Learning path for executives

Take advantage of the experience of your peers, experienced leaders and experts in leadership, innovation and decision-making to inspire you in your daily work. The programs, courses and events offered at the School will help you foster innovation, encourage collaboration and deliver real results for Canadians.

To meet your needs, the School offers courses and events tailored to your community. These learning opportunities are practice-oriented in the workplace and take advantage of technology to be flexible and are designed to adapt to your schedule and learning needs.

Tailor-made programs

New Directors Program

New Directors Program

The new Directors Program helps you better understand your new role and what is expected of you as an executive in today's environment. Learn how to improve your skills as an executive leader so you can effectively lead change and achieve results.

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Directors General Program

Directors General Program

As a Director General you are expected to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment and we can help you prepare to meet this challenge. Learn how to enhance your decision-making processes by leveraging the experience of your peers, invited senior leaders and subject matter experts.

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

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 the opportunity to explore their leadership role in enabling innovation, fostering collaboration and delivering results for Canadians.

Go to the ELDP for EX-01 to EX-03

Executive Leadership Development Program for EX-04 and EX-05

Executive Leadership Development Program

The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for EX-04 and EX-05 is a unique opportunity for participants to deepen their personal leadership in a trusted and well-integrated community of their peers.

Go to the ELDP for EX-04 and EX-05

Other learning opportunities for executives

Useful and current, the courses offered by the School provide you with the leadership skills necessary to manage complex transformations and a rapidly changing environment. Here are some examples.

Effective Two-Minute Briefings (Z132)

This highly interactive course introduces the strategies and tools needed to effectively communicate the essence of an issue at hand in two minutes or less while ensuring that what is said is thorough and well-constructed.

Leading Transformation (E600)

This classroom course helps senior leaders clarify what challenges require a transformational response and explores what it takes to lead an organization through transformation.

CSPS Premium: Leadership and Indigenous Relations (K202)

This cross-cultural learning opportunity is centred on the principles found in traditional oral teachings and Indigenous leadership development. It is delivered with and by Indigenous leaders.

Events on specific issues

ADM forum

Organized by the Canada School of Public Service in partnership with the ADM Learning Advisory Committee, the ADM Forum is the learning event of the year for the assistant deputy minister (ADM) community. Interactive and conversation-based, this annual event is an ideal opportunity to hear from, and ask questions to, high-profile speakers.

2019 ADM Forum: Leadership Beyond 2020: Mission Possible

Past forums

ADM Orientation

Having the knowledge necessary to exercise delegated signing authorities is vital information for Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs). This orientation course is designed to strengthen the strategic leadership capabilities of ADMs through the discussion of best practices and exemplary behaviours and by examining the role of the government's strategic management agenda.


EXecuTALKs are short, monthly webinars designed to provide fast knowledge-sharing and learning to the director general community from the comfort of a desktop or mobile device. They feature engaging subject matter experts discussing relevant topics.

See upcoming EXecuTALKs

Other events of interest

Fireside Chat with Mark Schwartz: Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT
Mark Schwartz, renowned author and enterprise strategist at Amazon Web Services, will help to better understand the mindsets and practices needed for adopting, as well as delivering on your organization's business value in an agile manner.

Personalized learning support

Do you have any specific questions? Would you like more information about the courses, events and tools offered by the School? Or would you like personalized advice? You've come to the right place. A unique "concierge" service is now available to all executives. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information: csps.executivelearning-apprentissagepourlescadres.efpc@canada.ca

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Learning Path for Executives

Learning Path for Executives

Learning path for executives

Programs, courses and events to help you foster innovation, encourage collaboration and deliver real results to Canadians.
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