The Cabinet Office Communications, which is part of the Ontario Public Service (OPS), developed a leadership program in partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (Schulich ExecEd) known as the Developing Communications Leaders Program (DCLP), early in 2016 to provide a unique learning experience tailored to the needs of senior OPS communications staff. Through careful research and consultation, it was decided that the DLCP would be a one-week, three-module program, which would culminate with an Applied Learning Project. Schulich ExecEd delivered three days of the five-day program, covering topic areas including the Myers-Briggs Indicator® assessment, Effective Communications Leadership and Persuasive Presentations.
Prior to the delivery of the program, the administration team and facilitators from Schulich ExecEd worked closely with us, investing a great deal of time to help us develop the course and self-assessment materials. Their commitment to excellence was clear from the cooperation and professionalism they demonstrated throughout the development and delivery phases of the program.
The program’s post-evaluation results showed a very strong endorsement from participants, ranging from above-average to excellent. Participants remarked on the facilitators’ expertise, insights and dynamic teaching styles.
We highly recommend the Schulich Executive Education Centre and look forward to the opportunity to work with them again the future.
Manager, Training and Outreach
Cabinet Office Communication