Fall 2011 Newsletter
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Volume 1, No. 3 | Fall 2011
Long before I joined the academic world here at PSU as the Director of the Center for Public Service, fall’s arrival has always felt like the true start of the New Year.
The Hatfield School of Government and its Center for Public Service hosted The 2nd International Conference on Government Performance Management and Leadership, on October 1-2, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. More than 140 scholars, practitioners, and students attended the two-day event, which featured more than 70 submitted papers and presentations. Almost 50 participants came from abroad, representing 8 different countries. Our largest international delegation came from China - with 24 participants!
The Division of Public Administration and the Center for Public Service at Portland State University are pleased to announce a newly designed certificate in Health Systems and Public Health Management (HS & PHM), an online certificate of completion program.
Whether you are the executive director of a large organization, staff at a community-based service provider, a volunteer board member or a student looking for your first job, you need to be able to maximize your impact on the community. A hands-on understanding of management, fundraising and volunteer coordination can make the difference for you, and for the community. The Institute for Nonprofit Management at the Center for Public Service works to meet the needs of nonprofits. Read more >
Wolves in Oregon: Executive Seminar Program
Registration is still open for the Executive Seminar Program , 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. The first case study on Wolf Recovery and Management in Oregon will take place October 24-28, 2011 in La Grande and Enterprise, Oregon.
The Center for Public Service’s Oregon Fellows Program has successfully ended its 2011 cycle. This highly competitive 10-week full-time fellowship program is designed to bring national class talent to Oregon public enterprises. Over the last decade, more than 300 Oregon Fellows have completed projects for more than 80 organizations. This year we selected 35 Oregon Fellows, out of 150 applicants, and placed 22 Fellows in our Summer 2011 cohort. These men and women hailed not just from excellent NW-based graduate programs such as PSU, Oregon, Willamette University, and the University of Washington – but also from graduate schools at the University of Michigan, Duke, University of Texas and Harvard. The Fellows were placed with, state and local agencies, and not for profits such as WSDOT, PECI, Metro, City of Sandy, OUS, Salem Keizer School District and Oregon State Police. Read more >
Every year, Portland State University hosts over 300 visiting scholars and faculty from all over the world. These visitors engage in teaching, research, and other academic activities with PSU faculty and students. PSU academic departments, such as the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, welcome visiting scholars to share their knowledge and international perspectives on a wide range of subjects.
Sara Saltzberg takes on Assistant Directorship of CPS.
Dr. Sherrill Gelmon wins 2011 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award .
Smart Grid policy course highlighted in new book.
Nonprofit Management: Andreas Schrö er
Public Health Management: Jill Rissi
Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders