Anniversary Fall Seminar


MPA 50th Anniversary Educational Conference

Date: 9/13/2013
  • Date: 9/13/2013
  • Location:

    Chicago Marriott Northwest
    4800 Hoffman Blvd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL

Event Details

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the MPA program with "Celebrating the Legacy…..Inspiring a New Generation."

Event Schedule

8:30 – 10:00 am - Buffet Breakfast
Enjoy a buffet breakfast and join in a lively discussion with students, mentors, intern supervisors and fellow alumni about the generational differences that are affecting the workplace. Is it true that “Boomers live to work and Millennials work to live?” How do we create the work life balance and how do we protect that balance?

10:30a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Morning Keynote Speaker, Dr. James Svara
Dr. Svara will speak on the Legacy of Professional Local Government Management.

Noon – 1:45 p.m. - Luncheon highlighting the most integral part of the NIU MPA program, the Internship experience

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Laura Huffman
Ms. Huffman will speak on how a high quality MPA program prepares students for public service.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Afternoon Colloquium
The afternoon session will feature the topic of “Budgeting for Local Government and NGOs during Economic Recession/ Fiscal Stress”

The distinguished panel of speakers includes:
Dr. Rebecca Hendrick, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Mike Craw, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Brian Caputo, Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer, City of Aurora, Illinois
Donijo Robbins, Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Cost for event, which includes buffet breakfast and plated lunch is $60.

Full time NIU MPA student tickets are complimentary.  Registration is required.

To reserve a room with our group rate of $110.95 a night at the Chicago Marriott Northwest, click here.