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ASPA Section for Public Management Practice (SPMP)


ASPA Section for Public Management Practice (SPMP)

The ASPA Section for Public Management Practice provides a space for those holding the CPM designation and all others interested in excellence in public service, to meet, network, explore greater opportunities and continue to grow professionally.

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Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2012

Harvey Kronberg, Editor, The Quorum Report, entertains and educates the ASPA/CPM Conference participants during lunch with his take on Texas politics.

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Comment by Sue Breland on September 20, 2012 at 10:32am

Watch the very first Texas CPM graduation here! You may recognize some familiar faces.

Comment by Sue Breland on November 17, 2011 at 2:49pm

Call for Papers
The Center for Integrative Leadership and the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seek paper proposals for a conference on what it means to create public value in a multi-sector, shared-power, no-one-wholly-in-charge world. Successfully addressing most major public challenges in today’s world requires contributions from governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, communities and/or other sectors – yet the effort to find effective solutions is often stymied by lack of knowledge or highly fractious politics and rigid ideological divides. So how do we get the good that these sectors have to offer, while minimizing or overcoming their characteristic weaknesses in such a way that public value is created and the common good is advanced?
Paper proposals are sought in two areas:


1. Studies that highlight how public value is or is not created. Studies should illuminate how various sectors and instrument or tools are used to advance (or not) public values and the theory that accounts for the results. The studies will provide theoretical backing and concrete grounding for thinking about the achievement of public values.

  2. Approaches to discerning, measuring, and assessing public values and the ways of creating them.

Submission process and due dates


Abstracts should be submitted by February 3, 2012. Authors will be notified by February 24, 2012 whether their proposals have been selected for development as full-blown papers. The due date for final submissions is August 15, 2012. Authors of paper abstracts selected for development into full papers will be invited to present their research at the conference scheduled for September 20 - 22, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN, USA. After the conference, papers will go through a standard blind review process as a requirement for publication in the special issue of Public Administration Review to appear in 2014. An edited book is a likely additional conference outcome.

Submissions should be sent electronically to with the subject line: Creating Public Value Submission. Questions about appropriate topics and methodology should be directed to John Bryson ( or 612-625-5888 ).


Link to pdf of full call for papers:

Comment by Sue Breland on November 9, 2011 at 10:27am

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Comment by Sue Breland on June 3, 2011 at 10:15am
Welcome Paul.  Great project! I hope you get a good response to your question.
Comment by Paul Young on June 3, 2011 at 9:52am
Just joined the group... visit my profile to learn more... In a nut shell...I am working on developing the PA CPM program for accreditation in 2012 and see GovLoop as a great resource for information and sharing. Working with Howard in Texas as a our mentor... Looking for feedback on a discussion question I posted in the Forum section. Thanks
Comment by Sue Breland on March 16, 2011 at 8:31pm
CPM friend, Dustin Haisler, helped Manor effectively implement QR Codes in their city.  Here's more to think about on its use >
Comment by Sue Breland on March 11, 2011 at 12:26pm
Dr. Omar Lopez discussed the concepts of leadership and change, as well as, ethical decision making today in the Round Rock CPM class.  One of the sources provided is the Six Pillars of Character from the Josephson Institute. Take a look! You can make a difference as a leader, but it starts with managing the changes in yourself.
Comment by Sue Breland on March 9, 2011 at 3:17pm
Government has rarely been the place for big bonuses or monetary motivation for employees.  Take a look at this Forbes article on "The Best Way to Motivate People." You might be surprised!
Comment by Sue Breland on March 4, 2011 at 10:22am
Absolutely - the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation has fantastic resources for doing just that!  I hope everyone will check them out!
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 4, 2011 at 10:06am
Based on my read of it, Sue, I think a great discussion would be "How-To Set the Tone for a Great Public Discussion" as it seems that is a key ingredient to a successful public engagement.

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