Author Archives: Thom Kearney

About Thom Kearney

Change agent, teacher, arts, science, open government, father, mentor, storyteller, husband, dog owner,collaborator, not necessarily in that order.

You’ll never know if you don’t go

Ok so this is a weird little thing that just happened to me this morning on March 24, 2021. I am doing a little early morning creative work, and trying to open an old illustrator file. The internet says I … Continue reading

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MarCom story tellers wanted

Insert Zoom Screen Shot Here In January and February I teach a course entitled Professional Practice, which is part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Program at Algonquin College. The course is for students about to graduate from the … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2020 eh?

At the end of 2019 I concluded an assignment with the very talented folks at the Policy Community Partnership Office. In my time there I explored the policy process within the GC and co-created a new framework for learning about … Continue reading

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Have a story to tell that will help 20 somethings transition into professional communicators?

From January to March I teach a course entitled Professional Practice, which is part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Program at Algonquin College. This is a program that I graduated from when typewriters were the norm, and which … Continue reading

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The story of Harvey

This is a hard story to tell. A few days ago we picked up an 8 week old golden retriever and we called him Harvey. He was coming home to us two other dogs, one of whom you may know … Continue reading

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Guest speakers wanted – 2019

Have a story to tell? From January to March I teach a course entitled Professional Practice, which is part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Program at Algonquin College. This is a program that I graduated from when typewriters … Continue reading

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PROTECT THE DEVIANTS!

I was a “risky” hire.  Not quite cut from the same cloth. A slightly irregular education. A different sort of professional background. An advocate for better, maybe not anonymous enough…someone with an opinion. The system, like any mature system, naturally … Continue reading

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Conference report – culture, SNA and failure

Yesterday I was part of a panel at the Conference Board event on Public Service Transformation with Virginie Carrier, Senior Strategist, Future Workforce Strategies, DND, and Teresa D’Andrea, Director, GC Digital Exchange, Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada, … Continue reading

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Collaboration eh? 

In honour of the FWD50 conference taking place in Ottawa this week, here is a post that seems relevant to the conference theme of “Use technology to make society better for all”. It is a post about yesterday, today and … Continue reading

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Service & Program people can I buy you a coffee?

This post is directed to those of you that identify as a service or program person working in government. Not too long ago I moved from Open Government Engagement to take on the role of Lead for Learning in Policy … Continue reading

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