The American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM) is an association of public sector managers who have earned the designation of Certified Public Manager® (CPM) through a management program accredited by the National Certified Manager Consortium. The purpose of the Academy is to unite CPMs to encourage the acceptance of management in government as a profession established upon an underlying body of knowledge; to promote high professional, educational, and ethical standards in public management; to improve communication, cooperation, and coordination among public entities; to foster leadership through example and innovation; and to facilitate positive changes which enhance the delivery of public service.
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA),founded in 1939, advocates greater effectiveness in government by promoting change at the local, national, and international levels. Its membership includes public administration professionals, scholars, and practitioners. The National Capital Area Chapter of ASPA created The Bureaucrat journal, the predecessor of The Public Manager. The Public Manager owes its existence to ASPA.
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 125 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.
The Coalition for Effective Change (CEC) was formed in 1993 as a nonpartisan alliance of associations representing current and retired federal managers, executives, and professionals. CEC provides a channel for these public employees to contribute to the success of reinventing government. CEC meets with the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to discuss efforts to improve government. It shares information with Congress and works with others on initiatives for government-wide change. Members of t he CEC occasionally refer or contribute articles to The Public Manager.
The Federal Aviation Administration Managers Association (FAAMA) represents the interests of all levels of management in the FAA’s line of business. The FAAMA promotes excellence in public service; promotes aviation safety and efficiency; fosters the communication of information, ideas, and opinions; emphasizes and improves managerial effectiveness; provides professional development, publications, and networking; and provides active representation of members’ interests and concerns through effective advocacy.
The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the federal government's premier development centers for senior executives. FEI was established by Presidential Order in l968, and is operated by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. FEI brings high performance executives together to develop broad corporate viewpoints, understand their roles, and enhance essential management skills. FEI's award winning curriculum addresses broad perspectives essential to effective performance, focusing on values-based leadership, policy in a constitutional system, global perspectives, and organizational transformation.
The Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA) is the exclusive network of graduates of residential programs of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government's premier executive development center. With a membership of approximately 2,100, FEIAA's main goals are to support and strengthen the FEI, to provide executive development opportunities for its members, to promote excellence in the public service, and to represent the views and interests of its members. FEIAA members receive The Public Manager as a benefit of membership.
The Federal Managers Association (FMA) represents the interests of the nearly 200,000 federal government managers, supervisors, and executives. FMA advances its mission through consultation in the executive branch and advocacy in Congress, top-notch professional development programs, and informative publications for networking among its members. The Public Manager publishes articles of interest to PMA members.
GovLoop is the "Facebook for Government" - the premier social network connecting over 40,000 government innovators from federal, state, and local government. The community is a great resource for all people in and around government, whether they are looking to connect with peers, collaborate on projects or discover career-building opportunities. GovLoop is the place to be for today's government leaders.
The Graduate School USA. offers career-related and continuing education courses to professionals and federal, state, and local employees throughout the country. The school annually enrolls 200,000 students in nearly 1,000 courses, available in a variety of subjects and convenient formats. Established in 1921 by the secretary of agriculture, its mission is to improve the performance of government and to provide opportunities for individual lifelong learning through education, training, and related services. The Graduate School USA is represented on The Public Manager board of directors, and the faculty and staff frequently contribute articles.
The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) is an organization that represents the interests of human resource professionals at the federal, state and local levels of government—providing leadership and advocacy, professional development, information, and services to enhance organizational and individual performance in the public sector. Since 1906, the Association has grown in size and stature throughout the world and is today recognized as the professional representative of public human resource managers from all levels of government. The Association is divided into four Regions, which are made up of the Association's Chapters, as well as non-Chapter members residing within the Regional boundaries. There are also two professional Sections, each providing information and training on specific areas of the human resource management field.
The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, nonpartisan organization chartered by Congress to assist federal, state, and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. The Academy's most distinctive feature is its membership of 550 fellows. They include current and former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators, diplomats, business executives, local public managers, foundation executives, and scholars. The Academy frequently contributes articles of interest for publication in The Public Manager.
Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) The School of Public Affairs is also the premier training ground for federal managers and midcareer professionals. SPA’s executive degree programs in public administration and organization development attract and educate industry leaders from across the nation. Executive program courses are offered on select weekends on an accelerated schedule.
The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) is an institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education. NASPAA’s twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. NASPAA is the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. NASPAA’s Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation is the specialized accreditor of these master degree programs.
The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) works to make the government an employer of choice for talented, dedicated Americans through educational outreach, research, legislative advocacy, and hands-on partnerships with agencies on workforce management issues. The PPS frequently refers or contributes articles to The Public Manager.
The Professional Managers Association (PMA) formed in 1981 by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) managers, is a national membership association representing the interests of professional managers, management officials, and non-bargaining unit employees in the federal government. The Public Manager publishes articles of interest to PMA members.
The Public Employees Roundtable (PER) at the Council for Excellence in Government is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of organizations representing nearly 2 million public employees. The PER works to inform citizens about the quality of people in government and the value of the services they provide, to encourage excellence and esprit de corps in government, and to promote interest in public-service careers. It hosts the annual Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), held the first week in May in cities and towns across the country. The Public Manager is represented on the PER board of directors and publicizes PER activities and events.
The Senior Executives Association (SEA) s a nonprofit professional association that promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering an outstanding career executive corps, advocates the interests of career federal executives (active and retired), and provides information and services to SEA members. SEA members periodically contribute articles to The Public Manager.
Young Government Leaders is a professional organization of young men and women employed by the federal government. This organization advocates for the unique needs of young government employees and provides value, structure, resources, and a voice to the next generation of Federal Government employees. The membership consists of hundreds of young government leaders that represent over 30 different departments and agencies. The YGL mission is to educate, inspire, and transform the future leaders of the Federal Government through professional development activities, networking opportunities, social events and seminars.