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Government of Canada

About the Program

The Comptrollership Leadership Development Program (CLDP) prepares emerging leaders for dynamic and complex work environments. After completing the 8-month program, participants are awarded a Certificate of Professional Development from the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute.

Throughout the program, participants can expect to take part in the following:

  • Practical work assignments
  • Self and 360 assessments
  • Interactive workshops
  • Action learning circles
  • Individual coaching

Program Eligibility

To qualify for the Comptrollership Leadership Development Program (CLDP), you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently working in one of the following:
    • Financial Management
    • Procurement
    • Real Property
    • Project Management
    • Internal Audit
  • Be identified in the talent management process (for Financial Management executives only)
  • Receive a letter of recommendation from your Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to participate in the program

Program Experience

CLDP develops the Key Leadership Competencies (KLCs) required for federal public service executives and senior leaders. The competencies explain the key behaviours needed to lead in a complex and changing environment. 

Ready to Apply?

The Financial Management Community Development (FMCD) team will contact individuals selected as part of the talent management process to apply. As part of the application process, you will need to complete an application form on the University of Ottawa Centre for Continuing Education website and meet the program eligibility requirements indicated above. If you have questions about this program, contact FMCD General Enquiries.

The Comptrollership Leadership Development program really helped to broaden my perspective from a new Executive in Finance to a Senior Leader in my Department. I would highly recommend this development program to any Executive who aspires to enhance their leadership skills and continue to progress in their career.
Jonathan,  A/Director General, Veterans Affairs Canada
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