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Aspiring to be exceptional

Posted on March 15, 2013, in Competencies, GCN, News, Professional Development, Working in Government, with 0 comments

Profession (noun): a paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification. For me, one of the most interesting areas covered by the recent GCN survey was professionalism and professional development. I have an obsession with the.

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When is a TV not a TV? That is the question…

Posted on March 15, 2013, in Case study, Digital, Events, News, with 0 comments

When it’s an internet connected, home shopping, game playing, social networking, app enabled black box in your corner. Is that still a TV? Whatever new technology comes along, the TV adapts itself to the medium and we Brits are adapting.

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Local Election Guidance 2013

Posted on March 13, 2013, in GCN, Guidance, News, Propriety, Working in Government

Cabinet Office has published guidance on conduct for Civil Servants for the Local Government Elections for England and Wales and for the Mayors of Doncaster and Tyneside. The elections are to be held 2 May 2013. The period of sensitivity in.

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Alex Aiken on the new competency framework

Posted on March 11, 2013, in Competencies, Evaluation, GCN, News, Working in Government, with 0 comments

An important message about your career from Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communication Colleagues, I am writing to you about the new competency standards we are publishing for government communicators which should form the basis of your personal objectives.

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Roll calls, rallying cries and reveilles

Posted on March 8, 2013, in Digital, Discussion, Evaluation, GCN, News, Working in Government, with 0 comments

Last week we looked at what the demographics of those responding to the recent GCN survey tell us about government communications. I won’t revisit the key points as the blog post is here.  Suffice to say that some of the.

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