The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (HR-ASPA) is holding its annual research symposium on March 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (EST). The symposium is virtual. We welcome presentations from scholars, practitioners, graduate students, and anyone else interested in sharing their thoughts and ideas on the symposium theme. This year’s theme is “Trust in Government and Other Challenges of Public Service in a Multi-sector Environment.” The symposium will explore, in sequential panel presentations, how public, private, and non-profit agencies approach the growing trust gap between government organizations and the public, in inter-and intra-agency and boundary-spanning settings, and where the work of public/private/and non-profit entities intersect. Topics could include:
Transparency and responsiveness in government
Leadership best practices to further trust in government, including servant
leadership, ethical leadership and decision making
Equitable resource allocation and fiscal stewardship; competition for funding
Environmental justice, including equity for neglected and marginalized communities
Panel Presentations are expected to be 10-12 minutes in length, with each panel having no more than 4 presentations. Each panel is moderated. Panels will be 60 minutes in length.
Participation in the symposium is free. We welcome submissions from both members and non-members of the Hampton Roads chapter of ASPA. Proposals are being solicited for panel presentations. You can propose an individual panelpresentation or a full panel (3-4 presentations). Proposals must be submitted to Gail Nicula (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 3, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be shared no later than February 20, 2023. Proposals must include:
Author(s) name, affiliation, and contact information (i.e., email and phone).
Member/Non-member status in ASPA and HR-ASPA.
Title and abstract of the proposed presentation (250 words).
If you have any questions, please contact either Gail Nicula (email@example.com) or Gary Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications for the annual awards and scholarship are now being accepted. Please see the Awards tab for more information. All applications are due via e-mail by April 11 at 11:00 PM to the Chapter President (Wie Yusuf, email@example.com). Please include HR ASPA scholarship/award in the e-mail subject. Winners will be recognized at the May meeting.
We are also seeking nominations for our chapter leadership for the next year starting July 1, 2022. Dr. Marina Saitgalina will assume leadership of the chapter in the role of President. Several Executive Council members will also continue the 2nd year of their term (Jerry Hoddinott, Gail Nicula, Gary Roberts, Caitlin Stein). We thank Vincent Afedi, Elijah Agyapong, Celeste Green and Stephen King for their service on the Executive Council (terms expiring June 2022). We also thank Tihara Richardson for serving as student representative.
We are looking for those interested in serving in the chapter’s leadership positions. These are great opportunities to become more engaged with the chapter! Please consider nomination yourself or others for the following positions:
President Elect (2022-2023)
This person will become President in 2023-2024
Executive Council (2022-2024)
Student Representative (2022-2023)
Note: Chapter members are required to be active members of ASPA during the year(s) of service in a leadership position.
This event was held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from Noon-1 pm.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented public administrators with unprecedented stress and disruption in service provision and foundational human resource management practices such as staffing and job design. Concurrently the challenges gave impetus to an accelerated utilization of the virtual workplace with overall positive results from both an efficiency and effectiveness standpoint and more favorable employee attitudes and behaviors. This webinar featured four experienced local government administrators and academics reflecting on the effectiveness of the virtual workplace in addressing the key service delivery and the associated HR management challenges.
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