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Youth advocates for open and responsive government January 26
On October 7, 2014 the World Bank Group (WBG) opened its doors on renown Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. to over 300 ambitious civically-minded young  read more...

Election 2015: Will Millennials find their voice? January 23
Barring an early federal election call fraught with risk, our next visit to the polls is legislatively bookmarked for October 19, 2015. Rampant partisanship,  read more...

Digital Governance: What does it mean for public organizations? January 21
The mantra on technology and change is becoming tiresome, I’m sure, for many public servants: technology is forcing change, government needs to respond,  read more...





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Impact of digital culture and technology on democracy January 6
In what ways are digital culture and technology affecting our democratic processes: on elections, citizen engagement, the media, service delivery, policy development and more? Find out at the Digital Governance Forum: Defining Westminster in the  read more...

Adobe: SMARTnering with the public sector December 2
As with any other industry, technology plays a vital role within the public sector. It assists by making work easier, providing security, increasing information accessibility and enhancing daily functions in the  read more...

Excellence Canada launches Healthy Workplace Essentials for SMEs December 2
The success of organizations, and the Canadian economy, is directly tied to the physical and psychological health and well-being of employees. Workplace studies by professor Linda Duxbury over a 20 year period have shown negative  read more...

Technology
Election 2015: Will Millennials find their voice? January 23
Barring an early federal election call fraught with risk, our next visit to the polls is legislatively bookmarked for October 19, 2015. Rampant partisanship, already pervasive on Parliament Hill, can thus be expected to amplify during what amounts to a year-long battle-royal among political parties jockeying for an upper hand.  read more...

Digital Governance: What does it mean for public organizations? January 21
The mantra on technology and change is becoming tiresome, I’m sure, for many public servants: technology is forcing change, government needs to respond, public servants need to catch up and use technology to work differently. Given the complexity of the world public servants live in, it’s a fair question to ask: How can we can move forward and prepare ourselves for the changed world of government driven by digital technologies and the digital economy?  read more...

The enterprise mindset: Designing GC Inc January 19
During a panel discussion held at GTEC 2014, senior executives from across the government of Canada and external experts gathered to share enterprise systems-thinking efforts that are underway and gaining momentum. The call to action is recent, clear and well documented  read more...

Bookshelf

  • How to change the world (or sell government) in three acts

    You can’t appear for your important presentations in a black turtleneck and jeans like Steve Jobs did. And you don’t have alluring electronic gizmos to talk about. So suggesting you might learn from the presentation approach of the hallowed Apple pitchman might seem ludicrous.

  • Talking at cross purposes

    We know feedback is good for us. We know it can help us improve. But receiving feedback can often be difficult. We tense up, even get irked or angry. Only part of the message, or perhaps none of it, slips through, as we slide into defensive mode.

   
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Attempting to regulate the present from the past
on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:35
I think the principle reason why regulation tends to be commandeered by the past, rather than responsive to the present,…

High performance by design
on Thursday, 04 December 2014 21:06
Very interesting Mr. Larose. As a Public Servant employed at ESDC, I thank you for expressing your views on Performance…

The power of SMARTnership
on Monday, 01 December 2014 20:44
Really learnt a lot from Keld's presentation and I highly recommend his book.

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…

When actions speak louder than words January 13
The president of the Treasury Board gave a speech in November at the University of Ottawa for the launch of the Open Government Action Plan. His message was clear:  read more...

If it’s broken – fix it! December 15
Last month I supported the argument that if a received bid does not comply with some minor aspect of a call for bids, but the non-compliance will not put either the procurement or the resulting contract at risk, the bid should be accepted and the bidder given time to “fix” the problem.  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 Report of the Procurement Ombudsman, Frank Brunetta...  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...

    The boys in short pants
One of the most challenging debates today among Westminster experts is the degree to which political advisors have undermined the traditional model where ministers are accountable for activities in  read more...

A New Year's resolution – open communication
During my career in the public service, I’ve had the chance to work with directors who all had their different styles. Some were strong visionaries, others had great coaching styles; some were  read more...

Connecting with the skills for public service leadership
Mega-ConnEX is an annual speed networking event organized by the Health Canada Young Professionals Network which connects young professionals and public sector senior executives. This event, loosely  read more...

 
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