This unique program makes it easy for indeterminate and term employees to gain experience in different policy functions across the public service and for managers to benefit from multi-disciplinary teams.
XFN is offered and enabled by the Policy Community Partnership Office and the Canada School of Public Service.
A developmental mindset is what makes you open and willing to learn, and able to persist when learning gets tough. It is your ability to take what you have learned and apply it to future situations.
Brings information to life in a way appropriate to the audience to inform, engage or support empathetic and robust decision-making.
Builds relationships and partnerships internally and externally, builds consensus, and co-creates solutions.
Is curious, embraces new ways of thinking and doing, and has the courage to push boundaries.
Asks questions, synthesizes and uses a critical approach to understand a problem, and proposes well-reasoned policy advice.
Changes in a constructive manner, experiments, applies lessons learned, adjusts and perseveres through uncertainty and setbacks.
Evaluates options for a given problem to translate government vision into policies and programs, and measures results and their impact.
Creates, gathers, interprets and/or visualizes qualitative and quantitative data using current, valid and reliable sources.
Is culturally aware and engages diverse users throughout the policy cycle to address their needs.