Creativity is key to innovative public engagement

In Innovations On May 29, 2014 0 696 0

A regulator’s job is to fulfill its mandate in the public interest. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been using innovative ways to engage Canadians in public consultations....

Maintaining Perspective

In CGE Blog On May 28, 2014 0 665 0

Disclaimer: Note that while I work as a public servant, this is entirely my own initiative and what I post here does not necessarily reflect the view of the government, my office or my position there in. Lately, I have been tired. Working long hours and studying a second language, in addition to the time...

Bracing for the second wave

In Renewal On May 28, 2014 0 609 0

commentEmail””:””peter.karwacki@servicecanada.gc.ca””...

Why the APEX symposium matters to you

In Leadership On May 28, 2014 0 653 0

Each year, the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) puts on the premier learning event for federal government executives. The theme of this year’s APEX Symposium is Transformational Leadership: Challenge, Creativity and Vision....

HR and data analytics

In ICT On May 27, 2014 0 691 0

In the digital age, companies are more than ever looking for ways to drive the customer experience. New technologies, such as social media and mobility, mean that customers are expecting more from the brands they interact with…...

Measuring quality in administrative tribunals

Canada has over 400 administrative tribunals that are probably the least understood government entity....

Manager development: Matching competency to complexity

Last summer, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) signed off on a departmental initiative known as the Project Management Competency Development initiative (PMCD) that will provide a structure for the necessary training project managers require to align their knowledge and skills with the risks and complexities of procurement programs....

Lessons From the Field: How Changemakers Get Things Done

In CGE Blog On May 23, 2014 0 560 0

Maria David-Evans: Part III This is the final post in a three-part series about Maria David-Evans, a career public servant, who has shared her thoughts on intrapreneurship with the author. The final story Maria shared is legendary, from when she was working on the National Child Benefit Program, and which I think so beautifully demonstrates her intrapreneurial...

Turning around a commission in decline

In Leadership On May 23, 2014 0 604 0

In 2011, the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency that has been operating Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village, Upper Canada Golf Club, Crysler Park Marina and several waterfront parks and campgrounds since 1961, was in deep economic trouble....

Lessons From the Field: How Changemakers Get Things Done

In CGE Blog On May 22, 2014 0 551 0

Maria David-Evans: Part II This is a continuation of yesterday’s post , in which Maria David-Evans laid out her five operating principles for intrapreneurship. Prerequisites for Intrapreneuship to Thrive According to Maria, it is very difficult for intrapreneurial activities to survive, let alone thrive, without three key prerequisites. If these factors are not present, it will be...