Working on assignment for the Policy Community Partnership Office (PCPO) rejuvenated my interest in working for the Government. Having been in an area where new ideas or ideas at all were not generally welcome, I was screaming for something new. In fact, it was becoming a mental health issue.
Bruce Radburn who had seen my work and realized my potential outside of my daily routine had continuously looked to get me involved in other initiatives.
PCPO was formed in 2017 to host an annual conference for Policy Practitioners, and they were looking for a web host for the webcast. I signed up immediately. Then, in 2018, the Policy Community needed someone to work on extra related duties to design the Conference-in-the-Box experience, and I returned on assignment to PCPO to work with Free Agent Brian Double. There we created not only the virtual experience for the webcast but the broadcast experience where we embedded a video conference feed along with our twitter feed and Sli.do. It was 2018 when PCPO changed the way conferences in the Government of Canada could be hosted using a One Stop Shop experience that was coded in Adobe Dreamweaver and hosted on a subdomain of the Government sharing site, GCcollab.
We were proud of what we accomplished at PCPO 2018, and I was especially proud of the work I was able to achieve with the little to no approval process, just pure innovation, trust and implementation.
To celebrate we created the Fall 2017-2018 Report to the Clerk which we filmed in a very agile and frugal way with limited resources. My very first video the Clerk tweeted out.
I really enjoyed my time at PCPO.
They are now gearing up for their upcoming Conference in Ottawa on February 20th, and 21st, 2019 titled “Practice Makes Policy.” Find out more about the PCPO conference at: