The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) and the IBM Center for the Business of Government are pleased to host the next meeting of the Agile Government Network on June 14, 2023 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time. We will celebrate the recent release of Bridgebuilders: How Government Can Transcend Boundaries to Solve Big Problems by Don Kettl and Bill Eggers.
With a wide range of new complex problems cutting across public and private boundaries, Eggers and Kettl contend that we need a government of bridgebuilders: public managers and leaders who collaborate with partners, both inside and outside government, to get the job done. These leaders manage horizontally, not just vertically, and they are connectors working collaboratively with players who have the assets needed to solve the problems at hand. This indispensable new book identifies the ten core principles of bridgebuilding and offers practical tips on how effective leaders have put each principle to work.
At the June 14th Agile Government Network meeting, Eggers and Kettl will:
This will be a hybrid event. You can register to participate on Zoom, or attend at the Academy’s newly renovated and reopened offices on 1600 K St, NW, Suite 400.