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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.

New: Visit the Diversity, equity and inclusion learning path for executives to access resources, events and videos to help you build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

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EXecuTALK: A special event - Building and Maintaining a Culture of Inclusion
Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Office of Public Service Accessibility, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat moderates a panel discussion with Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada, Paule-Anny Pierre, Executive Director, Centre on Diversity and Inclusion, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and Jacqueline Rigg, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada who share insights and advice on how to enact meaningful change towards a culture of inclusion in the federal public service.

EXecuTALK: The Executive Sponsor: Making Room for New Voices
Nathalie Laviades Jodouin, Director General, Respectful and Inclusive Workplace, Canada School of Public Service, moderates a panel discussion with Paula Folkes-Dallaire, Director General, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Gail Johnson, Ph.D, Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Caroline Xavier, Associate Deputy Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada who share their personal experiences with sponsorship and how it positively impacted their careers.

EXecuTALK: Allyship and the Executive Ally
Nathalie Laviades Jodouin, Director General, Respectful and Inclusive Workplace, Canada School of Public Service, moderates a panel discussion with Kenza Bouchaara, Director, HR, Diversity and Inclusion Secretariat, Corporate Services Branch, Privy Council Office and Patricia Harewood, Legal Officer (In-house counsel), Public Service Alliance of Canada on the topic of "Proactive Allyship" as a lifelong journey.

Visible Minorities in the Senior Ranks of the Public Service of Canada: Challenges and Opportunities
On September 17, 2020, APEX and the School collaborated to host a panel of senior leaders to discuss challenges faced by visible minorities in moving to the senior ranks of the federal public service. In this video recording of the event, you will learn from their personal stories that highlight systemic discrimination, and the changes and concrete actions needed to bring about meaningful change in public service workplaces.

CSPS Virtual Café Series
Conversations featuring leading experts on a range of strategic, economic, social and technological topics such as the future of work, Indigenous health, artificial intelligence and more.

Find all past Virtual Café events


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.

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.

Orientation for Assistant Deputy Ministers

The Orientation for Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs) supports recently appointed ADMs in transitioning to their new roles. This course provides an orientation for newly appointed ADMs to explore the expectations placed upon them and to strengthen their strategic leadership capabilities by sharing best practices with other experienced senior leaders.

Executive Learning Concierge

Executives value learning, but often have little time to devote to it. The Executive Learning Support team at the Canada School of Public Service offers a learning concierge service that aims to demystify the School's learning opportunities and help executives find what they are looking for.

Reach out to us at the Executive Learning Concierge and let us know how we can assist you.

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