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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



Identifying and Addressing Skill Gaps: Innovative Federal Practices

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K St. N.W., Suite 400
Washington DC,

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:00am - 10:00am

The National Academy of Public Administration, in partnership with Management Concepts, invites you to attend the first of three events this year to address the human capital issues identified in the Academy's No Time to Wait series of reports.  Chris Mihm (Managing Director for Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic issues at GAO) will kick off this first event, focusing on addressing skill gaps within the Federal Workforce. After Mr. Mihm, a panel of agency representatives will convene to discuss government wide activities and agency-specific initiatives to address those skill gaps. The panel...

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EOM Standing Panel Meeting: June 28, 2019

Academy Offices
1600 K St NW, Floor 4
Washington DC,

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00am - 11:45am

The Use of Behavior Science in the Federal Government The field of behavioral science may hold the answer to why seemingly well-designed policies and programs fail – because policymakers assume humans are rational, when oftentimes they are not and make choices that are counter to their own best interests. This understanding of human nature was well understood in the field of psychology for many years but became much more prominent when its principles were applied in the field of economics, becoming known as “behavioral economics.”  These insights are now being applied in the field of public administration. ...

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Meet and Greet with IREX’s Mandela Fellows

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Africa Working Group of NAPA's International Standing Panel will host the Public Management Track participants of the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, currently studying at Virginia Tech - Arlington, for a reception at the Academy’s Washington D.C. offices on July 10, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (EST) .  We invite all Academy Fellows who are interested in meeting these Mandela Fellows, sharing insights from your careers, and hear about the work they are doing in their countries.  Mandela Fellows, all between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished innovators and...

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OMB’s Strategy for Centralizing Mission Support: Discussing the Impacts of QSMOs on Support Services

American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave, NW
Washington DC,

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9:30am - 12:00pm

With OMB’s Memo M-19-16, a new strategy has been defined for managing support services across the government. Quality Service Management Offices (QSMOs) are being stood up to centralize, standardize, and manage major operational capabilities. This new approach will shape how agencies and industry organize themselves around existing and planned shared services and technology solutions for years to come. This session will explore this new approach and its impact on government-wide mission support services with discussion and panels from the key government leaders responsible for bringing OMB’s vision into reality. Please join us for a morning...

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2019 Fall Meeting

Hyatt Regency
2799 Richmond Hwy
Arlington VA,

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00am -
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30pm

About The 2019 Academy Fall Meeting will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City November 7-8, 2019. The Academy will be unveiling the Grand Challenges in Public Administration! 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...

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