Government of Alberta Programs

For 30 years the University of Alberta and the Government of Alberta have forged a strong partnership to deliver world-class management programs to Alberta Public Service employees. Whether it be a self-awareness realization, a transformational change or a new way of thinking, our programs are a valued investment.

We empower you with practical and theoretical perspectives to supplement technical expertise. Course content is linked to the Alberta Public Service (APS) Competency Model, ensuring participants earn knowledge from our programs that aligns with Government of Alberta priorities.


Alberta Public Service (APS) Competency Model

The APS Competency Model has embraced the use of competencies as a central tenant to its talent management initiatives. Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goal in serving Albertans. APS members work in a wide spectrum of occupations and roles across the province. No matter the role, APS members need to demonstrate two types of competencies: technical competencies which are also known as “demonstrated knowledge” in a technical or professional area and behavioural competencies are observable characteristics or behaviours that are critical for individual or team performance and success.

The Model focuses on behavioural competencies as they are required for how we perform our duties, clarify what behaviours are expected of us, describe the behaviours needed for success now and into the future and communicate and support our organizational culture. Competency development is about learning new behaviours - meaning things that you actually say or do - in order to improve individual job and overall organizational performance. Feedback is a critical part of identifying the competencies you need to develop.

Focus on competency areas that you will develop that are most relevant to you, your current job and learning goals. Choose the courses that meet your learning and development goals.

For more information on the APS Competency Model read this brochure or visit APS Competencies Information.

Cancellation Policy

If you are registered but find that you are unable to attend, you have the following cancellation options:

21 + Days Notice
You may withdraw from the course via the online registration system with no penalty.

Less Than 21 Days Notice
You will be required to pay the full course fee.

Non-attendance/Partial Attendance
This will result in no credits awarded and you will be charged the full course fee.

Attendance Policy

Credits for courses are granted based on full attendance of the class dates. In the event you are unable to attend the entire course, make-up days will be allowed in the next available offering of the same course. There is a fee of $150 per make-up day (to a maximum of $500). Approval and registration for make-up days must be obtained through Executive Education. Make-up days must be requested within 90 days of the course. Requests for make-up days will not be approved if received more than 90 days after the course date.