Carleton University


Fall 1998: New Master’s degree program in Innovation, Technology and
Environment (a policy program).



December 18, 1999


Creative Problem Solving


“Creativity: It’s a Lifelong Journey”

44th Annual CPSI,
June 21-26, 1998,
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Registrar: 1-800-447-2774



December 18, 1999

Innovator as Gardener: Making Innovation Work in Your Organization

– A One-day Workshop for Government Managers and
Innovators –

This one-day workshop equips participants with a comprehensive,
state-of-the-art framework for understanding workplace innovation.
Participants roll up their sleeves and grapple with real work challenges
from their own organizations, acquiring practical skills and tools with
which to foster and support innovation.

This workshop will be active, fun and totally relevant to getting
unstuck with initiatives in your area. Join colleagues who are hot off
the mark in learning how to diagnose barriers and break through to
success with tools from this session! Eleanor Glor, Editor in Chief of
the Innovation Journal, will lead the session.

A FRIEND or Colleague you think should come? Pass this invitation along to them.

We look forward to sharing this new approach to Innovation with you!

Contact: Eleanor Glor






Management Training for
the Public Sector


The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 5(3), 2000, article 7.


Training for the Public Sector (PDF)


Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you about a few scholarships that are still
available for the year 2001 postgraduate “Master of Public Management” (MPM)
program at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

If you know of institutions and individuals of interest in your
field, we would appreciate very much if you spread that message by forwarding this mail
and the information below:

Management Training for the Public Sector

Since 1999, the University of Potsdam in co-operation with the
Public Administration Promotion Centre (ZÖV) of the German Foundation for International
Development (DSE) offers a mid-career, post-graduate degree programme in Public

The Master of Public Management (MPM) program strives to equip
public sector professionals with the analytical and practical skills vital to meet their
societies’ need for excellence in public management and government. The focus of the
14-months, full-time program is on qualified graduates in economics, business
administration and management as well as the social sciences, with relevant professional
background and leadership experience in public sector organisations. Applicants are to
come mainly from the DSE’s partner countries and respective institutions. All MPM courses
are taught in English.

For all relevant information concerning application procedures and
deadline (October 2000), admission requirements, and availability of scholarships, please,
visit our website at

 Thank you very much for your attention!

Very best regards
Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr, MPM Program Director, International Politics
Chair, University of Potsdam,

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reichard, Public Management Chair, University of
Dr. Thomas Gebhardt, MPM Program Manager, University of Potsdam


Dr. Thomas Gebhardt
Program Managerm, Master of Public Management Program
University of Potsdam, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 90 03 27 14439 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49 331 977 46 54 Fax: +49 331 977 46 17


September 27, 2000

Niagara Institute


Leading Innovation course phone 1-800-663-7305.



December 18, 1999

Public Administration

Canada: Master of Public Administration (MPA) Programs

York University, Schulich School of Business

Canadian Public Administration Programs



February 01, 2000

Quality Assessor Training

There are three (3) steps to become a full National Quality
Institute (NQI) Quality Assessor:

1) Follow the 2-day course “A Framework for
Effectiveness” given by the NQI.

The next sessions will be held on:
26/05/98 and 27/05/98 (Tuesday and Wednesday) complete
22/06/98 and 23/06/98 (Monday and Tuesday)
The cost per person for the 2-day course is $625.00. All participants will be billed
directly by the National Quality Institute. Cancellation fees apply.

2) Follow the 1-day course “Conducting Organizational
Assessments: Using the NQI Quality Fitness Test”. This 1-day session costs $295.00
and is given by the NQI. (You must follow the 2-day course on the Framework first.)

The 3rd session will be given on Thursday May 28, 1998
The 4th session will be given on Friday May 29, 1998.

3) Obtain the “NQI Internal Quality Assessor
Certification”. There is a $225.00 fee and certain conditions apply.

Please e-mail Jacques Bouchard at Canada’s Treasury Board at or contact
the National Quality Institute by phone: 1- 416- 251-7600 or fax: 1-416-



December 18, 1999



Axford Fellowship In Public Policy For Study and Travel In New Zealand

The Commonwealth Fund of New York invites applicants for the 2001
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy. The deadline for the receipt of
applications is March 15, 2000.

The fellowships give outstanding American professionals at a
mid-career level the opportunity to study, travel, and gain practical experience in public
policy in New Zealand, including first-hand knowledge of economic, social and political
reforms, and management of the government sector. The program aims to reinforce New
Zealand/United States links, improve public policy development by the cross-fertilization
of ideas and experience, and build up a network of public policy experts on both sides of
the Pacific.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have at least five years
experience in their profession. There are no formal age limits, but the focus of the
fellowship is on mid-career development, and successful applicants are likely to be in
their late twenties to early forties. Candidates’ proposals for study while in New Zealand
may address any field of public policy, including education and training, welfare reform,
health, crime prevention and enforcement, community development, youth and families,
workplace and employment issues, policies related to indigenous peoples, environmental
policy, public sector reform, tax policy, local government, information technology,
science and technology, telecommunications, public utilities, and program evaluation in
the government sector.

Each fellowship includes roundtrip airfare to New Zealand for the
fellow, a dependent partner and/or children to age 18 years, and a monthly living and
travel allowance. It is expected that candidates, where possible, will be on full or
partial paid leave from their places of employment.

For information and an application, contact: Robin Osborn, The
Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021-2692 (telephone: 212.606.3809,
email:, or see the Commonwealth Fund’s World

Wide Web home page (



December 18, 1999


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