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PSD ANNOUNCES 2018 EDITORIAL SCHEDULE

PSD ANNOUNCES 2018 EDITORIAL SCHEDULE

 

Government priorities can quickly change, especially in a rapidly evolving world with complex global problems and limited resources. When setting an editorial schedule for the year ahead, it is difficult to know what themes will continue to resonate with public sector practitioners as new challenges emerge. What is certain is that the pace of change will only quicken.

For 2018, PSD has announced an editorial schedule that focuses on equipping public sector leaders and administrators with the tools and insights to not only adapt to change, but to prepare for it.
 
2018 EDITORIAL SCHEDULE  
Q1 March 15th - Asset Management from Coast to Coast
Q2 June 15th - Leadership & Change Management
Q3 September 14th - The Future of Public Service Delivery
Q4 December - Green & Resilient Communities
 
Asset management, as a practice, enables governments to prepare for long-term infrastructure needs, limiting the costs associated with reactive maintenance. The Q1 issue of the Digest will feature leading approaches to infrastructure asset management from across Canada, including case studies from small, rural and northern municipalities. Infrastructure investment is sure to remain a top priority for governments in 2018 – effective asset management will enable the public sector to better weather the changing dynamics that impact infrastructure planning.    
 
The Q2 issue will turn the focus towards public sector leadership. Change management is not a new concept – what is new is the level of public scrutiny facing government leaders as they seek to change the way the public sector does business. Greater transparency should be applauded, but our administrative leaders must also be given the tools and strategies to effectively manage change in a world where any decision could be disseminated over social media within the hour.     
 
In the Q3 issue, our contributors will turn their attention to the future, exploring new ways that traditional government services may be delivered to the public. From technological innovation to alternative service delivery, there are signs that the interface between government and citizen will look quite different in the not too distant future.  
 
Finally, as a follow-up to our 2017 Q4 issue “Green & Prospering Communities”, the 2018 Q4 issue will present the latest best practices and case studies in building Green & Resilient Communities. Increasingly severe weather demands resilient infrastructure and resilient leadership from our communities.
 
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If your organization has an innovative approach to a public sector challenge or is interested in marketing with the Digest,  please contact us to learn how you can be featured.
 
We look forward to continue providing Intelligence for the Public Sector in 2018. 
 
                                            Tyler Sutton, Editor-in-Chief