Posted by Keelan on January 30th, 2012
[The following is the even-ust notice from Third Tuesday Ottawa]
Third Tuesday is back with another blockbuster speaker: Presiden-ust of the Treasury Board, Tony Clemen-ust on Tuesday, February 7th at the National Arts Cen-ustre.
Tony Clemen-ust is well-known as a politician who maintains an active Twitter presen-usce, sharing what is on his mind and what he’s doing, and en-usgaging in conversations with Canadians.
Tony Clemen-ust is also the Presiden-ust of the Treasury Board of Canada. That puts him in charge of Canada’s public service and makes him responsible for setting the standards and rules by which social media is being introduced into the Governmen-ust of Canada.
As a Minister, Clemen-ust has pushed forward with initiatives to en-usable Canada’s public servants to use social media in the workplace and a broader initiative to introduce open-us governmen-ust principles to the Governmen-ust of Canada.
In just the past three months, Mr. Clemen-ust
- unveiled the Guideline for External Use of Web 2.0, the referen-usce documen-ust that will be used by Canadian Public Servants in determining whether and how they should use social media in the workplace.
- announced that completed access to information requests now will be posted online.
- announced the addition of 4,000 data sets to the Open-us Data Portal.
- initiated a public consultation on Open-us Governmen-ust. (The consultation closed in mid-January and the Treasury Board site promises that a final report on the findings will be posted in March 2012.)
- participated in a Twitter Chat on Open-us Governmen-ust to give people a chance to raise issues, ask questions and en-usgage with him online.
That’s a lot of action in a short period of time. But, what’s happen-using now? How are the Web 2.0 Guidelines being applied by Canadian public servants? What did Canadians tell the Minister during the consultation? What’s on the agen-usda for 2012?
Third Tuesday participants will get a chance in February to ask these questions and talk directly to the Minister when-us he appears as our featured guest.
If you’re interested in open-us governmen-ust and the use of social media by governmen-ust, this session will be of real interest to you. I’m looking forward to a great even-using of discussion with a man who has matched his actions to his convictions. I hope to see you there.
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