The Executive Seminar Program is a professional education program for mid-career managers and senior staff in public, private, tribal and non-profit organizations. This program uses live case studies of controversial natural resource issues as a focal point for leadership development. Each seminar reconstructs the natural resource policy controversy by visiting the site of the issue, reviewing background materials and meeting with the decisive players in the conflict. Through study of these cases, participants come to understand the complex social, legal and political context of today’s environmental and natural resource problems. They can then identify improved approaches, learn effective techniques, and develop greater ability to lead in the policy context natural resource managers face.
The case studies for the 2011-2012 program year are:
- Wolf Management in Oregon: October 24-28, 2011 (La Grande & Enterprise, OR)
- Allocating Oregon’s Near Shore for Marine Reserves and Wave Energy Projects: February 27 – March 2, 2012 (Newport, OR)
- Aquatic Invasive Species Management: April 30 – May 4, 2012 (Lake Mead, NV)
A two-day program wrap up will take place on June 7-8, 2012, on the Portland State Campus.
The Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University is pleased to announce our 2nd International Conference on Government Performance, Management, and Leadership. Working in tandem with the School of Management at Lanzhou University in China, the conference has been designed to focus on government innovations that foster institutional trust and accountability, while promoting sustainable solutions. The partnership between the two schools, beginning in June of 2006, has led to greater educational cooperation and exciting research advances regarding public performance management. Other conference cosponsors include: Japan’s Waseda University, Rutgers University, and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh National Academy for Politics and Public Administration.
The conference will convene from October 1st – 2nd of 2011 with a full speaking schedule of leading scholars and practitioners in the field of performance management. The Hatfield School of Government has issued a corresponding call for papers on themes of importance to conference sponsors. These include: initiatives that integrate “management” and “leadership” innovations as related concepts, growth models which promote sustainable development, and creative strategies for addressing institutional trust and accountability. We hope that both attendees and presenters will consider submitting papers in order to ensure a more diverse and accessible marketplace of ideas. Please note that the submission deadline for abstracts is April 30th, 2011. For registration forms and other information, please visit www.lanzhou-hatfield.pdx.edu.
Whether you are a scholar in the field, a practitioner, or simply an attendee, the Conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn, share and engage in dialogue with others on developing new approaches to performance management that provide sustainability for future generations without sacrificing the stability of present ones. We hope that you will join with the Hatfield School of Government and its partners to chart a new course in performance management and leadership. See you at the conference!
Nonprofit organizations work to meet the needs of the community; the Institute for Nonprofit Management works to meet the needs of nonprofits. Through high quality educational and training programs, INPM supports the development of a strong, informed, and effective nonprofit sector. INPM’s educational and training programs teach nonprofit leaders what they need to know to build their community through management and leadership in nonprofit organizations.
Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Management Linda Golaszewski recently attended two events that reminded her of the strong connections the INPM has with the community. The first, a PSU celebration of alumni/ae and faculty, included the acknowledgement of MPA graduate Amber Fowler (Class of 2000). Amber specialized in nonprofit management and was a student in courses that INPM sponsored at that time. She has since leveraged her degree as founder and Executive Director of Dress for Success Inland Northwest, continuing to apply her education with a strongly community-focused nonprofit. Then, as now, INPM provided links to students to apply what they learned in real-life situations in functioning organizations. Continue reading