A New Generation in Local Government

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A New Generation in Local Government

Posted on November 8th, by Nafia Khan in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Local government has all the elements a young person yearns for in a profession. The work you do is rewarding and immediate, the people you meet are bright and accomplished, and the communities you work in are strong, vibrant and itching for fresh blood to contribute to them.

According to the University of North Carolina Chapel … Read More »


Don’t Let Bureaucracy Inhibit Inspiration

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Edmonds in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Do your organization’s systems, policies, and procedures inspire team members, help them perform well, and help them serve internal and external customers well? Or do those systems erode inspiration, consistent performance, and great service delivery?

Organizations need rules – and they need to demonstrate disciplined alignment to those rules. Rules can help ensure fairness and consistency … Read More »


Compliance is No Substitute for Commitment

Posted on October 11th, by Gershon Mader in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you part of a compliant or committed organization?

Too many managers and leaders expect and encourage their employees to be compliant. They neglect to fully account for their employees’ desires or opinions.

They assume their employees will automatically commit to a new direction or strategy. They believe they should not have to ask for people’s commitment. … Read More »


Education Infrastructure: Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on October 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

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 »


Education Innovation: The CAPS Model

Posted on October 9th, by Corey Mohn in education/training. No Comments

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 »


Public Sector Employment: 5 Common Misconceptions

Posted on September 13th, by Mardee Handler in About the Public Sector. No Comments

While many occupations carry stereotypes – think lawyer, professor, NFL player – few are less understood than those in state and local government. Media hype and outdated perceptions have led to several misconceptions about people who work in the public sector – from elected officials and administrative staff to mass transit workers.

Misconception #1: Public sector … Read More »


Scotland Will Vote “NO”

Posted on September 11th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

To CIG’s American readers; it is no exaggeration to say that this coming September 18th has the potential to directly affect your life. And for those in Europe; the day certainly will.

The United Kingdom’s relationship with both the USA and the European Union will change forever, as Scotland chooses whether or not to become an … Read More »


Public Health: Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on September 11th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

A couple of months of ago I began writing about Public-Private Partnerships, also known as 3Ps, and the diversity of their utilization within various projects and programs. 3Ps may be most well-known to some for their application in infrastructure projects. However, 3Ps also exist within public health projects. Utilization of 3Ps within public health projects … Read More »


Public Service: A New Season

Posted on September 11th, by Stan Skipworth in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There is a special time of the year when the early mornings and late afternoons become oddly familiar to us.  A cool breeze that accompanies a rising sun or the subtle tones of the early evening as the stars begin to appear:  It is indeed a sight and setting that in an instant can cause … Read More »


Master of Legal Studies: Career Options

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

For many students and professionals interested in working in the government, a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is a useful credential to have in order to advance in their education and career — and it only takes 12 months to earn the degree. A one-year MLS program mirrors the first year of law school, … Read More »