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Of the essence: Coordinated training for government evaluators November 28
There has never been a time since the introduction of program evaluation into our public services when training evaluators has been more  read more...

If it’s broken… November 27
Roy Wiseman’s blog, "In defence of direct negotiation," on the CGE blog site (cgexecblog.wordpress.com) is well worth a read. So too is the 2012-2013 Annual  read more...

Failure to app-reciate the data November 26
A study done by the Social Science Research Network looked at the success of cities promoting the citizen use of open data by way of apps. The summary is that  read more...





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The power of SMARTnership November 28
“With SMARTnership, we have to look into communication, being trustworthy, convincing people, and translating a message,” Jensen said. “We have to look into negotiation skills, our values in a negotiation, cross-cultural understanding, how to  read more...

The case for a carbon tax November 12
Canada 2020 has released a policy paper by Nic Rivers that makes the case for a carbon tax in  read more...

Hyrdo Quebec: The business case for robotics November 6
The rapid growth of unmanned systems for military applications has been well documented. Whether it is aerial vehicles for intelligence and surveillance or robots for explosives disposal, the uptake has been  read more...

Technology
BizPaL and Gov 2.0: From information to participation November 21
A significant challenge for Canada in the digital government era is federalism. Difficult as it is to achieve service integration and seamless governance within any single jurisdiction, doing so for the public sector as a whole has proved even more daunting.  read more...

A platform of choice for open government November 18
With its ability to continually evolve and innovate to meet and even exceed online expectations, open source software is eclipsing all other web content development options for governments.  read more...

Preparing for the impact of disruptive technologies November 6
It is interesting to reflect back to 1995 when the internet first appeared on the glowing computer screens of the relatively small number of Canadians citizens who were relying on computers for their livelihood, communications and entertainment...  read more...

Bookshelf

  • Twelve trends changing our world

    Leaders need to know how to inspire and manage, and have a solid understanding of the policy field in which they operate. But that’s not enough.

  • A cool approach to time management

    As I rush-rush-rush through the day, I occasionally remember the notion of “cool time” from a book published 12 years ago by Toronto time management consultant Steve Prentice.

   
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Information exchange 3.0: The benefits of a new model
on Thursday, 27 November 2014 14:04
I am a situational awareness solution provider in Halifax, NS. I am looking to learn more regarding NIEM and how…

How the art of improv can transform the way we work
on Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:06
Thank you Angela. I recall having lots of fun and creative moments with improv and theatre sports back in the…

Leader as evaluator: The power of analysis
on Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:50
Excellent piece by John Wilkins. John is my former boss and a perpetual mentor and a leader. I am submitting…

Leader as evaluator: The power of analysis
on Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:36
I'm fascinated by the positive way you describe Results Based Management as you now see it used. When I was…

The tyranny of technology on leadership
on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:12
Half our Technology doesn't work in Government and prevents management from using i.e. web casts with more than one person…

If it’s broken… November 27
Roy Wiseman’s blog, "In defence of direct negotiation," on the CGE blog site (cgexecblog.wordpress.com) is well worth a read. So too is the 2012-2013 Annual Report of the Procurement Ombudsman, Frank Brunetta...  read more...

Experiencing a contract dispute with a supplier? November 24
As difficult as they may be to accept, we all know that disagreements and disputes are unavoidable in life. The world of federal procurement is no exception.  read more...

ADM MAT adapts to new procurement strategy November 18
When the government introduced the Defence Procurement Strategy in February, it laid out three priorities: delivering the right equipment in a timely manner; leveraging the purchase of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth; and streamlining the acquisition process.  read more...

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City recognized for green engagement
As a municipality that truly believes in fostering a culture of innovation, the City of Grande Prairie is a trailblazer for implementing new ideas that enhance  read more...

The digital town hall: Meeting citizen expectations through government websites
The Green Governance Award won by the City of Grand Prairie demonstrates that every day there are new examples of how citizens’ expectations of local  read more...

Grande Prairie recognized for online innovation
The City of Grande Prairie in Alberta has received a "green gov" award from Santa Monica-based Vision Internet, a government website  read more...

    Public service reform: It's about leadership
The combination of poor systems and a new class of worker is driving reform of bureaucracies around the world. For the federal government, Blueprint 2020 was the latest exercise, led by a Clerk of  read more...

A season to fear
If you ask any municipal Chief Administrative Office (CAO) across Canada what period of time they least look forward to, they would in an instant reply, “Immediately following the next  read more...

With distinction: GTEC honours government ICT
GTEC honoured the best in government information and communications technology Monday night in an awards ceremony at the Ottawa Convention  read more...

 
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