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Upskilling and Reskilling Employees

Upskilling and Reskilling Employees

Soft skills are necessary in an organization. AI has yet to master the soft skills developed through millennia of human development and interaction.…

Public Sector Communication in an Evolving Society

Public Sector Communication in an Evolving Society

Public administration professionals and institutions have a key role to play in developing robust channels for one-way and two-way communication with various stakeholders.…

Systemic Perspective, Leverage Points and Artificial Intelligence—Part II

Systemic Perspective, Leverage Points and Artificial Intelligence—Part II

AI is not merely a tool for insights; it is a transformative force in public policy management. It addresses the complexities of social systems, leading to more informed and effective…

How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

A line repeated in the song is, “How did I get here?” I chuckled under my breath as I tried to answer the question that many friends and colleagues seemingly ask…

Seeking Public Opinion Ahead of the 2024 Election

Seeking Public Opinion Ahead of the 2024 Election

As we look ahead to the 2024 presidential election, being able to show how the public feels about issues and candidates will allow the Wilder School Commonwealth Poll—along with the…

The Governing Advantage of Professionally Managed Municipalities

The Governing Advantage of Professionally Managed Municipalities

Good government means having a foundational structure that allows government to meet the diverse needs of the people it serves. When done well, professional management can provide a foundation for…

AI and Technology: Is Government Ready?

AI and Technology: Is Government Ready?

If there is one piece of advice to be given to public administrators across the country it is: remember you are a professional and expert in your field. When appropriate,…

Dubious About Diversity: When Public Employees Raise Objections to Mandatory Dei Training

Dubious About Diversity: When Public Employees Raise Objections to Mandatory Dei Training

One topic that continues to be understudied, however, concerns employees who negatively respond to mandatory DEI training. …

How Can States Deal with the Next Crisis?

How Can States Deal with the Next Crisis?

State and local governments, working with the federal government, need to build capacity to prepare for and recover from catastrophic events instead of reacting ad-hoc as they occur.…

The Public Sector’s Call to Action: Evoking Post-Pandemic Opportunities for Societal Change

The Public Sector’s Call to Action: Evoking Post-Pandemic Opportunities for Societal Change

Given our call to service, now is our time as public sector leaders to promote the progressive change our communities are summoning...“Be the change you wish to see in the…

Back to the Basics: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

Back to the Basics: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

Although, as Hippocrates noted, “nature itself is the best physician”, it is important to state that nature-based solutions can only be effective where the local context is taken into consideration,…