MISSION & CORE VALUES
SGR’s mission is to facilitate innovative leadership in local government. The simple fact is that in today’s world of limited resources, local governments must innovate to survive. SGR has and continues to be a leader in spurring innovation in local government.
- Customer Service – SGR wants to provide the best customer experience possible. This means that, regardless of how much or how little money a customer has spent with our company, we want the customer to be confident that he/she received far higher value from us than is available from any other source in the market.
- Integrity – Integrity matters most in every circumstance. When money and morals come into conflict, SGR team members will always err on the side of our moral values. We will not sacrifice our core value system for any reason whatsoever, even if the very survival of the business is at risk. We would rather lose the business than lose our moral compass. All team members will demonstrate and be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all relationships. Team Members shall conduct themselves in an ethical manner at all times in order to merit the respect, trust, and confidence of others.
- Philanthropy – In today’s hard-edged business world, it sounds a bit corny to talk about love, but the reality at SGR is that we have a serious commitment to walking the talk of our personal faith. We believe our faith is the most important part of who we are, and that it is most meaningfully conveyed in our actions and how we treat other people. SGR team members are encouraged to give back to the community through volunteerism. Below are the organizations SGR supports:
- Continuous Improvement – SGR team members constantly reassess how we can improve services to our customers to better meet their needs. We value constructive criticism and spirited discussions among Team Members. We are committed to structure/restructure our business in any way that best advances the mission as often as is needed.
- Flexibility – SGR is a fluid organization, and accordingly, we must leave room for growth and change. SGR’s success depends on our ability to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. SGR team members should be innovative, responsive, and be able to adapt to changing conditions in the local government environment. SGR team members are expected to possess and maintain a high degree of tolerance for change and to embrace frequent changes with optimistic enthusiasm.
- The Golden Rule – Our primary market is comprised of local government officials who could be making more money working in the private sector but have been drawn into public service because they want to make a difference. We will honor that noble calling of our clients in the way we treat them, the way we interact with them, and the way we talk about them. SGR team members value our relationships with others and do not take them for granted. We treat everyone with dignity and respect, and we value diverse opinions, perspectives, and life experiences.
- Collaboration – SGR highly values the power of collaboration and views it as perhaps the most important tool for successful local government initiatives. In many cases, SGR’s role is simply to assist in facilitating collaboration between local governments so that they are able to maximize resources and, in turn, provide the highest level of service to their residents.
- Protecting Relationships – SGR takes pride in the relationships we develop with organizations that partner with us. We will do everything possible to show them that we truly do care about the service we provide them. We are not happy unless they are happy and will not settle for less than 100% satisfaction.
Our business strategy is based on two guiding principles — quality and results. We offer a highly personalized approach to our clients so they receive superior service and, ultimately, impressive results. Retaining TBC as a recruiting partner is an investment that will reap rewards for many years to come.
TBC is a nimble firm. We are dedicated to being the “best,” rather than the “biggest” in our industry. Innovation and flexibility are characteristics we take pride in. While we utilize proven processes and tools in our work, we are not bound by rigid tradition or one way of doing business. We can customize our services and products to best meet our clients’ needs while remaining value-priced, efficient and successful.
In today’s fierce competition for talent, it is essential that candidates also receive personalized attention and treatment. We dedicate the necessary time and resources to educate, attract and maintain the interest of talented professionals in a wide array of disciplines.
Our success is your success and we take that seriously.
Executive Recruitment — comprehensive executive-level search services that include:
- Initial research and strategy development
- Creation of Candidate Profile
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- Outreach to constantly expanding network
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- Communications with candidates
- Assessment of candidate pool
- Conduct screening interviews
- Design and facilitation of final selection process
- Completion of background and reference checks
- Negotiations assistance and facilitation
Mid-level Recruitment — enhancement of standard public sector recruitment approaches for mid-level managers and senior supervisors via:
- Evaluation of previous recruitment efforts
- Creation of supplemental and/or alternative approaches to advertising and marketing activities
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- Assistance with recruitment execution
Interim Recruitment & Placement — for temporary executive-level needs, TBC will assist clients with identifying and selecting suitable candidates for interim assignments prior to initiating a comprehensive recruitment.
