Round Up: February 27

Friday, February 27, 2009
It's been a busy time for me in the last little while so here is an overdue roundup for your reading pleasure.

Should Public Servants Blog?

There has been some back and forth about whether or not public servants should blog. It started with this post by Laura Wesley. Then Etienne posted this response, but make sure you read the comments in the original post for a comment from Doug Bastien.


Etienne decided on a very simple way to promote GCPEDIA, while Doug has provided some more of the back story of GCPEDIA. (and don't forget the GCPEDIA challenge, our patently obvious attempt to prompt you to migrate to and play in GCPEDIA)

On Websites

Peter has a nifty little post on the irrelevant corporate (or government) website.

Main Stream Media

  1. Fewer rules, more risk needed in PS (which is MSM coverage of the release of the PM's Advisory Committee’s report Achieving Results: Accountability and Action)
  2. PS faces major test (note Dr. Gilles Paquet's reference to scheming virtuously)
  3. Feds ponder sale of assets
  4. Foreign Affairs violating disclosure laws: experts

On Onboarding

Happy to h/t to @DGTweets for tweeting us this link: Onboarding How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time. I am not going to say a whole lot about it other then, Etienne, I am looking at you right now.

On My Own Experience in Alberta This Week

I just wanted to thank the Alberta Federal Council for inviting me out to speak, for everyone for participating and for sharing their stories with me. I will post a proper follow up later. I met some great people while I was out there and hopefully they walked away from my presentations with something they can use in their own organizations or in their own careers.

Cheers for now.

1 Leave a comment on this post to Round Up: February 27:

George W. said...

Nick, your talk at the AFC event in Edmonton was outstanding. When I started with the PS 8 years ago I had many similar ideas, but never put them into action. Your talk gave me a lot of enthusiasm and was the spark that helped me connect with some other public servants at the conference.

I'm not sure if it'll come to fruition yet, but that spark may result in me taking part in some really cool inter-departmental initiatives. I'm meeting with the "right people" next week, and I'll keep you posted. Looking forward to your wrap-up/follow-up post!

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