Global Breezes – July/August 2016

On August 23, 2016, in Global Breezes, by admin56

Mentally and spiritually refreshed and physically exhausted from a summer reconnecting with our children, grandchildren, extended family, friends and colleagues around the USA and the world – including a fair amount of time watching the exhilarating 2016 Olympics games beamed in from Rio – I guess it’s time to catch up on what our colleagues […]

 

Global Breezes – May/June 2016

On June 4, 2016, in Global Breezes, by admin56

Memorial Day Reflections As I watched the tearful Memorial Day commemoration event held at the National Mall this past holiday weekend and reflected on the many related Facebook posts I read and responded to, I was struck by one common theme that has begun to resurface after a two generation absence – national service. As […]

 

Global Breezes – April 2016

On April 30, 2016, in Global Breezes, by admin56

March 2016 Pre-Conference Forum Thanks to Ines Beecher for chairing this year’s 1-day pre-conference forum in Seattle and to our generous hosts as well – ASPA’s Section for Public Management Practice (SCPM), International Chapter (IC) and Evergreen Chapter, the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM) and the National CPM Consortium. Thanks also to the […]

 

Global Breezes – February 2016

On February 17, 2016, in Global Breezes, by admin56

2016 Pre-Conference Forum As many of you know, our 1-day pre-conference forum at the ASPA 2016 annual conference planned for Seattle on Friday, March 18 is hosted by ASPA’s Section for Public Management Practice (SCPM) and International Chapter (IC), the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM), the host organization’s Evergreen Chapter and the National […]

 

Views from the Section Chairperson – January-February 2016

On February 17, 2016, in Section Views, by admin56

ASPA 2016 Annual Conference I am really excited about our pre-conference forum “Public Management Solutions for Today’s Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Crises & Conflict Resolution Challenges Worldwide” at the ASPA National Conference, in Seattle, Washington. The forum, set for all day on March 18, 2016, features presenters from around the world to discuss these very important […]

 

Views from the Section Chairperson – November-December 2015

On December 26, 2015, in Section Views, by admin56

Here is some news from various sources to entertain and enlighten: SECoPA Board Retreat The SECoPA Conference, in Charleston, South Carolina was from September 30 to October 3, 2015. The conference theme was “Research and Application: Promoting Effective Public Service.”  Who knew the conference would be in the middle of an unbelievable flood scenario!  Everyone […]

 

Global Breezes – December 2015

On December 26, 2015, in Global Breezes, by admin56

Just a few months ago, this blog noted that “public management professionals anywhere in the world today … (must find it) hard to ignore the many humanitarian crises and other natural disasters that challenge our (ability) to respond effectively to such a wide range of problems and circumstances.” It also opined that the “challenge is […]

 

Global Breezes – October 2015

On October 17, 2015, in Global Breezes, by admin56

As a public management professional anywhere in the world today, it’s hard to ignore the many humanitarian crises and other natural disasters that challenge our community’s resilience, resources and ingenuity to respond effectively to such a wide range of problems and circumstances. This challenge is made all the more difficult in some corners of the […]

 

Views from the Section Chairperson – September 2015

On September 9, 2015, in Section Views, by admin56

Here is some news from various sources to entertain and enlighten: SECoPA Board Retreat & 2015 Conference SECoPA Board members had a Board retreat in Charleston NC from May 29-30, 2015. We discussed the latest update on the bylaws, finalized the 2016 SECoPA site (congratulations Raleigh NC), requested endowment data and conversed on other matters. […]

 

Global Breezes – September 2015

On September 5, 2015, in Global Breezes, by admin56

Lots to catch up on after a long summer of family visits and other domestic and cross-Atlantic travel. I personally was inspired retracing steps between Paris, Normandy, Provence and along the Loire and Northern Rhone valleys – cityscapes, townscapes and pastoral scenes I’ve photographed for the past 30 years. And a return trip to Berlin […]