IPAC Vancouver is one of 19 regional groups of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. We are a dynamic and diverse chapter with a membership focused on the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, private sector, crown corporations, and university partnerships in the Greater Vancouver Area and the Lower Mainland. Our goal is to create a platform to promote quality public services and practices in BC, and encourage networking across sectors.
Making a BIG Difference in Government: IPAC Vancouver Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 4PM – 7PM SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 420-580 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC
Join us at this year’s Annual General Meeting where we will be learning how government “nudges” citizens to make decisions which have broader, positive effects, ranging from saving more water and energy to living more healthily. These interventions are a way to address policy challenges by using methods from behavioural science to guide people into making better choices. In this session, the BC Behavioural Insights Group (BC BIG) will show you how small tweaks or “nudges” to programs and services can be used to encourage behaviour change across a variety of policy areas. You will learn about the history, theory and practice of behavioural insights using interactive exercises and real-world case studies.
This is an important opportunity for policy makers, researchers and professionals, both inside and outside of government, to engage and explore the innovative tools that will inform, shape and impact the policy and program decisions of the future.
What are Behavioural Insights? Behavioural insights (BI) use research from the behavioural sciences (psychology, economics, and similar disciplines) to better understand how people make decisions and to nudge them to make better choices. BI relies on evidence-based decision-making and uses rigorous testing to trial new insights. Why might policymakers want to use this? BI provides tools to develop better policies that support both individuals and communities. Governments can improve outcomes by encouraging communities to make choices that are better for themselves and for society around them.
The BC Federal Council presents the PACIFIC INNOVATION FAIR MAY 23, 2019 | UBC ROBSON SQUARE
Governments are waking up to the limits of prescriptive planning but their capacity for policy innovation has not always kept pace with public demand. On 23 May, you will have an opportunity to learn about the transformative initiatives occurring at all levels of government – federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nations. The 2019 Pacific Innovation Fair is one of 17 Innovation Fairs delivered across the country by the Government of Canada's Regional Federal Councils and the Privy Council Office. This year’s theme - “Agile, Inclusive, and Equipped” - will be explored in 22 unique seminars and activities.
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