Related Organizations

Below are some of the organizations that provide additional information and resources along side of Good Govenance Worldwide.

City Hall Essentials
Based in Austin, TX, City Hall Essentials is structured to bring particular capabilities to cities near and far in order to help local government leaders take care of their towns. City Hall Essentials strives to enhance the capabilities of city councils and city departments by offering professional consulting, and timely and poignant training.

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources Professionals (IPMA-HR)
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 National Certified Public Manager (CPM) Consortium
Formed in 1979, the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. The purpose of the Consortium is to promote CPM programs by providing and monitoring accreditation standards, facilitating program development, encouraging innovation and developing linkages with programs and organizations with similar concerns.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Graduate School
Offers career-related and continuing education courses to professionals and federal, state and local employees throughout the country. Established in 1921 by the Secretary of Agriculture and now operating as a .edu, its mission is to improve the performance of government and to provide opportunities for individual lifelong learning through education, training, and related services.

The National Academy of Public Administration
An independent, nonpartisan organization chartered by the U.S. 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.

CENTEX Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
CenTex ASPA is the local area chapter for the national association. CenTex ASPA represents 42 counties, which make up the central Texas region, and include Waco, Austin, San Antonio and College Station. We represent the network of government professionals and educators in the heart of Texas.

The International City/County Management Association
CMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide.

Texas State MPA Program

Texas State University has established a reputation for quality educational programs and a practical research focus. The mission statement of our MPA program to “cultivate practical, research-oriented students for careers as reflective practitioners guided by democratic values, integrity, and service” is fulfilled by our investing considerable time building writing and research skills