PPG1007, Section I – Week 2

… agenda for PPG1007, section I, 17 January 2018

Strategic Implementation in the Public Sector

1 – Outline of the meeting

2 – Briefing Note style and format (Danielle Pineda to join the discussion)

  • the length issue: recognizing that last year’s notes had 1,000 – 1,400 words compared with about 720 available for the INAC template (see http://www.atlas101.ca/pm/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/INAC_BRIEFING_NOTE_TEMPLATE.pdf and Regional-Office-Collaborative-Project-with-PPG1007.pdf)
  • Should we develop (quickly) a standard Annex template that all 16 first briefing notes would use to include basic data, primarily from the INAC First Nation Profiles, e.g., Webequie?
  • If so, how? Volunteers?
  • expenses reimbursement for telephone or modest travel for the requirement that “For each of the two briefing notes, the student must consult in person or by telephone with at least one person, from at least two of:
    • the First Nation that is the subject of the briefing note
    • the Indigenous organizations to which that First Nation belongs
    • the government departments with a role in the matter
    • the people listed in Resource Persons for First Nation Cases

Value-Capacity-Support Model

3 – Reflections after the first class

  • applying the Value-Capacity-Support (VCS) model to our course (which led, for example, to the sixth Minister’s Briefing case)
  • what and when to make public on the Atlas
  • constructive competition between the breakout groups (see Teamwork and Tribal Instincts)
  • self-assessment and feedback on 60-second briefs and 3-minute briefs
  • signal at 60 seconds (or 3 minutes) – rule for designating the signaler
  • comparisons and ranking among the 16 communities
  • using the Top 200 Concepts in our class discussions
  • good ways to spend “the 7 hours”
  • questions about Syllabus and marking

4 – Building your network and making use of the Resource Persons for First Nation Cases

5 – Case-relevant stories recently in the news

Say Nice Things About Your Coworkers Whenever You Can
“Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly given small opportunities to build up or put down our coworkers. If we’re introducing two colleagues, telling a story about how a meeting went, or sharing a colleague’s project, how we talk about others can make a big difference in how they feel about themselves and their work. So take advantage of these opportunities to speak positively about your coworkers. When introducing people, share details that highlight how the person is interesting, and describe them as someone others would want to know. When you bring together a new team, tell stories about each person’s potential contributions to the group. If you witness someone being interrupted or silenced, build them up by reiterating their point or asking them a question that gives them the opportunity to speak. Stay aware of these moments and make the best use of them. You’re likely to get compliments in return.” Adapted from “The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues,” by Jane E. Dutton and Julia Lee

6 – 60-second briefs, round the table, on knowledge and experience that can contribute to the collective class performance on the assignments and cases, for example:

  • familiarity with rural communities
  • familiarity with Indigenous communities
  • experience with water provision
  • experience with team sports and group projects
  • familiarity with the study of group dynamics and personality traits
  • experience with bureaucracy (public and private)
  • experience in written and oral communication in public policy
  • prior study in other relevant subjects

7 – Breakout groups, first session (15 minutes)

  • Select from this week’s 10 core concepts below, the two that are most relevant to the First Nations Drinking Water case, and who will initiate the discussion of each
  • Determine who will do what in the 3-minute briefs

8 – 3-minute briefs on relevant parts of major reports on water management on First Nations

9 – Discussion of the core concepts below, starting with breakout group initial spokespersons


Strategic Public Management

Kennedy School’s Value-Capacity-Support Model

Public Value

Moore’s Strategic Triangle

Public Value Account

Public Value Scorecard

Public Authority

Political Management

Operational Management


10 – Applying the Public Value Scorecard to the next 10 weeks of PPG1007 Section I

11 – Presentation of additional concepts from Top 120 + 80 Concepts for PPG1007 helpful for developing strategies

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)

Big Five Personality Traits

Logic Models

Delivery Chain

VMOSA – Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans

Developing Successful Strategies

12 – Breakout groups, second session (15 minutes)

  • Breakout groups to meet for 15 minutes to discuss how they might use the additional concepts in the development of the strategy for their assigned First Nations community
  • How to organize for the 3-minute briefs with Harry Swain on 31 January (see PPG1007 Week 4)

13 – Discussion of the conclusions of the second breakout session

14 – Minister’s Briefing Assignment

  • Students to register for their preferred Minster’s Briefing Cases by 11:59 pm Friday 19 January by sending an email to instructor with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice (with reasons if desired)
    • First Nations drinking water
    • Accelerating self-government
    • Engagement on the Urban Aboriginal Strategy
    • Improving postsecondary education outcomes
    • Improving K-12 outcomes
    • Engaging MPP/MPA graduate students in real cases
  • Applying the Value-Capacity-Support model to team selection

15 – Upcoming SPPG events

  • Thursday, 18 January 10:00-11:30 am Student Session with Kim Campbell
  • Friday, 19 January 12:30-5:00 pm Municipal Policy Action Case Competition
  • Friday, 19 January 2:00-3:30 pm Student Session with Neil Bouwer
  • Monday, 22 January 10:00 am-12:30 pm From Good to Great Presentations with Rhonda McMichael
  • Friday, 26 January 2:00-3:30 pm PPGR Workshop

16 – Other matters

17 – Next week: PPG1007 Week 3 (Plenary), Real Cases of Policy Challenges and Responses

  • Case readings for plenary with David Szwarc (try to apply the VCS model and/or SWOT – note that two of the cases involve provision of water)
    1. Child Care
    2. Paramedic Offload Delay
    3. Mobile Home Community
    4. Fluoridation of Drinking Water
    5. Pricing of Public Services (Water)
  • Week 3 Atlas concept readings are on Writing and Teamwork

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 17 January 2018. Highlighting for Week 12 added 2 April 2018.