The Canada School of Public Service offers programs, courses, events and a personalized support exclusively dedicated to executives in the public service (from new to seasoned executives), to help them foster innovation, encourage collaboration and deliver real results for Canadians. These learning opportunities are practice-oriented in the workplace and draw on experienced leaders and experts in leadership, innovation and decision-making.
EXecuTALK: Be the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For
Video 32 mins
Retired assistant deputy minister Pablo Sobrino discusses how leaders can create meaningful and effective employee engagement in the workplace to increase innovation, productivity and performance. This EXecuTALK will help leaders be more aware of their own behaviours when managing and mobilizing employees in a time of crisis—a good way to ensure motivation and open channels while deploying services and personnel to initiatives that protect Canadians.
EXecuTALK: Public Service Renewal: An Act of Intelligent Risk Taking
Video 36 mins
It is important to take intelligent risks and make sound decisions in a time of crisis. In this EXecuTALK, Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission, talks about how his organization is embracing intelligent risk taking and innovation in staffing to support public service renewal. You will gain specific insight into how to take risks when a limited amount of information is provided in a national and global context.
Best Advice Executive Series: Daniel Watson on Leadership Behaviours
Video 5 mins
Deputy Minister Daniel Watson shares his foundational principles for dealing with situations that are beyond one’s control.
Best Advice Executive Series - Deputy Minister and President Marie Lemay (Trust)
Video 1 min
Deputy Minister and President Marie Lemay discusses a key ingredient that is essential to developing a trusting relationship. To reinforce trust, communicating as much as possible is key, as is transparency. “Knowledge is power”. As a leader, shared knowledge is power.
Finding Opportunities in Challenging Times
Resource 1 hr 30 mins
Developed as a tool for executives during the COVID-19 pandemic, this resource provides a step-by-step guide to having meaningful conversations to help employees navigate constructively in a challenging situation.
EXecuTALK Key Takeaways – Public Service Renewal: An Act of Intelligent Risk Taking
Resource 5 mins
EXecuTALKs are a series of 30 minute webinars exploring priority topics and issues to support executive continuous learning needs. This tool provides key tips shared during the EXecuTALK event of Public Service Renewal: An Act of Intelligent Risk Taking.
EXecuTALK Key Takeaways – Be the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For
Job Aid 5 mins
EXecuTALKs are a series of 30 minute webinars exploring priority topics and issues to support executive continuous learning needs. This tool provides key tips shared during the EXecuTALK event of Be the Leader Everyone Wants to Work for.
Refresher: Responsible Use of Public Funds
Self-Paced Course2 hrs 30 mins
Are you curious about managing federal funds? Have you ever wondered about the significance of section 36? Just testing you – we mean sections 32 and 34 which are the financial authorities typically granted to managers in the federal public service. In this course, you will learn about these important financial authorities and get concrete examples and tips on how to effectively plan, spend and report on a budget, in line with government policies, practices and procedures.
- developing a work plan and a budget.
- handling of spending and financial authorities.
- reporting on finances and results.