It will guide the creation of your personal learning plan and help you to achieve your learning goals. It outlines required training and professional development courses available from the Canada School of Public Service. This roadmap will get you started on the right path and point you in the right direction throughout your career in the public service.
"Deputy heads will engage their managers and foster their managers' communities. They will enable managers to better manage people and performance by equipping them with the tools, skills and support they require. Deputy heads will draw on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) Learning Roadmap for Managers and align departmental learning activities for managers with CSPS offerings."
- 2010-2011 Public Service Renewal Action Plan
The 2010-2011 Public Service Renewal Action Plan External link emphasizes the need to foster efficient, collaborative and innovative workplaces. In light of this and government, public service and organizational priorities, managers play a key role in creating and driving the corporate culture. They communicate and help embed the principles and goals of renewal into the realities of daily work.
The Canada School of Public Service can assist with a variety of classroom and online learning products and services - whether you need to enhance your skills and abilities in your functional specialty by improving your knowledge of policies, legislation and procedures or whether you want to further your career by strengthening your leadership, business and personal-interpersonal abilities.
The Public Service of Canada has developed Key Leadership Competencies External link that reflect the skills, abilities and characteristics that all public service employees require in order to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. The learning activities found in this roadmap have been mapped against these competencies.
These competencies will help you to identify effective leadership behaviours for managers. They will help focus discussions on performance, learning needs and career plans. For more information on these behaviours, visit the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat External link.
The Government of Canada's Policy on Learning, Training and Development External link indicates that you are responsible for acquiring and maintaining the knowledge, skills and competencies related to your position and for developing and pursuing a personal learning plan, which may include measures to strengthen your second official language skills.
The School helps you to plan your language training needs, provides you with access to leading-edge online language training products and tools and facilitates access to pre-qualified external providers of language training services across Canada. The Language Maintenance and Acquisition Cycle (C248) is a self-directed online course to help you prepare a language learning plan.
MyAccount offers access to many different learning products in both official languages. These products cover an extensive range of subjects that enable you to deepen your knowledge and improve your skills according to your professional needs and interests.
Orientation to the Public Service E131
The Orientation to the Public Service (E131) program focuses on equipping new public service employees with a foundational understanding of government and the concepts of the values, ethics and responsibilities that they will draw upon throughout their careers in the Public Service of Canada.
Authority Delegation Training
Newly appointed managers at all levels can benefit from an overview of the policies and accountabilities governing their activities, roles and responsibilities. The aim of the Authority Delegation Training is to provide leaders with the essentials of human resources, finance, procurement, information management and related fields. Managers new to their level will need to complete:
"You are the catalysts that help to translate goals into reality. You and your teams get the business of government done; you support the staff who deliver results for Canadians, and your connection between senior managers and employees transforms strategic direction into action."
- Wayne G. Wouters for the National Managers' Community Forum, March 2010
As a manager in the public service, you are expected to demonstrate behaviours that draw from the Key Leadership Competencies. The following management development courses are recommended to support your personal learning and development.
*To equip managers with the knowledge and skills they need to better manage people and performance in today's public service, the Canada School of Public Service has designed the Performance Management for Managers curriculum. It outlines learning opportunities on the topic of managing human performance, such as:
If you work in the field of science and technology, we recommend you take the course Leading Scientific Teams (G100).
As a strategic partner in developing the next generation of leaders, the Canada School of Public Service also offers comprehensive leadership development programs.
The Canada School of Public Service offers additional learning opportunities to round out your knowledge as a manager, including:
For more information on these customized services, please contact the Client Contact Centre.
The Canada School of Public Service offers you other tools and practical approaches to enhance your skills and core competencies as a manager. It gives you access to flexible learning approaches that go beyond the classroom to accommodate a wide range of learning styles in a variety of event settings such as: armchair discussions, events, forums, workshops and seminars.
If you have any questions about the Canada School of Public Service, its products or services, please contact our Client Contact Centre.