20190411-2019 Annual Meeting: State of ASPA’s National Capital Area Chapter

Annual Meeting: State of ASPA's National Capital Area Chapter

Thursday, April 11, 2019 • 6:00pm-8:00pm

This year’s annual meeting will feature Bryan Hancock, Partner at McKinsey discussing the Implications of Automation and AI on the Workforce of the Future.

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvre)

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Presentation and Discussion

7:30 – 8:00 pm – Annual Meeting: State of ASPA’s National Capital Area Chapter.

Offices of the National Academy of Public Administration

1600 K Street, NW,  Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006

(IMPORTANT NOTE: entrance to the building is on 17th Street)

Near both Farragut North and Farragut West Metro Stations

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

20190206-2019 The Affordable Housing Crisis with Ed Lazere

Partnership for Public Service offices, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005. 

6:00pm – 8:00pm Discussion

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The Affordable Housing Crisis with Ed Lazere

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 • 6:00pm-8:00pm

The Affordable Housing Crisis: What are the right priorities and solutions for addressing the homelessness and affordable housing needs of DC and other major cities? 

Ed Lazere, Executive Director, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, is a longtime housing advocate and tax policy expert.

Join us in a discussion about what works and what doesn’t work when trying to invest in economic development and grow jobs.

Space is limited. You must RSVP to attend.

20190110-2019 PA Connections: First Networking Event of 2019

PA Connections: First Networking Event of 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019 • 6:30pm-7:30pm

Come join friends and colleagues who share an interest in mentoring, networking, and professional development at our next PA Connections meeting. We will receive updates on the Shared Resources Platform and discuss goals for 2019.

Questions? Can’t attend but would like to stay involved? Please contact us at aspancacmentoring@gmail.com

Shared Resources Platform

The Shared Resources Platform is an online curated compendium of useful resources for professional development. The goals of Shared Resources are: (1) To create a hub of information utilized by professionals who are exploring their career options or looking for career guidance; and (2) To provide information on a number of careers and sectors, while also connecting professionals for the purposes of forming inter/intra sector relationships.

Networking and Mentoring

PA Connections and NCAC leadership have been working to improve networking opportunities, both in quality and quantity.

  • Programming events are being designed with networking in mind, for example by holding round-table discussions or allowing for informal discussions with invited speakers following the speaking portion of the event.
  • PA Connections has launched the Networking Registry (Beta version) to help connect members seeking career and professional advice with members who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience.
  • PA Connections is establishing Shared Resources, an online resource to supplement person-to-person knowledge transfer. The value proposition for this resource is that it will be curated and annotated by members of the PA community.

Networking Registry

The Registry contains basic biographical information about members looking to connect. The Beta version is open only to PA Connections members, but it is our intent to open the Registry to all members of the chapter once we are satisfied that we have ironed out the kinks. If you are interested in joining the Beta version, email the PA Connections Team at aspancacmentoring@gmail.com.

20181108-2018 PA Connections: Virtual November Meeting and Networking Event

The Partnership for Public Service · 1100 New York Ave. NW · Suite 200 · Washington, DC 20005

6:00pm – 7:30pm Discussion

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PA Connections: Virtual November Meeting and Networking Event

Thursday, November 8, 2018 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

Come join friends and colleagues who share an interest in mentoring, networking, and professional development at our next PA Connections meeting. The SRP Workgroup will present web-page mockups of the Shared Resources Platform for discussion and feedback.

This is an online event. Details will be emailed to registrants.

Shared Resources Platform
The Shared Resources Platform is an online curated compendium of useful resources for professional development. The goals of Shared Resources are: (1) To create a hub of information utilized by professionals who are exploring their career options or looking for career guidance; and (2) To provide information on a number of careers and sectors, while also connecting professionals for the purposes of forming inter/intra sector relationships.

Networking and Mentoring
PA Connections and NCAC leadership have been working to improve networking opportunities, both in quality and quantity.
 Programming events are being designed with networking in mind, for example by holding round-table discussions or allowing for informal discussions with invited speakers following the speaking portion of the event.
 PA Connections has launched the Networking Registry (Beta version) to help connect members seeking career and professional advice with members who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience.
 PA Connections is establishing Shared Resources, an online resource to supplement person-to-person knowledge transfer. The value proposition for this resource is that it will be curated and annotated by members of the PA community.

Networking Registry
The Registry contains basic biographical information about members looking to connect. The Beta version is open only to PA Connections members, but it is our intent to open the Registry to all members of the chapter once we are satisfied that we have ironed out the kinks. If you are interested in joining the Beta version, email the PA Connections Team at aspancacmentoring@gmail.com.

PA Connections was formed by ASPA NCAC members interested in leveraging mentorship and networking to become more effective in our jobs and more adept at managing our careers.

Questions? Can’t attend but would like to stay involved? Please contact us at aspancacmentoring@gmail.com

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

20181025-2018 Building an Alliance to Address the Opioid Crisis

The Partnership for Public Service · 1100 New York Ave. NW · Suite 200 · Washington, DC 20005

6:00pm – 7:30pm Discussion

Eventbrite - NCAC 2017 Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Paul Light, PhD.

Building an Alliance to Address the Opioid Crisis: Non-profit, Federal, State and Local Partners

Thursday, October 25, 2018 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

Drug Policies are created to combat addiction. They affect the supply and demand of narcotics and the treatment and prevention of those who are addicted to narcotics. In the past decade drug policies have not been enough to combat the U.S opioid epidemic. This epidemic is destroying lives and diminishing public service resources. We are now seeing new collaborations between non-profit, federal, state and local partners to combat this epidemic.

