100 minutes to innovate: let’s talk talent

Part of the GovLab innovation series

At the inaugural GovLab innovation briefing, we began to tackle the question of how to innovate and design for the future citizen. Now it’s time to put the theory into action!

We were delighted to invite you to take part in “100 minutes to innovate”, a rapid-fire guided innovation journey on the area of public sector talent.

Our GovLab public sector innovation experts brought the group through the innovation-by-design process through a series of hands-on exercises. Our attendees explore the problem, “walked in the shoes” of the user, created ideas, developed a prototype and tested their solution – all in the space of 100 minutes!

We were not expecting perfect solutions, but we did give attendees a hands-on experience of what the innovation process really entails.

Take a look at some of the pictures from the workshop

The challenge

The public sector workforce is growing older, the expectations of employees are shifting, and the public sector finds itself in the same war for talent as the rest of the competitive market. At the same time, the pressure for transformation in the public sector is greater than ever before. The burning question is: how can the public sector innovate to attract the talent it needs to transform?

Through the innovation-by-design process, let’s start to tackle that question. 

What our attendees got from the day

  • A hands-on understanding of the innovation-by-design process which you can apply to your organisation’s challenges
  • An opportunity to connect with innovators from across the public sector
  • Insights into the public sector talent challenge, and ideas and inspiration on how to meet this challenge. 

A look inside our last GovLab event

When:        Thursday May 10, from 9.30am to 11.30am

                   Registration and light breakfast from 9am

Where:       The Greenhouse, Deloitte offices, Hardwicke House,

29 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


To register your interest for similar events please email Eva O'Toole.

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