Month: April 2018

David Garvey, Ph.D. featured in PBS Next Avenue


David GarveyNancy Collamer, M.S., career coach, speaker and author, recently interviewed Dr. David Garvey, Director of the UConn Department of Public Policy Nonprofit Leadership Program, for her PBS Next Avenue article , How to Switch From Corporate Work to Nonprofit Work – Practical advice from the head of the Encore!Connecticut program.  The article discusses hiring trends in the nonprofit sector for encore talent, challenges faced by encore talent seeking to make a job/career change from the corporate to the nonprofit sector, and practical steps for job search success. (Article submitted by Nancy Collamer, Work & Purpose Blogger, April 2, 2018.)

Read more about the Encore!Connecticut program.

Sara DeGraff, Encore!Hartford 2016, Nominated as a Hartford Courant Hometown Hero


Encore Hartford Logo

As a Fellow of Encore!Hartford Class of 2016, a program for corporate professionals and managers seeking to transition their skill sets and work experience to the nonprofit sector, Sara DeGraff was seeking an opportunity “to develop strategies to promote culturally diverse understanding and appreciation to enhance engagement.”  One of the strategies came to fruition through Sara’s creation of “The Nonprofit World”, an hour long cable bi-weekly broadcast that gives small, local nonprofit organizations a platform to speak about the services they provide and the funding they need to continue their efforts.  (Article submitted to Hartford Courant by Susan Dunne)

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“Sara DeGraff Helps Charities Get Out The Word”

DPP Students Attend NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

2018 NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition Group Photo

On February 24th, 2018, DPP students Fabia Firoze Doza, Emily Klawitter, and Ian Mangione attended the NASPAA-Batten Student Competition Simulation at Baruch College in New York City addressing the topic of Pandemic Crisis Management and Global Health Security.

The simulation utilized a computer-assisted model created at the University of Virginia to allow each student competitor to participate in the simulation’s “world” in roles including Prime Minister, Ministers of Public Health, Finance, Communications and WHO Country Representative, in real time and reflective of their decisions made during the competition. In the simulation, students took the lead roles in identifying solutions and potential strategies to mitigate the potential devastating impacts of a pandemic.

Our student representatives enjoyed their time at the competition and represented the Department well, with Fabia’s team chosen as a Baruch site semi-finalist and Ian’s team chosen as a Baruch site winner and thus, Global Finalist.

(submitted by Emily Klawitter, MPA 2018)

Read more about the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition.