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
Operationally-oriented overview of key concepts related to performance measurement in public sector organizations.
This paper explores various organizations and related processes that would support a new fiscal relationship between First Nation governments under a self-government regime and the federal and provincial governments. Machinery options address accountability mechanisms, data management, tax assessment and collection, capital borrowing, and capacity development.
A debate over the role of the Auditor General in Canada, with Peter Aucoin and Denis Desautels.
A session addressing both the causes and cures of public cynicism towards politicians in Canada, with the former premier of Ontario.
A critical examination of the role of Commissions of Inquiry and Parliamentary Committees in supporting Canada’s accountability framework. With Doug Lindores, former Secretary General of the Red Cross, and Sharon Sutherland, Carleton University.
Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Presenters Kathy O’Hara (HRDC) and John Watson (INAC) share their experiences with different engagement exercises. The ensuing discussion reveals many lessons for public servants facing the challenge of engaging citizens in the development of public policy.
Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Using the experience of this provincial government as a case study, former DM of Health, Dan Perrins, provides insights into key attributes and potential pitfalls of government-led consultation campaigns.
Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Roberto Gualtieri, former ADM Science & Technology at Industry Canada reports on his recent survey of European and North American countries which investigated the impact of technology on various players in the policy process. The summary report focusses on how the relationship between citizens and their governments is changing.
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.