The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 6(2), 2001, article 9.

 

Workshop on Public Innovation (PDF)

 

Location:

The Senate Chambers,
Room 083 (Basement), Tabaret Hall
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland Street
(Entrance either off Cumberland Ave. or off Waller)
Ottawa

Saturday February 9, 2002.

7:55 am

Registration, coffee and muffins

8:25 am

Introductory Remarks

Eleanor Glor, Workshop Chair

Papers

Chair

Morning Session 1

8:30 am

Innovation Processes:

Strategic Innovation in Post-Conflict Situations: Comparative Use of Large-Group Interaction Methods –society-wide action through invention of new definitions, creation of new alliances, and the triumph of optimism.

Jeanne-Marie Col, Interregional Adviser, Division of Public Economics and Public Administration, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Vic Pakalnis, Regional Director-Eastern

Ontario , Ontario Ministry of Labour

Innovating a New Way for Measuring the Health of Aboriginal Communities

David J Leech, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Ottawa; F. Henry Lickers, Director, Department of Environment, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne; George Haas, Research Associate, Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa

9:45 am

Break

Morning Session 2

10:05 am

Improving Service:

Federal-Provincial Business Registry Services: Offering Electronic Inter-jurisdictional Services Based on Business Needs

David Stuewe, Chief Executive Officer; Stuart Maclean, Vice President of Assessment and Risk Management Services, Workers’ Compensation Board, Nova Scotia, Canada; and Katherine Bennett, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Ottawa, Canada.

Dawn Nicholson-O’Brien, Chair of the Conference Meeting the Challenge of Innovation in Government and Senior Visiting Fellow, Knowledge Creation and Innovation, Canadian Centre for Manage-ment Development (invited)

 

Delivering Results through Quality: the Ontario Public Service reaps the benefits of its Quality Service Strategy

 

Lois A. Bain, Director, Quality Service, Ontario Public Service Restructuring Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario

 

Rethinking E-Government: Dilemmas of Public Service, Citizenship and Democracy

 

 

Graham D. Longford, Department of Political Studies, Trent University

 

 

11:35 am

 

 

Lunch

 

After-noon Session

12:15 pm

 

Innovative Concepts

 

A Topographical Map of the Innovation Landscape

 

 

 

A.W. Kleingeld, Centre for Process Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Robert Slater, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environ-ment Canada

 

Ethics in Innovation:-Power (Electricity) Sector Reforms in India with Special reference to the Rajasthan State (India)

 

Dr.Pradeep K. Saxena, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

 

 

The Internet as a Metaphor for the Role of the Modern Government Laboratory

 

Ron Freedman, The Impact Group, Toronto, Canada

 

1:45 pm

 

Short Break

 

After-noon Session 2

1:55 pm

 

 

The Public and the Private in Innovation:

 

Patent Ownership and Reward for Invention in Japanese Research Organization

 

 

 

Ichiro Nakayama, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Intellectual Property, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, and Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.

 

Val Traversy, Director General, Industrial Analysis and Strategies, Industry Canada

 

 

 

Governance, Coaching and Synergistic Power: Towards the Democratic Organization

 

Aïda A. Warah, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, and Public Service Learning and Leadership, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada

 

Risks and Challenges in Thinking About Innovation

 

Eleanor Glor, Editor-in-Chief, The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal (www.innovation.cc)

 

3:25 pm

 

Short Break

 

After-noon Session 3

3:35 pm

 

 

New Technologies:

 

Restructuring Schools Using Learning Technologies – Four Challenges for the Teaching Profession

 

 

 

Ken Stevens & David Dibbon, Centre for TeleLearning and Rural Education, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

 

 

Everett Rogers, Univ. of New Mexico

 

Design: The Somewhat Unknown but Key Ingredient in Innovation

 

Glen Milne, GLEN MILNEboth, Ottawa, Canada

 

The Ethics of Innovation

 

Ian Greene, York University, Toronto

 

5:05 pm

 

Wrap-up, Workshop Rapporteur

 

Leslie A. Pal, Professor and Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University

 

 

5:20

 

 

Closing for the Day

 

5:40pm

 

Cash Bar

The Innovation Salon

The Courtyard Restaurant in The Byward Market

 

 

Everett M. Rogers, author, The Diffusion of Innovations; Chair, Department of Communications, University of New Mexico

 

 

Eleanor Glor

 

 

Sunday February 10, 2002.

