Martine Durier-Copp

Leadership, Management, Public Sector

Dr. Martine Durier-Copp is a highly experienced educator, facilitator, researcher, and curriculum design specialist in public policy and management, with a strong focus on Public Sector Leadership. She has managed and taught in the Dalhousie University Master of Public Administration (Management) program for over fifteen years. The MPAM is a specially designed graduate program for mid-career public officials, offered in a blended model (online and in person), and is delivered in close consultation with all four levels of government. As such, she has strong insight into the specific needs and requirements of adult learners in the public sector. Martine teaches the capstone Public Sector Leadership and Ethics course in the MPAM.

She initiated and designed the online Dalhousie Certificate in Public Policy and Management, which has attracted over 500 working professionals from all 13 jurisdictions in only three years. A published and award-winning researcher-author, she has presented her work on public sector leadership and virtual leadership at international conferences, government sessions, and workshops. Additionally, she is co-founder and Director of the CELNeT Lab, with Dr. Binod Sundararajan—a next-wave research hub and network specializing in e-leadership, hybrid work, and digital transformation.

Having partnered with the Federal Government on a major partnership research project, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, they designed an innovative framework on e-Leadership [Connect Framework]. Training and development sessions have been successfully delivered to many federal, provincial, and municipal clients.

Martine holds a PhD in political theory from McGill University, as well as certifications in leadership programs (Harvard Executive Education, McGill University, and IBM Leadership Centre). She has led several international projects focused on public sector leadership and capacity development in South America, the Caribbean, as well as in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and FSU countries.

Martine Durier-Copp