This dialogue will explore the next frontier of public service: partnership government. It will focus on a broad vision of public service grounded in the principles of the civil society, the common good, service to others and social equity, exploring the need for public service organizations, and other actors to recognize and embrace the interdependence that is necessary to succeed as partners in an era of fundamental challenges to the role of government itself. The Symposium will offer a timely opportunity to broaden the meaning of “public service” to include not only government, but nonprofit, philanthropic, voluntary, business, media and legal communities, public sector unions, as well as interdisciplinary partners in the arts and humanities.
This conference will bring together the best minds in the professional and academic worlds to discuss partnership government and the emerging trends, best practices, and paradigms connected to the health of civil society, social equity, and interdependence of stakeholders.
We invite practitioner and research presentations on the creation, implementation, and/or experiences with partnership government, especially in: Areas driving growth in partnership government; Collaboration and engagement beyond silos and sectors of organizations and the economy; Best practices and the resulting impact on communities, engagement, and public value.
We anticipate tracks in the following areas (but not limited to):
• Creating Public Value Through Philanthropy
• Citizen Empowerment & Engagement
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Innovations in Governance
• Technology’s Impact on Public Service