2017 Archives

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BookTalk: Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change: A Social Marketing Approach

Nov. 29, 2017

Nancy Lee led this insightful discussion about how the social marketing option for citizen behavior change is often the most effective and efficient strategy, versus information campaigns and increased laws and regulation.

Presenter:
Nancy Lee, University of Washington

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Ethics in the Military

Nov. 9, 2017

Held in partnership with Public Integrity, this webinar looked at ethical issues in the military including PTSD, sexual harassment, public trust and more.

Presenters:
Hugo Asencio, California State University—Dominguez Hills
Theodore Byrne, California State University—Dominguez Hills
Thomas Dunn, Troy University
Maria Carolina Gonzalez-Prats,
Portland State University
Steven Koven,
University of Louisville
Edin Mujkic,
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Manfred Meine, Moderator,
Troy University

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Memos to State and Local Leaders: Perspectives from Central Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2017

ASPA's inaugural Memos to State and Local Leaders looked at Central Pennsylvania. Chapter President Nolan Ritchie led this webinar discussing the information their Memo featured.

Presenter:
Nolan Ritchie, Senate Transportation Committee, Senate of Pennsylvania

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Sustainable Procurement: Enhancing Residents' Quality of Life through Procurement

Oct. 10, 2017

Sustainable procurement policies allow governments to buy ethically sourced goods and services. In this webinar, panelists focused on three aspects of sustainable procurement: healthy procurement, social equity procurement and green procurement.

Presenters:
Ana-Maria Dimand, Florida International University
Shawn Postera, Multnomah County
Evelyn Trammell, City of Sunny Isles Beach and Florida International University
Mohamad Alkadry, Moderator, University of Connecticut

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Veteran Policy: Policy Continuity in Times of Change

Sept. 27, 2017

Veteran policy does not exist as a field of study, but the Veterans Affairs' Office of Policy and Planning works to bridge the gap between academia and practice. This webinar digs into their efforts and provides an excellent case study for theory-to-practice efforts within public administration.

Presenters:
Michael Collins, Deputy Director for Policy, Management and Analysis, Department of Veterans Affairs
Ken Wagner, Director for Policy, Management and Analysis, Department of Veterans Affairs
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Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Sept. 21, 2017

A critical Commission was created by an act of Congress in 2016 to develop a strategy for increasing the availability and use of data to build evidence about government programs, while protecting privacy and confidentiality. That Commission released an influential and important report and Commission members used this webinar to talk more about their findings.

Presenters:
Katharine Abraham, Commission Co-Chair and Professor, University of Maryland
John Kamensky
, IBM Center for the Business of Government
Robert Shea, Grant Thornton, LLP
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BookTalk: Fiscal Administration (10th ed.)

Sept. 12, 2017

For those studying public budgeting, this is a go-to resource you need on your bookshelf! Use this book to run the numbers and learn about the complexities of public budgeting before you have to deal with them in real life.

Presenters:
John L. Mikesell, Indiana University—Bloomington
Kurt Zorn, Moderator
, Indiana University—Bloomington
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BookTalk: The Politics of African-American Education

Sept. 6, 2017

The education our children receive and how they are treated by their school system comes down to who is on the school board and the kinds of teachers students have. This BookTalk looked at the data behind these statements as authors Kenneth J. Meier and Amanda Rutherford discussed their research and its impact.

Presenters:
Kenneth J. Meier, Texas A&M University
Amanda Rutherford, Indiana University

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BookTalk: Public Budgeting in America

Aug. 22, 2017

Budgeting is one of the most important subjects public administrators need to understand, and this book is a great place to start! This BookTalk walked our audience through this resource, highlighting some of the examples provided to help you through the concepts.

Presenters:
Thomas Lynch, International Academy of Interfaith Studies
Robert Smith, University of Illinois—Springfield

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Cyber Security

Aug. 2, 2017

Our cyber expert hosted this webinar with us to walk through cyber security and cyber terrorism as it pertains to public administration. This was a fantastic webinar—make sure you catch up on it through our archives!

Presenter:
Alan Shark, Rutgers University SPAA

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Bad Data: The Hobgoblin of Effective Government

July 26, 2017

Held in partnership with the Center for Accountability and Performance, this webinar looks at how and why data can be problematic and why it matters that you make sure your data is "good".

Presenters:
Katherine Barrett, Barrett and Greene Inc.
Stefaan Verhulst, Governance Lab, New York University
Ben Ward, California State Auditor's Office
Richard Greene, Moderator, Barrett and Greene Inc.

