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The Paradox of Populism and the Erosion of Democracy, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 17 June 2017

 

Is Matter Conscious? I guess it depends on what you mean by conscious . Christopher Wilson & Assoc., 23

 

Who's taking who hostage? , Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 18 December 2016

 

Why is democracy so special? , Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 3 December 2016

 

What If? Parts 1 and Part 2 , Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 31 August and 9 October, 2016

 

"Intelligent governance: an alternative paradigm ", Optimum Online, Vol. 46, No. 3, Sep 2016. Prepared for presentation to the 68th IPAC National Annual Conference, 28-29 June 2016, Toronto (w/ Gilles P aquet)

 

Intelligent Governance,Invenire Books, Ottawa, June 2016 (with Gilles Paquet)

 

Illustrations in Public Health of a More Collaborative Public Service”, Optimum Online, Vol. 44 (4) December 2014 (w/ Wayne Foster)

 

Re-imagining Government, paper and presentation to 14th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 4-5 August 2014

 

E-Governance

Re-imagining Government , paper and presentation to 14th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 4-5 August 2014

Benchmarking Knowledge Products and Dissemination Strategies in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, report prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Chronic Disease Interventions Division, Ottawa, March 2014 (w/ Wayne Foster; Carlo Sicoli and Thom Kearney)

The Internet Will Make Governments Unrecognizable ,Optimum Online, Vol. 44 (1), March 2014 Paper prepared for panel presentation for The World Social Science Forum, “Social Transformations and the Digital Age”, 13-15 October 2013 Montréal, Canada

E-Governance in Canada, Undergraduate course, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 2003-2014

From Management and Leadership to Collaboration and Stewardship: The Internet Will Make Governments Unrecognizable by Today's Standards, working paper and panel presentation for The World Social Science Forum, “Social Transformations and the Digital Age”, 13-15 October 2013 Montréal, Canada

"Reality Bites: Picking up the Clerk’s Collaboration Challenge", Canadian Government Executive, vol. 18 (10), December 2012

"On Collaboration", in Optimum Online, March 2011

Metaphors, Biases & Learning Partnerships: 10 Ways to Promote Effective Knowledge Mobilization, presented to Public Health Agency of Canada, ISHLCD Workshop, Ottawa, 9 February 2011

Finding the Middle Ground in a Spectrum of Collaboration, presentation to Knowledge Exchange Forum 2010, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, November 23-24, 2010

The Path from Information to Action is a Conversation, Christopher Wilson & Associates, July 24, 2010

E-Governance and Smart Communities: A Social Learning Challenge, paper presented to the SSHRC Knowledge Based Economy Workshop, Memorial University, St. John's, May 10-11, 2002. (with B. Collins, G. Paquet and J. Roy)

Charting the Course for Government On-line, Executive development course offered in partnership with CGI and the Internet Institute, Ottawa, first offered June 2000 (w/ Gary Doucet & David Johnston)

Community Building

Sharing Dance in Toronto Schools, prepared for the National Ballet School of Canada, Toronto, January 2017 (with Ken Hoffman)

Learning How to Help: PHE Canada’s Health Promoting Schools Initiative, prepared for Physical and Health Education Canada, Ottawa, November 2015 (with Ken Hoffman)

Health Promoting Schools in the Anglophone West School District of New Brunswick: A convergence of policy, opportunity and passion, prepared for Physical and Health Education Canada, Ottawa, July 2015 (with Ken Hoffman)

Assessing Health Promoting Schools, prepared for PHE Canada, Ottawa, 15 November 2013 (w/ K. Hoffman)

The Community We Want, Christopher Wilson & Associates, 10 August 2010

Reviewing COPSC: Building on the lessons of community portals, paper presented to the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Toronto, May 2006 (with R. Hubbard)

Reviewing COPSC: 11 Case Studies of Ontario Community Portals," Supplementary report for Reviewing COPSC: Building on the lessons of community portals, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Toronto, May 2006 (with W. Foster)

