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InnovateUS Summer Series: Innovation 101


InnovateUS Summer Series: Innovation 101

May 19

2:00 pm3:30 pm


Innovation is no longer a nice-to-have in the public sector. The world is constantly changing and government organizations need to change with it. We need to find new ways to deliver services and solve complex problems. The good news is, governments have a lot of untapped innovation potential.

We hear a lot about the need for culture change but not a lot about what it takes to change the culture or create space for risk-taking.

In this 2-hour workshop, participants will develop their innovation literacy by exploring the concept of innovation, reflecting on their own examples and learning about how others in government have tapped the power of innovation to accelerate their work.

This session will be facilitated by Nick Scott, former Director of Innovation Services at the Canada School for Public Service’s Digital Academy. Formerly, Nick worked at the Government of New Brunswick as Executive Director of Open Government and Innovation. In this role, he led Innovation and Design Services, established an Innovation Team, a collaborative workspace and a public innovation framework, facilitating initiatives addressing mobility, literacy, second language acquisition, natural resource development, municipal reform, and child protection.

The session is open to all but will be particularly helpful to managers and teams with new mandates for innovation and looking for ways to spread innovation in their organization.

Space is limited.

A Zoom calendar invite will be shared with all final participants during the week prior to the event.

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