Navigating Social Media as a Public Servant (TRN125)

Product code: TRN125

Upcoming sessions

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June 21, 2024

Virtual

9:30 am to 11:30 am (ET)


July 03, 2024

Virtual

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET)


August 08, 2024

Virtual

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET)


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Overview

Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom

Duration

Duration

2 hours

Audience

Audience

Employees

 

Description

Navigating social media as a public servant can be challenging, as the lines between personal and professional social media identities are often blurred. This course provides an introduction to engaging effectively and responsibly on social media platforms, and offers tips on using mindfulness and sound judgment in an open context. Participants will revisit the expected behaviours related to their professional values when using social media, and will have an opportunity to discuss the grey areas around navigating social media as a public servant.

Topics include:

  • distinguishing between the types of social media accounts: official, personal, and professional
  • reviewing duty of loyalty, values and ethics, and code of conduct as they relate to social media
  • exploring the policies and guidelines governing the use of social media by public servants
  • recognizing appropriate and inappropriate uses of social media
  • summarizing responsible and ethical social media practices

Notes:

This course is open to all public servants, including new employees, who are seeking clarification or a better understanding of the behaviours expected of them when using social media. Public servants who work in an official communications role and/or who manage or publish to Government of Canada social media accounts as part of their official job duties should already have this knowledge but may still find value in taking this course as a refresher.

Legacy course code: C555

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Available seats
June 21, 2024, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ET) TRN125-S-01686-EN Virtual English Full
July 03, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02361-EN Virtual English 1
July 17, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02362-EN Virtual English Full
July 18, 2024, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ET) TRN125-S-02355-FR Virtual French Full
July 29, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02363-EN Virtual English Full
August 07, 2024, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ET) TRN125-S-02359-EN Virtual English Full
August 08, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02356-FR Virtual French 22
August 14, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02364-EN Virtual English Full
August 21, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02365-EN Virtual English Full
September 17, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02368-EN Virtual English Full
September 26, 2024, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ET) TRN125-S-02360-EN Virtual English Full
September 26, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02357-FR Virtual French 38
November 05, 2024, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (ET) TRN125-S-02990-FR Virtual French 50
November 26, 2024, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) TRN125-S-02988-EN Virtual English 47
Date modified: 2022-02-07