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Organizational Design and Classification: Tools and Methods - Part 2 (P916)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 37:30 hours
Status: Suspended

Organization and classification includes classifying job positions and responsibilities, writing work descriptions, and providing expert advice on the best organizational structures for achieving an organization's objectives. This course (Part 2) examines classification grievances and organizational design for organization and classification programs. Using a case study approach, participants will have the opportunity to refine the competencies they need to implement an organization and classification program.

Topics include:

  • identifying policies and procedures for handling classification grievances
  • clarifying roles and responsibilities for classification grievances
  • understanding the potential impacts of grievance committee decisions
  • planning and development of organizational design
  • implementing organizational design


This course is part of a suite of mandatory courses for public servants working and specializing in classification. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Classification Program for the core public administration outlines the learning curriculum and accreditation program required under the Classification Policy Suite for classification oversight specialists.

Accreditation in classification is required to obtain a classification sub-delegation and be authorized to make classification decisions in a department. Classification decisions have financial implications and must be made in the public interest to ensure that government funds are spent wisely.


The learning curriculum requires prerequisites for each step:

Additional details about the TBS Classification Program are available on GCpedia.

The School has transitioned to the virtual delivery of its learning products. As a result, this in-person classroom course has been suspended. Visit our course catalogue to find similar or alternative virtual or online courses.

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More about this course
  • Topics: Human resources; Operational effectiveness
  • Community: Functional specialists
  • Audience: Human Resources professionals
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

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There are no available offerings for this course at the moment.


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