Selected Presentations

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Working in organizations and managing oneself,” SPPG Practicum, February 9, 2017.

The Atlas as a Resource for MPP Students,” Presentation at SPPG Orientation, September 7, 2016.

Public Policy Thinking and the Challenges in Canadian Higher Education,” Keynote Address to the 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Ottawa, May 31, 2015.

Update on CAPPA, NASPAA, and APPAM,” Ian D. Clark, A briefing for interested faculty, January 29, 2015.

43 Years of Advice on Improving Public Management,” Slides for a presentation to Service Canada’s Ontario Executive Forum, June 6, 2014.

Making Reform Stick: Political Capacity for Policy Change and Innovation,” Leslie A. Pal and Ian D. Clark. A paper presented at the research workshop “Policy Capacity for Innovative Governance,” Hangzhou, China, May 22, 2014.

Leadership and Open Government,” Presentation by Ian Clark for the University of Ottawa Certificate Program in Public Sector Leadership and Governance, 13 May 2014.

Universities, competition and elitism: Lecture for a class in PPG 2008 – Globalization, Internationalization and Public Policy,” School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, March 17, 2014.”

Who is Pressing for Metrics on Scholarly Output?” Slides for the University of Ottawa Workshop on Rankings in the Social Sciences and Humanities, September 24, 2013.

Re-thinking the Traditional University Model: Stay the Course or Radical Change,” Slides for a Panel Discussion, 2013 Annual CAUBO Conference, McMaster University, June 17, 2013.

University Governance in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities,” Ian D. Clark, at the seminar on Advanced Training in Democratic Governance for University Leaders organized by the Institute on Governance, Toronto, June 13, 2013.

“What Do the Next Ten Years Hold for Canadian Universities?” Ian D. Clark and Ken Coates, A Public Debate sponsored by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Regina, October 19, 2012. <View video> <View Storyboard>

Reforming Postsecondary Education in Ontario: Nine Ways to Know if You Are Succeeding,” Ian D. Clark, Ken Norrie, Michael L. Skolnik, David Trick, Richard Van Loon, A submission to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in response to the invitation in the paper, Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge, September 13, 2012.

Using professor-level bibliometric and grant-success data for comparing system performance on university research,” A comment for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario on its consultation paper, Performance Indicators for the Public Postsecondary System in Ontario, July 30, 2012.

A new process for assessing and funding research performance in universities,” A submission to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in response to the invitation in the paper, Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge, July 30, 2012.

Research and Reluctance in Improving Canadian Higher Education,” Ian D. Clark and Ken Norrie, Presentation at the York University Workshop, Policy Formation in Post-secondary Education: Issues and Prospects in Turbulent Times, Toronto, March 16, 2012.

Establishing New Undergraduate Universities,” Ian D. Clark and David Trick, Presentation to the OISE|U of T Symposium on Three New University Campuses for Ontario: Options, Challenges and Possibilities, Toronto, February 7, 2012.

Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education,” Presentation to the Program for New Alberta and British Columbia Universities, New Westminster, BC, January 16, 2012.

Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario,” Presentation to the Shifting Gears Symposium, The Future of Public Services in an Age of Restraint, November 7, 2011.

Initial Thoughts on Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario,” Massey Senior Fellows’ Luncheon, April 20, 2011.

Human Capital, Academic Reform, and Schools of Public Policy,” Lecture at the United States – Canada Conference 2011, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ford School, Ann Arbor, March 19, 2011.

What is Good Governance? New theory and old problems for public service managers,” Presentation for the University of Ottawa Certificate Program in Public Service Leadership and Governance, October 14, 2010.

Promoting Differentiation in University Missions: Three Suggestions for the University of Toronto,” Adapted from Remarks at the Senior Scholars Symposium University of Toronto, April 13, 2010.

Academic Transformation: Highlights of the Book,” Presentation by Ian Clark and David Trick to the Ontario General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario, January 23, 2010.

Giving our Students Access to the Public Policy and Governance Portal,” Edited Status Report to the August 2009 CAPPA Meeting, August 23, 2009.

The comfortable straightjacket of policy uniformity: Will the economic crisis spur reform in Ontario postsecondary education?” Notes for Remarks for the Joint Universities Panel on How the Economic Crisis will Affect Global Politics, Toronto, April 2, 2009. <View pdf>

The Ottawa Consensus on public management: Why it is flawed and how U of T can help,” Presentation to the Canadian Politics Seminar Series, University of Toronto, February 5, 2009. <View pdf>

Challenges in university financing and accessibility in Ontario,” Presentation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Town Hall on Overcoming financial obstacles to university, University of Toronto, January 28, 2009. <View pdf>

Can Ottawa Regain its Leadership in Government IT?” Notes for Comments at the “Reform by Formers” Panel at the GTEC 2008 Conference, Make the Shift to Government 2.0, Ottawa, October 28, 2008.

Getting Economic Analysis back into Public Policy,” Presentation to a Seminar on the Role of Economists in Public Policy Co-hosted by Knowledge Impact in Society and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Saskatoon, October 20, 2008.

Trust, Service and Happiness: Lessons from Life and Recent Research,” Convocation Address, University of Victoria, June 5, 2008.

A Good Time for Public Administration Graduates,” School of Public Administration Alumni Lunch, University of Victoria, June 5, 2008.

Bending rules, making connections and having fun: Potential elements for a strategy to advance public service innovation,” Presentation to a Symposium on Innovation, Risk and Control at the University Seminar Canada School of Public Service Ottawa, May 8, 2008.

Accountability, Results and Misconduct: Should “controlling fraud” become and explicit focus for Internal Audit?” Discussion Draft for Departmental Audit Committees, December 2007.

Rejuvenating the Public Service: How Universities Can Help,” Speaking Notes for Remarks at the Associate Deputy Ministers’ Dinner, Officers’ Mess Hall, RCMP Headquarters, November 21, 2007. <View pdf>

Governance Pendulums in Public Sector Reform: Lessons on Downsizing and Modernization from Ottawa and Queen’s Park,” Notes for Remarks at a Meeting with the Secretary General for Government Renewal, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands and his Delegation, Toronto, November 9, 2007.

A Jurisdictional Competitiveness Framework for Thinking about System Capacity in Higher Education,” invited paper for the Higher Educational Quality Council of Ontario, November 6, 2007.

Speaking Truth to Power: Remembering Doug Hartle,” Remarks following the Engineering and Public Policy Seminar, University of Toronto, October 17, 2007. <View pdf>

Results-oriented budgeting,” paper (with Harry Swain) and talk presented to the CEPRA Conference, Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow, June 22, 2007.

Ontario University Presidents and the Harris Government – with Scene Summaries from the first four acts of The Double Cohort Drama,” presentation to the Senior Fellows’ Lunch, Massey College, Toronto, January 18, 2002.