Developing public service leaders

Ottawa’s leadership program screens out power-seekers, gives stretch assignments and cultivates peer support
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/27/2005

Around the time that Daniel Watson found out about a federal leadership training program, he was seriously contemplating leaving his job. A number of job offers were in front of him, including one that was so compelling it left him torn about whether to stay or go.

Someone told him about the Accelerated Executive Development Program (AEXDP), run jointly by the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada and the Canada School of Public Service, the management training centre for federal civil servants formerly known as the Canadian Centre for Management Development.

As Watson went through the application process and found out more about the program, his decision became clear.