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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



Standing Panel on Public Service Meeting: September 23, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (all day)

As happens every 4 years, the United States is engaged in the Presidential election cycle. As required by law, there will be a Presidential transition to a new administration or to a second-term administration. What is involved in ensuring a successful Presidential transition? How can the Academy inform and advise incoming political appointees? Join the Academy’s Standing Panel on the Public Service as three Academy Fellows discuss important aspects of the upcoming Presidential transition. Dr. Martha Kumar will describe the major elements and roles found in Presidential transitions and provide insights into how both campaigns are preparing for the...

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Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance Meeting: September 23, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:30am

The previously scheduled ​Friday, September 11, 2020 meeting of the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance will be moved to Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  Topic: What public administrators can do to help ensure and encourage equitable access during the upcoming national election. The panelists include Barry Van Lare, Nancy Tate , Amy Cohen, and Laurel McFarland. The session will be moderated by Dianne Pinderhughes, Presidential Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Teleconference link.          ...

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Office of Management & Budget, An Insider’s Guide - September 30, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please join us on September 30th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern time, when the National Academy of Public Administration will host a Zoom event to highlight publication of an Insider’s Guide to OMB by the White House Transition Project.  This is a new primer, co-authored by former OMB senior executives, for incoming policy officials.  It describes one of the most important institutions of the Presidency, which Paul O’Neill once described as “unexplainable to everyone who lives outside of the Beltway and misunderstood by nearly everyone who lives inside the Beltway.” ...

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2020 Academy Fall Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00am -
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 4:00pm

The in-person meeting has moved ONLINE. We look forward to seeing you virtually. About The need for government to operate more efficiently at every level has never been more critical than it is today. The Academy’s ability to meet this challenge by independently investigating and developing solutions for governance issues derives from the experience and expertise of our over 900 Fellows. Fellows of the Academy are former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators. The Academy’s Fall Meeting is the only time all...

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