Thought Leaders

Our MiC Thought Leaders are leaders in their field – providing insight into their experiences in blogs and articles, as well as curating content from other online resources and tool kits.

A Community of Practice is an effective way of creating a network of support around people with similar skills or passions. In municipal government, we are seeing communities of practice created to support decentralized resources who have been trained in toolsets such as LEAN, innovation and facilitation.

Learn about York’s Communities of Practice and how you can use this tool to support innovation.

Human Centred Design is a methodology to design new possibilities with those we are designing for at the heart of the process. By grounding ourselves in empathy, we ensure we understand the experience of our “end users” and are creating solutions that will be most helpful to them. 

Learn from Durham’s Research and Innovation Unit and how you can use this framework to drive innovation.

While many public sector organizations have identified innovation as a strategic priority or enabler, measurement of innovation initiatives and outcomes is more difficult. How do you create a KPI for innovation?

Learn from the Town of Oakville about how other public sector organizations are measuring innovation impact and outcomes.

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