Each month, ASPA offers its members free online learning opportunities including professional development, our Student Series webinars and BookTalks. Practitioners and academics alike can take part in these webinars, covering a range of subjects of interest to public administrators. Below are opportunities currently scheduled to take place this December. Visit the ASPA website for more information about webinars, BookTalks or the Student Series, or register now for the webinars of your choice using the links below!


ASPA webinars are free to members; non-members pay $75 per webinar.


This month webinar are the following:


Executive Risk Mindfulness™:

Preparing Our Students for Future Leadership Success in Public Service

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 1 p.m. ET



Karen Hardy, Best Selling and Award Winning Author/Practitioner

Enterprise risk management has become a growing discipline in the federal space, but despite these positive indicators there is still some question as to its viability and application. Executive Risk MindfulnessTM is all about having the right knowledge, at the right time, and using that knowledge to manage more effectively. This webinar will provide an overview of why enterprise risk management is important for today's leaders, and even more so for our future leaders.



The True Size of Government

Thursday, Dec. 7 | 1 p.m. ET



Paul Light, New York University Wagner School

Is today's government workforce too big? Too small? Are there enough people for the mission? How can we tell when we don’t have a good look at the make-up of the federal workforce? Contractors, grants and the federal workforce all comprise today’s government population. Recent arguments for cutting the size of the workforce only apply to the federal workforce, though, which usually means one of two things: either inflating contracting or cutting back on the federal government’s mission. This webinar will explore this topic in depth with one of today’s leading experts!


Communicating Effectively

Thursday, Dec. 14 | 1 p.m. ET



Fernando FigueredoFlorida International University
Andrea Headley, ModeratorASPA Student Representative, Florida International University

Communications skills are in long demand and short supply—and are essential for your future career, whether you choose an academic or practitioner path. Join us for this discussion about effective communications and learn more about how invaluable these skills can be.

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