The Center for Public Administration and Policy promotes the common good of our constitutional republic and the advancement of public service by providing outstanding education, research, and outreach in the theory and practice of public administration, management, and policy.
CPAP offers both the MPA degree and the Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Affairs. Our MPA program is accredited by NASPAA and is currently ranked 17th nationally among Public Management Administration programs by U.S. News and World Report.
CPAP is one program at three campuses: Alexandria (MPA, PhD), Blacksburg (MPA, PhD), and Richmond (MPA). The application requirements for our degree programs are the same for all three campuses.
CPAP also offers graduate certificates in Local Government Management, Public and Non-Profit Financial Management, and Homeland Security
Washington Semester 2015 - Info Session 2 Architecture Annex, Blacksburg
Nov 03 3:00 pm EST Washington Semester 2015 We are very pleased to announce the upcoming session of the Washington Semester, Extended Summer Session 2015 Our second Information Session will be held Monday, November 3, 3:00p in AA 111. Future Session in AA 111, Tuesday, December 2, 12:00p You need not attend a session to apply. Washington Semester is open to all Virginia Tech students, regardless of major, who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and are in good academic standing. Enrollment is limited. Application deadline January 23, 2015. Please visit our website and Facebook pages for more information and an application: http://www.spia.vt.edu/ws https://www.facebook.com/pages/Virginia-Tech-Washington-Semester-Program/168662143182544
Graduate School Information Session 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria
Nov 05 6:00 pm EST Degrees in Urban Affairs & Planning, Government & International Affairs, and Public Administration * Masters of Public and International Affairs * Masters of Urban and Regional Planning * Masters of Public Administration * Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy * Ph.D. in Planning, Globalization, and Governance Masters sessions begin at 6:00pm and Ph.D. sessions begin at 7:00pm. RSVP at http://spiainfosession-nov2014.eventbrite.com/ 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (King Street Metro, Blue/Yellow lines) 1 block from Capital Bikeshare; bikerack parking available at our building Additional 2014-2015 information sessions on Thursday, February 12; Monday, April 13; and Tuesday, July 7. Download the flyer at http://tinyurl.com/pny5za8. Questions? Please contact us at SPIAAlexandria@vt.edu or call 703-706-8111
P3 Leadership Workshop Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington, 900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA, United States
Nov 07 9:00 am EST Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is pleased to announce its first P3 Leadership Workshop on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA. This is an opportunity for professionals in various technical and leadership capacities to examine and engage in discussions surrounding the role of leadership in public-private partnerships (P3s). https://www.spia.vt.edu/sites/default/files/P3poster.jpg There is no question P3s are emerging as a public policy vehicle of choice for public services and facilities across the Commonwealth which brings about new challenges emerging through collaborative leadership and increased accountability. How will leaders navigate competing organizational cultures throughout the duration of these long-term projects? This workshop brings together practitioners from both private and public sectors who have experienced these challenges to discuss culture. Leaders will then describe the effect of culture on three critical elements of leading a successful partnership: the notions of publicness, shared space and trust. Workshop participants will engage in group discussions, examine case studies and be challenged to consider P3s as more than just mediums for transportation and utilities projects. Rather, the workshop will describe ways in which P3s are transforming a new “social infrastructure” where the focus is to maximize public land assets with higher density mixed use development in order to provide public value in the larger context of a community. Registration Fee: $250 For registration information, please email Rosa Krewson at email@example.com To register: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/p3lw/ 9 AM Registration and Breakfast 10 AM CULTURE: Understanding culture is a fundamental tool in the P3 toolkit. What are the characteristics of culture as understood by public and private partners and how can we better leverage the key components of culture to maximize P3 success? 11 AM The PUBLIC: How do we define “the public” and what is important to them? If residents, businesses, tax and rate payers, facility users and consumers, and perhaps others are all “the public,” how can P3s create the most optimal value for our communities? 12 PM Lunch 1 PM SHARED SPACE: A successful P3 consists of highly functional physical and ideological shared spaces. What do these unique shared operational and deal-making spaces look like, how do they work and why are they absolutely critical to P3 success? 2 PM TRUST: There is no substitute for trust. Trust sets the tone for the partnership and the project. What are the values and techniques for building and sustaining trust to ensure P3 success? 3 PM Conclusion and feedback