Standing Panels

The purpose of the Academy's Standing Panels is to convene thought leaders around six specific areas critical to the success of public administration. The Panels meet regularly to discuss these specific issue areas, learn from experts, and produce thought leadership to advance the field of public administration. The Academy has six Standing Panels and one Working Group chaired by Fellows of the Academy. If you are a Fellow of the Academy looking to participate in a certain panel or are new to the Academy and want to get involved, please sign up for a Standing Panel below.

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Join the Public Service Standing Panel Mailing List

Join the Technology Leadership Standing Panel Mailing List

Join the Social Equity in Governance Standing Panel Mailing List

Upcoming Events

IT Modernization Forum Part IV

National Academy of Public Administration Office
1600 K Street NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:30am - 11:00am

Building off of our previous forums, our April 24th event will cover: How the TBM process drives transparency Cost transparency - an acquisition perspective Progress report from a TMF recipient Come join other CIOs, CAOs, and CFOs from across federal agencies for a round table discussion on IT Modernization in the Federal Government. ...

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Unleashing Workplace Creativity: Fostering a Government of Innovation

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:30am - 12:00pm

The National Academy of Public Administration and Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company, are pleased to invite you to a half-day conference focused on how government can become more innovative, develop innovative leaders, build innovative cultures, and empower employees to become more creative and inspired.   Who Should Attend: Managers and senior leaders across Federal, State, and Local government, other leadership specialists who work in government, for consulting firms, or international organizations, and anyone who wants to encourage innovation in their teams or organizations.   Agenda 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Welcome ...

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Social Equity Working Group Meetings

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Academy's Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance has launched two working groups. The first focused on Gender in Public Administraiton and the second focused on the Definition of Social Equity. The initial meeting of both working groups will be help on Friday, May 10th.  When: Friday, May 10th 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Where: Academy Offices - 1600 K St., NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006 Agenda:  12:30 p.m. - Gender in Public Administration Working Group Female NAPA Fellows: academics and practitioners Fall Meeting: Panels related to gender Symposium and forum relating to women in public administration Celebration...

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2019 Social Equity Leadership Conference

Rutgers University
111 Washington St
Newark NJ,

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:19pm -
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:19pm

For 18 years, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has partnered with a host organization to organize the Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) focused on social equity as defined by NAPA to be "The fair, just, and equitable management of all institutions serving the public directly or by contract: the fair, just and equitable distribution of public services and implementation of public policy; and the commitment to promote fairness, justice, and equity in the formation of public policy" (NAPA 2018). Reflecting the increasing polarization of society and the reality that achieving social equity continues to be one of the most vexing...

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2019 Fall Meeting

Hyatt Regency
2799 Richmond Hwy
Arlington VA,

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00am -
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30pm

Save-the-Date! The 2019 Academy Fall Meeting will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City November 7-8, 2019. The Academy will be unveiling the Grand Challenges in Public Administration! Sponsorship Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the public sector. As a sponsor, you will be able to: Connect with public sector leaders. Showcase your organization's expertise. Demonstrate your leadership. View our Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Kaitlyn Blume -

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