Something new and different. With a lot of help from friends, students and a variety of websites, a series of how-to tip sheets and style guides on how to write and present in the government context. We start with the classic of classics - the Briefing Note, in many of its various forms. there is a Style guide as well. We start on the verbal presentation side with advice on how to do a quick "Walk with me Briefing". Go to the new tab. Access here.
Professor Hamish Comes to Class
PMPA 809 has had two visits from our oldest dog, Hamish Macbeth. We are pretty casual group and Hamish managed to visit everyone many times, take and nap and begin more rounds of visits. I'm not sure about the so-called calming effects of a friendly canine, but we were pretty calm for lots of discussion on human resources and other such non-contentious topics in management.
Courses for 2018-19
The Architecture of Failure: Time and Time Again, presentation of current research on why governments fail to the Conference Board of Canada conference, Public Sector Transformation 2018, Ottawa, November, 2018. Click here to access.
Award for Leadership in Police Governance: I was honoured to be awarded the Emil Kolb prize for leadership in police governance by the Canadian Association of Police Governance at its conference in Winnipeg this August.
My Bad: Interview in The Hill Times on the report of the Auditor General on the Phoenix Pay System. Click here to access full article.
Teaching Award: Along with a great team led by Rachel Laforest at the School of Policy Studies, i am receiving the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Award: Curriculum Development Award for our work on the redevelopment of the MPA curriculum, now being rolled out at Queen's.
CPA Public Financial Management Advisory Committee: The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada are creating a new advisory body for public sector financial management. i have agreed to serve on this new venture. More to follow.
New Column: I have begun a new column for the Canadian Government Executive Magazine. This is a brief review of current research and literature that might be relevant to the busy government executive. To access, go to canadiangovernmentexecutive.ca/ .
Editorial Board Appointment: I have accepted an appointment to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Affairs Education. This is a great linkage of my case study work and the curriculum development activities in so many areas. To learn more about the Journal go to http://naspaa.org/initiatives/jpae/jpae.asp .
Readings Brief: Briefly Noted Commentaries, Contributions and Holding Forth
The Architecture of Failure: Time and Time Again - Presentation to Risk Management in the Public Sector Conference, Ottawa, January, 2019
The Concept of Governance as Forward Oversight as Applied to Police Agencies in Canadian Municipalities - Presentation at the International Research Society for Public Management Annual Conference, Edinburgh, April, 2018
"The Bigger and Smaller World of Tomorrow’s Infrastructure" - Presentation to the School of Policy Studies
"Risk is Not the Bermuda Triangle of Innovation": Presentation to the CPA 2017 Public Sector Conference, Ottawa, October 2017.
"Governance Check-Up: Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Ways to Succeed": Presentation to the Nova Scotia of Police Governance, Pictou, Nova Scotia, September, 2017.
"The Evolving Landscape in Public Administration Leadership Development.": Presentation to the Ethiopian Oromia National Regional State Leadership Academy Assigned for Study Tour in Canada April 2017
"Understanding Executives' Information Needs: If I knew then what i know now....": Presentation to the FMI PD Week, November, 2016