Professional Development

Last chance: Apply for free professional development

This is a final reminder that the Joint Career Development Program (JCDP) application form for 2020-21 will be closing on Monday, August 3. This is your chance to apply for more than 550 spots of free, high-quality professional development. All training will take place live online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore all CT-FINs across the country can benefit from the program in the comfort and safety of their own homes.

In case you were unaware, the JCDP is a $1M annual fund of free professional development for CT-FINs secured in the 2016 FI collective agreement. It is jointly managed between ACFO-ACAF and the Office of the Comptroller General. Originally launched in September 2017, the program has seen thousands of financial officers from more than 60 departments receive training. In 2019-20, more than 2,000 FIs benefitted from the program.

Forms of training this year include:

  • Power BI courses;
  • Leadership training;
  • uOttawa IFSD courses led by former PBO Kevin Page;
  • Effective communications training;
  • LinkedIn learning licenses;
  • Rosetta stone licenses;
  • One-on-one language training;
  • CPA Canada Public Sector Conference passes;
  • And more.

All training recipients are selected by random draw, and with this year’s large range of programming of 550+ spots, applicants will have a very high chance of receiving training.

To learn more about the different programs and to apply, click here.

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