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Increasing Comprehension

Increasing Comprehension

By: Shami Dugal Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie is famous for using his “little grey cells” and constantly chides his stalwart sidekick Hastings for depending on…

Characteristics Needed for Effective Leadership

Characteristics Needed for Effective Leadership

By: Dana-Marie Seepersad There is an old proverb which states that leadership is doing the right thing while management is doing things right. Leadership can be classified as a process…

Working in Public Administration: Lessons Learned

By: Jalane Meloun For the topic of “Why did I choose to work in Government?” I thought it best to interview a city employee who served the public for 27…

Getting Back to Basics

Recently, I spent a week at summer camp with a group of Boy Scouts at Henderson Scout Reservation in rural Maryland, NY. My son, Domenic and I joined 30 boys…

Social Media, Government Engagement, and Generation Y

Social Media, Government Engagement, and Generation Y

Social networking remains a recent phenomenon for most government agencies.  Government use of social medial tools remains in its infancy.  Most government agencies struggle with issues regarding content, messaging, approval,…

Lessons Learned from the 2011 Flooding in Thailand

Lessons Learned from the 2011 Flooding in Thailand

Mark Gordon, Chris Spoons According to the World Bank, flooding is the most frequent of natural disasters globally. In 2010 alone, 178 million people were affected by floods. The total…

The Fundraising Challenge: Bringing the Board on Board, Part 2

This article is a part of a July PA TIMES Online series titled “Nonprofit Management: Getting Volunteers and Donations in a Down Economy.” We are still accepting articles for this…

The Fundraising Challenge: Bringing the Board on Board, Part 1

This article is a part of a July PA TIMES Online series titled “Nonprofit Management: Getting Volunteers and Donations in a Down Economy.” We are still accepting articles for this…

Public Sector Compensation Reform: Friend or Foe?

Compensation of public sector employees is a hot topic of conversation and an important part of election year politics.  Liberal unions and conservative think tanks have developed numerous studies and…

PA TIMES Publishes Student Symposia on Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery

Washington, DC–The April/May/June 2012 print issue of PA TIMES published a series of articles on the topic of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery. The pieces linked below are part of a…

Community Characteristics Preventing the Proper Implementation of a Disaster Plan

The April/May/June 2012 print issue of PA TIMES published a series of articles on the topic of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery. The piece below is part  of a Student Symposia…