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New Fels Report Explores Innovative Ways for the Public Sector to Address the "Skills Gap"

As President Obama calls for new job creation that won’t raise the national budget deficit, an opportunity exists for the private and public sectors to work together.  The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government lays out six proven strategies to help…See More
Feb 19, 2013
Ami Wazlawik liked Lauren Hirshon's blog post 'What Does It Take to Lead a State Agency?'
Dec 4, 2012
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What Does It Take to Lead a State Agency?

By Associate Consultant Tess Mullen, MPA ‘13This week, Fels Research & Consulting is releasing its latest Promising Practices report: “What It Takes to Lead State Agencies: Promising Practices for State Cabinet Secretaries.”  Based on…See More
Dec 4, 2012
A blog post by Lauren Hirshon was featured

The Impact of the Fiscal Cliff on Local Governments

By Sam Williford, Associate ConsultantAs Congress works to find a solution to the ‘fiscal cliff’ by the end of the year, the federal budget is hardly the only player involved.  Without a compromise, state and local…See More
Nov 26, 2012
Lauren Hirshon posted a blog post

The Impact of the Fiscal Cliff on Local Governments

By Sam Williford, Associate ConsultantAs Congress works to find a solution to the ‘fiscal cliff’ by the end of the year, the federal budget is hardly the only player involved.  Without a compromise, state and local…See More
Nov 26, 2012
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Nov 12, 2012
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NASCA’s 2012 Annual Institute a Great Success

(Photo courtesy of the National Association of State Chief Administrators)By Tess Mullen, MPA ‘13The reviews are in and leaders from around the country have declared that the 2012 National Association of State Chief Administrators’ Annual Institute was a great success. For the third year in a row, Fels Research & Consulting (Fels R&C) developed the curriculum for…See More
Nov 6, 2012
Mary Yang liked Lauren Hirshon's blog post 'Hurricane Sandy Stresses Importance of Intergovernmental Cooperation'
Nov 6, 2012
A blog post by Lauren Hirshon was featured

Hurricane Sandy Stresses Importance of Intergovernmental Cooperation

By Sam Williford, Associate ConsultantStarting last week, and into the forseeable future, every level of government was called upon to work together to prepare for and clean up after Hurricane Sandy, which struck the area this past week.  The recent disagreements between New Jersey Governor…See More
Nov 4, 2012
Lauren Hirshon posted a blog post

Hurricane Sandy Stresses Importance of Intergovernmental Cooperation

By Sam Williford, Associate ConsultantStarting last week, and into the forseeable future, every level of government was called upon to work together to prepare for and clean up after Hurricane Sandy, which struck the area this past week.  The recent disagreements between New Jersey Governor…See More
Nov 2, 2012
Ami Wazlawik liked Lauren Hirshon's blog post 'Fels Report Highlights Strategies for Productive Public Engagement'
Oct 10, 2012
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Fels Report Highlights Strategies for Productive Public Engagement

Fels Research & Consulting released Building Common Ground, a report which focuses on proven strategies that produce effective results and positive public engagement.  This report is part of the Promising…See More
Oct 10, 2012
Lauren Hirshon liked Hannah Ornell's discussion Share Your Agency's Public Engagement Successes
Oct 10, 2012
Lauren Hirshon replied to Hannah Ornell's discussion 'Share Your Agency's Public Engagement Successes'
"We actually just released a report, Building Common Ground, on how government's have been able to effectively engage citizens to solve community challenges. It includes proven strategies on framing issues, ensuring transparency,…"
Oct 10, 2012
Lauren Hirshon posted a blog post

Fels Research and Consulting Works to Improve Economy

By Sam Williford, Associate ConsultantWhile last week’s drop in unemployment was the first substantial good news for the economy in months (if not years), it underscores the work still…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Sonja Newcombe commented on Lauren Hirshon's blog post 'Drawing the Ethical Line in Government'
"Ethics is an issue because of the lack of responsibility, accountability for ones actions. I was raised by my grandparents" A person word is his bond". In today society we allow escape goats and non-responsibility to be okay during the…"
Oct 4, 2012

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Current Title:
Director of Fels Research & Consulting
Current Agency or Organization
Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
What Best Describes Your Role?
Program Mgmt
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Fels Research & Consulting marries the rich assets of Penn and the Fels Institute of Government with the expertise of seasoned professionals and the talent and creativity of high caliber graduate students to tackle challenging and innovative projects related to public policy and public management. We work with governments, public institutions, civic groups, and nonprofits to enhance their effectiveness and impact.
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http://www.fels.upenn.edu/consulting
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Communications, Gov 2.0, HR / Training, Performance Mgmt, Project / Program Mgmt

Lauren Hirshon's Blog

New Fels Report Explores Innovative Ways for the Public Sector to Address the "Skills Gap"

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

As President Obama calls for new job creation that won’t raise the national budget deficit, an opportunity exists for the private and public sectors to work together.  The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government lays out six proven…

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What Does It Take to Lead a State Agency?

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

By Associate Consultant Tess Mullen, MPA ‘13

This week, Fels Research & Consulting is releasing its latest Promising Practices report: “…

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Calling the Presidential Election: Reforms to Polling Processes

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

By Eric Rabe, Fels Sr. Advisor

By 11:16 election night, President Obama called it. He happily tweeted “Four more years” and sent along a celebratory…

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