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ASPA’s 2010 Annual Conference a Success

ASPA’s 2010 Annual Conference a Success

The 2010 Annual Conference held in San Jose, CA was a major success. This year's theme, “Invigorating Public Service for Change,” was displayed in a variety of sessions, workshops and…

My Last Column

As I look back on my years as an officer and President of ASPA, I can say that they have been times full of trouble for the economy, the public…

Making the Most of Opportunities During a Recession

Smart managers recognize that human capital may, in fact, be the organization’s most valuable asset.

Pay it Forward…Advice from an ASPA Member

You need a lot of different types of people on your road to success. Different people bring different influences and abilities. The information from a book called UR A Brand…

Five Questions Every Manager Should Ask about Judicial Decision-making

Public administrators often excel at gathering information from their environment and using it to make their organizations run more efficiently and get their jobs done more effectively. Gathering information from…

IASIA Moving to Establish International Accreditation System

Now, nearly a dozen years ago, the membership of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA–headquartered in Brussels, Belgium) began to debate the need for, and the…

Employer Perceptions and Use of Social Networking Tools When Hiring

Looking for a job is challenging, especially in the current economy. Recent graduates and “downsized” public employees are among those competing for a limited number of open positions in the…

Good to Know…Week of July 12, 2010

Links to articles from several sources keeping you informed about reports and trends on all topics and areas of expertise in public administration.

Social Media for Public Parks and Recreation Organizations: Bridging the Communication Gap

A 2009 report released by Strategy Analytics estimates that there are nearly 400 million people using social media globally and in five years one out of every six people on…

New Media: A Path to the Future for Public Administrators

It is in fact a vicious food chain of information. The public sits on top, hungry for facts and answers. The media acts as both predator and prey.

Gov 2.0 Revisited: Social Media Strategies in the Public Sector

What we can now observe is a surge to use social networking services in government: almost every federal agency and department has at least one Facebook organizational page and at…

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