The purpose of this panel is to advance everyone’s knowledge on this important issue that affects many people’s lives, the policy and program ramifications of this epidemic, and to have a constructive conversation on what be done next.

Panelists for this important conversation are:

Liz Wixson, LCSW, Director of Clinical and Emergency Services, City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services
Tom Walker Chief Operating Officer, Partner, Encore Recovery Solutions
Allen Lomax, Chair, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria.

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

20181011-2018 PA Connections: October Planning and Networking Event

The Partnership for Public Service · 1100 New York Ave. NW · Suite 200 · Washington, DC 20005

6:00pm – 7:30pm Discussion

Eventbrite - NCAC 2017 Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Paul Light, PhD.

PA Connections: October Planning and Networking Event

Thursday, October 11, 2018 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

PA Connections invites you to our October Planning and Networking Event

Come join friends and colleagues who share an interest in mentoring, networking, and professional development for the first PA Connections meeting of the season. We will hear about progress in implementing the Shared Resources Platform, solicit ideas for useful activities, and set goals for the year.

Shared Resources Platform
The Shared Resources Platform is an online curated compendium of useful resources for professional development. The goals of Shared Resources are: (1) To create a hub of information utilized by professionals who are exploring their career options or looking for career guidance; and (2) To provide information on a number of careers and sectors, while also connecting professionals for the purposes of forming inter/intra sector relationships.

Networking and Mentoring
PA Connections and NCAC leadership have been working to improve networking opportunities, both in quality and quantity.
 Programming events are being designed with networking in mind, for example by holding round-table discussions or allowing for informal discussions with invited speakers following the speaking portion of the event.
 PA Connections has launched the Networking Registry (Beta version) to help connect members seeking career and professional advice with members who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience.
 PA Connections is establishing Shared Resources, an online resource to supplement person-to-person knowledge transfer. The value proposition for this resource is that it will be curated and annotated by members of the PA community.

Networking Registry
The Registry contains basic biographical information about members looking to connect. The Beta version is open only to PA Connections members, but it is our intent to open the Registry to all members of the chapter once we are satisfied that we have ironed out the kinks. If you are interested in joining the Beta version, email the PA Connections Team at aspancacmentoring@gmail.com.

PA Connections was formed by ASPA NCAC members interested in leveraging mentorship and networking to become more effective in our jobs and more adept at managing our careers.

Questions? Can’t attend but would like to stay involved? Please contact us at aspancacmentoring@gmail.com

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

20180920-2018 The Cover Letter Conundrum

The Partnership for Public Service · 1100 New York Ave. NW · Suite 200 · Washington, DC 20005

6:00pm – 7:30pm Presentation & Discussion

Eventbrite - NCAC 2017 Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Paul Light, PhD.

The Cover Letter Conundrum

Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

You’ve seen the job announcement. You’ve decided to apply. And, you’ve prepared the resume. You’re ready to hit send on your materials—and then you remember…the cover letter.

We all know that it is common practice to submit a cover letter with a resume when applying for a full-time job or internship. Unfortunately, it is equally common that the letter regurgitates the resume. Doing so places the applicant at a disadvantage given that the potential employer already will have read what you repeat.

So, what makes for an effective cover letter? And, how can you make it work to your advantage? Join us to find out.

Featuring: Bill Shields, Executive Director of ASPA and Professor at American University. 

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Resources – Strategies for Resilience in the Workplace

20180614-2018 Strategies for Resilience in the Workplace

The Partnership for Public Service · 1100 New York Ave. NW · Suite 200 · Washington, DC 20005

6:00pm – 6:15pm Informal Meet and Greet

6:15pm – 8:00pm Discussion

Eventbrite - NCAC 2017 Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Paul Light, PhD.

Strategies for Resilience in the Workplace

Thursday, June 14, 2018 • 6:00pm-8:00pm

PA Connections presents “Strategies for Resilience in the Workplace”: a discussion with Belva Martin.

She will facilitate a discussion on dealing with difficult or challenging situations that arise from uncertainties—e.g. changing administrations and national priorities, declining budgets, operating under multiple continuing resolutions, and targeted assaults on the civil service. (These challenges are not related to performance problems.)

Working Definition: Resilience is the ability to effectively adapt to change and adversity.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the good news is that resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that anyone can learn and develop.

The APA and other experts in the field have identified resilience factors and strategies applicable to personal as well as professional situations; our focus will be on the workplace.

Belva Martin retired as a Director with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2014 after 36 years of federal service. She has been involved in efforts surrounding employee engagement, inclusion, and mentoring and coaching for much of her career. Since 2016, she has been a certified executive/career coach. In this capacity she has worked with the Brookings Institute in coaching professionals from their Women’s Leadership cadre as well as aspiring leaders from various federal agencies. She is excited to be part of ASPA and for the opportunity to work with other career professionals who have a passion for public service.

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

20180515-2018 Short Films Screening & Discussion

The Partnership for Public Service · 1100 New York Ave. NW · Suite 200 · Washington, DC 20005

5:45pm Doors Open

6:15pm Program Starts

Eventbrite - NCAC 2017 Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Paul Light, PhD.

Short Films Screening of "Creative Feds"

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 • 5:45pm-7:30pm

Join us for two short movies and a discussion about the creative side projects of government employees.

“Creative Feds” follows two U.S. government employees with musical careers.

“Secret Lives of Public Servants” features a Canadian government employee whose controversial art was investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

We will have a panel discussion including Erica Ginsberg, the Producer/Co-Director of “Creative Feds”, who started the nonprofit Docs in Progress while she was a government employee.

Doors open 5:45pm for snacks and mingling (movie popcorn!).

Program starts 6:15pm.

Following the film screening, audience members will have the opportunity to discuss the short film with its producer, Erica Ginsberg.

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.