PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

ASPA members can benefit from several presentation opportunities that arise from the association's collaboration with other associations and organizations. To learn more about the latest call for proposals, upcoming conferences and other presentation opportunities, please return to the ASPA website often or check our Opportunities page.

COMPA EXTENDS PROPOSAL DEADLINE

The Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for its 2015 Annual Meeting until Nov. 30. Proposals should discuss the theme Sustainable Blueprints: Public Engagement in Building Marginalized Communities. To learn more about proposal requirements, click here.

PA TIMES CALL FOR ARTICLES

PA TIMES invites articles for its October print issue. The October issue will discuss the theme "Technology & Training: Creating a 21st Century Public Sector." Articles that address how technology is changing the public sector and ways to prepare public servants for this change can be submitted to patimes@aspanet.org. Articles must be received by Sept. 8 to be considered.

 


MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE ON GOVERNANCE

The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) and ASPA's Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) will host the 3rd Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East at the University of Beirut December 5-6, 2014. The theme for this year's conference is Public Sector Governance In the Middle East: The Design and Management of Reform (Re)Considered. To learn more, click here.

 

 

 


 

10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (ICPA)


Tentative Schedule Now Available

A tentative schedule of events for the 10th International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA) is now available online. To view, click here. ICPA will be held Oct. 24-26 in Chengdu, China at the UESTC (Qingshuihe Campus). The theme for the 2014 conference is New Challenges and Advances in Public Administration. Organizers are currently accepting proposals that would address this theme. Registration is now open, to learn more, click here.
  More information also can be obtained from the conference website: www.icpa-uestc.cn.


Accommodations for the conference will be available at the Crowne Plaza Chengdu West or the UESTC Hotel. To find out more, click here.

 
WHAT'S NEW?

 



Employees Need Crisis Communications Too
Local governments know that engaging in crisis communications during a disaster can contribute to successful outcomes for citizens. However, they are not the only group that can benefit. Read more.

National Preparedness Month Offers Opportunity To Get Ready & Serve
September is National Preparedness Month.  As the country marks the 13th year since the Sept. 11 attacks, we have become more acutely aware of the need to be prepared. Practicing preparedness at home, school or work can be potentially lifesaving. Learn how.

Trust anchors high-performing teams
High-performing teams are essential to successful public administrators and their respective communities. The challenge for successful public administrators is creating space within government where trust can resonate and flourish. But why does trust matter? Read more.


   

  



ASPA Blog


The ASPA blog features commentary on news topics and how they relate to public administration. Check it out.

The Decision Making of Public Administrators
In light of recent events in Ferguson, Mo, and news from around the world, I have been thinking about the role of public administrators and their decision-making. Do personal values interfere with decision-making and responsibilities? Read more.

The Big Secret
Experts in every field are aware of the Achilles heels that diminish the certainty of the craft they ply. But experts  nevertheless, typically keep their self-doubts private just as leaders lead even when they don’t know which way to go.The business of 'being right' or as close as possible to it is best embodied in polling and the professionals charged with telling us what we think. Read more.





 

 

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 PA TIMES Print

Read the latest print edition of PA TIMES. Our current issue is now available under Publications. You must be logged in to read the issue.  
 


 

 

 

ASPA NEWS


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Join more than 1,000 public administrators and strengthen your skills to help build a stronger and more equitable society. ASPA is offering a special rate if you register before Nov. 30. Learn more






NOMINEES FOR ASPA LEADERSHIP ROLES ANNOUNCED

The 2014 Nominating Committee has announced the slate of candidates for election to the ASPA National Council and vice president. Find out which ASPA members want to represent your district! Read more.

BOOKTALKS GIVE INSIGHTS ON PA TRENDS

ASPA has launched monthly virtual book talks that highlights publications with insights on emerging trends in public administration. Authors discuss their book and its relevance to practitioners and scholars.

Join ASPA for our next booktalk on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 1 pm on Race & Social Equity. To learn more about this booktalk, click here.


ASPA RELEASES NEW RESOURCE ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES


ASPA now offers a resources to help practitioners and scholars gain critical and insightful perspectives on contemporary public policy issues.  To read Leadership Insights, click here.

 

ASPA CENTER FOR ACCOUNTABILITY & PERFORMANCE OFFERS EQUITY FELLOWSHIP

How do measure social equity? CAP is offering two fellowships to a practitioner and an academic, to promote work on social equity performance measurement. Learn more about this opportunity, click here.