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Image Credit 09-13-07 © MaleWitch istockphoto.comWelcome to #GovChat Central! I'm your host @ThomKearney

Every Wednesday evening at 8:00pm eastern please join us on #GovChat when we will feature a SPECIAL guest on our tweetchat. We will host a variety guests including Public Service players from all levels of Government from countries around the world.

Our goal at #GovChat is to stimulate conversations with thought leaders on how we can work together to make governments better.

I will be sharing hosting duties with a great group of people and please do advise if you’re interested in helping out.

To join our tweetchat just follow the #GovChat hashtag at the appointed time to see all of the tweets and participate. You can go to http://tweetchat.com/room/GovChat or use your favorite twitter client.

Please see the Master Schedule And Transcripts for the latest schedule and links to all the transcripts.

Cheers Thom Kearney

#GovChat was founded by @JeffAshcroft February 2nd, 2011 to stimulate active conversations within the @PS_Leader Community and is hosted weekly by @ThomKearney and other guest hosts.

The #GovChat Master Schedule is now hosted here and below are the transcripts from 2011.

2011 Chat Archive

Please see Master Schedule And Transcripts for the latest.

#GovChat with Denise Amyot  – October 5th, 2011

#GovChat8 will take place with special guest Denise Amyot, @damyotat 8:00 pm est on Wednesday October 5th, 2011

Topic:Innovation in times of restraint

#GovChat Transcript: with Denise Amyot  – October 5th, 2011

#GovChat with Senator Kate Lundy – September 21, 8:00 EST,  2011

#GovChat7 will take place with special guest Senator Kate Lundy @katelundy at 8:00 pm est on Wednesday September 21, 2011

Topic:Gov 2.0: Creating Resilience in Government and Society

#GovChat with Senator Kate Lundy September 21st, 2011

#GovChat with Alex Howard – August 3rd, 2011

Gov 2.0 @Radar Correspondent, @digiphile , Alex Howard talks with @thomkearney about the business case for gov 2.0.

Topic: The Business Case for Gov 2.0

#GovChat6 Transcript

Please note, there was no #GovChat during the month of July

#GovChat with Ralph Mercer – June 8th, 2011

Chief Warrant Officer Ralph Mercer, @ralphmercer, @thomkearney and others talk about Leadership, Culture and Change

Topic: Leadership, Culture and Change

#GovChat5 Transcript: http://t.co/1o2qZ4k

#GovChat with John F Moore – May 4th, 2011

Government in the Lab founder @JohnFMoore chats about  Facilitating transformation to Gov 2.0

Topic: Facilitating transformation to Gov 2.0
#GovChat4 Transcript: http://ow.ly/51DhA

#GovChat with Chris J Moore – April 6th, 2011

Our #GovChat3 topic was Making Change Happen and our special guest was Chris J Moore 8:00 pm est on Wednesday April 6th, 2011

Serious change talk from the CIO of the City of Edmonton, @chrisj_moore.

Topic: Making Change Happen
#GOVchat3 Transcript: http://bit.ly/ChrisJMoore

#GovChat with David Eaves – March 2nd, 2011

@daeaves and Building a Knowledge Based Government
Topic: Building a Knowledge Based Government
#GOVchat2 Transcript: http://bit.ly/DavidEavesGovChat

#GovChat with Wendi Brick – The CSA Edge – Feb. 2nd, 2011










#GovChat1 was our inaugural #GOVchat and our special guest was Wendi Brick of The CSA Edge at 8:00 pm est on Wednesday February 2nd 2011
Topic: Customer Service in the Public Service
#GOVchat1 Transcript: http://bit.ly/CustomerServiceInPublicService