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About the course
From Manager to Leader is for experienced managers in the public sector who seek to become leaders at the executive level. As a participant in the program you will undertake a leadership journey to prepare for increasing responsibilities and challenges, gain insights into your leadership style, and become more strategic in your actions. You will acquire important insights and practical knowledge that can be applied immediately upon return to your workplace. This will empower you to contribute more broadly to the development and realization of organizational goals.
The program consists of a ½ day orientation followed by 5 consecutive class days and includes the use of self-assessment tools, readings, teamwork, simulations, and learning groups. The From Manager to Leader program design is based on leading practices in executive education and builds on Telfer’s successful public sector programs. Program instruction is in English, although where possible instruction materials will also be available in French.
What You Will Learn
- To think and act strategically within a broader organizational context
- To be an intentional and aware leader who acts with courage and conviction
- To engage and enable others
- To create a high performance culture and achieve results
- To lead change which supports strategic goals of the organization
As a participant in the program, you will:
- acquire new skills and insights to develop into a leader who is aware and intentional in your actions
- be able to engage and motivate effectively, create possibilities for others, and lead change with confidence
- learn to create performance management frameworks to align your work unit with organizational goals to achieve desired results
Who should attend
This program is designed for experienced managers who seek to bring their leadership to a new level as executives in the public sector. Post-secondary education or equivalent professional designation is expected. All participants will be asked to participate in a phone interview to ensure the program meets their learning and development needs.
Trust the experts
Ingrid Richter is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and Partner, Threshold Associates. Her teaching, action research and consulting work has three major areas of focus: leadership development, facilitating complex, multi-stakeholder change proces...
Lynn Davies is an organizational effectiveness consultant with 40 years’ experience. She is a member of the faculty in the University of Ottawa’s Executive MBA and part of the Telfer Executive Programs Community of Practice, with whom she has been Academic Director for the Quality Improvement and...
James Clemens is an accomplished leadership coach and project consultant specializing in organisational culture change. He has over a decade of professional experience in executive leadership development and organisational effectiveness. Prior to becoming a management consultant, James was a mana...
Michael Miles completed his doctoral degree in Human and Organization Systems at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara. He holds 2 management-related Master's degrees (in Organization Development and Organization Systems from Pepperdine & the Fielding Institute respectively) and one in Comm...
Daniel Normandeau, President of ConversArt Consulting, is a fluently bilingual senior management consultant with over 30 years in the private and public sectors, featuring experience in change management, strategic planning, organizational development and learning. He holds a Masters of Public A...
Diane Houle-Rutherford is an executive coach, organisational development consultant and workshop facilitator. Her goal is to assist leaders in gaining a better understanding of themselves and increase their effectiveness as a healthy leader – collaborator and follower, and assisting organisations...
From August 2007 until April 2012, Glen Bailey was the Director of Executive Programs at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. As Director he led a rapid expansion of executive leadership programs with public and private sector clients. Areas of expertise for the Centre inc...