IOG to Iraq: Modernizing Government with International Partnerships

Building off of previous collaborations with Iraq, as part of the United Nations Development Program, the IOG traveled to Iraq this February with the goal of providing information to the Iraqi and Kurdistan Region governments on the design of a Senior Executive Service (SES) governance model. An SES is described as the cadre of senior officials holding top-level management positions in a bureaucracy. The SES consists of officials who are focused on results and have the capacity to assess requirements,… Read more

A new way of visualizing the IOG Governance Continuum

Our Governance Continuum continues to win converts with its descriptive and analytical power. As we’ve shared it more widely in our leadership programs, speaking engagements and advisory work, leaders across the broader public sector have gained a much more systemic understanding of power and relationships in the modern public sector. They’ve understood some of the sources of friction between players and, critically, learned strategies to work more effectively across the public sector. Like a lot of things, much of modern… Read more

The Citizen Engagement Round Table: Media and Citizen Engagement – Civic Journalism

Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Peter Calamai (Ottawa Citizen), Peter Kent (Global TV) and Art Charity explore the objectives of the civic journalism movement in Canada and how these contrast with those of conventional media. The discussion focusses on how citizens can be involved more deeply in public policy issues through the media.

The Citizen Engagement Round Table: Deliberative Polling

Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Dr. James Fishkin outlines his specialized approach to citizen engagement drawing on experiences in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. The summary incorporates discussion points and comments from special guests Bill Blaikie and Hugh Winsor.

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