Regina – The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) and the Public Service Commission of Saskatchewan (PSC) would like to acknowledge and congratulate the public servants who participated in and completed the policy workshop series offered by the JSGS in collaboration with the PSC. In total, the ceremony honored 41 recipients with certificates of program completion.
“A.W. Johnson and Thomas Shoyama, the school’s two namesakes, created a legacy of exceptional professionalism in public administration in both the provincial and federal public service,” said Executive Director Michael Atkinson, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. “The commitment and achievements of these Saskatchewan public servants continues to honour and reinforce their efforts in creating a better world in which we all benefit. It has been our pleasure working with the PSC on this program and we continue to value this partnership going forward.”
Topics covered in the workshop series included: dynamics in public policy development, negotiation, comparative analysis and evaluation. Program participants ranged from policy analysts to assistant deputy ministers from various ministries in the province.
“Celebrating their work and commitment to education during National Public Service Week is an important way of recognizing the ongoing achievements of public servants in the province of Saskatchewan,” said Deputy Minister Doug Moen. “The practical knowledge gained and skills developed during these workshops will be further appreciated as we start seeing positive impact on policies and practices that affect the public.”
Certificates were handed out at the 2011 Policy Forum on June 14. This year’s keynote speaker was Evan Solomon, two-time Gemini award winning broadcaster, journalist and host of the most watched national political affairs TV show in the country, CBC News Network’s Power and Politics with Evan Solomon.
A unique collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is a provincial school for advanced education, research, outreach and training in policy and administration.
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