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Reflections from a PAR Insider: Insights for New Scholars

Reflections from a PAR Insider: Insights for New Scholars

A note for our readers: the views reflected by the authors do not reflect the views of ASPA. By Rachel Fyall Since July 2011, I have had the privilege of serving…

It’s the Next Best Thing to Being There

It’s the Next Best Thing to Being There

A note for our readers: the views reflected by the authors do not reflect the views of ASPA. By John Carroll Telecommuting, work-sharing, alternative work schedule and working from home…

Is the Cure for Cancer on the Horizon?

Is the Cure for Cancer on the Horizon?

A note for our readers: the views reflected by the authors do not reflect the views of ASPA. By Michael W. Popejoy If you pose this question to cancer researchers, likely…

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

By John Carroll Before we press on, we should first decide if the public perception of public institutions is a relevant issue.  An October 2013 report by the Pew Research…

Cultural Toxicology & Indigenous Populations

Cultural Toxicology & Indigenous Populations

By Joe Sarcone According to the World Health Organization (WHO) chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading cause of mortality in the world.  Out of…

The Power of Public Service

The Power of Public Service

By Bob & Janet Denhardt Originally published Sept. 13, 2011 Like you, we were devastated and shaken by the tragic events of September 11.  Even now, each hour brings a…

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

By Anthony Romanello County Manager, Stafford, VA The signs were so tempting we had to stop. On our way to Tallahassee, my son, Domenic, my daughter Anna and I were…

Strengthening Public Service: Inclusive Management

Strengthening Public Service: Inclusive Management

Today, adequately performing in public service is more important than at any time in the last 40 years. With perceptions from the public generally negative about government, the federal civil…

Workforce and Succession Planning in Government

Workforce and Succession Planning in Government

Nearly ten years ago, we first heard about succession planning in government. In anticipation of massive baby boomer retirements, human resource practitioners were advocating for organizations to consider how to…

Pre-Planning in the World of Volunteer Management

On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, just before midnight, an EF-3 tornado ripped a path of destruction 20 miles long right through the middle of Spalding County, Georgia. Rescue crews and…

The Role of Ethical Behavior in Emergency Management

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy were not only noteworthy for their destruction, but for their revelation of decisions made by public organizations and the impact these decisions had on groups with…