 Reviewing COPSC: Building on the lessons of community portals, presentation to COPSC Workshop, Oakville, March 23-24 2006 (with R. Hubbard)

Understanding Community Collaboration, presentation to the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas' Digital Cities Award delegation in Ottawa, October 2004

 SmartCapital: A Smart Community Assessment, Centre on Governance, presentation to SmartCapital Executive and Industry Canada, Ottawa, April 2004 (w/ Youssef Berbash)

Assessment of the Ottawa CAP Consortium, prepared for OCRI-SmartSites, Ottawa, April 2004

Assessment of Ottawas SmartSites: Report of Key Findings, Presented to SmartSites Steering Committee, Ottawa, March 2003 (with B. Collins and J. Nolte)

Community e-Development Index: An International Self-Assessment Tool for Community ICT- based Development in the 21st Century, paper presented to the Smart Community International Network Workshop, 3-4 March, 2003: pg 60 (with Y. Berbesh, B. Boorsma and H. Korevaar)

SmartCapital Evaluation Guidelines Report, presented to SmartCapital Executive, Ottawa, February 2003 (with Y. Berbash and G. Paquet)

Making Sense of Smart Communities A review of current research on Smart Communities, presentation to the Smart City Summit, Ottawa, April 24, 2002 (with Jeffrey Roy)

Understanding Smart Communities: Ottawa's SmartCapital and its Implications for the Federal Government, presentation to the  Library of Parliament Seminar Series, Ottawa, February 22, 2002 (with Paul Wilker)

"SmartCapital: Kick Starting Ottawa's Smart Community", Lac Carling Governments' Review, Special Edition: Smart Communities, Vol. 3, Issue 5, June-July 2001:13-16 (with Sandra Huntley)

Multistakeholder Collaboration

Collaboration in the Absence of Affectio Societatis, Optimum Online , Vol. 45 (1) March 2015 (w/ Gilles Paquet)

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer”. Originally published in “Illustrations in Public Health of a More Collaborative Public Service,” Vol. 44 (4), Optimum Online, December, 2014, (w/ Wayne Foster)

Population and Public Health Program of the BC Provincial Health Services Authority”. Originally published in “Illustrations in Public Health of a More Collaborative Public Service,” Vol. 44 (4), Optimum Online, December, 2014. (w/ Wayne Foster)

 

The Canadian Active After School Partnership: Creating a Foundation for Working Together, case study prepared for the Canadian Active After School Partnership, Ottawa, April 2012 (with Ken Hoffman)

 

CAASP Evaluators’ Report, prepared for the Canadian Active After School Partnership, Ottawa, 30 March 2014 (w/ Ken Hoffman)

Moving from Leadership to Stewardship, paper & presentation to 2nd Annual CAPPA Conference in Public Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 27-28th, 2013 published in Optimum Online, vol. 43 (3) September 2013

Consultation & Multi-stakeholder Negotiation: A Practical Overview of Organizational Collaboration, MBA Course, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 2008-2012

Mechanisms of Collaboration and Engagement, working paper prepared for the 64th Annual Conference of The Institute of Public Administration of Canada, St. John’s, 19 – 22 August 2012

The Canadian Active After School Partnership: Creating a Foundation for Working Together, prepared for the Canadian Active After School Partnership, Ottawa, April 2012 (with Ken Hoffman)

 "Inquiring Systems" in Stewardship: Collaborative Metagovernance and Inquiring Systems, by R. Jubbard, G. Paquet & C. Wilson, Invenire Books, Ottawa, 2012 (with G. Paquet)

 Active Transportation at the West Scarborough Boys and Girls Club, a case study for the Canadian Active After School Partnership, Ottawa, December 2011

"Collaborative Co-governance", Optimum Online 41(2) June 2011

Collaborative Co-Governance: A checklist approach to networking and collaboration, presentation & workshop to the NCCPH, Niagara-on-the-Lake, May 6th, 2011

The Decline of The House Of Commons, Christopher Wilson & Associates, March 2011

Post Secondary Education in Canada, Christopher Wilson & Associates, 11 February 2010

