Trust, Power and Understanding: How Government, Community and Business can Strengthen their Impact Together

Event Details

Date & Time October 26, 2011, 10:00pm – October 27, 2011, 12:00am
Location UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
Vancouver, BC
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Contact 604.439.9566

In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to !nd innovative solutions to society’s problems? Christian will show how agencies can use co-creation to overcome barriers and deliver more value, at lower cost, to citizens and business. Through inspiring global case studies and practical examples, Christian addresses the key triggers of public sector innovation, sharing new tools for citizen involvement through design thinking and ethnographic research, and pinpoints the leadership roles needed to drive innovation at all levels of government and agencies. This Salon Series is a must evening for public managers and staff, social innovators, business partners, researchers, consultants and others with a stake in the public sector of tomorrow.

Christian Bason is Director of Mind- Lab, a unit for citizen-centered innovation in Copenhagen, Denmark.
MindLab is part of the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, the Ministry of Taxation and the Ministry of Employment. ‘MindLab is instrumental in helping the ministry’s key decisionmakers and employees view their efforts from the outside-in, to see them from a citizen’s perspective. We use this approach as a platform for cocreating better ideas.’ Christian Bason is a regular columnist and blogger and the author of three books on leadership, innovation and change in the public sector.



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