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CMAP: A new leadership program designed for you (Federal News Radio)

Some government programs fail simply because they're not managed well.



Two institutions are trying to change that.



Georgetown University and Booz Allen Hamilton are teaming up to create a customized Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) program.



Maria Darby is a Change Management Advanced Practitioner Expert and a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton.



She tells the Daily Debrief more about what the program will entail -- as well as who… Continue

Added by David Patterson on September 23, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Government Needs to hire 270,000 workers in three years

Chris Parente originally posted this story in the telework group. But, I am one who is pushing for more teleworkers, so I thought I would also post it here.





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As I read that story, I kept thinking of this… Continue

Added by Amanda Blount on September 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Where the Jobs Are?

Originally posted on Unleash the Monster



This week on Unleash the Monster, we are focusing on “Where the Jobs Are: Mission Critical Opportunities for America”. The Partnership for Public Service will release the report in partnership with us. It offers insight on the jobs that are available today in the Federal market. This report will show that the government is in need of tens-of-thousands of new employees in mission… Continue

Added by Shany on September 2, 2009 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

Integrating an online community engagement strategy

Republished from eGov AU.



When I wrote my first online community engagement strategy for Telstra's Wireplay service in 1997, one of the factors I considered was how to 'complete the loop' - integrate inbound and outbound online channels to reach, engage and promote interaction across the widest possible audience.



In those days we used mass media, product sponsorship and events as the drivers to build audience reach… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on September 1, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The most difficult leap for Government is not from 1.0 to 2.0, but from consultation to collaboration

Republished from eGov AU.



With all the hubbub about Gov 2.0 at present it's often forgotten that a lot of what is being attempted is simply taking what is already done in other mediums and doing it online.



For example, online engagement and consultation is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary step. Where governments used to host robust town hall meetings, they are now conducting these discussions… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Did you know? The Federal Job Numbers

Originally posted to Unleash the Monster



By Monster Government Solutions Team



While the country has been faced with the highest unemployment numbers in over two decades, the federal government is currently struggling to fill jobs with qualified candidates.



According to our numbers at Monster, agencies using Monster Hiring Management posted 234,144 vacancies across 36 federal agencies since the summer… Continue

Added by Shany on August 27, 2009 at 4:42pm — No Comments

28 reasons why organisations avoid social media - (try it as bingo)

Jeff Bullas has written a fantastic post, 28 Reasons Why The CEO Is Afraid Of Social Media, which lists many of the reasons given by organisations when resisting getting involved with online social media.



While he's followed up with another great post addressing many of these concerns,… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Government 2.0 Taskforce Roadshow - Encouragingly Refreshing

I attended the first Government 2.0 Tasforce Roadshow held yesterday in Canberra at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Belconnen. Whilst the agenda was published on the Taskforce web site I really did not know what to expect on the day. Given the format the event took it would have been more useful to both the Taskforce and the participants, to have been forewarned of the open consultative format. This would have allowed the participants to prepare topics for discussion more thoroughly and… Continue

Added by Rae Buerckner on August 18, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

B2G News about GSA / B2G Networking Thurs, 8/20 5-8pm at the Kennedy Center

GSA has a new Mentor-Protege program: What do you think?

http://fcw.com/articles/2009/08/14/gsa-mentor-protege-program.aspx



Here are some details about the program.



Also, if you would like to learn more about how GSA works, GSA Schedules and basic B2G info, join us for an informal & free networking event 8/20 at the Kennedy Center 5-8pm Register Here: http://JenniferSchaus3.eventbrite.com



Thank You,



Jennifer Schaus

Jennifer Schaus &… Continue

Added by Jennifer Schaus on August 17, 2009 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Do you monitor social media conversations about your department?

Republished from eGov AU.



As a marketer I find the internet a dream channel for monitoring customer sentiment and concerns.



Social media and search engines can be easily and cheaply tracked to provide fast feedback on various initiatives. This helps organisations shape their campaigns and responses to external events.



I'd recommend that this is equally of enormous value to government, where perception and… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 6, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Building a business case to move from IE6 to a modern web browser

Republished from eGov AU.



Here's some notes useful for a business case justifying an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to a more modern web browser that I prepared last week for a colleague at another organisation.



It supports the priority in Australia 2 to Upgrade all government web… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 5, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

How engaged is your department online? And how does it affect your success?

Republished from eGov AU.



Charlene Li, one of the writers of Groundswell and ex-Forrester analyst, has launched a new initiative which compares the financial success of organisations with their level of online engagement and allows organisations to compare how engaged they are online.



Named Engagementdb, the site… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 30, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Advancing Public Sector Innovation - A Project for the Australian Public Service Management Advisory Committee

The Australian Public Service (APS) is undertaking a project looking at how to foster innovation in the public sector. This project will make recommendations about how to strengthen an innovation culture in the provision of government services.



A cross-agency team has been formed, overseen by a Steering Committee of senior public servants from a number of agencies, to undertake the project. The team will report to the Australian Government’s Management Advisory Committee (MAC). The… Continue

Added by Alex Roberts on July 28, 2009 at 3:59am — 2 Comments

City of Manor, Texas Uses Barcodes For Economic Development



For those of you interested in emerging technology, the following news stories about our community may interest you. We posted up two dimensional barcodes (called QR-codes) throughout our community that can be read by our residents (and tourist) using free software… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on July 22, 2009 at 3:56pm — 4 Comments

Are you engaging bloggers in your media mix?

Republished from eGov AU.



No-one really knows how many blogs are operated by Australians.



However it could be up to 4 million, if you refer to Technorati's State of the Blogosphere report 2008, which reported that 3% of global bloggers were Australian and over 133 million blogs had been created since 2002.



Likewise… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Granicus Announces National Digital Governance Award Winners

Awards Distinguish Excellence in Government 2.0



San Francisco, CA – Today, Granicus, Inc announced the winners of the 2009 Digital Governance Awards. Granicus is the nation’s leading provider of integrated streaming media, legislative management, and online training solutions built to help government agencies enhance Web-based transparency, citizen participation, and communication. The… Continue

Added by Lauren Alexander on July 22, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

eGovernment Resource Centre launches eGovernment Forum

Republished from eGov AU.



Victoria's eGovernment Resource Centre has launched an eGovernment Forum to support the online discussion of eGovernment topics by Australian public servants and interested parties.



At discussed at the site, the eGovernment Forum invites,

open…
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Added by Craig Thomler on July 21, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Shifting from Gov 1.0 to Gov 2.0

Republished from eGov AU.



Sometimes it is difficult for those of us who are new to the public sector to really appreciate the scope of the changes required to transition government institutions and cultures from a 1.0 to 2.0 mentality.



It's not simply a process of mandating a directional change from political levels (though this is an important and needed step) and educating public servants and elected officials to… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 21, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #3 - Appropriate Calls to Action #OGI

Here's Principle #3 from my new practical guide to Gov 2.0 - Appropriate Calls to Action



The unique value of government 2.0 is engaging the voice of community members, but in the beginning it can be difficult to get people talking within a community. There may be a lot of lurkers, but not a whole lot of people participating. Often, new users aren't clear on what actions they… Continue

Added by Eric Sauve on July 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #2 - Crowdsource Relevance #OGI

Here's Principle #2 from our new guide to Gov 2.0, just in time for this week's OGI show – Crowdsource Relevance





Most social networking sites and communities have so much content, that it can be overwhelming to users. These sites, to varying degrees, make use of crowdsourcing, where users essentially do the work of… Continue

Added by Eric Sauve on July 20, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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