"Building Cooperation Through Conversation", in Gilles Paquet, homo hereticus, edited by Andrew, C., Hubbard, R., and Roy, J., The University of Ottawa Press, 2009: 151-164

Getting Past the anti-P3 Dogma, Christopher Wilson & Associates, February 2009

Economic Development in Canada's Middle Earth, Christopher Wilson & Associates, January 2009

Business-Government Relations: The 'Art of Governance', MBA course, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 2007-2008

"Attention to Place", Optimum Online, vol.38(1) March 2008

Best Practices in Community Knowledge Mobilization, Social Planning Council of Ottawa, February, 2008 (w/ Dianne Urquhart)

Attention to Place: An International Comparative Review of National Community-Based Policies for Social and Economic Development, prepared for Strategic Policy Research Branch, HRSDC, Ottawa, 2007

I Will if You Will: Facilitating Contingent Cooperation, Optimum Online, Vol. 37, Issue 1, Apr 2007

"The River Runs Through It: The Case for Collaborative Governance in the National Capital Region", in Silicon Valley North: A High-Tech Cluster of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, edited by Larisa Shavinina, Elsevier, New York, NY. 2004: 225-242  (with G. Paquet and J.Roy)

Socio-Political Environment of Business, undergraduate course, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 1998-2003

The Role of Universities in Smart Development, presentation to the Smart City Summit, Ottawa, ON, April 2003 (with B. Collins & S. Albert-Doucet)

"Civic Collaboratives: Permanent Governance Forums or Metastable States in Transition?" in Collaboration in Context, C.M. Scott & W.E. Thurston eds., Institute for Gender Research & Health Promotion Research Group, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 2003: 243-254  (with S. Huntley)

Civic Collaboratives: Permanent Governance Forums or Metastable States in Transition?, Presentation to MOPCS Forum, 15 July 2002, Calgary, Alberta (w/ S. Huntley)

Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, Case study in the
Collborative Leadership Fieldbook, David Chrislip editor, Jossey-Bass, June 2002

Comparing Collaboration: Assessing Community Collaboration, workshop presentation,  SSHRC Knowledge Based Economy Workshop, Memorial University, St. John's, May 10-11, 2002. (with Y. Berbash, D. Hubert)

 The Governance Challenges of Regional Innovation: Building Collective Intelligence and Social Learning through Collaboration, presented at the Hawaii Conference on Business, June 14-17, 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii (with T. Dibbits, G. Paquet and J. Roy)

 Governance Challenges of Regional Innovation: Intellectual Capital and Social Technologies, Paper and presentation to the 4th World Congress on Intellectual Capital, McMaster University, Hamilton, January 17-19, 2001 (with T. Dibbits, G. Paquet, J. Roy)

The Collaborative Challenges of Regional Governance: Civic Entrepreneurs and New Social Technologies, Chapter 7 in Alliances, Cooperative Ventures And The Role Of Government In The Knowledge Based Economy: Policy Issues For Canada And Beyond,  Masao Nakamura, editor, Centre for Japanese Research (KBE Project), University of British Columbia. 2002.(with A. Chaiton, T. Dibbits, G. Paquet, and J. Roy)

Powered by Partnerships: The governance challenge of regional innovation, Workshop presentation to the Smart 2000 Conference and Exposition, Calgary, October 26, 2000

Innovation & Learning: Building Collaborative Governance, presentation to The Fifth International Partnership Conference: EBP2000, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 21-23, 2000

Civic Entrepreneurship at the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation. Case Study, Centre on Governance, Ottawa, 1999

Strategic Localism & Competitive Advantage, with Jeffrey Roy,  Mitel Corporation, Ottawa, 1998

 A Quantum Paradigm for Public Policy, Faculty of Administration, University of Ottawa, April 1996

Governance, Ethics, Accountability and Trust

The Paradox of Populism and the Erosion of Democracy, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 17 June 2017

 

"Who's taking who hostage?”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 18 December 2016

