LMI and Hinchcliffe Launch Gov 2.0 University - Innovative Web 2.0 Training for Government Agencies

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LMI and Hinchcliffe & Company launch Gov 2.0 University, which offers a comprehensive set of tools and strategies to leverage Web 2.0 capabilities for government users. Gov 2.0 University features four course types tailored to the training needs of agency users.

LMI and Hinchcliffe & Company today announced the launch of Gov 2.0 University (G2U). This joint venture provides federal, state, local, and tribal employees with a comprehensive set of tools and strategies to leverage Web 2.0 capabilities to improve various aspects of government performance and management, focusing on mission achievement rather than technology and software. G2U works with the people who do the work of government - top to bottom and end to end - first through education, then through enduring support and consultation.

Members of the G2U team have extensive personal careers in the public sector and have faced the same challenges as those working in modern bureaucracies. They recognize that "next great solutions" come and go, while enduring solutions are rare. G2U understands that Web 2.0's endurance, therefore, will not stand on technology, but instead must focus on people, networks, and flexibility. Government 2.0 must be about solving real problems.

G2U focuses on the benefits and challenges of implementing collaborative tools in federal organizations: How can these tools support achievement of the organizational mission? What might the obstacles be to implementing such technologies? Is Web 2.0 a fad, or will it truly transform the way that organizations will carry out and achieve their missions?

G2U's courses explore how the federal sector can leverage Web 2.0 technologies and the culture changes they engender to support and enhance the achievement of organizational objectives. The term "Web 2.0" has become commonplace in discussing the new tools available to create collaboration and knowledge sharing in the work environment, but just how to implement these tools with minimal disruption and cultural acceptance - as well as the benefits conferred upon an organization - is less well-understood.

To this end, G2U offers four course types, each of which may be attended in an open session or tailored to the individual needs of specific organizations. In all cases, we focus on maintaining a small class size that allows personal focus and hands-on engagement:

Executive primer. G2U comes to top agency executives and provides a tailored briefing of the functions, benefits, and challenges of employing collaborative technologies, to examine how Gov 2.0 helps accomplish broad agency goals.

Manager's course. This two-day course focuses on the human and process facets of Government 2.0 and collaboratively managing groups to achieve organizational objectives.

User training. This five-day course helps students build proficiency in applying various tools to find practical solutions to the most common problems in daily government work.

Customized courses. These courses, of varying lengths, are designed to address the specific needs and culture of an organization. Customized classes can also assume the form of workshops designed to solve unique problems quickly in a collaborative setting using Government 2.0 tools and processes.

LMI's long history of partnership with the federal government has earned them a reputation for independent analysis. Hinchcliffe & Company is an industry leader in Web 2.0 business solutions and understands the difference between those with genuine merit and those driven by hype and marketing. Together, they possess the right blend of practical experience and technological understanding to give new concepts a historic government context.

LMI, a not-for-profit firm headquartered in McLean, Virginia, has spent almost 50 years in the service of government, seeking to improve agency management through independent analysis and counsel in logistics, infrastructure, and resource management.
Hinchcliffe & Company delivers rapid, actionable business results using its industry-leading Global Services consulting and premier education solutions tailored for maximum results and client satisfaction.

For additional information on G2U, contact Chris Richter or visit http://www.gov20university.org.


Chris Richter
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McLean, VA 22102-7805


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