A recognized hub of professional development and advancement for the next generation public sector

The University of Ottawa Centre for Continuing Education has provided recognized career learning on demand to tens of thousands of decision-makeers in the public service to advance their knowledge and career prospects.

The new i-Governance series convenes specialty sessions on today's vital topics under Chatham House rules for senior public sector leaders, drawing on Canadian and international experts. As well, short programs are offered through the Centre's professional development institutes, and are constantly evolving to match the dynamic operating environment of today's public sector.

Upcoming Events

Please come back and visit soon for an updated list of upcoming events. 

Recently Hosted Events

Tackling Disruption: The CIO’s role in Driving Innovation and Digital Enablement

Intelligent Automation: On June 11th a panel discussion lunch was hosted with two experts in Intelligent Automation;  Kirke Everson, the Government Lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in the US, and François Gaudreau, National Lead for Intelligent Automation for KPMG in Canada.  They discussed the full spectrum of intelligent automation – from robotic process automation and bots, through to artificial intelligence and evidence based-learning, and its application to both the front and back office. Know more.

Our Website is Changing

We are rebranding as the Professional Development Institute of the University of Ottawa and web content is changing.

Visit our website regularly for exciting updates at the Professional Development Institute.

Our Specialty Programs

  • Security Policy Institute (SPI)

  • CIO Institute

  • Strategic Communication & Change

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Open Enrolment Courses

For other programs offered by the Centre, please visit our professional development website. The Centre also creates custom-tailored learning to meet specialized requirements of client organizations. For more informaiton, please contact us:



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