To request a proposal or for additional information on our services, call 310.377.2612 or inquire via e-mail: [email protected]
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… Became a professional trained career coach, marketer and Internationally certified resume writer in 2002 after dozens of ongoing requests from executives for job search advice inspired me to build on my career knowledge.
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|International Certification as a Master Career Director (MCD), Career Directors International|
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|Recipient of Career Directors International “Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award”|
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Job Search Coach and Marketing Strategist
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CDI’s 6th Annual International Conference, San Antonio TX
Ongoing training on the latest industry trends in social networking, resume writing, job search technologies, marketing techniques, and the job market.
Articles featured in the US Business Journals, Core Net Global, The Wisconsin Law Journal, multiple job boards, blogs and industry association newsletters.
|Past Training and Certifications
Graduate: Leadership Orlando, board member: Downtown Orlando Partnership, volunteer teacher: Junior Achievement, special events committee member: House of Mercy; creator, host and fundraiser for multiple charitable causes, volunteer: American Red Cross disaster relief.
Author of The Career Artisan Series Guide For The Perplexed on Amazon.com and the popular bi monthly ezine: “The Career Insider”
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Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.
The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.
The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program which emphaiszes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, international and area studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a doctoral program for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley.
Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow’s policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.
Public policy is inseparable from modern life. It affects anyone who pays taxes or drives a car, has children or grows old.
The mission of Chicago Harris is to understand and influence public policies—both through research and by preparing talented individuals to become global leaders and agents of social change. A liaison between academic policy research and practitioners in the field, we equip students to make an impact on the problems facing people and institutions around the globe.
September 2007 ARTICLE III Mission Vision and Guiding Values
1. Mission: To strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally. 2. Vision: For women’s lives to be free from discrimination, valued for their contribution, and treated with respect and dignity. To contribute by being an example of excellence in securing a safe, harmonious workplace and society as partners in safety in the criminal justice system 3. Guiding Values:
A. Embrace Diversity B. Be Open Honest and Fair C. Listen to our Members D. Operate Professionally E. Change to Improve
We strengthen organizations for those they serve and the people who work in them.
- Julia D. Novak President
- Michelle L. Ferguson Associate
- Catherine Tuck Parrish Associate
- Jonathan Ingram Associate
- Gus Caravalho Analyst
- Kia Jones Associate
- David J. Vaclavik, P.E. Public Works/Utilities Specialist
- Willam R. Connors Public Safety Specialist
- Neil Cameron Fire/EMS Specialist
- Michael A. Genito Financial Services Specialist
For nearly a decade, a highly respected management consulting firm named Public Management Partners helped a variety of organizations function more effectively. Through the years the firm’s founding partners, David Vaclavik and Barb Grant, built a sizeable client base of predominantly local governments in the Midwest and nonprofit organizations. Projects ranged from those as small as conducting community workshops to those as sweeping as analyzing the operational efficiency of entire departments within a municipality.
In 2009, Julia D. Novak acquired Public Management Partners and founded The Novak Consulting Group, staffed by consultants with decades of collective experience. With The Novak Consulting Group, Julia is building on Public Management Partners’ reputation for innovation and results while expanding the company’s services nationwide. Her new company meets a wider range of need, consulting with governments in the areas of public works, public safety, human resources, finance, planning, IT and more.
Even as we expand our geographic footprint and range of services, our culture will continue to be based on highly personal service. With our in-house associates and network of subject matter experts, our clients will receive an unparalleled level of advice combined with one-on-one attention from senior-level consultants.
Welcome to the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. I am very proud of our supportive and engaging community of faculty, students, staff and alumni.
We welcome students with wide-ranging backgrounds and interests, and offer graduate programs that embrace multiple perspectives and practical knowledge to prepare students for active and reflective engagement in local, national, and global policy and governance. All three of our degree programs offer rigorous multi-disciplinary curricula that prepare students for careers in federal, state, and local governments; nonprofit, academic, and research organizations; and international organizations.
The Trachtenberg School faculty are committed to effective teaching and active scholarship to serve the public interest and enhance the quality of democratic governance. Faculty members, students and alumni contribute to the debates surrounding important national and international policy issues.
Six pillars support our community:
- Leadership. Cultivating leadership in public service is a fundamental objective of the Trachtenberg School. Opportunities for leadership are available through the student associations, MPAA and PPSA, and the student journal, Policy Perspectives. In addition, faculty advising and mentoring fosters growth in students and strengthens our community.
