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Learning paths for managers and supervisors

Leadership starts with you

Whether you are just stepping into new responsibilities or planning for the next stage of your career, the School's comprehensive development programs provide a solid foundation for exciting and challenging career transitions.

A modular approach gives you the time and space to build learning into your day-to-day work, while connecting with peers, mentors and experts from across the public service.

For managers and supervisors of students working in a virtual environment

This learning path helps managers and supervisors acquire the knowledge they need to coach and guide students working virtually.

New skills for a new role, resources and community building

Manager development program

Take the Manager Development Program to strengthen your understanding of government priorities, the accountabilities that come with a management position, and the importance of both leadership and innovation.

The program gives you knowledge and skills that you can apply anywhere in the public service, connecting you to a community you can rely on throughout your career. Wherever your management career takes you, count on the program to equip you for success.

Supervisor development program

The Supervisor Development Program prepares you to manage team performance, get results, promote best practices and face new challenges as they arise.

Aspiring Directors Program

The Aspiring Directors Program is a guided development activity for identified candidates to reflect on the competencies that are critical to the success of executives in the federal public service.

Other learning opportunities for managers and supervisors


The School offers a range of events featuring experts who will share their perspectives on current issues and government priorities. Check the Events page to see what's coming up near you!

Videos and job aids

Check out our videos and job aids on helping you manage talent and build leadership capacity within your organizations.


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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