The Government of the Future Series: Adaptability and Resiliency (TRN5-E27)

Product code: TRN5-E27

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March 21, 2024

11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1 hour



All public servants at all levels



Government thinking and priorities change for many reasons, including evolving technology, national events, or global crises. Adaptability and resiliency are two concepts that have often been used as interchangeable synonyms, but they are in fact unique and separate concepts, and they are both necessary to successfully navigate our constantly shifting world.

This ninth event in the series explores resiliency, with a particular focus on how it differs from adaptability, as well as how to implement each of these concepts when confronted with a crisis, change management, or a difficult situation.

Participants will learn to identify the differences between these concepts and discover how to implement both adaptive and resilient practices within their individual work, team collaborations, and organizational structures.

Learn more about The Government of the Future Series.



  • Professor Sunil Johal, David and Ann Wilson Professor in Public Policy and Society, Victoria College, University of Toronto.


  • Sarah Plouffe, Executive Faculty Member and Director, Executive Learning Services, Canada School of Public Service
Date modified: 2023-08-30