Executive Learning

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.

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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.

Note: This new course is a work in progress. Some elements are still being fine-tuned and polished.

Topics include:

  • developing a work plan and a budget.
  • handling of spending and financial authorities.
  • reporting on finances and results.