Training is available for new employees to help them learn the ins and outs of government, for aspiring managers looking to develop skills that will help them advance, for current supervisors wanting to improve their managerial skills, or for anyone wanting to improve their basic computer skills.
Training is available online through Learn, or through scheduled workshops and other venues.
We encourage you to check out the opportunities currently available and to come back often for information on new programs as they become available.
To find out more about learning opportunities see below:
Learn is the
Government of Saskatchewan’s learning management system. Learn is the place to
register for all government training. It also has many e-learning courses
available for employees to take at the convenience of their desk. There is also
a resource centre of information and Learn can house all of your external and
Employees will have to register to Learn before having access to browse or register for courses.
Learning and development is an important part of professional development and is available to all executive government employees.
Workshops offered are listed in the Learning and Development Catalogue and include:
Orientation to Government for New Employees is a one-day session for all employees new to the Government of Saskatchewan.
Orientation to Management in Government is a one-day session for all employees with any length of service including new to government who are new to managing in government.
Project Management: Building Your Project Tool Kit is a workshop directed toward employees who need to know the basic fundamentals of Project Management tools and skills.
Stepping Up to Effective Supervision is intended for current or aspiring supervisors and managers who want to learn ways to enhance their supervisory skills.
The Coaching workshop helps supervisors and managers prepare themselves to more effectively coach others.
The Communication workshop is directed toward supervisors and managers who want to enhance their communication skills, learn how to give and receive feedback and facilitate problem-solving and decision-making discussions.
Developing a High-Performing Team helps supervisors and managers learn ways to identify different types of teams and how to build effective teamwork.
Manager Development Program (MDP): The Manager Development Program is a comprehensive learning path for managers to develop the skills and competencies they need to be successful in their roles and lead high-performing teams.
For more information, please refer to the Manager Development Program Outline and the Manager Development Program Key Messages Q-and-A.
Leadership Development Program (LDP): Through the University of Saskatchewan, this six-day program is a very demanding program designed to build the leadership skills of current and future leaders. Employees must check with their ministry to determine the selection process for attending this program.
Parliamentary Program for Public Servants provides a firsthand opportunity to observe the workings of government, tour the Legislative Building and gain an overview of our system of government and a discussion about House procedures, Executive Council and the Legislative Library. This session is held at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building during spring and fall parliamentary sessions.
Free online training
for Microsoft software products is available to Saskatchewan government
employees, through ITD. All executive government employees are eligible to take training in
products associated with Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
In addition, most employees can also access training for
Windows operating systems and Microsoft server programs. Please note, operating
system and server courses are not available to employees of the
Ministry of Health or eHealth Saskatchewan through this program.
To access Microsoft training programs, first register through
Learn. You will then have access to a link to set up an account with
you have difficulties with your Microsoft account, contact ITD.
The Public Service Commission is partnered with Johnson Shoyama Graduate School (JSGS) to provide Executive and Policy Training programs.
JSGS is an interdisciplinary centre for public policy research, teaching, outreach and training, with campuses at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Workshops are offered in the following three streams:
The Policy Workshop Series is aimed at policy employees who would benefit from greater skill development in areas related to policy development and those responsible for policy program development and delivery. Workshops address topics such as evaluation, policy analysis, preparing briefing notes and comparative analysis.The Executive Development Sessions are aimed at Deputy Ministers, Assistant/Associate Deputy Ministers and Executive Directors on a relevant topic of interest.
Deputy Minister Briefings bring together decision-makers for a few hours of discussion and dialogue on the intricacies of the job itself, focusing on a specific issue or topic.