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Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service one-day workshop, 14 July 2016

Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service one-day workshop, 14 July 2016

On 14 July 2016, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) the Institute hosted the one-day workshop, Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service. The workshop aimed to explore how the New Zealand public service might better prepare and publish Government Department Strategies (GDSs). Grant Dennis, PwC, opened the workshop by welcoming participants and setting out the purpose of the day:...
Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016 published

Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016 published

Today we publish Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016, as part of our ongoing StrategyNZ project. StrategyNZ is a McGuinness Institute project that began in early 2006. The aim is to contribute to a discussion on how to improve long-term strategic thinking and strategy stewardship in both...
Strengthening strategy stewardship one-day workshop 14 July: Registrations now open

Strengthening strategy stewardship one-day workshop 14 July: Registrations now open

The Institute’s StrategyNZ project looks at how New Zealand can improve long-term strategic thinking and strategy stewardship in central government. On July 14 we are hosting a one-day workshop which will explore how New Zealand can better prepare and publish government department strategy documents (GDSs). More detail on the workshop can be found below, followed...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 1

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 1

After weeks of preparation for the ForesightNZ workshop, the participants were eager to begin the first of three full days at the New Zealand Treasury thinking about New Zealand’s long-term future. The night before was spent meeting their groups and coming to terms with the fundamentals of futures thinking. Wendy McGuinness opened the workshop and...
TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop: Registrations are now open

TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop: Registrations are now open

We are seeking young people between the ages of 18 and 25 to attend the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. Purpose: The workshop will bring together 30 young New Zealanders, who will work together to prepare a youth perspective on the issue of poverty in New Zealand and how we might, as a country, go about tackling it. This workshop...
The James Duncan Library ‘Gold’ Shelves

The James Duncan Library ‘Gold’ Shelves

New Zealand’s first sci-fi novel, Anno Domini 2000, written by New Zealand’s former premier Julius Vogel, was not exactly the sort of story Virginia Dobson was expecting to find when tasked with re-cataloguing the ‘gold books’ section of the James Duncan Reference Library. The ‘gold books’ collection of the library contains a diverse range of...
One Hundred Years On From World War One

One Hundred Years On From World War One

The quiet waterfront scene of the capital was momentarily disrupted on Monday, 4 August by the sound of gunfire, to mark one hundred years since New Zealand entered the First World War. Members of the Institute team gathered on the wharf alongside a crowd vying for a view of the 100-gun salute. Yesterday morning’s salute...