Yukon Management Development Program
In early 2007, the Yukon Government engaged the School of Public Administration to design and deliver a six-day leadership development workshop on the four topics of Strategic Management and Change; Strategic Management Reflection; Improving Organizational Performance; and Understanding Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Culture in the Public Sector. The first pilot was delivered to approximately 20 mid-level managers in the fall of 2007 and has continued annually since then.
Leadership Development Program
The BC Public Service Agency’s Leadership Development Program is a highly successful competency-based program designed for supervisors, managers and senior managers in the BC public service. Its overall program objective is to develop individual managers through a combination of integrated learning programs and controlled and supported job experiences. The purpose of the program is to actively support the BC government in its efforts to build individual and organizational leadership capacity. Consistent with the goals of Being the Best 2010/11, the Province’s Corporate Human Resource Plan, the Leadership Development Program seeks to ensure training opportunities are offered in regional centers, course offerings are directly related to participants’ developmental needs and employee learning contributes to the overall productivity and performance of the BC public service.
Policy Analysis Pilot Workshop
The purpose of the "Policy Analysis: A First Cut" workshop was to provide a small group of policy and program staff in the BC public service with the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of how policy is made and to improve their skills in undertaking analysis and policy work in government. The project was jointly sponsored by the ministries of Advanced Education, Environment, Finance, and Transportation. David Good and Evert Lindquist shared delivery responsibilities for the two day workshop pilot that took place in February and March 2007.
Managing in the BC Public Service Program
The Consortium of Camosun College, Royal Roads University and the University of Victoria entered into an agreement with the BC Public Service Agency to design and deliver two pilots of a learner-directed, job-based management training program. The purpose of the program was to assist new public sector managers in acquiring a working knowledge of fundamental management skills through a combination of classroom-based and on-the-job learning. The program consisted of three topics: Managing in Government, Managing People, and Managing Programs and Projects. The first pilot was launched on February 15, 2007 and wrapped up with a Celebration of Learning on June 21, 2007, while the second pilot ran from June 5 to October 22, 2007.