- Service. Service is an integral part of the Trachtenberg School community, with students and faculty participating in a wide variety of outreach efforts. Our faculty and students regularly provide valuable research and evaluation assistance pro bono to the District of Columbia and federal government agencies, nonprofits, international organizations, and other public organizations throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area to improve the community and public services offered to citizens. And Trachtenberg School students have tutored students at the Anacostia Senior High School for over two decades.
- Collaboration. Students work closely with nationally and internationally recognized faculty on research both in the classroom and in research institutes affiliated with the Trachtenberg School, such as The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) and the Center for Washington Areas Studies (CWAS).
- Professional Development. An extensive array of career development activities are offered by the Trachtenberg School to help students take maximum advantage of the numerous internship and development opportunities available to them.
- Policy relevant research. Students have the opportunity to specialize in a diverse set of public administration and policy fields. Based upon the visibility of our faculty research, many of these fields rank in the top 20 by US News and World Report, including public administration and management, public policy analysis, public finance and budgeting, and health policy and management.
- Flexibility. Our programs offer the same classes for both working professionals and students seeking an interdisciplinary approach to public policy and administration. Most of our students are working, either in internships or in full-time positions, and we have designed our curricula with this in mind. And while our School is the focal point for public policy in the university, there are many other programs offering courses pertinent to our students’ interests across the many schools at GW.
I am proud to be part of a community of scholars who maintain the highest standards in research, teaching, and service and who care deeply about teaching and advising our next generation of leaders and scholars. I encourage you to learn more about life in and outside the classroom at the Trachtenberg School by visiting our website or scheduling a visit to meet with us in the heart of Washington, DC.
Kathryn E. Newcomer Director, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
The Department of Public Policy
Established in 1979, the Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis was one of the first undergraduate degree programs in public policy, and a charter member of the national Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. It was augmented in 1991 by an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis. In 1995 the two curricula were combined and began recruiting their own core faculty. In 2001 the combined curriculum became the present Department of Public Policy.
The department and its predecessor curricula have been guided since their inception by the distinctive principles that public policy analysis is a responsibility of educated citizens, and not merely a task for professionals. Sound policy research is necessarily an interdisciplinary task, which must be as rigorous as any good social research. Twelve core faculty members as well as an additional sixteen adjunct faculty offer each student a strong core curriculum, and opportunities to develop rigorous analytic skills, pursue original research and develop excellent communication skills.
Currently, the department has close to 200 undergraduate majors pursuing varied fields of public policy study, including health policy, education policy, global policy, environmental policy and social entrepreneurship. The Department also offers a Washington Policy Semester for undergraduates, and hosts the social entrepreneurship teaching program of the University’s Entrepreneurship Minor. It has a vibrant undergraduate Public Policy Majors Union, and sponsors UNC’s active chapter of The Roosevelt Institution, a national student-organized network of public policy analysis think-tanks. All undergraduate seniors can participate in a capstone practicum in which they produce a policy analysis in real time, on a topic of immediate importance, for a government or nonprofit organization.
Our department hosts twenty to twenty-five Ph.D.students from around the world. Graduates from our program have gone on to faculty positions at Washington University, Duke, Vanderbilt, and George Mason University, the Universities of Delaware, Missouri (Columbia), Georgia, Brown, Arizona State, Indiana and the National University of Singapore. Some of our other students hold positions at respected policy research organizations including the Brookings Institution, the Economic Policy Institute and the World Bank.
For questions regarding the Undergraduate Program, contact Professor Krista Perreira, Director of Undergraduate Studies.
For questions regarding the Graduate Program, contact Professor Daniel Gitterman, Director of Graduate Studies.
We firmly believe that Human Capital – or Talent – is the most important element of any successful organization. The Waters Consulting Group has extensive experience helping clients manage all aspects of the human resource and compensation chain. We know what it takes to create successful teams that can thrive through the synergies of their members.
For example in our recruitment efforts, we work to optimize your operation by carefully helping you select key-staff from the best talent available. We do not just look for an approximate fit. Our Executive Recruitment team dives deeply and determine a true fit utilizing CareerNavigator™ our proprietary Competency Based Behavioral Profiling tool.
