Resolving the collision of public and private interests
Change, Leadership, and the Economy III
What it means to you, your organization, and public policy
Also cited is the Capital Region Rotary Clubs Integrity Award to our Editor
EPISODE #4. RECOMMENDATIONS - Diversifying Alberta's Economy and Increasing the Effectiveness of its Innovation Ecosystem
Including the Roles for Government and Questions for ELECTION candidates
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CHANGE, LEADERSHIP, AND THE ECONOMY III
Last week's webinar HERE https://youtu.be/bmxyh3o6J18 featured a discussion with Brad Ferguson as Commentator about both the appropriate roles for government and how the Sectors of Industry, Professions, and Public Services view Alberta's economy. Sectors most represented in the survey were Education and Government, Energy, InfoTech and Management.
Alberta's Economic Resilience overall was viewed as achieved for the first time since 2015 when the KEI Network commenced monitoring. Other than immediately following shocks in the price of crude oil, Economic Resilience has continued to improve for Industries and Professions with only the Public Sector lagging, particularly Education and Research. The structural difference between the Calgary and Edmonton economies was cited as contributing to the Regional difference in Resilience with the Professions - specifically Engineering, and Public Services - specifically Education, very weak in Edmonton while in the Calgary Region those familiar with Energy and related Construction, Engineering, Environment viewed the economy as most resilient.
As for the Roles for Government, most appropriate overall were "Funding educational and training programs for ensuring that graduates can create new jobs" and "Formulate policies and employ incentives for encouraging small business innovation". Regions diverged significantly however, with Calgary much less supportive of Government intervention than Edmonton for any activity warranting government investment including technology commercialization and job creation. The Other Regions differed from both Edmonton and Calgary in being much more supportive of government Investing in technology commercialization but much less supportive for Negotiating trade agreements.
Government, Industry & Economic Development
- Technology IS the Economy HERE
- Climate Change Junk Science Unsettling HERE
- Sustainable Agriculture Embracing Technology HERE
Business, the Professions & Change Management
- Public Sector Sucking up Labour - Exaggerating the HR Shortage HERE
- What Every CEO Should Know About Generative AI HERE
- AI Reshaping the Finance Profession HERE
Society, Personalization & Continuous Learning
- "Talk to me ChatGPT" - Now Even Friendlier HERE
- AI to Combat CyberCrime HERE
- Reflecting - How Technology Has Changed Us HERE
Next week's webinar will conclude the series on Change, Leadership, & the Economy with the focus for Episode #4 on RECOMMENDATIONS. Natalie Gibson as been invited to serve as Commentator for a panel discussion about Recommendations for increasing economic resilience and improving Alberta's innovation ecosystem. The Panel features the commentators for the prior Episodes: #1. John Liston - Questions for ELECTION Candidates, #2. Trevor Lewington - Regional Resilience and Innovation, and #3. Brad Ferguson - Roles for Government and Sector Resilience. Recordings of these episodes can be viewed HERE https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG_7jax1CDkCQCslkTWs6FtVUxTlTtl9t
29th Annual Rotary Integrity Awards
Lesley MacDonald served as Master of Ceremonies for the Capital Region Rotary Clubs Integrity Awards Gala on May 18th at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre in Edmonton. Included as a recipient was our Editor, nominated by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Sunrise.