 

“Why is democracy so special?”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 3 December 2016

 

 What I Learned at this week’s House Committee on Electoral Reform”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 29 October, 2016

 

What If? Parts 1 and 2”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 31 August and 9 October, 2016

 

Intelligent governance: an alternative paradigm, Optimum Online, Vol. 46, No. 3, Sep 2016. Prepared for presentation to the 68th IPAC National Annual Conference, 28-29 June 2016, Toronto (w/ Gilles Paquet)

 

"If it ain’t broke, break it”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 15 May 2016

 

The Clerk Needs to Commit to Organizational Learning”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 27 March 2016

 

"The Death of Dialogue and the Fraud we all Choose to Perpetuate”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 17 February 2016

 

Most Challenges in Government are more than Delivery: Health Caring or Not”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 4 February 2016

 

What you don’t want to hear about Leadership”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 26 January 2016

 

What we really need is a government that learns well”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 16 January 2016

 

Does the Government really believe that security cooperation can be imposed?”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 14 January 2016

 

Social Context of Business, BCom course, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 2000-2015

 

“Leveraging our learnings to advance HSC in Canada”, presentation to Healthy School Communities National Forum, Ottawa, 17 November 2015 w/ Ken Hoffman

 

“Healthy Schools Learning Communities of Practice”, panel moderator at Healthy School Communities National Forum, Ottawa, 16 November 2015

 

 The Charade of Leadership”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 17 September 2015

The Election as a ‘Phoney War’”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 5 September 2015

 

Governance failure and the avatars of the antigovernment phenomena, Optimum Online, Vol. 45 (2) June, 2015 (w/Gilles Paquet)

 

“Not Anti-Government but Irrelevant Government”, paper presented at the Public Administration Theory Network Conference - Vancouver 2015, May 28 – June 1, 2015, (w/Gilles Paquet)

 

“It’s not leaders that are the problem. It’s leadership”. Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 26 November 2014

 

“Leadership is outdated”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 20 November 2014

“Terror and Fear in an Interconnected World”, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 6 November 2014

 

Governance, MBA course, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 1998-2013

Elements of the Mentoring Process, prepared for Canadian Active After School Partnership, Ottawa, 8 July 2013 (w/ Ken Hoffman)

Reducing Bureaucracy from the Perspective of Blueprint 2020, presentation Health Canada’s Young Professionals Network, Health Canada, Ottawa, 22 August 2013

Assessing Health Promoting Schools, prepared for PHE Canada, Ottawa, 15 November 2013 (w/ K. Hoffman)

The Great Canadian Naval Mutiny, Optimum Online,  vol 42(4), December, 2012

Stewardship: Collaborative Metagovernance and Inquiring Systems, Invenire Books, Ottawa, 2012 (with G. Paquet and R. Hubbard)

Response to “Federal Liberals looking for sacrificial lamb”, The Hill Times, 19 November 2012

Is the Government losing its moral authority to govern?, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 15 May 2012

Analysis of 2011 OCDSB Evaluation, presented to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa, 14 February 2012 (with Ed Fine)

Mechanisms of Health Care Reform, Christopher Wilson & Associates, 9 June 2011

Public Sector Governance in Canada: Myths and Trends, workshop and presentation to the Fiscal Responsibility Commission of Nigeria, Ottawa, May 25, 2011

 Identity Politics, Christopher Wilson & Associates, April 2011

 Looking for a Fresh Start, Christopher Wilson & Associates, January 2010

 A Curious Oversight, Christopher Wilson & Associates, August 2009

 Models for Not-for-Profit Governance: Board Discussion Paper, prepared for Ottawa's Youth Services Bureau, Ottawa, May 2009

Total Creative Revolution: Learning and Innovation at KAO Infosystems Canada, in "Perspectives on Ottawa's High-tech Sector, N. Novakowski & R. Tremblay eds., Peter Lang, 2008

Review of Evaluation Processes: Final Report, Ottawa Carleton District School Board, November 8, 2007 (with Ed Fine)

