Learning path for executives

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. Check out our video overview of the learning opportunities available to help you manage talent and build leadership capacity within your organizations. Discover what your School and your community have to offer on GCcampus, the School's online learning platform!

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 Program (ELDP)

Includes discussions with expert speakers, practical case studies and innovative learning approaches to individual and team development, with a focus on broadening perspectives and developing a global mindset.

ELDP EX-01 to EX-03
Includes discussions with expert speakers, practical case studies and innovative learning approaches to individual and team development. Participants explore their role as executives and acquire strategies to enable innovation while delivering results for Canadians.

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 EXecuTALK 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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Gender-based Analysis Plus

Gender-based Analysis Plus

Understand the importance of supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Indigenous Learning Series

Indigenous Learning Series

Gain insight on Canada's shared history with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.

Language maintenance tools

Language maintenance tools

Improve your English or French language skills.

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