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Joint Public Service and Social Equity Standing Panel: Sept 9th, Diversity

September 09, 2022 @ 10:00:00 am - September 09, 2022 @ 12:00:00 pm
Eastern Time (ET)

Join our national dialogue on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). The Standing Panel on Public Service and The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance have invited subject matter experts and academic scholars to advise us on developing a DEIA maturity model for federal agencies. In this meeting, our speakers will address best practices and offer guidance on breakthrough approaches to embrace and promote diversity to amplify mission success. We invite you to join us to explore dimensions of "diversity," "equity," “inclusion," and "accessibility," particularly as we work together to develop a sustainable DEIA Maturity Model that ensures government works and works for all.

There will be multiple parts to this discussion. The first part will involve panelists and NAPA Fellows, John Salamone and Naomi Barry-Perez, discussing diversity best practices and breakthrough approaches that support Behaviors and Organizational Structures in the development of a Diversity Maturity Model. This part will be moderated by Kimberly Walton, Vice Chair of the Standing Panel on Public Service.

In the second part of this discussion, panelists Elsie L. Harper-Anderson, Ph.D., Michael Massiah, and Janice Underwood, Ph.D. will discuss groundbreaking research and future directions to guide the diversity maturity process. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Jade Berry James, Vice Chair of the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance.

Lastly, Brenna Isman, Director of Studies at NAPA will share more about the Academy's work in this area and the group will discuss next steps in developing a Maturity Model.


Resources from the Session

Resources from the Presentations

Naomi Barry-Perez

John Salamone

Dr. Elsie Harper-Anderson

Michael Massiah

Dr. Janice Underwood

  • Toolkit Discussion on page 6
  • Model on Continuum of Inclusive and Equitable Organization Development on page 17
  • Metrics and Indicators begin on page 21

Brenna Isman (Director of Studies)

Related Resources


Naomi Barry-Perez

Director of Civil Rights, Department of Labor

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John Salamone

Chief Human Resources Officer, U.S. House of Representatives

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Elsie L. Harper-Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning; Director, Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and Administration; Chair, Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael Massiah

former Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Chair, ASPA Frederickson Center Advisory Committee

Janice Underwood, Ph.D.

Government-wide Chief DEIA Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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