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Telfer Executive Programs

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Your Partner in Leadership Development

At Telfer Executive Programs, we see leadership as a journey, not just a destination. Our programs, designed with insights from the first-hand experiences of seasoned executives, industry pioneers, leadership experts, and certified coaches, are tailored for those seeking to expand their influence and develop their leadership at home and within their organizations.

Our programs are particularly well-suited to executives in the public service looking to develop themselves as leaders and network across the Government of Canada. Go beyond practical skills: build leadership capabilities and competencies, strengthen self-awareness to support sustainable and effective change, grow your professional network, and level up your career.

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Why Choose Telfer Executive Programs  


Creative & Imaginative

Re-envision your learning path programs built around you, carefully tailored to fit your needs. Use our variety of teaching methods, designed to accommodate different ways of learning and help your professional development.

Change your viewpoint as we challenge traditional ways of executive education. Enjoy our unique and inventive programs on honesty, authenticity, and change.


Globally Connected

Go on a learning journey like no other with programs built to help you grow intellectually. Join us as we work with clients, partner schools, researchers, and professionals.

Make the most of our wide-reaching global connections as we turn the newest research, knowledge, and ideas into practices that work in different parts of the world.

Diverse & Inclusive

Practical, Relevant & Impactful

Join us in valuing diversity in thoughts, people, and ways of doing things, recognizing its importance in sparking new ideas. Choose from our available programs in your preferred language, a sign of our dedication to making learning accessible.

Trust in our belief that learning programs should focus on the real-world use of new ideas, theories, and tried-and-true practices. Take advantage of our learner-focused approach, carefully designed to reflect your unique needs.


Acknowledge our firm belief that professional development programs must balance practicality with importance. Trust that our innovative management won't take shortcuts at the expense of long-lasting value and effect, ensuring you an excellent and responsible learning journey.

Programs & Services

Specialized Workshops:

Immerse yourself in short intensive in-class workshops focusing on specific leadership topics, skills or issues in a 1-3 day format.

Comprehensive Programs:

Dive deeper with our full-week intensive leadership programs that address a full breadth of leadership topics and behaviours. Or, stretch your learning across a longer time frame by splitting our comprehensive programs into multiple 1-2 day modules.

Certificate Programs:

Commit to your growth with our certificate programs that are delivered over several months and comprise multiple in-class modules, study visits or field trips. Enjoy workplace projects or assignments that enable you to demonstrate your ability to integrate and apply concepts in practice.

Coaching & Assessment Services:

Reinforce your ongoing development priorities with our leadership coaching and assessment services that provide an objective, external view and personalized support.

Consulting & Facilitation Services:

Create a high-impact learning and development pathway for leaders with our consulting & facilitation services. Our practitioners and subject matter experts are available to work on a consultative basis to advise and guide the creation of talent development and succession strategies and plans.

Popular Executive Programs

  • Boundless Leadership:
    A Breakthrough Program for Women

This program, designed to empower current and emerging women leaders, offers tailored solutions to navigate challenges and biases while maximizing leadership potential for personal growth and organizational success.

  • Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership (CPPL)

This program, designed to address the complex and dynamic challenges of large-scale project and procurement leadership, equips government and industry leaders with the necessary skills for successful project identification and completion.

  • Public Sector Leaders Program

For experienced public sector executives looking to expand their leadership toolkit. With a 360 assessment and 1:1 executive coaching, participants will become self-aware of their leadership capabilities, learn how to access important strategic insights and acquire practical knowledge that they can apply immediately in their workplace.

  • From Manager to Leader

For managers, aspiring executives, and new executives looking to level up their public service career, participants will undertake a leadership journey to prepare for increased responsibilities and challenges, gain insights into leadership style, and become more strategic.

Custom Programs

If the offerings in our catalogue do not precisely meet your needs, Telfer Executive Programs offers tailored and fully customized leadership development programs. Imagine a program, curated and delivered, that addresses your unique organizational needs and catalyzes transformative change across your entire institution.

This approach harmonizes your team, facilitating a shared journey and common language for leadership growth discussions. Investing in our leadership development programming will give you a clear message: your senior management is supported in your team's collective triumph and dedicated to nurturing individual success.


Executive Programs offerings are hosted at the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership (CEL), our purpose-built facility dedicated to high-performance leadership programs. Located at the Sun Life Financial Centre in downtown Ottawa, our modern, professional setting creates an optimal learning environment and is fully equipped for meetings and learning sessions.

The Centre offers two spacious multi-purpose classrooms with the latest learning technology, small meeting rooms, and an open, spacious layout conducive to working and networking with peers.

Executives-in-Residence & Facilitators

Our Executives-in-Residence are successful professionals who bring their skills, expertise, and experience to our programs. The function of an Executive-in-Residence varies based on the individual, from advising & consulting, designing programs, facilitating, and overseeing programs.

Our Executives-in-Residence provide our participants with access to valuable insight into current affairs and expose them to their real-life leadership experiences in various fields of business, including Health Care, Public Service, High Tech, Family Enterprise, and Public Policy.

Ingrid Richter 

Ingrid Richter is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and Partner Threshold Associates. Her teaching, action research, and consulting work have three significant areas of focus: leadership development, facilitating complex, multi-stakeholder change processes and developing change agents so that they can more effectively engage in high-impact, complex change. Her recent client work focuses on leadership and international capacity development, supporting the sustainability of social innovation initiatives.

Ingrid co-founded the Canadian Organization Development Institute and designed and delivered leadership programs for the UN Staff College and the UNHCR. She has in-depth experience in provincial and federal governments, including as a Senior Fellow at the Canada School of Public Service and in senior roles in corrections, policing and public safety. In her spare time, Ingrid is an active volunteer at Synapcity (an Ottawa non-profit focused on developing citizen engagement). She loves to travel, poetry, cooking and learning to play the ukulele.

Jacqueline Rigg

Jacqueline Rigg has extensive experience working in executive positions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.  She brings over 35 years of leadership expertise and in-depth perspectives across multiple business environments, leading diverse teams and managing complex strategic situations.  Jacqueline brings a proven record of building consensus, securing cooperation, negotiating, and implementing recommendations consistent with organizational priorities.
She has held senior leadership roles in Human Resources, Talent Management, and Treasury Board Secretariat Defence Portfolio, including the procurement of major crown projects and a $1.5B Marketing Program at Bell Canada.

Throughout her career, championing workplace equity has been a passion and at the forefront of Jacqueline’s leadership. She has been a driving force behind workplace equity initiatives with roles spanning Agency Champion for Visible Minorities, Chair of the National Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee, an inaugural leader of the Black Women’s Executive Network and member of the Black Executive Network.  Jacqueline is a Distinguished Fellow at the Canada School of Public Service and a Leadership Coach.


Our community of practice is also comprised of a large roster of facilitators and coaches. Our programs are designed & delivered by senior executives, industry experts, leadership facilitators, and certified coaches. They are experts in their respective fields and have many years of real-world leadership experience to draw from in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Get the Complete Telfer Executive Programs Catalogue

Download our complete program catalogue to discover everything we offer.

*By submitting this form, you are expressing your consent to receive communications from the Telfer Executive Programs. Please note that you may unsubscribe at any time.