Courses Planned for 2017-18:
Emerging and Current Developments
Change is Coming to the Queens Professional MPA Program.
In 2015, I was asked to undertake a review of the PMPA program at the Queens School of Policy Studies. I am pleased to report that in the fall this year, we will be launching our changes to the PMPA program. This has been in development for some time. We have engaged PMPA alumni though and survey and interviews, as well as completing research on mid-career graduate programs in public administration around the world. The result was a paper prepared by Andrew Graham of our faculty that received Faculty Board approval earlier this year. We then moved ahead with getting the necessary courses approved to let us go forward. The main features are:
This builds on the strengths of our existing program. We believe that the in-person experience, drawing on the outstanding faculty who bring both theoretical and practical experience and in the unique Queen’s environment is the winning way for mid-career people to learn. These changes put us in the forefront in this area.
Risk is Not the Bermuda Triangle of Innovation Presentation to the CPA 2017 Public Sector Conference, Ottawa, October 2017.
Presentation to the Nova Scotia of Police Governance, Pictou, Nova Scotia, September, 2017.
Presentation to the Ethiopian Oromia National Regional State Leadership Academy Assigned for Study Tour in Canada April 2017
The Evolving Landscape in Public Administration Leadership Development
Access the PowerPoint here.
Presentation to the FMI PD Week, November, 2016
Understanding Executives’ Information Needs: If I knew then what I know now…. Confessions of a User, Abuser and Producer of Financial information, Decisions and Excuses
Access the PowerPoint with my Speaking Notes here.
Sounding Off: Briefly Noted Commentaries, Contributions and Holding Forth
Presentations: Recent and Forthcoming
Webinar for the Canadian Association of Police Governance: Where Will the Board Be? An Era of New Pressures and Old Questions August, 2016: Click here to access.
Presentation to the Senate Committee on National Defence and Security, Presentation on Critical Infrastructure Risks and Threats, March 21, 2016. Click here to access.
Police Governance 101: Presentation in March, 2015 to the Police Commissions of Manitoba. Click here to access.
Putting Policy to Work: Policy Implementation Checklist: This checklist is the product of a workshop offered through Queen's to the Ontario Public Service, last held in Toronto, April, 2015. Click here to access.
Discussion Guide: Summit on Police Governance, Toronto, April, 2015. Click here to access.