Dr. John Bryson has been elected to a 3-year term on the board of directors of the Public Management Research Association (PMRA), the most important scholarly association in the field. The Humphrey School will host the organization's conference in 2015. Bryson also was an invited speaker at the 2013 annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in April 2013. He spoke on "Governance
in Networked Public Service Today," and moderated a session on "Collaborative Leadership in Theory and Practice."
Dr. Barbara Crosby and John Bryson were featured speakers at a March workshop focusing on the U.S.-India strategic relationship, co-sponsored by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute and Dickinson College. A paper they co-authored with Dr. Melissa Stone--("Designing and Strategically Managing Cross-Sector Collaborations: Propositions from the Literature and Three Longitudinal Studies," Public Administration Review 2006)--provided the framework for emphasis on cross-sector collaboration for sustainable development. Workshop participants explored tensions and opportunities connected to collaboration between the two countries' military organizations, as well as with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses interested in sustainable development.
On January 24, 2013, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center co-hosted with the Minnesota Council on Foundations a Learning Forum on Collective Impact. Over 60 Minnesota philanthropists gathered at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to discuss the merits, challenges, and future of the recent phenomenon of Collective Impact.
As a result of this forum, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has created a curated set of information and resources on Collective Impact, including portions of audio from the event. We invite you to use this as a resource in your exploration and understanding of Collective Impact.
Humphrey School students have voted Zhirong "Jerry" Zhao as 2012-2013 Core Course Instructor of the Year. Congrats, Jerry!
Our Local Government Innovation (LGI) & Redesign Guide has been updated as of January 2013. Written by Dr. Jay Kiedrowski, the guide offers strategies and specific tools and suggestions for innovation and performance management.
U.S. News and World Reports has named the Humphrey School's Nonprofit Management program #3 among all Public Affairs graduate schools for 2012. Last year the program rated #4. Overall, the Humphrey School is tied with six other schools for graduate public affairs education.
"We're really pleased with and proud of this #3 ranking," notes Jodi Sandfort, PNLC faculty member and chair of the Humphrey's Leadership & Management Area. "It's great to be recognized for our hard work, and to know our efforts to recruit top students and top faculty are paying off. Humphrey alumni are working around the world to improve the common good. The PNLC and Humphrey prepare them to be successful."
The Local Government Innovation Awards ceremony is one of many special events the center sponsors each year
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