Executive development

Executive development

A high–impact curriculum that helps you get results

These practical, in-depth learning opportunities will give you a solid grounding in the leadership skills you need to thrive in the demanding, fast‑paced environment of the executive ranks.

With a focus on application in the workplace and flexible, tech‑enabled delivery, they have been designed to fit your schedule and your learning needs.

Gain insight from experienced leaders who have lived the same challenges and opportunities you manage every day and connect with experts and fellow executives from across the public service. Discover what your School and your community have to offer on GCcampus, the School's learning application!

Tailored learning for a critical transition

The Aspiring Directors Program
Includes classroom sessions, online learning, job shadowing, simulations, expert speakers and peer support.

The New Directors Program
Includes classroom sessions, practical assignments, job aids, readings and other resources.

The Directors General Program
Includes two full-day learning events for new directors general and a diverse selection of learning activities open to all members of the DG community.

The Executive Leadership Development Programs (ELDP)

ELDP EX-04 and EX-05
Includes expert speakers, practical case studies and innovative approaches to individual and team development.

ELDP EX-01 to EX-03—coming soon

Other learning opportunities for executives

Special events
An evolving range of "just-in-time" seminars, workshops and discussions that share expert perspectives on current issues and government priorities. The Executive Lecture Series is one example that is tailored specifically to the world of executives. Check the Events page to see what's coming up near you!

Timely and relevant, the School's courses equip you with the leadership skills you need to manage complex transformation and a rapidly shifting environment.

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Improve your language skills

Improve your language skills

Explore interactive online tools designed to improve oral and written comprehension and fluency in your second official language.

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