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Who should attend
Public policy professionals from all levels of government across Canada in supervisory or management roles (EX minus 1, EX minus 2 & EX-1 or equivalent) who are mid-career and looking to grow and refine your leadership competencies and policy skills. You are intending to deepen your understanding of how to lead groups and teams in a complex public policy environment, while navigating the policy development process.
We welcome participants from all levels of government: federal, provincial, and municipal.
About the course
The Public Policy Leadership Program (PPLP) is designed for practicing policy professionals who are interested in increasing their capacity to navigate the complexities of contemporary government policy development and to provide breakthrough policy responses using effective leadership, engagement, and collaboration. PPLP is offered jointly by the Public Policy Forum PPF Academy and Telfer Executive Programs at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. We have partnered to offer a highly experiential virtual program that will enhance your understanding of current and emerging policy challenges, while developing the leadership skills and mindsets needed to be effective and adaptable in an increasingly complex government system.
This program is one-of-a-kind, designed to address an identified gap in learning opportunities for the policy community, with our unique cross-disciplinary approach, integrating personal leadership development with an advanced and applied exploration of domestic and global policy issues. Graduates of this program will form a stronger network of policy leaders that can address the complex issues facing modern governments.
The Public Policy Leadership Program is designed to specifically address the needs and questions of current and emerging public policy leaders. Our team is focused on working with you to explore following themes:
- Policy Futures: Taking a strategic look at emergent policy issues in the ever-changing context of government goals, advancements in technology, communications, and relations with the public.
- Crafting Policy in the Face of Complexity: Navigating different types of policy development, and developing judgment and resilience.
- Collaboration & Stakeholder Engagement: Knowing when, how, and why to engage stakeholders, and exploring the spectrum of engagement possibilities, from consultation to collaboration, and effective leadership in the context of complex, multi-stakeholder environments.
- Personal Leadership Effectiveness: Developing greater self-awareness of who you are as a leader, your emotional intelligence, leadership styles and strengths, and engaging in a process of self-reflection and personal growth. Developing your leadership effectiveness and your communications ability is central to policy leadership, working with public and political officials, and advancing the policy agenda through effective leadership of departmental, interdepartmental and cross-functional teams.
Greg Fyffe served in ADM positions in Solicitor General, Citizenship and Immigration, and the Privy Council Office, where he was Executive Director of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat (2000-2008). After retiring from the Public Service he was a senior fellow with the Advanced Leadership Pr...
Prior to retiring from the public service in 2020, Marie was a faculty member at the Canada School of Public Service and led the launch of a new Executive Leadership Development Program for senior public sector executives. Over the past 32 years, Marie has held various positions at Environment ...
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