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The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing

July 19 | 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will introduce participants to the world of grant writing and focus on the opportunities and challenges of writing grant proposals. From concept development to project deliverables, this webinar will highlight issues related to project design, implementing workflow processes, developing budgets and budget justification, as well as other major components of developing a successfully grant proposal. In addition, the session will highlight the opportunities and challenges of administering a grant once it is funded.

Joseph (Jody) Holland
Joseph Holland is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy Leadership at The University of Mississippi. He received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in public policy and administration. Holland teaches public policy courses that range from general policy issues to specialized policy such as food policy, economic development and technology policy. In addition, he teaches a course in grant writing and nonprofit management. As a researcher, Holland has collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Highway Administration (FWHA), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Delta Regional Authority (DRA), Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC). His work can be found in Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), Journal of Transportation and Land Use, Public Works Management and Policy, The Journal of Nutrition and Hunger and Community Development.

Cyber Security

August 2 | 2 p.m. ET

ASPA is excited to have sought-after and seasoned speaker Alan Shark provide this webinar about cyber security and public administration. Cyber security and cyber terrorism is a costly and growing problem, affecting government entities, nonprofits, publicly held companies and personal accounts. Shark has presented on numerous cyber security topics and will look at this issue from a public administration lens covering:
  • Mobile and e-government
  • Digital technology trends in government
  • Thought leadership and professional development issues for IT practitioners

Join us for this timely and useful topic and learn from an expert about an important issue within all levels of government.​

Alan Shark, Executive Director and CEO, Public Technology Institute, Rutgers University SPAA

Veteran Policy

September 20 | 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will have a special focus on the relationship between the practitioner and scholar. VA experts will highlight their research priorities and areas where academics and practitioners can collaborate, and will outline actions for developing a field of study. It will also offer suggestions on ways to connect practitioner needs and priorities to researcher interests and priorities

Raun Lazier, Director of Policy, Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Policy and Planning
Raun Lazier serves as the principal advisor to the deputy assistant secretary for policy on issues related to enterprise-wide policy, strategy, legislative reviews, organizational changes, external engagements and public-private partnerships. He also manages VA’s policy and research agendas.

Nathan Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Policy and Planning
As OPP’s veteran policy research program manager, Nathan Williamson is responsible for leading research and engagement efforts in support of VA’s veterans’ policy research agenda.