ASPA is proud to host a robust e-learning program including three series of webinars: BookTalks, KeepingCurrent events and Students and New Professionals topics. This list is refreshed constantly as new events are added to our calendar. Please contact us if you have any questions about our upcoming discussions or would like to join us to host an event.

Trust, a Powerful Tool for Public Servants

August 12 | 1 p.m. EDT
In Partnership with ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance

Achieving accountability and performance in the public sector rests on trust—that is, trust between the public and public servants, as well as among public servants. A lack of trust was clearly evident on January 6 during the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Panelists for this webinar will discuss the importance of building and nurturing trust.

Presenters:
To Be Announced




A Three-Part Series in Partnership with American University: Integrating Public Administration and the Law: Challenges and New Voices

In Partnership with American University's School of Public Affairs

Many of the world's most pressing issues lay at the intersection of law and public administration, but does the assertion that “public administration has largely abandoned or forgotten its roots in public law” hold true? Join us as we present a three-part webinar featuring American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) Professors Kenneth Meier, Neil Kerwin and David Rosenbloom, along with guest panelists, as they discuss the new voices examining this cross-field integration and its challenges. Robert Christensen (Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University) and co-author of <i>Systematically Reviewing American Law and Public Administration: A Call for Dialogue and Theory Building</i> will moderate these discussions.

August 17 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
The Intersection of Public Administration and the Law: What Do Social Equity Scholars Think?
Presenters:
Sebawit Bishu, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
K. Juree Capers, Associate Professor, Georgia State University
Rob Christensen, Moderator, Professor and George W. Romney Research Fellow, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management
Andrea Headley, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
Kenneth J. Meier, Professor and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, American University School of Public Affairs
Angel Molina, Jr., Post-Doctoral Student, Arizona State University



August 24 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Topic To Be Announced Soon!

Presenters:
Rob Christensen, Moderator, Professor and George W. Romney Research Fellow, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management
Neil Kerwin, Former President, American University and Professor, American University School of Public Affairs



August 31 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
Qualified Immunity: Contemporary Issues and Prospects
Presenters:
Rob Christensen, Moderator, Professor and George W. Romney Research Fellow, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management
David Rosenbloom, Distinguished Professor, American University School of Public Affairs



Park University's Hauptmann Lecture

September 9 | 1:00 p.m. ET
A Partnership Between ASPA and Park University

An annual lecture hosted by Park University, the Hauptmann Lecture has a long and storied history. ASPA is proud to produce this year's lecture online and make it available to all ASPA members to attend.

University of Colorado Denver's Professor Mary Guy will provide this year's lecture. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

Presenter:
Mary Guy, Professor, University of Colorado Denver




Crafting a Compelling Resume

December 2021; exact date/time TBD

There are different perspectives on resumes—what should be on them, what should not, how long they should be, what they should cover. The advice you get depends on whom you ask. What cannot be disputed is the importance of your resume; it is your first opportunity to stand out and let employers know that you are the person for the job.

In this Students and New Professionals Series webinar, ASPA Executive Director Bill Shields will draw on his 20 years of experience helping students craft effective resumés and guide you through the process of creating compelling ones—a resume that will introduce you to a potential employer, sell your skills to that employer and get you to the next step of the hiring process.  

The webinar will cover the do’s and don’ts of crafting your professional resumé and ways to leverage it to advance your career—and allow for plenty of audience Q&A time.

Presenters:
Bill Shields, Executive Director, ASPA and Adjunct Professor, American University
Kayla Schwoerer, Doctoral Student, Rutgers University—Newark and ASPA Student Representative