Archive for March, 2009

There has been, what I consider, a lot of interest developing around . This blog is gaining steam, but I fully understand if some are still hesitant to leave public comments. I respect it, you’ll see by my writing below.

So, last week:

I received my 2nd media request for an interview

The requests was made through this blog. Unsurprisingly, the media wouldn’t find my academic studies more than a level above “boring” (go “New Public Management 2.0″!) and my work duties don’t garner any media-worthy attention. But still it is surprising based on the nascent existence of this blog (would you believe it’s only been 2 months?). Was it because this blog is popular? Hardly. Because it is interesting? Nope, the topic is way too narry. Probably because there’s some meat in this that could feed a story.

My last contact with the media was in 2005 in Hong Kong attending this press conference. With so much giggling and peace signs being waved I can't say I fully understood what was going on, but I'm sure those girls at the table had something to do with it.

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Updated context on the PCO video

I received this comment on the previous post. I just wanted to post it here as an update to the post:

Rob Wiebe
March 26, 2009

Ok got some backstory on the vid.

It was created by the now defunct CPSA to support public service renewal. It’s a promo aimed at recruiting and retaining the best possible talent for the PS.

It’s intended to strengthen the image of the PS by telling a compelling story about who we are, what we do and how we affect the quality of life of Canadians.

It’s also aimed at new public servants and those that are hired on a short term basis to help them in deciding if the PS is their employer of choice.

The vid was officially launched at the U of Waterloo career fair pilot on November 4, 2008, where it was well received. And, it will be used in the 2009-10 post-secondary recruitment career fairs across Canada.

As far as I know, the only external site hosting the vid is the PCO.

phew, there you have it.

Thanks Rob for this. Yay the power of the social web!

In related news
You may be interested to know I have a follow-up blog post that will be published soon about the PCO video blog post, as I may have spoken too loosely in the post. Look for it early next week! I’m not!



I was “Tweeted” with the following from a fellow Web-2.0-engaged Public Servant:

My Canada, My Public Service video what do you think #cpsr

The video you can see on the PCO website about Your Canada and Your Public Service

The video you can see on the PCO website about Your Canada and Your Public Service

Please watch it.  That link again is:⊂=speeches-discours&doc=docs/20090205/video/index-eng.htm

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