I partner with my colleagues in the Ontario Public Service to co-design the best options for solutions to public sector problems. Please reach out to me if you think I can help you.
Strategy: How does your work fit into your ministry’s strategy? How can you best approach a current project? Who might you consider talking to about your idea? To be effective, we all need a future focus for our workplace that is understood by all. We can sit down together for an in-person or virtual session to work through your challenge. I can offer ideas of different solutions so you can pick what might work best for you.
Leadership: This is a skill we flex everyday. Whether you’re in a traditional leadership role (e.g. ADM, Director, etc) or not, let’s exchange practices on what’s working well for you and what’s worked/working well for me. Having worked closely with dozens of OPS leaders for years, I can offer a unique perspective of styles – and their outcome on staff. Plus, I really appreciate organizational development concepts and would like to grab a coffee with my fellow gov leaders to discuss.
Culture: Culture can, and must, be nurtured for sustainable performance. I am currently dabbling in this area to help improve team effectiveness. If you have any experience in diagnosing the links between a team’s current culture and business performance and co-creating a shared set of values, please contact me to discuss what’s worked well for your workplace.
High performing teams: Teams perform well when they have a clear understanding of roles/responsibilities and performance expectations. Having struggled as a project manager for a few years, I’d love to share the ways I improved how I design and facilitate experiences, processes and programs. Out of all of my areas of expertise and interest, this is my heart’s work.
Innovation: Our success as a public sector depends on our ability to deliver innovative services. Having practiced a number of techniques over the last decade, I would love to extend this practice to you. While I host sessions based on human-centered design principles as part of my day job, I’m particularly interested in facilitating a 5-day sprint, as described in this book – Sprint: How to Solve Big Problemts and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days.