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Government Works!

How Government Works; How You Can Work More Effectively in Government

This workshop will help experienced analysts and new employees alike understand how proposals for policies and programmes move through government.

$1,150 + HST Three days

Location and Time

440 Laurier Avenue West, 2nd floor. 9:00am to 4:30 pm.


This workshop provides both a broad and a detailed road map of government, including such topics as the mechanics of government, the policy-making process, legislation, and regulations. This workshop can be used as a precursor to the other workshops which provide intensive training in one particular skill set. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

Who will benefit from this workshop

Experienced public servants will be introduced to the fundamental laws that shape government policy, and will round out their knowledge of the mechanics of government; New public servants will learn about the basic processes of government; Non-public servants, from business or the not-for-profit sector, will start to understand what makes government tick.

Quick Quiz

Test your knowledge of how government works by trying this quick quiz.

What participants learn

  • Ministerial Responsibility;
  • The Constitution;
  • Financial Administration Act;
  • Access to Information and Privacy Acts;
  • Statutory Instruments Act;
  • Cabinet Directive on Law-making;
  • Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management;
  • The structure of government: Cabinet, Parliament, and the Judiciary;
  • Central Planning and memoranda to Cabinet; and,
  • Parliamentary Process.

Discounts for Workshops

Find out about the various discounts that are available when you take more than one workshop, or more than three co-workers sign for the same workshops. Coop students may be free.


Click here to find out how to register.


Brattle Street Round Table
440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
K1R 7X6

Phone: (613) 612-4798
Email: learn@brattlestreet.ca

Last Updated: July 18, 2012


What people have said about this workshop

"As a person who has worked in government for 14 years I found that it pulled it together."

"As a new employee [of government], I found this course very informative and eye-opening."

"... an excellent course, well-organized and very informative."

"The instructor was quite knowledgeable on the subject matter touched throughout the workshop."

Brattle Street Round Table 200-440 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada . Tel: 613.612.4798 . e-mail: learn@brattlestreet.ca .
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