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Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about Leveraging AI to Transform Government based on a 2018 report by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The report illustrates how government is using AI by describing four use cases being pursued by different agencies. In 2019, the Partnership and IBM collaborated on two additional reports, Assessing the Impact of AI on the Work of Government , and Building Trust, Managing Risks.

mapping stories

Harold Jarche

This past week I have been reading interview transcripts for a client. After reading several of these 20-page documents it became clear what was able to hold my attention — stories, especially first person accounts. I also remember the stories much better than the general discussions or advice given. One of the simplest definitions of storytelling is by Jonathan Gottschall in The Storytelling Animal — Story = Character + Predicament + Attempted Extrication.

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Cultural Comment Shift

Clark Quinn

I’ve been blogging now for over a decade, and one thing has changed. The phenomena is that we’re seeing a cultural comment shift; comments are now coming from shared platforms, not directly on the site. And while I try not to care, I’m finding it interesting to reflect on the implications of that, in a small way. When I started, people would comment right on the blog. It still happens, but not in the way it used to.

Holiday Card


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At Root an Evanescence

Doc Searls

A Route of Evanescence, With a revolving Wheel –. A Resonance of Emerald. A Rush of Cochineal –. And every Blossom on the Bush. Adjusts it’s tumbled Head –. The Mail from Tunis – probably, An easy Morning’s Ride –. Emily Dickinson. ( via The Poetry Foundation ).

workplace learning — yesterday, today, tomorrow

Harold Jarche

Ten years ago — workplace learning in 10 years — I wrote that in 2019 much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement. I also projected that work and learning will continue to blend while stand-up training will be challenged by the ever-present back channel. I predicted that the concept of personal knowledge mastery will have permeated much of the workplace. This last prediction has gained momentum in the past few years.

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Close the Retail Skills Gap with an Online Learning Platform


Retail skills are critical to the success of both a retail worker and a company, but many people lack these skills. This has created a skills gap in the retail sector. The NRF Foundation acknowledged the retail skills gap and launched a training and credentialing initiative designed to provide individuals with the skills they need to obtain retail jobs.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

Beth Kanter

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods. One technique that I often employ is called “ Dot Voting ” or “ Visual the Vote.” ” This is a simple process for getting participants to prioritize ideas or decisions. You use this to follow a brainstorming activity which may yield an abundance of new ideas. The technique helps you need to evaluate the ideas.

3 Ways a Nonprofit LMS Can Drive Member Engagement


Many nonprofits choose an online learning platform when seeking a training solution. A flat-fee LMS can provide cost-effective training for an organization’s members, staff, and volunteers, but its benefits don’t stop there. A nonprofit LMS also helps organizational leaders unify geographically separated membership and boost the effectiveness of the training tools that are already being offered. Additionally, an eLearning system can promote member engagement.