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Nicholas Charney | Founder | Author RSS / cpsrenewalFacebook / cpsrenewalLinkedIn / Nick Charneytwitter / nickcharneygovloop / nickcharneyGoogle+ / nickcharney
Public servant, blogger, speaker, digital citizen, father and husband.

Nicholas has been a journeyman public servant since 2007. He has worked both at the bottom and the top of the hierarchical structures, on detailed policy analysis and on the coordination of Ministerial briefing books and calendars.

He provides advice to policy makers and senior executives on how to use collaborative technologies to foster innovation, gain efficiencies, and improve engagement. He has been blogging openly about the opportunities (and challenges) at cpsrenewal.ca.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations and Law from Carleton University and a Master's degree in Conflict Studies from Saint Paul University.

Fonctionnaire, blogueur, conférencier, Internet citoyen, père et mari.

Nicholas poursuit son parcours de fonctionnaire depuis 2007. Que ce soit en haut ou en bas de l'échelle d'organisations hiérarchiques, Nick a travaillé à l'analyse de politiques détaillées et à la coordination de dossiers préparatoires et de calendriers ministériels.

Il donne actuellement des conseils aux responsables de l'élaboration de politiques et aux cadres supérieurs sur l'utilisation d'outils technologiques de collaboration en vue de devenir plus efficace, d'encourager l'innovation et de renforcer l'engagement. Nick tient un blogue où il parle ouvertement des occasions offertes (et des défis auxquels il est confronté) sur le site cpsrenewal.ca.

Il détient un baccalauréat en sciences politiques, en relations internationales et en droit de l'Université Carleton ainsi qu'une maîtrise en études des conflits de l'Université Saint Paul.



Kent Aitken | Author RSS / cpsrenewalFacebook / cpsrenewalLinkedIn / Kent Aitkentwitter / kentdaitkengovloop / KentAitken
Public servant, writer, and glossy-eyed idealist.


Kent joined the federal public service in 2009 to work in public policy, but keeps getting pulled towards roles that examine the systems in which policy gets made. He's currently the 2016 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow at Canada's Public Policy Forum studying governance in the digital age.

He tries to contribute to the civil society community through events, writing, and working with organizations that bridge the gap between government and citizens.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University, one in Political Science and Economics from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Economics from the University of London, U.K.

Fonctionnaire, écrivain et idéaliste.

Kent a intégré la fonction publique fédérale en 2009 pour travailler dans le domaine de la politique publique, mais il est souvent appelé à examiner les mécanismes de l’élaboration des politiques.

Il essaie de contibuer à la communauté en participant à des événements, en écrivant et en travaillant avec des organisations qui comblent le fossé entre le gouvernement et les citoyens.

Il est titulaire d'un diplôme en administration des affaires de l'Université St. Francis Xavier, un autre en sciences politiques et en économie de l'Université de l'Ile-du-Prince-Édouard, et une maîtrise en économie de l'environnement de l'Université de Londres, Royaume-Uni.



Tariq Piracha | Contributor RSS / cpsrenewalFacebook / cpsrenewaltwitter / tariqpiracha
Public servant, writer, and insatiable nerd.

Tariq has worked in the public service since 2001. He has spent a substantial amount of his career on the periphery, experimenting with approaches to communications, collaboration and engagement.

He currently advises on web strategy, content development and helps communicate the “on the ground” work of public servants to the public. Tariq has blogged for Canadian Government Executive magazine and the Government Technology Conference.

He holds an arts degree in Political Science, from Carleton University and is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Fonctionnaire, écrivain, et nerd insatiable.

Tariq est un fonctionnaire depuis 2001. Il a passé une grande partie de sa carrière sur la périphérie, en expérimentant des approches nouvelles en communication, collaboration et l'engagement.

Présentement, il est conseiller en stratégie et développement du contenu web et aide les autres à communiquer leurs travail au public. Tariq a blogué pour la revue Canadian Government Executive et pour la Conférence de la technologie du gouvernement.

Il détient un baccalauréat en arts et sciences politiques de Carleton University et poursuit une maîtrise en étude européennes, russe et eurasienne.





Melissa Tullio | Contributor twitter / tariqpiracha
Public servant, creative leader, and inspired innovator.


Melissa has worked for the Ontario Public Service since 2008. She provides strategic communications advice to leaders and program experts so that government initiatives are explained in a way that makes sense to people.

Melissa considers herself an intrapreneur - an internal change agent applying new problem solving methods to improve the way government gets things done. With a wide range of experiences across several departments, she's gained a lot of perspective about some of the systemic challenges preventing public sector transformation. She sees many possibilities to design things better, and has begun applying various social innovation methods at work to help shape better programs and policies for people.

You might remember Melissa from such events as GovJam Toronto or HealthJam Guelph. Her career mission is to be a connector and catalyst bringing together curious, diverse people to experiment, learn, and do useful things for the good of society.