Project StrategyNZ
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:...
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...
Join us this Thursday for the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service

Join us this Thursday for the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service

There are now only three nights until the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service. If you would like to attend the launch at 5.30pm Thursday, 22 October 2015, please RSVP to 22october@mcguinnessinstitute.org. Please also share this with anyone you think may be interested in attending the event. This report brings together...
Terrific Initiative by the Office of the Auditor-General

Terrific Initiative by the Office of the Auditor-General

On Wednesday, 14 October, OAG held a morning tea to discuss their recent project to increase accountability in the public sector. As part of this project, they have compiled a list of the agencies that New Zealanders can contact when they need help from, or want to make a complaint about, a particular public service....
Launch of the Government Department Strategies Index 2015 Is This Wednesday

Launch of the Government Department Strategies Index 2015 Is This Wednesday

This Wednesday we are launching our first ever Index, comparing 136 government departments strategies against each other, across departments and across sectors. If you would like to attend the launch, join us midday at the Institute. Please RSVP to 25february@mcguinnessinstitute.org No government institution regularly reviews the content of government department strategies (GDSs). There is no...
The Final Version of the StrategyNZ Scorecard Is Released for Comment

The Final Version of the StrategyNZ Scorecard Is Released for Comment

The final version of the scorecard is largely a product of a discussion the Institute held on government department strategies (GDSs) on 1 October 2014. These ideas were further explored in December 2014. We would like to especially thank Stephen Cummings, Professor of Strategic Management, Victoria University; Patrick Nolan, Productivity Commission; James Palmer, Deputy Secretary...
Towards a Strategy of Freedom

Towards a Strategy of Freedom

On 1 September I was fortunate to be invited to speak at the Wellington Friends of the Future launch, organised by youth-led group Generation Zero.  Generation Zero recognise that carbon pollution is the challenge of their generation and are working hard today to create a carbon-zero economy tomorrow. This idea led me to think back to previous global...

Dr Peter Bishop Interviewed on National Radio

This morning Dr Peter Bishop was interviewed by Chris Laidlaw on National Radio. He discussed the overarching landscape of Future Studies globally and the role of professional futurists. He also describes some of the techniques and tools used by futurists to develop and evaluate long-term scenarios and strategies. His two-day course starts tomorrow and the workshop proper starts on...

Three Questions

We are fast approaching our workshop StrategyNZ: Mapping our Future on 30 and 31 March. Your responses to these three questions will help us to understand the current concerns of New Zealanders, which in turn will inform the development of a long term strategy for New Zealand during the workshop. We have included a question...