Friday, July 19, 2013

Save the Date - August 23 - SPIA Graduate Student Orientation 2013-2014

Save the date, August 23, 2013 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for the SPIA Graduate Student Orientation 2013-2014. 

All new and returning graduate students in CPAP, GIA, UAP, and PGG are invited to attend. The Orientation will take place at 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, in the SPIA Presentation Room (3rd Floor).

Reception will follow at 7:00pm

July 23 CPAP Special Event, Women in Leadership: Leaning In

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va.  22314

This program also will be streamed online. Please register and choose the “Yes, I will attend online” ticket option and we will send you the link to the broadcast shortly before the panel starts.

This will be a discussion based loosely on the arguments made in a relatively new book, Leaning In, by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook.  Sandberg's central argument is that in spite of there being as many women college graduates as men, women in positions of power in organizations seems to be at about the same level (roughly 10% to 15% in business) since the "glass ceiling" was shattered a couple of decades ago.  She argues that, while not true for all women, more women should "lean in" to their work to achieve the top rungs in organizations.  As well, she places an onus on organizations to be more proactive in pushing women to positions of greater responsibility.  Read the recent interview on the McKinsey and Company website

Susan Gates, Ph.D.  Dr. Gates earned a BA from the University of Delaware, followed by a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  She became a Presidential Management Intern and worked for five years at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a budget examiner handling State department and later Veterans’ affairs accounts. In 1990, she left OMB and took a job at Freddie Mac as an economist.  After a number of interesting jobs in different parts of the company – and earning a PhD from VT's Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) – she later became the VP of Public Policy. Since leaving Freddie Mac in 2009, Susan has taught as an adjunct for CPAP and is completing a book on the policy and ethical failures that contributed to the financial crisis.

Anne Khademian, Ph.D.  Dr. Khademian is the director for Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and professor with the Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP).  Her research interests focus on leadership and organizational culture, inclusive management, policy networks, and the work of organizations involved in homeland security and financial regulation.

Ann Simeone, Ph.D.  Dr. Simeone is a recently retired federal government public servant (after over 31 years of service) who received her Ph.D. from CPAP in 2004. She retired from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is part of Department of Homeland Security.  In addition to policy and programmatic interests in immigration and management topics such as budgeting and analytical assessment, her research interests include budgeting, policy analysis, and ethics - especially concerning the role of public service in making government work.

Tom Hickok, DPA.  Dr. Hickok is a Professor of Practice with Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy.  He received his D.P.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.B.A. from California State University, Northridge and a B.A. from Middlebury College.  His areas of specialization include performance management, organizational development and public management.