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Grant Writing: Understanding the Basics

July 19, 2017

This webinar is an annual favorite! Jody Holland discusses the basics to successful grant writing in this hour-long presentation.

Presenter:
Jody Holland, University of Mississippi

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BookTalk: Partisans and Partners

June 20, 2017

This BookTalk looked at the changing face of partisanship in America. Author Josh Pacewicz discussed his research, which looks at the different ways voters are now evaluating candidates for elected office.

Presenter:
Josh Pacewicz, Brown University

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Visualizing and Presenting Data Effectively

Presented in partnership with the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP)
June 19, 2017

This webinar provided hands-on, helpful tips about how to present your data once you've collected it. Presenters looked at targeting audiences, types of presentations, making simple charts and presenting qualitative data - among other things.

Presenters:
Amanda Bartlett, Office of Performance Evaluations, Idaho State Legislature
Lance McCleve, Office of Performance Evaluations, Idaho State Legislature
Rakesh Mohan, Office of Performance Evaluations, Idaho State Legislature and CAP board member

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BookTalk: Nonprofits as Policy Solutions to the Burden of Government

May 10, 2017

This BookTalk looked at how nonprofits can reduce the burden on government to provide necessary public services—as well as teaching you how to gauge whether the nonprofit model is the right fit for the problem you're trying to solve.

Presenters:
Herrington Bryce, Raymond Mason School of Business
Rick Geddes, Discussant, Director, Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
Richard Little, Moderator, AICP Infrastructure Policy Consultant

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BookTalk: Without Purpose of Evasion

April 27, 2017

This BookTalk looked at using fiction to teach public administration principles in the classroom, specifically with regard to training for city managers. Access the video to hear what our speakers had to say!

Presenters:
John Thompson, Author and Retired City Manager
Rod Gould, University of Southern California
Bradley Chilton, Moderator, University of Texas—El Paso

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CAP Webinar: Evidence Based Policymaking

April 25, 2017

This webinar looked at Pew research highlighting how evidence based policymaking is affecting programming, with a specific look at Ohio and Colorado. Access the video to hear what our speakers had to say!

Presenters:
Ann Avila, Colorado Results First Initiative
Sara Dube, Pew Charitable Trusts-MacArthur Foundation Results First Initiative
Kristen Rost, Ohio Children's Trust Fund
Torey Silloway, Pew Charitable Trusts-MacArthur Foundation Results First Initiative
Richard Greene, Moderator, Barrett and Greene and Center for Accountability and Performance

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CAP Webinar: Measuring Social Equity

Feb. 23, 2017

This webinar looked at meaningfully implementing social equity measurement standards within programming. Access the video to hear what our speakers had to say!

Presenters:
Brandi Blessett, Rutgers University—Camden
Marc Fudge, California State University—San Bernardino
Benoy Jacob, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Jim Svara, Moderator, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

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The Presidential Employees' Handbook

Feb. 16, 2017

This BookTalk dug into the details behind the training Presidential appointees receive upon taking office, and how G. Edward DeSeve's book assists them in getting up to speed on the needs of the job.

Presenter:
G. Edward DeSeve, University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute for Government

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Employee Engagement

Feb. 14, 2017

This webinar looked at various aspects of employee engagement—why it's so important, who benefits from it and best practices for doing it.

Presenter:
Bob Lavigna, Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement

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BookTalk: Public Policymaking by Private Organizations

Jan. 24, 2017

This book brings to life the hidden world of policymaking by providing an overview of this phenomenon and in-depth case studies in the areas of finance, food safety and certain professions.

Presenters:
A. Lee Fritschler, George Mason University
Catherine Rudder, George Mason University
R. Sam Garrett, Moderator, American University

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How To Support Decisions that Impact Health Care and Quality of Life

In Partnership with ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance

Jan. 17, 2017

This webinar featured three expert panelists who discussed health impact assessments, predictive modeling tools and a microsimulation tool that uses data from birth to middle age to examine the circumstances and actions that can provide powerful levers in early life to create outcomes focused on improving individuals' life in adulthood.

Presenters:
Gregory Acs, Urban Institute
Rebecca Morley, Health Impact Project
Steven Teutsch, Public Health Institute
Richard Greene, Moderator, Barrett and Greene and CAP Board Member

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BookTalk: America, The Owner's Manual

Jan. 4, 2017

This BookTalk featured Florida's distinguished former Senator (1987-2005), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and two-term governor Bob Graham! He and his former press secretary, Chris Hand, educated our audience about how citizens can make government work for themselves.

Presenters:
Sen. Bob Graham
Chris Hand, Attorney and Former Press Secretary for Sen. Graham

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