021 | Delivering a great event, Attracting professionals to public sector & motivating elephants

In this episode, J. Richard Jones share information about the Canadian Government Executive Summit and why you should attend, especially if you want to know more about putting deliverology into practise. He speaks witth Dave Telka from Accenture about a most recent report that has identified the need to make careers within public sector more...

A Strategy to Drive Internal Audit Analytics

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Responding to the growing demands for departments to gain greater insights on their programs and operations using data, internal auditors are tasked to find ways to apply data analytics to drive effective and efficient client consulting and auditing. Audit that uses data to assess and identify risk, test controls and report issues, adds value and...

Changing behaviour: directing riders, motivating elephants and shaping paths

Let’s resume last month’s discussion on effective change initiatives with some popcorn. Specifically, an experiment some psychologists dreamed up in which they handed a soft drink and a free bucket of popcorn to everyone arriving at a suburban Chicago movie theatre in 2000 to catch a Mel Gibson flick. It may sound like a good...

A Duty of Care: Risk Management

The world is fraught with uncertainty and risk, making life difficult and worthwhile. What, for example, are the chances of getting hit by a bus? The odds are estimated to be one in 500,000 very low indeed, catastrophic for the one, slightly worse than 1:700,000 of being struck by lightning, but scary compared with 1:11,500,000...

Improve your delivery capacity

The results-driven work ethics of Michael Barber, a top British political adviser during the Blair era is making its way into the administration of the Trudeau government. Deliverology, a term that has been coined with this approach of delivering and producing results has generated a lot of interest with the current government. According to the...

Why E-Voting Matters

As team Trudeau would tell it, this past summer saw spirited barbeques and campfires with gathered Canadians debating the wisdom and perils of alternative voting models. Presuming, however, that enthusiasm was more tempered, it has largely fallen to a Parliamentary Committee to consult and devise a path toward 2019 for electoral reform....

Mario Dion, Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) on Being Ahead of the Curve

Mario Dion has been noted for the fresh approach he has brought to his office since his appointment as Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal, in January 2015. Mr. Dion came to the IRB with almost 35 years in the federal public service. A Montréal native, Mr. Dion obtained a law...

The Trudeau Government and Results

The Trudeau Government has been off and running for almost one year. Despite its third party status before the election, it has been quick out of the blocks, with wide ranging policy announcements in all sectors of Canadian society. As a general rule, Trudeau has brought a freshened view of the activist role of the...

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Innovation, accountability and deliverology

Rules and accountability are helpful in developing and standardizing processes but there are instances when they can be a hindrance to innovation. Finding the right balance between accountability and innovation is essential in the public sector, according to Tony Dean , professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto , and adviser in public administration and public reforms to various governments in...

A PM’s message, an event that delivers, and negotiating so that everybody wins

  A PM’s message, an event that delivers and negotiating so that everybody wins. In this episode, J. Richard Jones comments on Prime Minister Trudeau’s powerful message on the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the National Day of Service. For the Full Speech, Click Here Next, John provides updates on Canadian Government...