Leadership


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...

TRUE CAROLINA BLUE: Matthew Osterhoudt

Matthew Osterhoudt’s passion for public service was inspired by his upbringing in a US Navy family. He grew up along the coasts of Virginia, California, and Hawaii before landing in North Carolina for college...

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...

8 Game-Changing Organizations in the African American Community

In honor of Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on eight organizations led by young African American professionals who are making incredible strides. These organizations run the gamut from philanthropy, technology, and education to social justice, politics, and law, with each one leaving a distinctive mark on the African American community...

Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

The global response to this 2010 TED Talk inspired Sheryl Sandberg to write her bestselling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. As chief operating officer of Facebook, Sandberg is one of a handful of women to reach the upper ranks of corporate executives...

Legacy of Leadership in the Black Community: 15 Leaders in Public Service

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference, to be held September 18–21, 2013, is a gathering of some of the greatest minds in the black community, including politicians, activists, constituents, and policy makers. In honor of this upcoming event, MPA@UNC is highlighting 15 black leaders who have and continue to make a difference in the public sector...

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