Dancing at a distance - virtual participation no matter where you are!

It was very important to us that people from across the country doing policy work had the opportunity to participate in our conference. Even if you were not able to join us in-person, you could have still participated in an engaging way!


All sessions from the main room were webcasted for you to watch LIVE, ask questions virtually and participate interactively. Check out the virtual agenda below to see the sessions that were offered online.

Presentations

Our Conference 2020 speakers clearly struck a chord with participants. To meet the many requests for copies of their powerpoint presentations and materials from workshops, we are pleased to share them here. The webcast recordings are best watched while viewing the presentations; transcripts of these sessions will be posted in the coming weeks.


In the spirit of the "Integrated Policy"  theme of the Conference, we hope you'll use these resources to spark reflections and (virtual) conversations with colleagues in your own policy domain and beyond. Feel free to write to us about it at policommpoli@canada.ca.

    Policy Practitioners of the Future

    Nitika Agarwal

    Apolitical



    Presentation

    Video

    Transcript

    Involving Citizens in Policy-making: Inclusive Governance and Public Trust

    Laurie Drake

    MASS LBP


    Presentation

    Video

    Thinking through data as a social and technological system!

    Tracey Lauriault

    Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University

    Presentation

    Video

    Transcript

    Integrated Policy: A UK Perspective

    Andrea Siodmok

    UK Cabinet Office - Policy Lab and Open Innovation Team

    Presentation

    Handout

    Video

    Transcript

    Visualizing Complexity in the Policy Environment

    Enrique Martinez



    Presentation

    Video

    Transcript

    Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Policy 

    Nathalie Gagnon

    Canada School of Public Service





    Presentation

    Behavioural Insights 

    Sasha Tregebov

    The Behavioural Insights Team


    Presentation

    Workbook

    Virtual Agenda

    In addition to webcasting, some of our content collaborators from previous years’ conferences designed activity kits that groups can run on their own. We encouraged participants to use the Conference in a Box activities during the breaks when the webcast was not live. The Conference in a Box remains available year-round.

    SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

    Policy Practitioners of the Future - Interactive Presentation | 9:45am - 10:30am

    Nitika Agarwal, Apolitical (@apoliticalco @agarwal_nitika2)


    Get an international perspective on the mindsets, skills and behaviours for policy practitioners of the future and how we can start to exercise and hone them right now.

    Involving Citizens in Policy-making: Inclusive Governance and Public Trust - Interactive Presentation | 10:45am - 11:45am

    Laurie Drake, MASS LBP (@masslbp @lauriedrake_)


    Democracy is under pressure and trust in public institutions is declining globally and here in Canada. If we are going to meet our democratic aspirations, we need to address growing mistrust and polarization. This means upending assumptions about the ability and willingness of citizens to play a more central role in policy-making. By involving more people in policy-making, we can create more inclusive governance and reinvigorate the democratic project —a project of personal agency, collective efficacy, and shared responsibility.

    Thinking through data as a social and technological system! | 12:30pm - 1:15pm

    Tracey Lauriault, Assistant Professor, Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University (@traceylauriault)


    Data Data Everywhere! What approaches can we apply to help us think through our data systems and how can these be applied in a public policy context? Come and find out!

    Integrated Policy: A UK Perspective - Interactive Presentation | 1:15pm - 2:15pm

    Andrea Siodmok, UK Cabinet Office - Policy Lab and Open Innovation Team (@policylabuk @openinnovteam @andreasiodmok) 


    Let’s explore working beyond boundaries and “government as a system” toolkit to deliver change in complex policy environments.

    Visualizing Complexity in the Policy Environment - Interactive Presentation & Hands-on Activity | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Enrique Martinez, Public Sector Leadership Consultant (@mtzenrique)


    A visual language easy to learn and use by everyone--the language of diagrams--is disrupting government by making operations, management, policy-making, and civic processes more transparent and participatory. This session will explain how schematic visualization is transforming the way in which public servants and government leaders are framing problems and making decisions. This is an interactive session: all participants will engage hands-on and experience the power of diagramming and low-tech visual communication techniques to clarify complex ideas and processes in the policy environment and across government.