October 6, 2022 - 1:30 pm
October 6, 2022 - 3:30 pm
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In this author discussion about the book How Government Really Works — a field guide to bureaucracies in Canada, Jane Allt and Angela Poirier will shed light on the complex roles bureaucrats occupy within the civil service, including the power they wield in the political arena.
While they had public servants in mind when they wrote the book, they have heard back from many groups and individuals about the value of the book in helping people understand the monolith of government structure, the role of various players within the system, and the challenges and constraints governments face when delivering programs and services.
They will share practical insights, drawing on their years of experience with many of those in senior and leadership roles. While their experience comes from provincial jurisdiction, the insights they share are applicable to all levels of government.
Participants will gain knowledge on how to navigate public organizations, a deeper understanding of the structure and culture of government, and awareness of some unique challenges bureaucrats