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Strategies for Building an Innovative Public Service

Subject: Strategies for Building an Innovative Public Service

In their forthcoming book The New Public Organization (IPAC, Summer
2000) Ken Kernaghan, Brian Marson and Sanford Borins describe the features of the more-innovative, more-entrepreneurial public sector organization that has begun to supersede the traditional bureaucratic model of public organizations.

Brian Marson will outline the features of "The New Public Organization" and will discuss more specifically the culture and management systems that appear to be needed for innovation to flourish within public organizations.

Based on the presentation, participants will be invited to reflect on
what role and strategies the Treasury Board Secretariat might employ to promote innovation within the Public Service of Canada. This discussion will be led by Terry Hunt of the Innovation and Quality Services Division of TBS.

Date: Monday February 21, 2000

Location: Mama Theresa’s Restaurant, 300 Somerset West, Ottawa, 236-3023

Time:5:30 to 9:00pm

Cost: $10 for expenses, plus dinner.
Please feel to come even if you do not have dinner.

For more information and RSVP by Friday February 18th to:
Eleanor Glor, ph. 1-613-954-8575; email:

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Updated January 24, 2001