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Schools of Government Support Good Governance

Schools of government offer professional education in disciplines that are essential to good governance—public policy, public finance, budgeting, management, human resources, health and human services, ethics, and more.

Why Millennials Are Invaluable to the Public Sector

By the year 2020, millennials will make up almost half of the U.S. workforce. According to The Washington Post, workers younger than 30 make up only 7 percent of the total federal workforce. A survey by Cornerstone OnDemand and WBR Digital reveals that 78 percent of human capital executives admit that they are not effectively training successors...

MPA@UNC’s First Cohort Graduation

On May 9 I had the pleasure of watching the first MPA@UNC cohort take part in the UNC School of Government’s graduation ceremony in Chapel Hill. Eight online students graduated between December 2014 and May 2015, and seven of them traveled to Chapel Hill from all parts of the United States with their families in order to participate in the ceremony...

Inspiring Women in Nonprofit Management

According to a study by the University of Denver and The White House Project, women constitute only 21 percent of leadership roles among nonprofits with budgets in excess of $25 million—even though they make up 75 percent of the workforce. To celebrate the contributions of women who have broken through as leaders in nonprofit management, we’ve assembled a list of accomplished and inspiring women at the top of their game...

4 Resume Tips for Transitioning Military Service Members

Many of the skills acquired during a military career become valuable assets when transitioning to government or nonprofit management. However, these skills may not always be obvious to those who are doing the hiring, so it’s important to know how to translate your skill set into the language of civilian recruiters and employers. Building a resume that stands out from the crowd is the first place to start...

An Inside Look at the Role of a Public Sector Consultant

Consulting is one of the fastest growing segments within the public sector. From transportation and technology to education and the environment, public organizations frequently partner with private-sector companies—including major consulting firms—to develop new approaches for tackling some of the world’s toughest social issues...