In our Management Consulting Practice we work with you to develop competitive pay and classification systems, performance based organizations, with ongoing support after one year of implementation using our cloud based solutions.
Our client roster includes local government, state agencies, school districts and professional associations. But our expertise does not end with the public sector. Our client base also includes the private sector in several major industries such as transportation, higher education, insurance, manufacturing, health care andretail.
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Welcome to the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. Our website is designed to provide an introduction to the Department and its faculty, staff, and students; information about our graduate programs and courses; and guidance for those interested in contacting the Department, applying to one of our programs, or learning of the manifold opportunities for learning and research offered here.
The Department’s degree programs have operated with stellar reputations for decades, and the School of Public and International Affairs is a well-established center for public affairs education and research. Our goals are to build on the outstanding quality of our instruction and analysis in public management, extend and enrich our excellent work in public policy, and develop new and creative curricular options and scholarly initiatives.
Our alumni are leaders in the realms of public and nonprofit affairs, as well as at universities and top research centers around the U.S. and in many countries throughout the world. Our faculty are active, committed, and engaged experts with substantial experience serving and advising governments, foundations, and others with a serious concern for the public interest. Our students are energetic, thoughtful, diverse, and bright. The Department’s activities and work reach to six continents and to issues of governance at every level.
Georgia’s Department of Public Administration and Policy is an exciting place. The people are lively, the setting congenial and collegial, the work important, and the reputation unparalleled. Let us know if you want to learn more!
Welcome to the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I encourage you to take a closer look at our department, whether you are looking for a Ph.D. program, a Master of Public Administration degree, or an innovative undergraduate program in Urban and Public Affairs ; whether you are a government or nonprofit organization seeking university partnerships.
We are highly-ranked in research, effective in our teaching, and relevant to policy and practice in the nation and the community. Our department was ranked 2nd among public universities and 8th overall in a nationwide study of public administration and policy programs that focuses on research productivity. U.S. News and World Report also ranked our department 6th in city management and 21st in financial management. Our MPA program is accredited by the National School of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in e-government, science and technology policy, financial management, urban policy, nonprofit management, public management, and more. We bring this knowledge into the classroom and offer students a chance to be involved with us in research, especially within the doctoral program. We are located in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, which has 8 research centers, and in the University of Illinois at Chicago, which is a Carnegie Research-Intensive institution.
Close connections with practice enrich our programs. We are engaged in government and community in applied research, internships and capstone projects. Many faculty members have experience working in governments and nonprofits. Our MPA students are well-prepared for a variety of positions, including White House internships, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Student Assistance Corporation, local governments nearby like the Village of Deerfield, and further away, like the City Manager of Morgantown, West Virgina. Our doctoral students have worked at Rand Corporation, the World Bank, and in tenure-track positions at research universities.
Just outside of Chicago’s Loop, we are at the heart of a thriving, exciting, and diverse city. The Chicago region has more local governments than any other metropolitan area in the U.S., many federal and state agencies, and nonprofit organizations that range from neighborhood groups to major foundations. We are ideally situated to contribute to public service here in the Chicago area and beyond.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and thanks for taking an interest in our department!
Dr. Karen Mossberger, Head of the Department of Public Administration
In the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas, we prepare you for a leadership role in a public or nonprofit organization or for a career in academia. This is accomplished through an innovative curriculum leading to either a Master of Public Administration degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration and Management.
Our programs offer you:
- The state’s best public administration (city management/urban policy) master’s program, according to U.S. News & World Report (It ranks 9th nationally.)
- Courses focusing on timely and critical topics such as city and county management, economic development and growth management, managing a nonprofit organization, and emergency and disaster planning, among others
- Faculty members who have relevant work experience and are involved in a number of professional associations (They have also published numerous books and articles in leading journals.)
- Many opportunities for meaningful, hands-on research
The M.P.A. program, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, teaches you time-tested management theories for real-world application. We have a strong network of more than 1,200 alumni and are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (1029 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005-3517; telephone 202- 628-8965). This distinction means the program meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.
The doctoral program emphasizes developing new knowledge through research and theoretical inquiry. It has an emerging national reputation propelled by faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research. We offer specializations in emergency management, financial management, nonprofit management and urban management.
