If there is any part of writing the briefing note (especially the “for decision” note) that really seems to cause angst for people, it’s the “Proposed Options” section – and maybe not for the reason you might think. Generally, this section (see the template we provided a little while ago to see where this fits) [...]
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I’ve had several people ask me over the years for a briefing note template, so I’ve made this one available on Google Docs: This template is based on the work in our White Paper #07-10-004 “The Briefing Process in British Columbia” by Colleen Cunningham and is modeled on a standard template used by the British Columbia Government. [...]
Video Clips from Climate Science, Civil Service and Civic Society: The Long Haul to Low Carbon Societies Rod Dobell’s keynote address to the recent symposium “BC’s Climate Change Agenda: Changing Culture, Sustaining Momentum and Building Careers” (January 21-22 2009, Victoria BC).
In developing a presentation and a proposal centred around the idea of Web 2.0, I created a Wordle of terms associated-with / that-define Web 2.0: Web 2.0 Wordle by Justin Longo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.Based on a work at www.wordle.net. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may [...]
A four minute excerpt of a longer address by the great Perri 6. intelligentlyignoreinformation.mp3 Most information management systems being sold to governments are designed for providing access to more information, faster. However, a good information management / decision-support system better allows you to intelligently reject information not useful for making decisions. I’d slightly nuance that [...]
Check out Google Moderator, a simple tool for moderating group questions. Questions are nominated by users, and others vote on them. Lets you know what an audience wants to ask a speaker.
The CBO Director’s blog has an entry on “Long term projections for Social Security: innovations in presenting uncertainty” where he highlights the innovative use of what are essentially the “fan charts” used by the Bank of England over ten years ago (which at least incorporated shading to delineate the probability distribution):