The Online Journal & Network of ASPA’s
Section for Public Management Practice
American Society for
Promoting Good Governance Worldwide
This novel, ASPA-
An association of public sector managers who have earned the designation of Certified Public Manager® (CPM) through a management program accredited by the National Certified Manager Consortium. The purpose of the Academy is to unite CPMs to encourage the acceptance of management in government as a profession established upon an underlying body of knowledge; to promote high professional, educational, and ethical standards in public management; to improve communication, cooperation, and coordination among public entities; to foster leadership through example and innovation; and to facilitate positive changes which enhance the delivery of public service.
Founded in 1939, advocates greater effectiveness in government by promoting change at the local, national, and international levels. Its membership includes public administration professionals, scholars, and practitioners.
Formally approved in September 2010 with 109 Founding Members from 39 nations, has
three major purposes: (1) to develop a practice-
Formed in 1993 as a nonpartisan alliance of associations representing current and
retired federal managers, executives, and professionals, CEC provides a channel for
these public employees to contribute to the success of reinventing government. CEC
meets with the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to discuss
efforts to improve government. It shares information with Congress and works with
others on initiatives for government-
One of the federal government's premier development centers for senior executives
in Charlottesville, Virginia. FEI was established by Presidential Order in l968,
and is operated by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. FEI brings high performance
executives together to develop broad corporate viewpoints, understand their roles,
and enhance essential management skills. FEI's award winning curriculum addresses
broad perspectives essential to effective performance, focusing on values-
An organization that represents the interests of human resource professionals at the federal, state and local levels of government—providing leadership and advocacy, professional development, information, and services to enhance organizational and individual performance in the public sector. Since 1906, the Association has grown in size and stature throughout the world and is today recognized as the professional representative of public human resource managers from all levels of government.
An independent, nonpartisan organization chartered by the U.S. Congress to assist
federal, state and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency,
and accountability. The Academy's most distinctive feature is its membership of 550
fellows. They include current and former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors,
mayors, state legislators, diplomats, business executives, local public managers,
foundation executives, and scholars.
An institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education. NASPAA’s twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. NASPAA is the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs.
Works to make the government an employer of choice for talented, dedicated Americans
through educational outreach, research, legislative advocacy, and hands-
YGL is a professional organization of young men and women employed by the federal government. This organization advocates for the unique needs of young government employees and provides value, structure, resources, and a voice to the next generation of federal gvernment employees. The membership consists of hundreds of young government leaders that represent over 30 different departments and agencies. The YGL mission is to educate, inspire, and transform the future leaders of the federal government through professional development activities, networking opportunities, social events and seminars.
Called the "Facebook for Government" – the premier social network connects over 40,000
government innovators from federal, state and local government. The community is
a great resource for all people in and around government, whether they are looking
to connect with peers, collaborate on projects or discover career-
A Teach For America-
The Public Manager is a unique quarterly journal devoted to furthering professionalism
and best practices at all levels of government. Every issue discusses pivotal concerns
of government executives and managers and shares their innovative ideas, practical
applications for new learning technologies and management successes. TPM is affiliated
with ASPA and serves as SPMP's official professional journal. Moreover, given its
40+ years of archival content, the Section makes liberal use of the many articles,
blogs and other material on this site through a link to The Public Manager Web site
ISS supports public servants, citizens and scholars who lead change under difficult
conditions. It provides insight from practical experience, plus a university-
•case studies that illuminate reform efforts worldwide
•interviews of the people who played central roles
•strategy notes, innovation profiles and other cross-
•related research, databases and working groups for scholars and policy makers
Founded in 1974 as an association for area and language professionals, American Councils
has focused its expertise on academic exchange, professional training, distance learning,
curriculum and test development, delivery of technical assistance, research, evaluation,
and institution building. In its four decades, American Councils has developed into
one of the premier American education and international training organizations, administering
more than thirty exchange and training programs, including U.S. government programs
The ESADE IGDP consists of a group of experts in government and public sector organizations. Created in 1993, the IGDP has served to consolidate the experience already accumulated by ESADE since the 1980s when it began its initial endeavors in the public management field. Since then, more than 2,000 public leaders and managers have participated in the numerous activities organized, and the extensive research, books, conferences, scientific articles, case studies and other material published attest to IGDP members’ academic activity.
The main goals of GCTV include helping the American public better understand the United Nations and identifying problems that affect people from all over the world, while also looking at the logical and legal role of the U.N. in dealing with those problems. Many interviews with prominent leaders have been conducted on the program, some of which can be seen on this site.
ICMA's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide.
Formed in 1979, the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. The purpose of the Consortium is to promote CPM programs by providing and monitoring accreditation standards, facilitating program development, encouraging innovation and developing linkages with programs and organizations with similar concerns.
The United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA partners with governments, other agencies and civil society to advance UNFPA's mission. Two frameworks guide its efforts: the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development and the Millennium Development Goals, including eight targets to reduce extreme poverty by 2015
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.