Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. Researchers in the project I work with, do a policy engagement strategy for each work plan objective that focuses on making a change in the urban development sector.

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Corporate Social Media Policies are Advancing

Portals and KM

Pam Sahota has provided a useful post, Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies , that actually contained links to 14 examples. While it is always good to look at what others are doing, Pam started with the proper caution that there’s no right policy. It has a social media policy in place in order to avoid issues regarding privacy and other topics. You are expected to follow the social media policy that is extensive and has the tagline: “Be smart.

Trending Sources

Visual Camp – or developing “Policy in Pics”

Social Reporter

Earlier this week I spent an evening in the Treasury, Whitehall, talking not about the economy but about how visuals and other creative approaches may be used to develop and communicate policy. Policy in Sniffs next time?

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Elsua

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

A couple of posts on the Open Policy Making blog this week provide insights into how digital technologies, network thinking, and new ways for government to operate may change the way we receive services, engage as citizens – and maybe develop our own community-level innovations.

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The Danger of Letting Community and Forum Policy Violations Slide

Managing Communities

photo credit: mikecogh If you manage an active community, like I do, violations to your guidelines can be a dime a dozen. Most of them are probably fairly simple – your garden variety spam, duplicate posting and what not. Mix that in with some copyright infringement and some culture setting guidelines, like those to do [.]. Interacting with Members Managing the Community

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on. Kinda cool that companies are now posting internal policies publicly.

You Don’t Write Community Guidelines and Abuse Policies for ISIS

Managing Communities

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Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange.

What is the place of emotion in the making of policy?

Neighbourhoods

In the years I spent shuttling between local initiatives in low income neighbourhoods and oddly clean cupboard rooms in Westminster, I never really cracked the way the experience of disadvantage was absorbed or dismissed as ‘personal’ and disconnected from policy.

From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

Samoan Circle Discussion on Policy Engagement with ADB, UN-Habitat, ICIMOD and MOUD (Nepal). I have recently been reflecting on a knowledge sharing and learning session I organized in Nepal in March 2015 on the topic of Policy Engagement. Policy Brief session: [link].

From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

Samoan Circle Discussion on Policy Engagement with ADB, UN-Habitat, ICIMOD and MOUD (Nepal). I have recently been reflecting on a knowledge sharing and learning session I organized in Nepal in March 2015 on the topic of Policy Engagement. Policy Brief session: [link].

Social Media and The Cone of Silence – Victoria Department of Justice

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s look at the back ground to the Department of Justice Victoria social media policy video, turning off discussion on YouTube and then explore the comments disabled thingie further. Policies shouldn’t leave staff disempowered.

Net-Map Level 1 Certification Class at the International Food Policy Research Institute

Net-Map Toolbox

That’s how I will spend this week: Preparing and conducting a Net-Map Level 1 Certification class at IFPRI, the organization where I worked when I initially developed Net-Map. It still feels a bit like coming home and I must admit, it makes me happy to see that all 4 research divisions of the organization have started using the method in their projects. This training, unfortunately, is only open to IFPRI staff.

Linking research to policy – my new project

Michelle Laurie

My role as knowledge management specialist is to build capacity of the researchers to undertake outcome focused research for policy influencing. The results need to inform the design of a template for policy influencing as well as a 2-day training for the centres.

Think About Online Community Moderation Escalation Policies Before You Need Them

Managing Communities

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Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. Researchers in the project I work with, do a policy engagement strategy for each work plan objective that focuses on making a change in the urban development sector.

David Goodman on food, water, energy, health & wellness, governance & public policy

Endless Knots

This year's letter, posted with David's permission, is particularly cogent and forward thinking with a lot of downright useful information (be sure to read down to Governance and Public Policy). Governance and Public Policy mixed with public anger often results in a volatile and unpredictable outcome. It is unlikely that our governance and public policy will be able to address the underlying challenges when so much money and effort goes into “political football” games.

Fear Makes Poor Policy

Evolving Web

Technorati Tags: bad policy , management , bad management , fear , FUD. Montesano, Washington, is a beautiful, small, unassuming city in the County of Grays Harbor.

Visual Camp – or developing "Policy in Pics"

Social Reporter

Earlier this week I spent an evening in the Treasury, Whitehall, talking not about the economy but about how visuals and other creative approaches may be used to develop and communicate policy. Policy in Sniffs next time?

Self-canceling policies

Endless Knots

Organizations that have public web pages that employees can't access from internal networks. Last summer I spent a lot of time with a patient in a NYC academic medical center. Guests could log on to the hospital's wi-fi network (shaky but it was there) but could not access the hospital website. Frustrating.as in what hours is the gift shop open?     Tags: Governance

Policy approved - and implemented?

Net-Map Toolbox

For example: Policy approval and implementation in Nigeria. The Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute ( IFPRI ) aims at improving policy making and implementation through research. Through our discussions we realized that we can really only understand this system if we look at two steps separately: The process in which a policy is made and the process in which it is - or is not - implemented.

