Stories

We understand the challenges of putting innovation into practice in government, and so our aim is to inspire action by sharing stories and real-life experiences from public innovators across the world. Explore these and updates from the collective below.

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Field notes

Building a global learning collective: our experience in Canada so far

In our recent training week in Canada, we explored how to bring the experience of a global collective into our learning programme

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Field notes

How government can recruit innovative talent

Dave Seliger, formerly of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Tech + Innovation, shares his tips for finding the right staff.

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Field notes

States of Change Victoria: Paying forward the ‘ah-ha’ moments

Our 10 public servant teams finish up their training and head back to their organisations to spread new ways of working.

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Updates

Helping governments to become better problem-solvers

How States of Change is bringing together a global community of practice.

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Field notes

Innovating government in the 21st century: starting in Ottawa

As we continue our partnership with the Canadian government. Marco Steinberg shares his reflections from working on the programme so far.

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Updates

Getting real: building prototypes and coming together as a cohort

Looking back at the 'Trial & Error' training week of our learning programme in Victoria.

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Concepts

Developing an impact framework for cultural change in government

How do we move from measuring outputs to assessing outcomes?

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Field notes

From Scoping to Explore: Five reflections from States of Change Canada

Looking back at the first week of our learning programme for public innovation with the Canadian federal government.

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Provocation

Why improvement does not equal innovation

In the first of a new series of provocation pieces, Alex Ryan and Jerry Koh from Canadian public innovation lab MaRS Solutions Lab argue for bolder innovation ambitions that distinguish innovation from improvement.

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