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ASPA Posts National Conference Lectures Online


Washington, DC–The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) has released video of the key lectures from their recent national conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Those lectures and links to the video are:

Opening Plenary–Justin Johnson, deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) delivered the keynote address in place of John Berry, director of OPM
who was unable to attend due to illness. Johnson currently coordinates the implementation of the Results-Only
Work Environment (ROWE) pilot project at OPM. He is also responsible for
OPM’s High Priority Performance Goal on telework. Justin is actively
involved in improving labor-management relations at OPM and across the
government. He plays an ongoing role in most of Director Berry’s policy
initiatives.

Justin R. Johnson provided the keynote address at the 2012 Annual Conference. Johnson is deputy chief of staff in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). He spoke openly about OPM’s efforts to reform hiring within the federal government and improve the process for new professionals and students to access federal jobs and opportunities.

Elliot Richardson LectureWalter D. Broadnax, distinguished professor of public administration at the Maxwell School and Trustee Emeritus of Syracuse
University was the Elliot Richardson lecturer at this year’s Annual
Conference. A public policy expert, his stellar career includes serving
as president of Clark Atlanta University, dean of the School of Public
Affairs at American University and professor of public policy and
management in the School of Public Affairs at the University of
Maryland, where he also directed the Bureau of Governmental Research. He
was also a full-time faculty member at Harvard University’s John F.
Kennedy School of Government from 1981 to 1987. From 1993-1996 he was
the deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services.

Each year, ASPA invites a practitioner to share their experience and to recognize the importance and contributions of Elliot Richardson in their work. This year’s speaker was renowned public policy expert Walter Broadnax.

Donald C. Stone Lecture–This year ASPA was honored by having co-lecturers for this prestigious
event.

Camilla Stivers is distinguished professor emerita, Maxine
Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University,
where she held the Levin chair in urban studies and public service for
five years. She has been a member of ASPA since 1979. Stivers is a
two-time winner of the Rita Mae Kelly award given by the Section on
Women in Public Administration for distinguished research. She has authored or co-authored several books including Governance in
Dark Times: Practical Philosophy for Public Service
(2008), which
received the Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public
Administration.

Cheryl Simrell King is a member of the faculty in the Graduate
Program in Public Administration (MPA) at The Evergreen State College.
Coauthor of Transformative Public Service: Portraits of Theory in
Practice
(2005, M.E. Sharpe) and Government is Us: Public Administration
in an Anti-Government Era
(1998, Sage Publications) and editor of
Government is Us, 2.0
(2011, M.E. Sharpe) as well as articles in other
trade press and academic journals, she writes and practices in the areas
of democratizing and transforming public administration,
accountability, sustainability and the relationships among and between
citizens and their governments.

The 2012 Stone Lecture featured Camilla Stivers and Cheryl Simrell King. Listen to these two experts discuss civic/citizen engagement in the 2.0 era and what it means for government and public service.

For more information about all of the conference events, visit the ASPA 2012 Conference website.

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