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Featured Session from the Social Equity Leadership Conference
IBM's 100M in Kind Contribution to HBCU's provides access to university guest lectures, software, courseware, tutorials and badge credentials. There...
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Management Matters Podcast
National Academy of Public Administration Podcast, featuring experts on Public Administration Challenges....
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Joint Series with NAPA and AAA&S: Public Governance and Civic Engagement
Watch our four-part series on Public Governance and Civic Engagement, bringing together NAPA’s Grand Challenges work and the recent American...

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Turning Crisis into Opportunity: How to Optimize COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funding
Over the next few months, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and other eligible entities (i.e., hospitals, public schools, and universities) will receive sizeable federal funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to continue addressing needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.
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Accelerating Government with ACT-IAC: Agile Government
In this episode, the panel explores a topic that's gaining a lot of attention - Agile Government. The term "Agile" has gained popularity over the years, and while its roots can be found in the agile software development movement, today when we talk about agility, we've broadened the aperture considerably-describing processes that change the very fabric of how the business of government is conducted.
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Fellow Spotlight: Alan Shark
Returning from my second tour in Vietnam as a Navy Seabee and being a college drop-out that lead me to the Navy in the first place – I was ready to recast my life. Seeing first-hand how public policy and government impacted the lives of all citizens – I strongly believed more can and must be done. As an undergraduate I initially thought business administration was my chosen field. However, given the political turmoil in the 70’s I got heavily involved in student government and wound up heading the 3rd largest student group in the nation. I was on the front lines of change. Academically, I found the business curriculum with a largely quantitative focus. This left me wanting and soon embraced public administration as it appeared to have a more qualitative base from which to work.


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