GET INVOLVED

ASPA members can benefit from a number of opportunities to improve their professional development through participation in ASPA webinars or the Society's collaboration with other associations and organizations.

CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR INAUGURAL PA TIMES MAGAZINE

In 2015, ASPA is premiering a magazine format for PA TIMES. Be a part of the inaugural issue.
The theme for the first magazine edition is "Regaining Public Trust: Citizen Engagement, Fiscal Accountability and Transparency." It will also include our international supplement on "Battling Corruption, Building Ethics."
We invite articles that discuss models to improve citizen involvement and trust in government. As public trust in government remains at historic lows, citizens are demanding transparency and accountability at all levels of government. Submissions must be received by Feb. 9 to be considered. Send all articles to patimes@aspanet.org

CALL FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS

Get an insider's view of the Annual Conference as a volunteer. ASPA is currently accepting volunteers to assist with a number of tasks at the Annual Conference in Chicago. This is a great way to get involved, meet new people and earn a discount registration. Learn more.  


CALL FOR PAPER - TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE

Organizers for the 11th Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD) is now accepting papers for the 2015 conference June 3-5 at the University of New Hampshire. TAD brings together scholars and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic to stimulate a dialogue. Organised jointly by European and American networks, this conference aims to strengthen cooperation between European and American academics. The theme for TAD 11 is "The Shifting Role of Public Managers." To learn more, click here.  

SUGGEST A BOOKTALK FOR 2015

ASPA has launched a BookTalk webinar series. Know a book about public management, public service or working in the public sector that would offer great insights to a practitioner and academic? Send ASPA your suggestions at info@aspanet.org.

 

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CALL FOR ARTICLES

Trust is a major facet of the relationship between citizens and government. Citizens have expectations of service delivery and trust that government officials and managers will provide.  In January, the online version of PA TIMES will discuss ways that organizations and government agencies can promote integrity and ethical behavior at an individual and organizational level. ASPA has a new code of ethics and an Ethics committee to help educate its members and public servants about ethical behavior. We invite articles that discuss the issue of ethics, integrity and public service. Send your articles to patimes@aspanet.org to be considered. We will consider all submissions through January.

 


 

 

 


SOCIAL MEDIA AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT
Social media, once a buzz word, has now become ingrained in our vernacular. It seems that every industry makes attempts to take advantage of what social media can offer.
Read more.


2014: A YEAR OF CHALLENGES, A YEAR TO CELEBRATE, A YEAR TO RECOMMIT TO PUBLIC SERVICE
2014 was a special year. We end this year with recurring challenges in the national dialogue. Race, justice and public safety have re-emerged in light of controversial grand jury decisions.
Read more.


 

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

MANAGEMENT LESSONS FROM THE ROAD - No matter what holidays you celebrate or don’t, the weeks between mid-December and Jan. 1 can be harried, hurried and inhospitable. Read on.

KEEPING BALANCE IN THE CHANGING WORKPLACE - After about 40 years of observing many workplace cultures, I have to ask how much effort do we entail to create a productive environment. Read more



 

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ASPA NEWS

NEW EDITION OF PA TIMES AVAILABLE

The Dec/Jan issue of PA TIMES is now available online. The issue focuses on the longstanding debate about the size of government, asking the question: Smaller Government, Better Government? Articles offer a variety of positions about the role of government and the public sector. ASPA members can access the issue for free. Non-ASPA members can purchase the edition for nominal cost. Read the issue today.


ASPA 2015 FOUNDERS' FELLOWS SELECTED

ASPA has selected 25 students to receive its 2015 Founders' Fellowship. Founders' Fellows recognize outstanding students and new professionals in the field. Individuals are selected as part of a competitive review process. The 2015 Class represents 15 states and three countries.
Meet our Fellows.

COMPA HOSTS 2015 MEETING

ASPA's Section, Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) will host its annual meeting Feb. 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA. To find out more,
click here.

NEW ASPA LEADERS ELECTED

ASPA members have elected new leaders to the National Council, the Society's governing body. Meet our new National Council members. New officers will be sworn in at the 2015 Annual Conference. Read more.