Local Government: Valuing People is an Investment In Success

About the Public Sector

Local Government: Valuing People is an Investment In Success

Posted on August 5th, by David L. Stevens in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The need to develop a workforce to meet the current and future demands of government operations, as well as foster an environment that values people is no small task. This effort compels our need to fully understand business priorities, citizen engagement, strategic investments and human nature – wow that is a tall order to fill!  … Read More »


College Isn’t Enough Anymore

Posted on August 5th, by Chris Hollins in education/training. No Comments

One of the most common statements recent college graduates say is, “I don’t know why I can’t find a job, even if I went to a good college.” They seem confused when they send out 50 resumes, and only get 2 responses back. Why is this the case?

On the flip side, companies with large applicant … Read More »


How To Become a Lawyer with the Federal Government

Posted on July 11th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

The federal government is a major employer of attorneys in the United States, and many of the most promising graduates from top law schools seek employment there. These highly sought-after positions task attorneys with determining the outcomes of many of the most significant legal conflicts.

Becoming a lawyer with the federal government generally requires:

A law degree … Read More »


What is a Foreign Policy Graduate Program?

Posted on July 11th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

One of the core functions of the U.S. government, and many governments, is to interact abroad with both state and non-state actors, such as international organizations, large corporations, terrorist organizations, and NGOs. This purposeful, strategic interaction to protect national interests as well as shape the work around us is known as a country’s foreign policy. … Read More »


Does an MPA degree help in a career pursuit?

Posted on July 11th, by Alena Dunham in Trends. 1 Comment

What if you are in a particular job that you love and you would like get promoted or advance in your organization? Obtaining a master’s degree in Public Administration or Public Policy is definitely an achievement that could assist you developing a career with lasting benefits and excellent pay. In many areas of the country, … Read More »


Public Speaking: A Simple Strategy for Improving Your Skills

Posted on July 11th, by Rafael Baptista in Trends. No Comments

Over the last decade I have performed public debates and speeches in four countries and three continents in a variety of venues ranging from two-person rooms to theaters with hundreds of spectators to the maximum security wing of the Oregon State Penitentiary. In all those speeches and debates, I learned one critical lesson: public speaking … Read More »


Show Humility For Job and Career Success

Posted on July 10th, by David Shindler in education/training. No Comments

All three of my daughters have volunteered abroad (two of them are in Africa as I write).   Spending time seeing the world in vastly different contexts and cultures, political and socio-economic circumstances, can be a humbling experience.  We can sometimes lose perspective when we’re looking for a job or searching for a career. Other contexts … Read More »


Is an HR Career Right For You?

Posted on July 9th, by Scott Boulton in Trends. No Comments

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with individuals looking to make a career switch … Read More »


Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Posted on July 9th, by G.M. Cox in Trends. No Comments

Over the next 20 years, and more importantly the next five years, we will see a huge rush of Baby Boomers and older Generation Xers exiting the workplace and entering into their retirement years. This organizational memory and labor exodus is especially true of the policing profession since many states have 20 year retirement systems … Read More »


Spin Sucks: Public Sector Communication Strategies in the Digital Age

Posted on July 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Public relations for state and local governments has many parallels to its private sector counterpart. By definition, PR is a strategic communication process that “builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” (Public Relations Society of America, 2012)

Perhaps the most significant common thread over the past decade is that the digital world has changed … Read More »