Standing Panels

The purpose of the Academy's Standing Panels is to convene thought leaders around six specific areas critical to the success of public administration. The Panels meet regularly to discuss these specific issue areas, learn from experts, and produce thought leadership to advance the field of public administration. The Academy has six Standing Panels and one Working Group chaired by Fellows of the Academy. If you are a Fellow of the Academy looking to participate in a certain panel or are new to the Academy and want to get involved, please sign up for a Standing Panel below.

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Upcoming Events



No Time to Wait: Part 2 Release Event

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington DC,

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00am - 10:30am

The federal government faces enormous challenges. The costs for failing to keep up could undermine the government’s ability to govern, and that would mean a government that is too costly, too ineffective, too unresponsive, and too unaccountable. Finding the right solutions will require understanding the right problems—and in devising strategies that will focus most on high-value solutions that are most likely to ensure the government can serve the people. We need a government that can move at the speed of technology, or those who drive the technology will write the rules that everyone else will need...

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Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Even as society progresses, it is invariably influenced by history, both recent and distant. Racial and cultural prejudices are often best understood in this context. Join the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance as we have Academy Fellow Tom Stanton lead a discussion of how the legacy of British colonialism has shaped U.S. race relations. British rule brought large numbers of white settlers and African slaves to North America to create a stratified “plural society.” Colonial rule created plural societies in many other countries too, causing major ethnic conflicts around the world. Today’s...

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Third Quarterly Federal CFO Forum

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30am - 9:00am

Our anticipated topic is personnel and hiring issues.  More details will follow. This series is designed to give Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Deputy CFOs a unique opportunity to discuss important topics with their peers. ...

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Public-Private Partnerships: Different Sectors, Common Themes

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In this session, entitled “Public-Private Partnerships: Different Sectors, Common Themes,” meeting panelists will discuss their experience in establishing P3s in sectors as diverse as telecom, transportation, military housing, renewables, water, and sanitation.   Panelists will share lessons learned from planning, procuring and executing a P3 in different sectors, as well as insights and strategies to achieve a successful P3.  ...

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2018 Academy Fall Meeting

DoubleTree Hotel - Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington VA,

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00am -
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:30pm

This year the National Academy of Public Administration's annual Fall Meeting will revolve around the Grand Challenges in Public Administration. The Fall Meeting will kick off a year-long, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral effort to identify these challenges and position the Academy to lead future efforts to respond to the challenges identified. We hope you will join us for two days of learning, networking, and progress in making government work and work for all. If you have questions about the Fall Meeting please contact Kaitlyn Hudgins, Director of Fellow Engagement at khudgins@napawash.org - (202) 204-3648.   Schedule-At-A-Glance (Pre-Meeting)...

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