Posts Tagged: innovation

Free Webinar: Harvard Kennedy School – Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation – Government Innovators Network

Check out this page: “A Dialogue with the Drug Czar: Crafting the Obama Drug Strategy” September 10, 2009; 6-7 pm (EDT) ~Webinar. Registration required, and free of charge.~ This online event, sponsored by the Harvard Kenned School and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), offers a unique chance to share your ideas thatRead… Read more »

Tell DHS what you think about Homeland Security priorities – Log on this week!

This year marks the first-ever Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), a top-to-bottom review of the Department of Homeland Security to assess our nation’s homeland security policies and priorities. Although the review is occurring in Washington, DHS knows that it won’t really be complete unless it includes input from stakeholders across the country, including other federalRead… Read more »

6 Competencies of a Gov 2.0 Leader

I was invited to participate in the Potomac Forum’s “Best Practices Symposium” today in Washington, DC. You can watch the full presentation with accompanying slides or you can absorb the slides without the commentary. The 6 Competencies of a Gov 2.0 Leader View more documents from Andrew Krzmarzick. Below is an abbreviated version of theRead… Read more »

Australia and Government 2.0 – not quite right

I am passionately interested in greater engagement between government at all levels and the public. So much so, that I’ve volunteered my time on several projects that seek to enable the transition to a more open, engaged, conversational form of government – the type of government being termed Government 2.0. I’ve been stewing over thisRead… Read more »

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 provides graphs and case studies on how variousRead… Read more »

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 numberRead… Read more »

What social technologies mean for public services

This is a reposting of a piece I wrote for NESTA’s Social by Social report with both my FutureGov and Enabled by Design hats on, launched at the recent Reboot Britain event. I co-founded Enabled by design with Denise Stephens back in April 2008 following the first Social Innovation Camp with the intention of challengingRead… Read more »

Takeaway from OGI Conference: Trust as a Benefit from Social Media

One recurring theme I heard over the course of the two-day Open Government and Innovation Conference was trust. I believe it was David Wennergren from DoD who recommended Stephen M.R. Covey’s book “The Speed of Trust.” I haven’t read it yet but plan to, because I think the connection between social media and trust isRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #9 – Design Can Make a Big Difference #OGI

here`s the next principle from the practical guide to gov 2.0 – Principle #9 – Design Can Make a Big Difference While in theory, this principle may seem like a no-brainer, it is important when it comes to government 2.0 to keep in mind that small design changes can make a big difference. Taking theRead… Read more »

5 Tips and Tools to Check Out Before You Go to the Open Government & Innovations (OGI) Conference NEXT WEEK!

The Open Government & Innovations Conference, “OGI” for short, is jam-packed with world-renowned speakers, cutting-edge research and real-life case studies (you can see the details in all of their glory here). Whether you work in the public or private sector, you’re going to learn a ton and make dozens of contacts. To make sure thatRead… Read more »