2019 Archived Programs

Programs are listed in reverse order, from most recent to least. Professional development programs and BookTalks are listed together throughout the below catalog.

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Creating an Inclusive Work Environment for LGBTQ+ Employees

November 14, 2019
Nicole Elias, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Patrick Hale, Babson College
Sean McCandless, University of Illinois at Springfield
Seth Meyer, Bridgewater State University
Kareem Willis, Rutgers-Newark

Our panelists looked at how public administration can take steps forward across the profession to help LGBTQ+ employees feel welcome and included in the organization—from a friendly and professional atmosphere to agency policies that prioritize diversity and inclusion.

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Complex Contracts: Management Challenges and Solutions

November 5, 2019
Trevor L. Brown, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Matthew Potoski, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
David M. Van Slyke, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Governments at all levels buy mission‐critical goods and services whose attributes and performance requirements are hard to define and produce. Many governments—and the public managers who lead them—lack experience and knowledge about how to contract for complex products. This webinar, based on a PAR article, delved into this subject.

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How Real-Time Audits Help Governments Solve Problems

October 29, 2019
Devin Braun, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Alexandra Fercak, City of Portland, Oregon
Kip Memmott, Oregon Secretary of State
Adam Miles, Moderator U.S. Government Accountability Office

To meet the public's, policymakers' and agency managers' demands for more timely information and insights, auditors have begun using a "real-time" approach to help alert governments to potential problems while they can still be fixed to prevent negative or costly outcomes. This webinar, provided in partnership with ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance, discussed examples, lessons learned from this new practice and more!

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Women Veterans: Lifting the Veil of Invisibility

October 24, 2019
GLA Harris, Portland State University

Women who fight in wars also have to fight for their right to do so. But what are the obstacles impeding their progress in achieving equal status as both active service members and veterans? Author G.L.A. Harris examined current service-related policies and gender in the military's hierarchical power structure during this BookTalk.

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Determinants of Public Administrators’ Use of Performance Information: Evidence from Local Governments in Florida

September 26, 2019
Tamara Dimitrijevska-Markoski, Mississippi State University

Acknowledging that performance measurement is not an end in itself but rather a means to enhance focus on results and value, this webinar evaluates the determinants of the use of performance information by local government administrators. An online survey was administered to local government employees; analysis of the data demonstrated that institutionalization of performance measurement has the strongest statistically significant positive association with the use of performance information, followed by the design adequacy of the performance measurement system.

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Finding the Missing Link: Improving Governance and Performance through Citizen Input and Digital Technology

September 24, 2019
Katherine Barrett, Principal, Barrett and Greene
Toni Samuels, Moderator,National League of Cities
Costis Toregas, Montgomery County Council IT Advisor
Marie Tweedy, Digital Media Coordinator, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks


The discussion delved into contributions from the world of digital technology, as well as examples of actual local government program implementation. Our panel of experts talked about lessons learned from their work in this area.

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The Performance Challenge of Infrastructure Maintenance

July 23, 2019
Richard Beck, Department of the Interior
Jay Fountain, City of Stamford, Connecticut
William Glassgall, Center for Accountability and Performance

The condition of our infrastructure can have significant impacts on the performance of public systems, from transportation and water quality to public safety. Many jurisdictions also lack good data to track maintenance needs and prioritize investments. This webinar will look at this important subject.

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Drivers of Policy Instrument Selection for Environmental Management by Local Governments

July 17, 2019
Christopher Hawkins, University of Central Florida
Rachel Krause, University of Kansas

Local governments commonly pursue environmental objectives that exceed state and federal minimum requirements. Although research informs our understanding of factors that lead cities to adopt such policy goals, the underlying mechanisms employed to achieve them are not well understood. This Public Administration Review article examines factors that drive the choice of policy instruments that cities use to pursue local environmental objectives.

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Surveillance, Transparency and Democracy: Public Administration in the Information Age

July 11, 2019
Akhlaque Haque, University of Alabama—Birmingham

Today, public administrators have constructed vast cisterns that collect and interpret a meteoric shower of facts. During this BookTalk, learn how this pervasive use and increasing dependence on information technology enables sophisticated and well-intentioned public services that nevertheless risk deforming public policy decisionmaking.

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Revisiting the Biden Challenge: You Can't Count What You Don't Measure

June 27, 2019

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BookTalk: Ethics and Professionalism in the Public Service

June 20, 2019

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Washington's Government Performance Consortium: The Government Joy Network

April 18, 2019

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The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration

April 18, 2019

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The Routledge Handbook of LGBTQIA Administration and Policy

April 4, 2019

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A Nation of Immigrants: Exploring the Trends, Players and Impacts of Immigration Enforcement Policies

Feb. 28, 2019

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Smart Cities and Public Procurement

February 27, 2019

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What She Said: How Jane Addams Informs Public Administration

Feb. 21, 2019

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The Art of Being a Trimtab - Entrepreneurship in Government

In partnership with the Section on Science and Technology in Government
Feb. 7, 2019

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BookTalk: Poor Participation - Fighting the Wars on Poverty and Impoverished Citizenship

January 17, 2019

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