How Local Government Decisions Are Made

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How Local Government Decisions Are Made

Posted on December 13th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

People are often surprised at the decisions local government officials and business leaders make. It’s common to hear individuals say “What the heck were they thinking” when they made that decision? Since I enjoyed fantastic careers in both local government and business I observed the decision making processes of governmental bodies and senior business teams … Read More »


Giving the Gift of Federal Job Search Support

Posted on December 12th, by Karol Taylor in Career Advice. No Comments

Gifts come in many forms – a kind word, a selfless promise kept, a kind deed. During this season of giving and receiving, do you have a preferred style of gift giving? Have you considered a non-traditional gift from an expert in their field? I’m talking about a gift of service – the gift of … Read More »


Police Gatekeepers

Posted on December 10th, by Bill Reilly in on the job. No Comments

“The new generation of officers only cares about themselves” was the exclamation that came from a police supervisor in a recent 3-day Leader Skills program that I was teaching. The collection of supervisors and managers in attendance ranged in age from their late 20’s to mid-50’s and almost all were in agreement with the statement … Read More »


Project Management Expertise: Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on November 12th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

It is important for professionals to have an understanding of the skills necessary within 3Ps as they are increasingly employed. Project management is an important component within public-private partnerships. A project can be defined as a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal and not a routine operation. A project team typically … Read More »


Recruiting Millennials for Local Government

Posted on November 8th, by Timothy Evans in About the Public Sector. No Comments

What if I told you that over the next five to 10 years a significant number (potentially over 35%) of local government workers will retire? You would probably respond, “Tell me something that I don’t know.”

Most people are aware of the retirement wave, but very few recognize the environment that local governments will be forced … Read More »


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 »


Winning & Losing Is A Matter Of Perspective

Posted on November 8th, by Bob Atlas in Career Advice. No Comments

What are YOU doing to get in the game?

It’s that time of the year again, the time when every major sport is at front and center. The major sports are in full swing or have just wrapped up. The regular season for basketball has just begun, Hockey and Football recently began their 98th and 95th … 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 »


What Is An International Development Master’s Program?

Posted on October 9th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

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 »


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 »