Breakfast

7:55 am

Coffee and muffins

Opening

8:35am

Opening Remarks

Morning Session 1

8:30 am

Thinking About Innovation:

Jurgen Habermas' Concept of Universal Pragmatics: A Practical Approach to Ethics and Innovation

Howard Doughty, Professor, Seneca College of Arts and Technology.

Luc Bernier, Ecole nationale d’administra-tion publique

The Reality of Innovation in Government

Nada Teofilovic, Human Resources Development Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa

Practical Quality Measurement

Brenda Kirtzinger, Director of Performance and Evaluation/Quality of Care Coordinator, Battlefords Health District

Break

10:00am

Break

Morning Session 2

10:20am

(Parallel Session)

Conflicting Objectives:

The Experiences from Transforming the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Denmark into a Development-Oriented Organization

Birgit Kjølby, Head of Division,

Ministry of Science, Technology and Development, Government of Denmark.

Paul Crookall, co-author of The Three Pillars of Public Management

Incentives to Innovation in Development Governance: Some Aspects of Information System Designing

Parthasarathi Banerjee,

National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS), and Dr. K.S.Krishnan Marg, New Delhi, India

The Ethics of Innovation in High-Level Radioactive Waste Management

Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Ph.D. student, University of Toronto

Morning Session 3

(Parallel)

10:20am

Salle 309 Tabaret

Comment renforcer les moyens d’action des employés (en francais):

Innovation et entrepreneurship dans le secteur public au Canada

Luc Bernier, École nationale d’administration publique, Montréal, and Taïeb Hafsi , École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Montréal

Bruno Bonneville, Executive Director, Commission du droit du Canada

Innovations et fonction publique: des efforts louables; un arrimage difficile

Denis Harrisson, professeur, Département de relations industrielles, Université du Québec à Hull

11:50am

Lunch

Afternoon Session 1

12:30 pm

Empowering Clients and Employees:

From cheerleaders to darts players: User evaluation of caseworkers as performance measurement

Caroline Andrew, Dean of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

An Empowering Approach to Measuring Quality in Social Care Services in England

Monica Dowling, Department of Social and Political Science,

Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom

You’ve Got to Conform to Create: The Implications of Corporate Culture on Innovation in the Canadian Federal Public Service

Donald Hall, The Tweedsmuir Group, Ottawa, Canada

Break

2pm

Short Break

Afternoon

Session 2

2:10 pm

Comparing Approaches:

Ontario Delivers Innovation

Mary Anne Covelli, Director, Ontario Public Service Restructuring Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario

Ruth Dantzer, Chair CCMD Round Table on Innovation, Associate Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Classic Theories – Contemporary Applications: a comparative study of the implementation of innovation in Canadian and Chinese Public Sector environments

Michael Miles, Faculty Member, and Mr. Arun Thangaraj, Graduate Student, School of Management, University of Ottawa

Leadership and Innovation in the Public Sector

Sandford Borins, Chair, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Canada.

Break

3:40pm

Break

Afternoon Session 3

3:50 pm

Wrap-up, Workshop Rapporteur

Discussion of Learning Achieved

Caroline Andrew, Dean of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa and

Closing

4:35pm

Workshop Closing

Evaluations

Discussion of possibility of future workshop.

Eleanor Glor

5:00pm

Good-byes

Later:

6:00pm

For those who are interested:

Pay-your-own way Supper at D'Arcy McGee's Restaurant (an Irish Pub) at 44 Elgin Street

Even

Later

Skating on the Rideau Canal

Rental skates are available on the Canal. Dress warmly.

Workshop Planning Committee:

  • Siroun Aghajanian, Director, Planning, Strategic Initiatives and Financial Information Strategies, Senate of Canada
  • Caroline Andrew, Dean of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Ron Bell, Psychologist, Royal Ottawa Hospital
  • Raymond Bouchard, Strategic Planning and Futures Consultant
  • Donna Carter, Strategic Initiatives Consultant, City of Ottawa
  • Mohamed Charih, professeur, Ecole nationale d'administration publique (Hull)
  • Paul Crookall, Management Consultant
  • Eleanor Glor, Convener, The Innovation Salon/Le Salon de l’innovation, and Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, The Innovation Journal/La Revue de l’innovation
  • Leslie A. Pal, Professor and Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University

To register for the Innovation Workshop: paulcrookall@sympatico.ca
To register for the Innovation Salon: Glor.Eleanor@ic.gc.ca
To register for the Innovation Conference: LilyC@ccmd-ccg.gc.ca

 

Revised February 7 2002

Last updated: November 2009