Michael O.

Doctoral DegreeWarwick



I am public management practitioner and academic with over 22 years of accumulated experience in the Canadian and international public sectors, post-secondary education, professional training, and consulting. My expertise and past practice includes public governance, public administration reform and transformation, senior executive development, open government and citizen engagement, and democratization. In leadership roles in Canada’s government I led national policy initiatives leading to improved social, economic and program outcomes and results. Internationally I led or contributed to projects and initiatives with the OECD, Organization of American States, World Health Organization, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, and The Commonwealth and organizations in the international civil society sector. My expertise extends to the assessment, design, development, and delivery of face-to-face and technology-supported education and leadership training and capacity-building for leaders at all levels of the public and civil society sectors. Nationally I have delivered leadership programs for staff across Canadian jurisdictions, most recently for the Government of Nunavut, and internationally to officials of the governments of Costa Rica, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and China (PRC). As an academic instructor I teach at the University of Ottawa and previously at the École nationale d’administration publique, the universities of Warwick and Birmingham (UK) and have guest lectured at the Webster University, Carleton University and the Canada School of Public Service. I am the author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles, policy papers and reports on the public sector governance, social policy and professional training pedagogy.


  • public
  • development
  • economic policy
  • public administration
  • events / training
  • canada
  • china
  • ukraine
  • kazakhstan
  • costa rica
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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