Leading Change Effectively in Government

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Schulich Executive Learning Centre


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Who should attend

If you are a public manager or director who wants to fully develop your change leadership and innovation skills, this course is ideal. It is a one-time opportunity to learn from four of Canada’s most experienced public sector innovators and change agents.

From launching new public programs and service initiatives to operational improvements, our world-class faculty will share advanced techniques for achieving lasting public sector improvements.

About the course

Today’s public sector manager must have the skill-set to lead change and effectively manage projects that reduce costs and deliver higher service levels to Canadians.

This program teaches government managers and directors the essential leadership behaviours to drive innovation breakthroughs – and achieve lasting results in your department. Learn how to identify improvement opportunities, engage your team to be first-class innovators and achieve lasting program results.

Presented by a nationally-recognized thought-leader and practitioner in transformational leadership and cultural design, this program will apply innovation-promoting team facilitation techniques to foster cutting-edge thinking.

What You Will Learn

  • What You Will Learn
  • How to become an effective transformational leader
  • How to develop a personal leadership style that fosters new thinking
  • Receive transformative leadership guidance from a recognized thought-leader in the Canadian and international arenas
  • How to shift government culture
  • How to create a culture of innovative in your organization
  • Steps to effectively engage and lead your teams to achieve operational efficiencies
  • How to address change management in innovative environments
  • How to apply learnings using transformative devices
  • Creating an implementation roadmap what can be immediately applied in the workplace


Keys to Effective Public Sector Leadership

  • The role of leadership in fostering change and innovation
  • Leading vs. ordering others
  • Public sector leadership vs. private sector
  • Profiling top public service innovators
  • The ‘leadership ladder’ in public management

Key Leadership Styles

  • Competencies of great public managers
  • Developing your leadership style
  • Using group knowledge as a leadership tool
  • What can you learn from other leaders

Fostering Innovative Practices in Your Department

  • How important is leadership in fostering innovation
  • Establishing a culture of innovation
  • Achieving successful department changes
  • Using group knowledge as a leadership tool

Engaging Your Team: Applied Innovation

  • Facilitating breakthrough innovations with staff
  • Using team engagement techniques
  • The concept of ‘diffused leadership’
  • Fostering a culture of ideas and engagement

Developing a Leadership Strategy in Your Organization

  • Assessing your leadership needs vs. organizational goals
  • Executing a successful strategy

Leveraging Team Diversity & Experience

  • Capitalizing on individual knowledge
  • How can diversity contribute to innovation
  • Effectively leading a diverse team


JP Gedeon

Biography JP Gedeon is a nationally recognized, published expert in leadership, leadership psychology, corporate transformation and cultural change. Over the past 20 years, he has held executive level positions in the private, public, academic and association sectors, having developed many of the...

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