Posts Tagged: communities

Gov Meetings Go Virtual — Online certificate course on webinars, virtual meetings

Is your agency’s mission at risk because critical meetings and conferences are being cancelled or drastically reduced due to travel budget cuts and conference approval restrictions? Don’t give up on your important meetings and conferences. Take this 6-week Government Virtual Events Producer (GVEP) certificate program and you’ll quickly build the skills your agency needs to… Read more »

TODAY 11am Eastern — Learn how to launch and grow virtual peer learning groups!

iCohere Education Series Webinar Thursday, August 8, 11:00am to Noon Eastern (TODAY!) Join Sue Brundege of Integrated Work Solutions and Lance Simon of iCohere in a webinar that explains how government agencies can create virtual “Peer Brain Trusts” to clarify strategies, build skills, and troubleshoot complex issues more quickly and efficiently than any one employee… Read more »

Hurricane Sandy Preparation & Donation

This Halloween is shaping up to be a lot spookier for those on the East Coast. If you’re following the latest NOAA hurricane trackers, Hurricane Sandy is indeed turning inland and will affect several states along the Eastern seaboard, including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts…. Read more »

Say Goodbye to Press Releases — The New Model for Gov Communication

In May, the White House officially released a new strategy to update federal government communication: The Digital Government Strategy. Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park says with the new strategy, “Open data will be the new default. On top of that the data should be public when possible. And finally, the data should be available… Read more »

Win: An Apple iPad from Learning Pool for your innovative learning ideas!

Hello Thanks to everyone who has continued to download the daily gifts as part of our annual festivities. Today, we give away one of our most exciting gifts so far. On the ninth day of Christmas Learning Pool gave to me…. The chance to win an Apple iPad worth £400. The iPad gives light-weight access… Read more »

How is best to communicate with residents through snowy conditions?

Hello from across the pond, It’s now December and icy roads, closed schools and uncollected bins tend to dominate local government over the coming months. Residents rush to council websites seeking to report problems and find information. Increasingly, there is an expectation for this data to be real time. So what should councils be doing?… Read more »

The Open Innovation Festival is not an event, it is a fundamental change in thinking

“Predominantly… because of the internet an enormous shift has taken place in society. Everybody can get to knowledge”. Martijn Aslander speaks about Accessibility to knowledge in the network economy and a new world of work for the government. ”I want to move things. Paper does not move people.” The past five days of Open Innovation… Read more »

Join us: Open Innovation Festival 2010 #oif2010

The Open Innovation Festival (OIF) will be held for the third time from 29 November until 3 December 2010. The festival aims to innovate the public domain in order to showcase how governmental organizations, the profit sector and knowledge institutions can cooperate. Furthermore, it aims at showing that by working together we will create a… Read more »

Behind every great Community there are great Facilitators – The importance of The Facilitators Community for Scottish Local Government

The Communities of Practice (CoP) has over 1,300 UK communities and upward of 57,000 UK members, it is the largest collaborative platform for local government and so can be a daunting place for newcomers. If you begin your CoP journey as a community facilitator, however, this feeling of uncertainty is amplified as you have the… Read more »