In June 2011 MPA faculty Dr. Howard Balanoff and Dr. Charles Garofalo attended the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) Conference. The Conference was held in Rome Italy. Both Dr. Balanoff and Dr. Garofalo delivered papers and presented at this Conference. Dr. Balanoff’s paper and presentation was entitled, “The National Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program: A Model for Public and Nonprofit Leaders and Managers around the World” and Dr. Garofalo’s presentation was entitled “Governance, Public Values, Outsourcing and National Security”.
Also attending the Conference were 3 Texas State University MPA students. Christy Carter, Pamela Hinojosa and Lauren Walden had their registration fees paid for by Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service and participated in IASIA Conference sessions, receptions and formal dinners.
Above: Left to right Dr. Howard Balanoff and MPA students Christy Carter, Pamela Hinojosa and Lauren Walden. In the background is the Rome City Hall, the location of the formal Conference Opening Reception.
Left: Left to right, Dr. Howard Balanoff, MPA students Pamela Hinojosa, Christy Carter, Lauren Walden and Dr. Charles Garofalo. The picture was taken at a formal dinner sponsored by the Italian Government.
The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service has recently signed a contract with the Swedish National Defense College (SNDC) and has begun providing leadership and management training that can lead to the “Certified Public Manager® (CPM)” designation for international faculty, staff and students in Sweden and in other countries around the world.
The SNDC CPM Program began in Sweden with a recent Conference in January 2010 at which 4 Texas State University Political Science faculty were invited to attend a Leadership and Management Conference which was hosted by the Swedish National Defense College (SNDC). Traveling to Sweden for the Conference from the Political Science Department were Dr. Patricia Shields, Dr. Howard Balanoff, Dr. Will Ruger and Dr. Don Inbody where of the faculty delivered presentations and participated in the proceedings at the Conference. Also attending and presenting at the Conference was Ms. Marilyn Balanoff, Program Faculty from the Texas State University Department of Continuing Education.
In addition to the Conference, as a part of the Visiting International Scholars in Texas (VISIT) Program, SNDC Research Associate Ms. Tamara Tawaefi traveled to Texas and conducted research at the campus of Texas State University on the topic of cultural sensitivity and its importance to the military.
Under the Visiting International Scholars in Texas (VISIT) Program, Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service has hosted a number of international faculty, scholars and students from Latvia, Lithuania, France, Paraguay, and Mexico. It is anticipated that now that CPM has gone international that international faculty, scholars, students etc. will once again be arriving on the Texas State University campus to work with both the Political Science Department faculty and the faculty and staff of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.
For the summer 2010 semester we expect to see at least 1 or 2 scholars from Sweden arrive on Texas State University campus to conduct research and participate in seminars and lectures. In addition the William P. Hobby Center will also host at least one individual from the University of Montesquieu in Bordeaux France who will take CPM courses on campus and also conduct research both at Texas State University and at the City of San Marcos on leadership and management in local government in the US.