Getting Oriented

… study materials for Week 1 of Atlas206 Internship Reading

Concept collection

The table below lists the concepts, within their Atlas topics, that are most relevant to the initial stages of an internship, and to the first week of the Atlas course, Atlas206 Internship Reading.

The Atlas quiz for this concept collection can be found at Quiz 1 – Getting Oriented. All 15 quizzes for Atlas206 Internship Reading are available at Concept Quizzes for Atlas206 Internship Reading.

Working in Organizations

Orienting

Building Resources

Networking

Organizational Design and Behaviour

Organization Chart

Organizational Structure Types

Machinery of Government

Government Program

Estimates

Government Electronic Directory Service (GEDS)

INFO-GO, Government of Ontario Employee and Organization Directory

 
Recommended 3 hours of study for Week 1 of Atlas206 Internship Reading

Read the 8 concept pages (non-bolded links) above.

Jonathan in General, 10 Tips for Effective Networking, Paid to Exist, at https://paidtoexist.com/10-tips-for-effective-networking/, accessed 4 March 2016.

Write a one-page description of where your organizational unit fits into the overall organization, including where possible the names of people in the positions between yours and the chief operating officer or equivalent.

Find the description of your organizational unit in the Estimates (or equivalent publication, such as an annual report). For the Government of Canada, these can be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities (RPPs) at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hgw-cgf/priorities-priorites/rpp/rpp-1617-eng.asp and for the Government of Ontario, they can be found at Published Plans and Annual Reports https://www.ontario.ca/page/published-plans-and-annual-reports-2016-2017.

Find your organizational unit in the contact directory such as Government Electronic Directory Service (GEDS) or INFO-GO, Government of Ontario Employee and Organization Directory.

Develop a list of 6 people to have coffee with in the next three weeks and find contact numbers.

Complete Quiz 1 – Getting Oriented.

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Image: Gordie Wright, How to use a compass, at https://www.snowys.com.au/blog/how-to-use-a-compass/, accessed 19 April 2017.