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The Changing Face of the Canadian Forces

Authors: Catherine Waters, Jonathan Butler

Dr. Douglas Bland, speaking on the future mandate of the Canadian Forces. Dr. Randy Plunkett, speaking on the challenges faced by veterans transitioning into a post-military life. The Canadian Forces face challenges which are unique in the federal public sector.  Recruitment and retention of highly skilled and specialized people into the military, as well transitioning skilled people out of the military on retirement, present immediate HR issues. This workshop explored how to develop leading edge solutions so that the Canadian… Read more

IOG offering expertise on decentralized forms of governance in Iraq

Author: Maryantonett Flumian

The IOG team with Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Rowsch Nuri Shaways and UNDP’s Bob Boase. On February 16, a senior IOG delegation left for Iraq. The group, led by Maryantonett Flumian, has been sharing its expertise on decentralized forms of governance to the government of Iraq. The group has participated in a conference where they examined how to best integrate decentralized governance inside the overall public sector modernization activities that are currently taking place in Iraq. Throughout their stay, the… Read more

The New Face of the Public Service

Authors: Catherine Waters, Jonathan Butler

The federal public service faces an increasingly competitive environment with respect to recruitment and retention of the top talent of the younger, tech-savvy generation. Join us in identifying and developing solutions to promote the public service as an employer of choice that will be better able to attract and keep talent in this competitive market. Invited speakers will explore how the cloud is changing the workplace and how the government can improve its branding.  A facilitated session will follow. Here… Read more

PGEx Learning Forum – The Governance Continuum: Increasing Accountability and Performance in Times of Fiscal Restraint

Author: Todd Cain

Growing fiscal pressures and the ongoing need to demonstrate performance to elected leaders and the public are challenging Public Sector leaders. While these issues are no less critical than before the recession, leaders must now consider this new environment. In this context, success for Public Sector leaders calls for a greater understanding of the changing nature of organizational accountability. New insights on the governance of the Canadian public sector are required. The IOG’s Governance Continuum© is a dynamic tool that accommodates… Read more

Cutting Edge Governance: SPPG and IOG panel discussion

Author: Eddy Nason

Date: Monday, February 13th, 2012 Time: 4:00 pm – 5.30 pm Location: School for Public Policy and Governance in Toronto Address: University of Toronto, Canadiana Building, 3rd floor, 14 Queen’s Park Cres. West, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K9 Cost: Free Information: Governance is not static; it evolves and innovates over time and across jurisdictions. To capture the leading edge of this innovation, the Institute on Governance has analyzed eight cutting edge approaches to governance in the public sector. These eight governance approaches range from municipal level… Read more

IOG President speaks on the challenges of citizen-centred services at 21st Communications Congress in Portugal

Author: François Levesque

Maryantonett Flumian with Nuno Guerra Santo from Accenture, Feliciano Barreiras Duarte, Portugal’s Secretary of State and Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Antoine Brugidou Public Sector consultant & CEO Iguana Yachts and Nick Vitalari, Managing Director at eElasticity. Photo courtesy of APDC. IOG President Maryantonett Flumian presented at the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications’ 21st Communications Congress  – Quantificar o Futuro in Lisbon, Portugal. Her talk focused on the impact of citizen-centered services, its opportunities and challenges for governments. Her presentation is available for download below.

IOG explores governance challenges of U.K.’s Big Society

The Institute on Governance hosted a series of learning events in Toronto and Ottawa with Tom Gash, Programme Director for the United Kingdom’s Institute for Government. Mr. Gash, who has been leading the UK Institute’s work on public service reform, focused some of his presentations on the impact of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society initiative on the country’s civil service, offering lessons learned in areas of government accountability, innovation and efficiency that will be of interest to Canada. Mr. Gash… Read more

New IOG publication: Canadian Political Science and Medicare: Six Decades of Inquiry

Michael A. O’Neill, an Institute Director, Dylan McGuinty, Institute Founder’s Internship Award Recipient, and Bryan Teskey have published a critical review covering 60 years of Canadian political science writings on the topic of medicare.  Published in the pages of Healthcare Policy the study, entitled Canadian Political Science and Medicare: Six Decades of Inquiry, charts the evolution of scholarly writing on the topic of medicare since the topic first attracted the attention of political scientists in 1946.  The paper concludes that… Read more

Modern Makers of Canada award dinner an overwhelming success

The Institute on Governance is delighted with the success of the inaugural Modern Makers of Canada award dinner. The 2011 Excellentia Award recognized the unique contribution made by two great Canadian political leaders, former premiers Gordon Campbell and Danny Williams. The award dinner took place on Monday June 6th at the newly opened Ottawa Convention Centre.  The Honourable John Baird and the Honourable Anne McLellan were the co-chairs of the dinner and they kept the 200 guests in attendance laughing… Read more

Honourable John Baird and the Honourable Anne McLellan – Co-chairs of the Modern Makers of Canada Award

The Institute on Governance is very pleased to announce that the Honourable John Baird and the Honourable Anne McLellan will act as co-chairs of the June 6 Modern Makers of Canada award dinner.  Mr. Danny Williams and Mr. Gordon Campbell are the recipients of the Award. Tickets for this event of the year are still available, but going very quickly. To purchase tickets and to find out more, please click the link.   This blog is available in English only.

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