Competencies Targeted in Public Manager Training

… a core concept in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Concept description

The competencies targeted in training programs for managers in the public sector can be discerned from the curricula of training modules used by governments.

The table below lists the topics for a number of training programs used by the Ontario Public Service and by the Canadian federal government.

The four key competencies targeted appear to be: strategy and leadership; change management; financial and risk management; and communication.

U of T Rotman, Public Sector Leadership Institute
Queen’s Smith, Public Executive Program
York Schulich, Public Sector Leadership
Strategy and Leadership Effective Leadership and Strategy

Leadership and Integrative Thinking

Strategic Thinking and Management Excellence The Leader’s Challenge
Change Management Managing Organizational Change

Developing Self and Others

Public Sector Policy, Ethics, and Accountability Leading Organizational Change
Financial and Risk Management Governance and Finance Management of Risk
Communication Communication Media and Government Communicating with Impact
Policy Context and Major Issues The Impact of Shifting Demographics

Strategic Issues

Integrative Case Study and the Future of Public Management
Topic, subject and Atlas course

Promoting Learning (core topic) in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107 Implementation and Delivery


University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Public Sector Leadership Institute, at, accessed 19 October 2017.

Queen’s University, Smith, Public Executive Program, at, accessed 19 October 2017.

York University, Schulich School of Business, Public Sector Leadership, at, accessed 19 October 2017.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 19 October 2017.

Image: at, accessed 19 October 2017.