[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence]
One of the things we do at the Government Innovation Policy team is host and support the Public Sector Innovation Network. This Network began as part of the Management Advisory Committee project on public sector innovation as a mechanism to involve and hear from public servants.
The Network is open to public sector employees and academics. The Network currently includes people from across the Australian Public Service, the state and territory public sectors, local governments, and academics with an interest in public sector innovation.
Up until now the Network has been primarily an information sharing forum. Now that this blog has been launched, we’re considering how the Network’s role might evolve.
Network members will get notice of periodic lectures, workshops and briefings from local (and maybe even international) experts. We will also be looking at how else the Network can assist innovators in the public sector.
We welcome your ideas about what else the Network could do or how it may work. What one thing could it do that would help you be more innovative in your job in the public sector?
Obviously, there are no guarantees as to what we can deliver and we are currently working on a range of other initiatives as well. Still, we would like to hear your ideas and see what opportunities there may be to further assist innovation in the public sector.
If you are interested in joining the Network, please email us from your @gov.au or @edu.au address and we’ll add you to it. (If you could include which State or Territory you’re in, it would be much appreciated.)