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Online coaching sessions designed to help purpose-driven participants (individuals and teams, inside and outside of government), passionate about a public problem, take an existing project from idea to implementation.



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Intensively “hands on”, in person working sessions for city and government agency-based teams preparing to wrestle with the specific issues and challenges encountered during the governance innovation process.



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Graduate - and professional-level courses, for credit and/or for certification focused on the on the overall governance innovation process and the inventive application of civic technology to public problems.



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Project based clinics that lead students, public officials and public entrepreneurs through the governance innovation process, culminating with innovative, technologically-based solutions to public problems.



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Solving Public Problems with Data

“Solving Public Problems with Data” is a 101, crash course on data science technologies, data analytics, and methods for trusted data sharing created to help public servants and others become more data-conscious in their perspective and approach to addressing major public challenges. Designed for practitioners and public entrepreneurs— passionate and innovative people who wish to take advantage of data and new technology to do good in the world— it was launched to support a culture of innovation and burgeon a community of public entrepreneurs who strive to positively transform lives by helping their institutions become more evidence-based and data-driven.

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Open Justice is a massive open online course (MOOC) designed to help mainly lawyers, judges, public officials, but also technologists and members of the public, learn how to leverage new technology to foster data transparency, courtroom openness, and public engagement in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy of the courts and promote better public policy. Launched in partnership with the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary of Mexico, this series of 10 modules (available in both English and Spanish) where, how, and why open justice can be applied in the Mexican judiciary and globally

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Commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), this report builds on a pioneering survey of almost 400 public servants in Australia and New Zealand, dozens of interviews with senior practitioners, and original research into how governments around the world are training public officials in innovative practices.

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