Program Curriculum

Leader presenting the program to the team.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Development from the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute.




360 Lumina test

         Test completion and feedback

Personal invitation in October and November

Developmental assignments

  • On-the-job learning activities (monthly)
  • Self-reflection journal (weekly)
  • Proposed readings
  • Other activities may be proposed

Throughout the program (approx. 5 hours per week)

Kick-off session

  • Introductions and program overview
  • Discussion of self-assessment results
  • Facilitated and interactive conversation about the evolving nature of the comptrollership function and the competencies required to meet program expectations.

October 10, 2018 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Lunch included

Leadership Workshop #1

  • Instructor-led Senior Management Oral Briefings Workshop to further develop the “Create Vision and Strategy” leadership competencies.

November 23, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Lunch included

Leadership Workshop #2
  • Instructor-led workshop to further develop the “Mobilize People” leadership competency
  • Focus is on delegation, managing performance, and providing feedback to encourage and enable individual and team performance excellence.

March 20, 2019 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Lunch included


  • Participants will be given a scenario and asked to present at a simulated senior management board meeting.
  • Half day

April 2, 3, 2019 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Action learning circles (ALC) and individual coaching sessions

  • 4 half-day sessions in groups of 5 to 6 participants, followed by individual coaching sessions of 60 minutes each.

One per month (January, February, April, May)

Wrap-up session and graduation

  • Guest speakers to discuss key emerging comptrollership issues with a strong emphasis on leadership and people management.
  • Participant group presentations (by community) on program takeaways.
  • Graduation and reception from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Participants’ sponsors and supervisors are invited to attend.

June 6, 2019 (1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


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