Innovation Month 2016 – What’s in the works?

Innovation Month (Disrupt, Develop, Display) is fast approaching and we’ve had some queries from partners and others about what’s already planned. Here’s a rundown of some of the main events planned thus far: Monday 4 July – Innovation Month Launch – the official opening of Innovation Month Tuesday 5 July […]

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‘Shut Up and Innovate’ – a write-up

On Wednesday last week the Australian Public Service Commission, in partnership with the Public Sector Innovation Network, hosted ‘Shut Up and Innovate’, an event for some 300 public servants to hear about and discuss innovation. The session was facilitated by Dan Gregory (founder of The Impossible Institute, a strategic research […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 2 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: David Halpern reports on the partnership between the Behavioural Insights Team and VicHealth. “Public health is about as behavioural as it gets. The leading causes of death are dominated by behavioural and lifestyle factors: smoking, diet, alcohol consumption, accidents, but also more subtle […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 26 April 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: The OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) is looking for public servants interested in co-production. “Inspired by these numerous successful examples of how co-production can bring about change in the public sector, the OPSI and Governance International are interested in establishing a […]

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Learning from our International Counterparts – OPM Innovation Lab

Public sector innovation is something that public services across the world are looking at and there seem to be a lot of common issues. But are they really the same, or do local factors, local circumstances matter more? This March I was lucky enough to spend two weeks trying to […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 18 April 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Medha Basu takes a look at the Seoul Innovation Bureau. “It has set up an online platform offering payments to citizens to canvass ideas. People can discuss the ideas back and forth, and vote on them. Departments have 10 days to review the […]

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Public sector innovation – not a new issue

On a recent trip to Washington DC I had the chance to visit some of the memorials, including that of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, the 3rd President of the United States of America and, by many accounts, a very impressive individual […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 11 April 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Alan Ryan shares the Alberta CoLab story. “As lab practitioners, we tend to be process geeks with a strong belief in the superiority of our own methods. There is a temptation to cast oneself in the role of the missionary bringing the good […]

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IPAA Public Sector Innovation Awards – Nominations Closing Soon

Do you work with someone in the APS who has done/is doing something clever, new and/or experimental? Have you thought about nominating them for the new IPAA Public Sector Innovation Awards? If so, there’s only two weeks left to nominate so we recommend you start now. Nominations can be self-nominated […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 4 April 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: ‘The Queensland Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation category has been added as part of the iAwards. “Innovative and cutting edge technology used to deliver government services to Queenslanders will be applauded as part of a prestigious national award program.” Kate Ivey-Williams shares […]

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