 CARE Canada: Corporate Governance Manual, prepared for CARE Canada, June 2004

 Reaching the World of SME's: CIPO as an Innovation Catalyst, prepared for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Ottawa, March 2004 (w/ B.Collins, R. Hubbard and G. Paquet)

 Governance of the Ethical Process for Research Involving Human Subjects, Tri-Council Report for the SSHRC, NSERC and MRC, Ottawa, March 2000 (Centre on Governance Report with A. Chaiton & G. Paquet)

 Corporate Governance & Spin-in Ventures, prepared for Nortel Networks, Ottawa, 1999 (with G. Paquet, J. Roy, & K. Gravelle)

The Schizophrenic Corporation: Corporate Governance in a Clustered World, presentation to The Competitiveness Institute: Glasgow Conference, October, 2000, (with A. Chaiton, G. Paquet, and J. Roy)

Distributed Governance and 360 Degree Accountability, Presentation to the Symposium on Ethical Leadership in Organizations, McGill University, Montreal, May 27, 1999 (with G. Paquet)

 Corporate Governance & Spin-in Ventures, with Gilles Paquet, Jeffrey Roy, & Kristian Gravelle, Nortel Networks, Ottawa, 1999

 Quo Vide: A Matter of Public Trust, National, vol.7(2), Ottawa, March 1998

 Evaluation Report of the Faculty of Administration: Undergraduate Program, prepared for the Senate of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1998

Workforce Development

 Places Rated Almanacs And ‘Roll Out’ Neoliberalism: 25 Years Of Guiding Where To Live in the US, Christopher Wilson & Associates, Ottawa, 2011, (w/ R. Rogerson and R. Tremblay)

Estimating the Community Costs of Young Adults with Low Levels of Education, prepared for the Ottawa Social Planning Council, Ottawa , October 2008

Challenging Transitions: A Profile of Early School Leavers Aged 15 to 24 in Ottawa, Social Planning Council of Ottawa, Ottawa, October 2008 (with Pam Fitzgerald, Kristen Robertson-Grewal, Amanda Robinson, Jamaël St. Pierre, Dianne Urquhart and Adje van de Sande).

Ottawa's Youth: A Problem Neglected?, Community as a Living System workshop summary, Ottawa, April 25, 2007

Local Labour Market Information in Ottawa: A program model for integrating business conditions and LMI within a community-based data consortium, OCRI-TalentWorks, Ottawa, May 2005

"Lifelong learning fund best way to upgrade skills", The Ottawa Business Journal, April 5, 2004

 "Ottawa's TalentWorks: Regional Learning and Collaborative Governance for a Knowledge Age", in Silicon Valley North: A High-Tech Cluster of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, edited by Larisa Shavinina, Elsevier, New York, NY. 2004: 317-336 (with G. Paquet and J.Roy)

 Ottawa Works: A Mosaic of Ottawa's Economic and Workforce Landscape, Report III Ottawa's Workforce Development Strategy, presented to TalentWorks Steering Committee, Centre on Governance, Ottawa, October 10, 2002 (with M. Killen, N. Lam, A. Marshall, G. Paquet and G. White)

 Ottawa Works: A Mosaic of Ottawa's Economic and Workforce Landscape, Report II Profiling Ottawa's Workforce, presented to TalentWorks Steering Committee, Centre on Governance, Ottawa, June 26, 2002 (with M. Killen, N. Lam, A. Marshall, and G. White)

 Ottawa Works: A Mosaic of Ottawa's Economic and Workforce Landscape, Report I Ottawa's Workforce Environment, presented to TalentWorks Steering Committee, Centre on Governance, Ottawa, February 19, 2002 (with D. Hubert, N. Lam, A. Marshall, G. White and K. Wilkins)

 Evaluating TalentWorks: Creating a Foundation for Successful Collaboration, Report presented to TalentWorks Steering Committee, Ottawa, April 26, 2001 (with D. Hubert, N. Lam, G. Paquet & J. Roy)

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