Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership

The ways in which public sector professionals prepare to lead change today dictates the effectiveness of governance frameworks in the future. The Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership is a government training course designed to equip today's government and public-sector leaders with the skills and competencies critical to establishing frameworks of governance that will encourage innovation and ensure best practices throughout their organizations.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Flexible enrolment options – start with any module in either Toronto or Ottawa

  • World-class instruction from accomplished faculty drawn from government and the public sector

  • Extensive sharing of ideas and experiences by participants deepens and extends learning

  • Course material is constantly refreshed with new public management trends, topics and cutting-edge best practices

  • Functional ‘hard’ skills and ‘softer’ leadership skills in order to develop well-rounded executives

    • “The experience thus far, has been amazing – really good content, the structure is superb – breakouts, the conversations are lively and the overall interaction is amazing. In all honesty, the virtual experience seems to be providing more value than any in-person learnings I have done.”

      Asher JaffriManager, Application Services, City of Richmond Hill
    • “This program taught us cutting-edge models to address sophisticated issues… I am able to put forward better policies and programs.”

      M. PierreDirector, Historic Sites Planning and Programs Branch, Parks Canada
    • “An excellent program for senior public officials to develop and share methods and techniques to tackle today's changing issues in the public sector." ”

      S. HamiltonManager of Design and Construction, City of Burlington

About This Program

  • The Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership addresses the public sector’s major leadership issues by giving public service professionals the practical tools and knowledge they need to design and deliver effective services.

    This public sector training course stimulates insights and builds understanding rapidly through an action-learning environment. Participants enjoy lively discussions, examine real life case studies, and engage within breakout sessions across three impactful learning modules — all while being guided by public sector leaders who are unsurpassed in their expertise and experience. The resulting blend of ‘soft’ skills and ‘hard’ expertise allows public sector professionals to fully engage with all stakeholders in the process of effective public management.

    Flexible Enrolment Options

    Though most people take the modules in order, you can begin your program with any module and still qualify for the full-course rate if you complete the program within 12 months. For example, start with Module 2 (Spring) and Module 3 (Fall) and complete your course with Module 1 in the Winter session of the following year. You also have the option to take modules or individual sessions in either Toronto or Ottawa. For full details and to register, contact a Senior Program Advisor or use our Chat feature below.

    Individual modules are available as standalone options. To register for a module, click “View Modules” under the “Course Content Details” section below.

    Who Should Attend

    The program has been designed for:

    • Experienced professionals at the federal, provincial or municipal levels of government, as well as the broader public sector, who are looking to increase the effectiveness of their department or agency
    • High-potential professionals in the public sector who wish to develop their skills to the next level and aspire to senior level leadership in the government or not-for-profit sectors
    • Public-sector leaders who will be succeeding to higher levels as current senior personnel retire
    • Professionals in the private sector who interface with government

    Green Program!

    Participants will receive all program learning materials electronically, and are asked to bring a suitable tablet or laptop PC to class. Alternative arrangements are available upon request.

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.


Peter Constantinou

Peter Constantinou, PhD

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Gerald Cossette

Gerald Cossette,

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JP Gedeon

JP Gedeon, PhD

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Gail Levitt

Gail Levitt, PhD, MA

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Lee-Anne McAlear

Lee-Anne McAlear,

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Atipol Bhanich Supapol

Atipol Bhanich Supapol, PhD

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