Our faculty members sponsor a monthly Public Administration Colloquium Series that engages students in a vigorous discussion of current research in the field and competing viewpoints on public administration issues.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as those of our program, which include:
- Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, with at least 15 semester hours in fields related to public administration
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 semester hours of course work
- Satisfactory scores on all three parts of the GRE
Admission is determined using multiple criteria, including your academic performance and potential, as well as other materials. In some cases, we may request letters of recommendation attesting to your intellectual and leadership abilities, a written essay describing career objectives and explaining how the M.P.A. degree will help you meet those objectives, and/or a current résumé showing all work experience.
Completed applications are reviewed at various times during the year. Admission deadlines for the fall semester are Feb. 1, April 1 and May 15. The spring semester admission deadline is Dec. 1.
You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School as well as fulfill the following program requirements:
- Complete the departmental application athttp:www.padm.unt.edu
- Demonstrate competency in core public administration course work
- Earn satisfactory scores on all three parts of the GRE
We encourage you to complete the application process by Jan. 15 for admission in the fall semester. More information about graduate school and program admission requirements is at http://www.unt.edu/catalog http://www.unt.edu/catalog
- 24 semester hours of required course work in public administration
- 12 to 15 semester hours of electives or in an area of specialization (outlined below)
- 3-semester-hour internship (for pre-career students, outlined below)
- Final written comprehensive examination
Areas of specialization
- Emergency management
- Financial management
- Human resources management
- Local government management
- Nonprofit management
Internships for pre-career students
If you do not have government work experience, a paid internship provides an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and develop professional skills essential for a successful career. You can receive 3 semester hours after completing an internship. Our internship coordinator will help you find an internship; you are responsible for developing the qualifications and interpersonal skills necessary for employment.
- 12 semester hours of core courses in public administration and management
- 12 semester hours of research methods courses and departmental exam
- 15 semester hours in a minor field
- 12 semester hours of non-dissertation research
- 12 semester hours of dissertation hours
Additional information is available at http://www.padm.unt.edu and in the Ph.D. Degree Program Handbook available from the Ph.D. program coordinator.
The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.
We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society.
The Price School offers five professional master’s degree programs, three executive master’s degree programs, doctoral programs, and an undergraduate degree program. In addition, USC Price also offers online degree programs.
The five master’s level programs – in Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate Development and Health Policy and Management – join theory with practice and emphasize experiential and professional learning. The doctoral programs allow a select group of students to work closely with faculty on important areas of research and scholarly inquiry. Graduate-level students at the Price School have considerable latitude to design their own programs in order to pursue their specialized areas of interest and further their professional development. Undergraduates pursue the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning, which builds on a well-rounded liberal arts core with classes and practical training in policy, management, and planning in preparation for either graduate school or the job market. For mid-career professionals, the Price School offers the Executive Master of Health Administration, the Executive Master of Leadership, and the International Public Policy and Management program.
In today’s world of dynamic change and globalization, social challenges have become increasingly complex. Solving society’s most pressing issues – including sustainability and the environment, healthcare reform, immigration, infrastructure, urban development, social planning and policy, affordable housing and governance – now requires innovation and collaboration. These issues call for leaders who are able to move beyond their areas of expertise and work across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to find vital solutions.
Through its interdisciplinary approach, the school educates students to serve as innovators – and leaders – in their field. The school’s degree programs draw on the expertise of faculty and practicing professionals to create a learning environment whose breadth and depth sets the Price School apart from all schools of its kind. In 2008, the school ranked seventh nationwide among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” for public affairs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
At the Price School, students receive an enriching education that:
- Combines social sciences, professional expertise, and the resources of a great research university to offer students breadth, depth, and variety as they pursue their interests and design their programs.
- Centers on and values the relationships that develop between students and teachers.
- Offers both academic and relevant real-world experiences, and draws widely on the expertise of networks of engaged councilors, advisors, alumni, and prominent professionals.
- Encourages innovation, entrepreneurship, experimentation, and collaboration.
- Fosters a multidisciplinary and problem-solving ethic.
- Focuses broadly and inclusively on the issues, constituencies, structures, and institutions engaged in public life – in both governance and the built environment.
- Utilizes the City of Los Angeles and the greater Southern California region as a living laboratory in which to learn and put into practice the lessons of the classroom.