intellectual humility is an especially powerful tool for leaders today and explore how to be a more intellectually humble leader.


How to Survive as an Executive
A new podcast series featuring the real-life stories and best practices of our public service leaders.



New Directors Program

The New Directors Program helps you better understand your new role and what is expected of you as an executive in today's environment. Learn how to improve your skills as an executive leader so that you can effectively lead change and achieve results.

Directors General Program

The Directors General Program will help you meet the challenge of delivering results in a complex and dynamic environment. Learn how to enhance your decision-making processes by leveraging the experience of your peers, invited senior leaders and subject matter experts.

EX Talent Management Programs

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

The Executive Leadership Development Program 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.

Assistant Deputy Minister Programs

Organized by the Canada School of Public Service in partnership with the ADM Learning Advisory Committee, the ADM Forum is the learning event of the year for the assistant deputy minister (ADM) community. Interactive and conversation-based, this annual event is an ideal opportunity to hear from, and ask questions to, high-profile speakers. The next ADM Forum will take place on November 12, 2020. Stay tuned to hear more about this highly anticipated event.

Having the knowledge necessary to exercise delegated signing authorities is vital information for ADMs. The ADM Orientation course is designed to strengthen the strategic leadership capabilities of ADMs through the discussion of best practices and exemplary behaviours and by examining the role of the government's strategic management agenda.

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Connect with us

Contact our concierge for personalized learning support. Tell us what topics you would like to see and how we can best help you by emailing: csps.executivelearning-apprentissagepourlescadres.efpc@canada.ca.



Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updates for employees on COVID-19, telework, advisories, messages and resources to share.
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