Complexity principles and policy making

Chris Corrigan

Interesting paper released that demands that policy makers adopt a complexity approach to policy making around environmental decision making. Design policies that can adapt based on how the ecosystem changes.

Green Chameleon » Who Makes Policy?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Who Makes Policy?

Which organizations have the best virtual/flexible/agile work policies?

Endless Knots

This is a request for information: I'm looking for examples of how companies, nonprofits, and NGOs (even government agencies) implement their flexible work policies.

Crafting a Great Community / Social Media Policy

Web Social Architecture

I've said before that there are three crucial elements of online community policy: Legality, appropriateness, and relevance.

What’s In A Social Media Policy?

Networking Action

Use of social media by change networks is absolutely essential. Rather than the traditional media that focuses on "telling" people things, social media strategies are about creating a platform for sharing and generating information. This is … Communications social media

Collaborative Thinking: New Policy, New Voice

Collaborative Thinking

As things return to a more normal pace, there are a few updates I wanted to share: Gartner has a strict policy on personal analyst blogs when it comes to the topic of IT. Gartner also has policies on analyst participation in external events. To adhere to that policy, I've discontinued my participation on the Enterprise 2.0

Time for Policy?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Policy makes most of us cringe. Too often policy is associated with “thou shall not…” But policy also informs and educates our workforce on appropriate behavior. A policy is usually the starting point. A Social Media policy should inform your workforce and your customers what behaviors are acceptable and which ones will not be tolerated. The policy should encourage responsible participation, not scare the reader into paralysis.

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice

Nancy White

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice – is a paper that Simon Hearn from the Overseas Development Institute and I have been puttering on for quite some months. Communities of Practice: linking knowledge, policy and practice PDF.

Power and policy

Neighbourhoods

"     Governance and participation Social policyToby Blume on 'community rights': "The greatest concern I have about the introduction of the community rights, is also my biggest fear about the whole Big Society agenda. that government seems to have very little concern about how they are taken up by different groups.

Masters of Networks: Policy and Network Science in the same room

Endless Knots

Last week's Masters of Networks conference in Venice, which I blogged about earlier this month, brought network science down to earth and policy making into the 21st century. News flash: typically policy makers meet with policy makers and network scientists meet with their own kind.

Povertyism in policy: ‘troubled families’

Neighbourhoods

Here’s a good example of the distortion that can happen in that murky space between research and policy. There are purported to be between 117,000 and 120,000 'families with multiple problems' Last week Louise Casey, the government’s adviser on ‘troubled families’, appeared to be basing policy on interviews with sixteen pre-selected families.     Social exclusion Social policy

Making pdf policy accessible through Simply Understand

Social Reporter

Simply Understand aim to cut your policy papers, manuals and programmes down to size! After the excellent efforts of Adrian Short to make council web sites more useful by providing news feeds, I found another no-cost digital engagement innovation. Again from an individual. Corinne Pritchard dropped a comment into a piece a wrote which bemoaned the way that a government department puts up pdfs for a consultation exercise instead of pages you can read on screen.

Policy rushes in, where commonsense fears to tread

Neighbourhoods

Occasionally in my commentary on neighbouring and policy I’ve had a go at sketching out roughly how close policy and regulation can get to the everyday practise of neighbouring. Here’s an example where policy makers have decided that people should care more for their elders.

Social policy and empowerment

Neighbourhoods

Yesterday to an event launching new policy work by the centre-right Centre for Social Justice. Their new policy areas are elder care, youth justice, mental health, community cohesion, sport, and social return on investment; and given their realistic chances of influencing forthcoming policy, it's good to see these themes being researched and debated openly. Tags: Governance and participation Older people Social policy

Food policy

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

I heard part of a piece about food policy on Fresh Air recently, but I forgot about it until I read Marilyn Holt's A Locavore Manifesto by Michael Pollan in her Amicus Agraria. She points to Michael Pollan's thoughtful and thought-provoking letter to the US President-Elect called " Farmer in Chief " in the New York Times. Yes, it's long; yes, it's worth your time. You can see prior postings about food in A Prius for the pantry? ,

Forrester’s Guidance to CIOs on Establishing Social Media Policy

Portals and KM

I recently received a review copy of the Forrester report, The CIO’s Guide to Establishing a Social Media Policy. it includes explanations of the topics that you should consider for inclusion in a social media policy, allowing you to tailor your own policy to the specific needs of your organization and industry.”. Secondly, the policy leads with a positive approach toward social media while acknowledge risk. Another 11% were not sure if a policy existed.

House swap: the policy

Neighbourhoods

Tags: Social policy Space and place

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

Increasing employment opportunities in this community, and similar communities, will require effort from job-seekers and others to develop new relationships, programs, and policies. Harrison job search Missouri Networks policy recommendations race Research Paper rural unemployment St.