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2012 ASPA Annual Conference



sponsored by

ASPA’s Section for Certified Public Management (SCPM) &

International Chapter (IC)

Laughlin III Room, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

1:00-6:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2011

In their effort to offer professional development to members, the SCPM and IC planned this event to expand the community of practice and reach a more global network. The interactive sessions explore challenges and solutions at all levels of government – including a range of emerging democracies around the world.

1:00-2:30 PM – Welcome – Howard Balanoff (ASPASCPM/Texas State University) & Warren Master(Good Governance Worldwide/The Public Manager)

Session #1: The Convergence of Accountability and Citizen Engagement

Moderator: Christine Springer (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)

  • Improving Statewide Performance Outcomes within the Texas Department of Public SafetyDr. Robert Larsen (Texas State University)
  • Engaging the Next Generation of Governance at City Halls –Bethany Rubin Henderson (City Hall Fellows)
  • Accountability & Engagement Strategies from County Government – David L. Baker (California State University, San Bernardino)


2:30PM – Break


2:45-4:15 PM – Session #2: Preventing Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Moderator:Mary Hamilton (University of Nebraska)

  • Curbing Health Care Fraud in the U.S. Medicare Program – Linda Min (US Department of Health & Human Services)
  • Fraud Prevention Toolkit in Action – Gregory F. Vokoun (Arizona Department of Administration, General Accounting Office)


4:15 PM – Break


4:30-6:00 PM – Session #3: Promoting Good Governance Worldwide

Moderator: Don Klingner (ASPA IC/University of Colorado)

  • Strengthening the Global Community through Exchange Programs– David Simpson (International Institute, Graduate School USA)
  • Engaging the Next Generation of Governance Worldwide – TuralAbbasov (Muskie Fellows Program, University of Nebraska)
  • Supporting Government Reform in Liberia – Donnell Scott (ASPA International Director/NCCU)


6:00 PM –Adjournment

Participants will receive CEU’s for attending.

6:00 – 6:30 PM Section Business Meeting Election of SCPM Officers and Board Members