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Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-01 to EX-03

The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for EX-01 to EX-03 gives senior public servants an opportunity to deepen their leadership role in enabling innovation, fostering collaboration and delivering results for Canadians. Participants are exposed to real-world experiences and issues, with guidance from senior leaders.

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About the program

During this cohort-based program, participants will:

  • meet leaders and experts from various sectors (federal, provincial/territorial, municipal, non-governmental organizations, academic and private sectors, etc.)
  • share challenges and successes with other senior executives and recognized leaders
  • deepen their personal perspectives on leadership
  • reflect on their own leadership styles
  • explore and frame issues associated with ongoing government or public service directions
  • equip themselves to lead organizational innovation while managing ongoing accountabilities
  • travel within Canada, for a one-week study tour, to explore regional challenges and opportunities faced by various stakeholders
  • communicate their learnings to other executives as a “teaching leader” within other learning events or programs

The Executive Leadership Development Program – EX-01 to EX-03 requires a commitment of approximately 24 days of learning, spread out over 10 months. The program includes:

  • 17 days of group learning modules, including 1 week of travel within Canada
  • 2 days of Action Learning, a process that involves a small group working on real problems, taking action, and learning while doing
  • 5 days allocated for individual learning activities including psychometric assessments, one-on-one meetings with a mentor, and shadowing a leader

Schedule

The Executive Leadership Development Program – EX-01 to EX-03 requires a commitment of approximately 24 days of learning, spread out over 10 months. The program includes:

  • 17 days of group learning modules, including 1 week of travel within Canada
  • 2 days of Action Learning, a process that involves a small group working on real problems, taking action, and learning while doing
  • 5 days allocated for individual learning activities including psychometric assessments, one-on-one meetings with a mentor, and shadowing a leader

Overview

  1. Kick-off: 1 day
  2. Leadership: Journey from Awareness to Action: 3 days
  3. Spotlight on Canada – Regional Study Visits: 7 days (including travel)
  4. Leading Horizontally: 3 days
  5. Innovation and Culture: 3 days

Eligibility

To qualify for this program, you must be:

  • at the EX-01, EX-02 or EX-03 (or equivalent) levels within your department
  • identified through the corporate EX Talent Management Exercise
  • selected by the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer based on the nominations by departments

Additional information

  • The selection is based on the needs of the public service
  • The Committee of Senior Officials confirms the selection of participants
  • Approximately 70 participants are selected annually

Visit the Executive Leadership Development Program on Canada.ca for more information on the selection process.

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