Successful digital transformation in the public sector requires a significant shift in mind set from all employees to generate the best possible return for citizens. Councils also need to work together to generate ideas and platforms, which can then be shared across local government.
Learning Pool is delighted to be running a unique free event in association with the Scottish Improvement Service for those working in public services in Scotland who want to get the most from the social web.
This highly interactive session, facilitated by yours truly and my partner in crime Breda Doherty, will provide delegates with everything they need to get started with social media and to ensure they have a strategy for success.
The session will cover the following topics with a mixture of engaging presentation and practical exercises:
- Why social media matters
- Designing your strategy
- The social media toolkit
- Governance and risk
- Making your strategy work
We look forward to seeing you there!
September is promising to be a busy month already, with Learning Pool having scheduled in some exciting events for you to come along to.
- Birmingham, 21 September, 9am-12pm – more details and booking
Second are a pair of breakfast briefings in Scotland. The details are:
- Glasgow, 22nd September, 9am-12pm – more details and booking
- Edinburgh, 23rd September, 9am-12pm – more details and booking
At these events you’ll be able to hear all about how learning technology can help your organisation improve and innovative in a climate of budget cuts. Carol Woolley from Worcestershire County Council will be telling her story of how she has used Learning Pool’s services to make her life easier and her colleagues’ lives better; and I’ll be wittering on about something or other too.
Last, but undoubtably not least, is Learning Pool’s fourth birthday party in London. It promises to be a rip-roaring afternoon of networking and interesting presentations, followed by an evening of getting mullered by the Thames. You know you want to!
- London, 28 September, 2pm-throwing out time – more details and booking
It’ll be great to see some DavePress readers there!
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to.
- More plugins for securing your WordPress install – Useful guide for making WP a bit more impregnable.
- Introducing the Hybrid Organisation –
- Hacking UK Politics with IBM Middleware: open data, mashups, and uh… WebSphere – Cool looking mashup by guys at IBM described by James Governor
- CIOs Brainstorm About Government 2.0: Good Ideas But Not Bold Enough – "So, why do government people insist to “build something” with web 2.0 rather than realizing that in most cases people self-organize and select the channel they want to use or the community they want to belong to? Why do they focus so much on “citizens” and so little on “employees”?"
- Government Online | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – Interesting statistics from the US on general e-government stuff.
- W3 Total Cache – "The fastest and most complete WordPress performance optimization plugin. "
- Social on the Outside needs Social Business on the Inside :: Blog :: Headshift – "The focus of my talk was the idea that hanging shiny social media baubles on the cold, hard external walls of a corporate organisation runs the risk of creating a false brand promise unless this work has strong internal underpinnings in the form of social business structures that can do something about the noise, insights and feedback that outbound communications generate."
- Web 2.0 training materials – A fantastic resource from the Scottish Government Library Services. Great material, and a wonderful example of sharing.
- CASE STUDY: How Walsall museum is cooler than Ben Stiller – More great work and great blogging from Dan Slee and Walsall Council.
- WW2History.com – Launching 4th May, 2010 – "A multimedia resource on the most devastating conflict in history, brought to you by award winning historian and filmmaker Laurence Rees."
You can also see all the videos I think are worth watching at my video scrapbook.
Building on the momentum of the successful barcamp-style event held last autumn, they are writing plenty of great content, pointing out good examples of good use of the web and how this stuff might help those organisations that aren’t quite there yet.