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Last weekend saw local government digital leaders and innovators gather for Local Gov Camp 2014 and lots of people came back buzzing about their experiences and ideas: write-ups from Phil Rumens, Karen Jeal, Sarah Lay (and on the session she ran, Digital is...), Dave Briggs, LocalGovDigital, Martin Howitt
Public Strategist of this parish Stefan Czerniawski on the Lambeth Neighbourhood Engagement Programme and whether the public and the public sector see the results of public engagement in the same way (spoiler: no).
Dan Slee on three social media lessons for leaders.
Introducing the DWP Digital Academy.
Peter Herlihy from Government Digital Service brought together the legal team and service delivery team to work together on electoral registration reform.
Dr Warren Pearce asks what's so hard about evidence-based policy? Well, it depends what you mean by 'evidence'...
The Government Communications Service guide to behaviour change and communications.
Lucy Stratton tells us why we should open up possibilities by saying 'and' instead of 'but'.
Matt Stempeck blogs on Joi Ito's nine principles for innovation in a networked era.
In case all this reading won't keep you busy enough, there's also these upcoming events:
Monday June 30th, am, London: Launch of i-teams at Nesta. OPM is going - say hi if you see us!
Thursday July 3rd, pm, London: Professor Patrick Dunleavy giving the Academy of Social Sciences' Annual Lecture on the social science of human-dominated and human-influenced systems.
Various, July, London and livestream: the RSA has announced events for July including talks on disruption, the frugal innovator, and who should decide the school curriculum.
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