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



Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Public Administration

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:30am - 10:30am

On February 11, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence.  AI and robotics continue to generate great interest, but their initial deployments across government organizations indicate that they have the potential to impact the field of public administration in ways that may not yet be fully understood.    On April 18, join the Academy and its Standing Panel on Technology Leadership for the release of its new publication, Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Public Administration.  The book covers three foundational topics. AI and The Future of Work AI and Ethics AI...

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Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management

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

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Background  The National Academy for Public Administration has launched a search for what are some of the most pressing “grand challenges” facing public administrators today. April 30th is the deadline for submitting proposals.  This meeting of the Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management will be devoted to “stress testing” some tentative ideas being considered by some panel members and will be an opportunity to brainstorm new ideas that have not yet been proposed, with the hope that by surfacing them we can submit them by the deadline. Bring your ideas and your thinking...

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Standing Panel on International Affairs Meeting

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

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Subject:  Academy’s Standing Panel on International Affairs Meeting, Friday, 19 April 2019 at 1:00pm. Topic:  INSTITUTION BUILDING IN BRAZIL AND TRANSITIONING COUNTRIES IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN REGION (GUYANA, SURINAME) Guest Speaker: Pollster Shawnta Walcott, Senior Consultant for the Institute of Caribbean Studies and former Director of Communications, Zogby International, LLC (Bio) Latin American and Caribbean economic recoveries remain fragile, as multiple economic and geopolitical factors continue to stagnate their growth. Challenges include a rise of trade protectionism in the United States; a spillover of Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis; policy uncertainty...

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IT Modernization Forum Part IV

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:30am - 11:00am

Building off of our previous forums, our April 24th event will cover: How the TBM process drives transparency Cost transparency - an acquisition perspective Progress report from a TMF recipient Come join other CIOs, CAOs, and CFOs from across federal agencies for a round table discussion on IT Modernization in the Federal Government. ...

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Unleashing Workplace Creativity: Fostering a Government of Innovation

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:30am - 12:00pm

The National Academy of Public Administration and Management Systems International are pleased to invite you to a half-day conference focused on how government can become more innovative, develop innovative leaders, build innovative cultures, and empower employees to become more creative and inspired.   Who Should Attend: Managers and senior leaders across Federal, State, and Local government, other leadership specialists who work in government, for consulting firms, or international organizations, and anyone who wants to encourage innovation in their teams or organizations.   Agenda 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Welcome Keith Brown, President of MSI 9:05...

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2019 Social Equity Leadership Conference

Rutgers University
111 Washington St
Newark NJ,

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:19pm -
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:19pm

For 18 years, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has partnered with a host organization to organize the Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) focused on social equity as defined by NAPA to be "The fair, just, and equitable management of all institutions serving the public directly or by contract: the fair, just and equitable distribution of public services and implementation of public policy; and the commitment to promote fairness, justice, and equity in the formation of public policy" (NAPA 2018). Reflecting the increasing polarization of society and the reality that achieving social equity continues to be one of the most vexing...

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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

Save-the-Date! 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! Sponsorship Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the public sector. As a sponsor, you will be able to: Connect with public sector leaders. Showcase your organization's expertise. Demonstrate your leadership. View our Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Kaitlyn Blume - kblume@napawash.org....

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