How to help a new professional increase their chances of scoring a permanent government position

Have you ever had a stellar employee on your team, but were unable to turn their contract into a permanent position because someone returned from their secondment, or because their position opened up to competition? Perhaps you have been in a similar situation at some point in your career, and you might be able to...

Ethics Rules: Confusion and taking responsibility with Lori Turnbull

On today’s show, J. Richard Jones sits down for a chat about Ethics Rules and their ramifications with Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. Accountability and responsibility is a shared responsibility in political ethics. One that trickles down from the top and requires continual updating. Lori joined the...

Engaging Citizens: May/June 2018 issue

We are excited to share with you the May/June issue of Canadian Government Executive. In this issue, we have an interview with Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission of Canada. Other stories in this issue: Innovations in Public Engagement Being Canadian: Quebec’s Dialogue with the Rest of Canada Engaging on Engagement From Policy...

Leadership in Satellite Communications

In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Brent Perrott, President of Hunter Communications. They discuss the recent contract awarded to Hunter Communications by CBC radio to provide Satellite Space Segment Services and their recipe for success, how technology is tackling the challenges of satellite communications and the future of satellite communications....

Skills Development and Digital Literacy

As the world grows more digital – and increasingly mobile – workforce development inside of government and digital literacy across all of society are interrelated challenges facing all countries. Government’s threefold task is to: first, nurture new skill sets for its own employee base (comprising multiple and distinct demographic segments); second, innovate and incentivize the...

Evaluating Innovation in Practice: A GP for Me

Throughout Canada, healthcare systems are challenged by population growth, aging, and physician retirement and relocation. These, among other factors, have added demands to and limited the capacity of the healthcare system. Such challenges require a combination of initiatives, including community-driven efforts to first understand and then respond to local and regional needs. In British Columbia,...

Half a billion children are left behind by UN development goals, study finds

Over half a billion children live in countries that are falling significantly short of globally agreed goals on health, education and violence. The first report into the Sustainable Development Goals, published by UNICEF, estimates that on average an extra 800,000 children under five will die every year between now and 2030 if targets are not met....

Considerations for Creating Smart Traffic Intersections

According to a recent McKinsey study there is a potential for a $4 trillion to $11 trillion economic impact in the year 2025 derived from Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Within that report up to $1.7 trillion of the estimate focuses on cities which includes public safety and health, traffic control, and resource management. In...

Strategy and governance for data capture, robotics, autonomics and cognitive

On the global scene, technology has revolutionized and automated the work operations of many industries. However, only a few organizations have made significant strides in the adoption of enterprise automation. With evolving technologies like robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence, organizations are taking a fresh view of their operation entirely. This revolution is also about executives...

Evaluation – Systematically gathering information. An interview with the President, Canadian Evaluation Society

In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo fills in for your regular hosts. He speaks with Harry Cummings, President of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Hear about evaluation, who can be evaluators, why evaluate, why it is special and needed, challenges and the future for evaluation. To learn more and to download CES’ handy guides, visit their website  here...