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Gov 2.0 and what it means for federal government departments

Topic: Gov 2.0 and what it means for federal government departments.
Location: AusAid 255 London Circuit, Ground Floor Meeting Room 5.
Date and Time: Friday 5 February 2010 2 to 4 pm.
RSVP Brad Hinton Brad.Hinton@ausaid.gov.au (The room only holds 20 people) so please respond if you intend to come along.
Cost: No cost, just the investment of 2 hours of your time

What is Government 2.0 all about? And how can Knowledge Management help staff in government agencies to meet its objectives?

The Federal Government sponsored Government 2.0 Taskforce presented its final report at the end of 2009 - see http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/gov20taskforcereport/index.html

As part of the Taskforce's consultation process, they commissioned the creation of Online Engagement Guidelines and a Web 2.0 Toolkit. This was designed to provide guidance to government agencies using web 2.0 tools and provided a recommendation for a toolkit of web 2.0 technologies that agencies can use based on principles of shared services and re-use.

James Dellow will provide a briefing on:
* The Government 2.0 Taskforce
* An overview of the new Online Engagement Guidelines and Web 2.0 Toolkit
* How you can make use of it
* How your Knowledge Management skills and practices can contribute to enabling Government 2.0

James will then facilitate an open discussion on the topic, using a conversation cafe style format.

About James Dellow
James Dellow is a former chair of the NSW KM Forum and experienced information and knowledge management practitioner and consultant. He was one of the primary authors behind the new Online Engagement Guidelines and Web 2.0 Toolkit, commissioned by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.

James joined Headshift in March 2009, a specialist online social media and social computing consulting and development company. Headshift has significant experience with the government and non-profit sectors, including ground breaking and innovative Government 2.0 projects such as the NHS Patient Opinion initiative in the UK. James himself has worked in the Health and Federal Government sectors in Australia and also holds qualifications in public sector administration (from the UK). Headshift has also assisted the Australian Law Reform Commission with another Taskforce sponsored project, a pilot online consultation - see http://gov2.net.au/projects/project-15/

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