Communications

Ten Guiding Principles for E-civil Service

I Introduction Is there anything called e-civil service or electronic civil service? If so, what is it? How does it differ from the traditional civil service? How can it keep pace with technological developments? What role does it have in Government 2.0? Is there any conflict between old conduct rules for the civil servants and... Read more »

6 Lessons from the Obama campaign

Yesterday evening I went, with a number of Ontario Public Service colleagues, to a talk by Rahaf Harfoush. Rahaf was a member of U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign’s New Media Team and she was talking about “Applying Barack Obama’s Social Media Strategy to Your Brand’s Communications Needs”. Here is a summary of what she... Read more »

Packed House at 11/20 Public Communication Roundtable

Yesterday morning I attended a SRO Public Communication event put on by the Federal Consulting Group and GovDelivery. Over 120 government PA Officers and IT and Web Managers came to hear how agencies are using new digital channels and automated email alerts to better share their content with the public. We heard from a panel... Read more »

Focus on Learning for Organizational Success

December 8-11 2008 / Washington DC (link) "The hottest trends in e-Learning are the use of social networks and other collaborative tools, and the explosion of Immersive Learning Simulations (ILS) and Serious Games. These technologies offer huge potentials, but also thorny challenges, for achieving new levels of learner engagement, collaboration and performance improvement. But now... Read more »

Twick or Tweet?

Alyssa Rosenberg at FedBlog made me want to step up my game by getting on Twitter with this post. (Speaking of which, I heart FedBlog, especially now that they seem to have hired a full-time blogger.) But I am resisting lest the temptation to live-tweet boring meetings overwhelm me. It feels kind of like a... Read more »

Social Media, Millennials and Obama...and FDR?

Originally posted at The GenerationShift Blog: There is no doubt that social media and the Millennials were two intertwined forces that propelled Obama to the Presidency. Offering evidence to the idea that Obama will be the first President to use web-based, social media as a primary communications tool, this morning I saw a link on... Read more »

A Patriot's Reading List

No matter which side of the political fence you're on, these books should prove engaging and enlightening, not to mention pertinent to our time. (If you are uber pro-Bush then you might enjoy the Fareed Zakaria and Reza Aslan books more than the more lefty works). This is just a small collection of some that... Read more »

My review of Sitka, Alaska

My new friend Mark Danielson asked me to do a review of Sitka, Alaska thank you for the idea for review and I hope that you still want to be firends afterwards *smile* http://spiritofcitywebs.com/node/51 Sitka, Alaska http://www.cityofsitka.com/ This is a small city and like a lot of the small cities it does not fit in... Read more »