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Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment – Part II

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment – Part II

My previous column focused on strategies that can be used to create an inclusive environment. After its publication, I received a comment arguing that “multiculturalism as a philosophy has…

Discussing Controversial Issues in Public Policy Graduate Courses

Many graduate students—particularly new students who may or may not have had direct public work experience—must learn to engage in discussions on controversial or sensitive public policy issues. …

Research to Practice: How Cross-Sector Partnerships Lead to Stronger Volunteer Programs

Research to Practice: How Cross-Sector Partnerships Lead to Stronger Volunteer Programs

An article recently published in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, “Structures, Challenges, and Successes of Volunteer Programs Co-managed by Nonprofit and Public Organizations,” takes a close look at successful cross-sector partnerships…

Developing a New Black Agenda

This is the 21st century and African-Americans must not be afraid to have an agenda like the Hispanic and LGBTQ communities. We must be willing to speak up and out…

Rebuilding Trust between Congress and Executive Branch: A Matter of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Rebuilding Trust between Congress and Executive Branch: A Matter of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

When Zika first emerged as a prominent issue, federal officials were already calling upon Congress to take the threat seriously. Public statements stressed the situation was “urgent.” Members of Congress,…

Decision Traps and Ethical Thinking

Decision Traps and Ethical Thinking

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Terry Newell November 8, 2016 On May 6, 2004,…

Leading from Behind

Leading from Behind

I have been reviewing the literature on leadership as the presidential campaign rhetoric has heated up. Observing the contrast between theory and the presidential campaign language about leadership has made…

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Tia Sherèe Gaynor November 4, 2016 My last four columns…

Employee Engagement: It’s About Leadership

Employee Engagement: It’s About Leadership

Several weeks ago, I was listening to the NPR program “Marketplace.” On this segment, the host was interviewing Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastain. Bastain was asked for a five-word…

Where Are the Practitioners?

The literature on strengthening practitioner and academic relations is extensive. But what can graduate programs in public affairs do to ensure our students are being exposed to practice? …

Food Policy and the 2016 Election

Food Policy and the 2016 Election

With the final presidential debate over and Election Day around the corner, it's time to think of legacies. I will remember Michelle Obama for her incredible work around food, healthy…

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