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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Next iteration of learning programme kicks off in Australia!

The new cohort of eight public servant teams meet in Melbourne to begin their six-month learning journey.

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Retrospective

Transforming mindsets for driving public innovation in Canada

We look back at our nine-month journey working with the Government of Canada Entrepreneurs.

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Retrospective

To boldly go

Laura Portal Avelar and Minh On discuss what it's like to be the Government of Canada's newest innovators

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Updates

First public servant cohort graduate in Victoria

After a 9-month journey the first cohort of public servants have graduated from our public innovation learning progamme.

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Retrospective

Why people matter: Canada’s Free Agents programme

Nine insights from the Canadian federal government’s experiment in HR innovation.

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Updates

SoC Canada: The value and challenges of ‘trial and error’

The challenges - both practical and emotional - that embracing a process of iteration and possible failure can bring.

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Retrospective

Lab Legacies #1: The politics of government innovation

We spoke to Marco Steinberg and Juan Felipe Lopez about the politics, pitfalls and challenges of innovation in government.

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Updates

SoC Victoria: Reflecting on a reflection retreat

We took the public servant participants out of their usual environment to pause, reflect and consider their role in the broader transformation of the Victorian public sector.

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Field notes

Musings of a GC Entrepreneur and 8 reflections on States of Change

Cedric Jean-Marie, one of the Government of Canada Entrepreneurs’ taking part in the States of Change programme in Canada, reflects on his learning journey so far.

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