When presented with the opportunity to prepare a guest post for Careers in Government, I struggled to identify a topic that would be applicable for the wide audience touched by their web and social media presence.
Having spent quite a bit of time providing classification and compensation consulting, I could speak with some authority on best … Read More »
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) 100th anniversary celebration in North Carolina. There were many informational sessions and as an MPA student the knowledge I learned there was invaluable.
The last session I attended was called “The Future of the Workplace” and it was filled with city, county, and … Read More »
Public-private partnerships have been utilized successfully as an alternative to finance repairs enabling new infrastructure, such as those for roads and bridges.
What has not been discussed is employing P3s for the improvement of our education infrastructure, such as school buildings, curriculum development, or school review.
This involves contracting the private sector to finance, design, and possibly … Read More »
Life. Is it the end of just the beginning? I went to a funeral yesterday. I have gone to a lot of funerals over the last 12 years of people who expected to be going to mine. It reminded me again of how we can all be so busy living, we forget about dying.
We want … Read More »
Picking a career as a City/Town manager in itself is a challenge to balance the needs and wants of a community while doing it in a fiscally conservative manner, but throw in the location of the Town next to the Ocean and the task can expand exponentially.
My first experience with coastal infrastructure was beach re-nourishment … Read More »
International development masters programs are ideal for those interested in all aspects of eliminating global poverty, including improving health and education services, creating a sustainable food supply, developing economic institutions, and promoting safety, human rights, and rule of law. International development studies offer a solid foundation in several disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and … Read More »
I am a public-sector entrepreneur. I must help people with my work; it is my oxygen. My personal mission statement is: “To help people make connections that help them live their dreams.” That is why I feel blessed to be the new Executive Director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS).
During my … Read More »
There has been a lot of advice on how to effectively work with Millennials. It tends to center around giving the Millennials what they crave—praise, feedback, awards, structured mentoring and training, opportunities for development, and exciting, life-fulfilling work. Experts on Millennials tend to get this information by surveying Millennials about what they want. However, in … Read More »
Emails, notes, and letters: whichever method you choose to thank the interviewer, the goal is the same. You want to thank the hiring manager for taking the time to interview you and show your interest towards the position.
What is a Thank You Letter?
A post-interview thank you letter is used to show you appreciated the opportunity … Read More »
In order to fully understand the concepts of organizations and how they develop it is important to understand the steps it takes to actually build teams within the group. According to Organizational Behavior (5th ed.), the development of a team is divided into 5 steps. The steps are Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. In … Read More »