Logic Model for the Career on the Move Development Program

This is a graphical representation of the logic model for the Career on the Move Development Program. The logic model identifies three program activities that lead to a series of outputs; short-term, intermediate, and longer-term outcomes; and ultimately to program impacts.

The first program activity, titled marketing and recruitment, leads to outputs: promotion within PCO, secondment opportunities identified, promotion to other departments and agencies, qualified candidates identified, selection process conducted, and secondment agreements signed. These outputs lead to the short-term outcome of secondment positions being filled with suitable candidates and subsequently to recognition of PCO’s contribution to employment equity objectives. The short-term outcome of secondment positions being filled with suitable candidates is also linked to a second program activity titled performance management.

The second program activity, titled performance management, leads to outputs: secondment and learning objectives established, language training plans developed, work performed, training completed, and performance feedback exchanged. These outputs lead to outcomes identified as outcomes for PCO and outcomes for participants. The intermediate outcome for PCO is contribution to achievement of operational objectives and subsequently to enhanced public policy as a longer-term outcome. The intermediate outcome for participants is development of skills and abilities associated with leadership. This intermediate outcome leads to the longer-term outcome of participants being better prepared to present themselves for opportunity as well as to a third program activity titled transition to home organization.

The third program activity, titled transition to home organization, leads to outputs: communication between PCO and participants’ home organizations, and home organizations develop plans for participants’ return. These outputs lead to outcomes identified as outcomes for home organizations. The intermediate outcome is participants use newly developed skills and abilities in home organization or next assignment. This intermediate outcome leads to the a longer-term outcome of knowledge transfer from PCO to departments and agencies as well as to the longer-term outcome of participants better prepared to present themselves for opportunity that was discussed in connection with the performance management activity.

Outcomes for PCO, for participants, and for home organizations are linked to the program impacts of contribution to employment equity objectives and contribution to executive succession.