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ASPA members can benefit from several presentation opportunities that arise from the association's collaboration with other associations and organizations. Learn more about these opportunities.

COMPA EXTENDS PROPOSAL DEADLINE

Send the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) your proposal idea for its 2015 Annual Meeting. It has extended the deadline for proposal submission until Nov. 30. Learn more about the theme and about proposal requirements,
click here. 


 

 

 

 

MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE ON GOVERNANCE

Across the globe, developed and developing countries are exploring ways to govern better. Learn more about a conference that will discuss public administration in the Middle East, click here.

 

 

 

 


  

10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (ICPA)

The 10th International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA) is a great opportunity to meet scholars and practitioners from across the globe in one of the world's fastest growing country, China. .To learn more about ICPA, co-sponsored by ASPA, click here  or visit www.icpa-uestc.cn.

 
WHAT'S NEW?

 



Using Grants as Incentives For Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Double-Edged Sword?
The recent crises with H1N1 and the Ebola virus show the need for collaboration in public health emergencies. Interviews with an Indiana-based organization focused on public health and emergency preparedness suggest that while federal grant funding is essential to collaboration it also creates barriers to operationalizing these efforts. Read more.

From Academia to the Agency: Take Two Years, Learn How Public Organizations Operate
MBA professors have obtained private sector work experience at some point in their academic careers. Why should MPA professors be any different within the public sector? Read more.

The Need For Autonomy in City Administration
The role of public service and democracy has been a consistent subject of debate in both academic writings and public service practitioner circles. At the center of this debate is whether democracy adds credibility to the mission of public service organizations. Read more.


   

  



ASPA Blog


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

Is Mental Health in the Workplace Ignored?
Mental health has become an incredibly explosive issue as local governments struggle with how to police, track and otherwise respect the mentally ill. Over the years, I indiscriminately shared jokes about “going postal” and other references to anger in the workplace. Now I look back and chide myself for not being more thoughtful. Are we ready to engage mental illness in the workplace? Read more.

Primum non Nocere – Mantra For ASPA?
Public administration is still unknown by most citizens and remains an afterthought to our elected leaders. We still trail the glamour and value given to our business school compatriots. There have been some bright spots and some bright leaders. But just not ceasing to exist is not enough, for me. Read more.





 

 

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Get the latest on opportunities, news from ASPA and updates about conferences related to public administration in The Bridge. It's filled with tidbits about career, professional development and the field. You do not have to be an ASPA member to receive.

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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

upcoming webinar on fracking: policy and legal perspectives


ASPA's next professional development webinar, Thursday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. will focus on the benefits, challenges and opportunities that exist for fracking as an energy and fuel alternative. Register now to learn about this growing sector.


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. Find out more.