Brendan’s Briefing: March 14, 2017

Please consider the announcements below and let me know if you have questions. And don’t forget to check the SPA Job Portal! Several jobs and internships have been posted this week.

Conferences for Professional Development

1. Transportation and Innovation: Citizens’ Academy
This is a highly regarded 7-week class that is competitive for admission.  Participants meet to learn from local experts and leaders, meet other interested citizens and ultimately put what they learn into action. The emphasis is on mobility innovations (Car Shares, FasTracks, etc.).  Deadline to apply is Friday, March 17 at 5pm.  Scholarships are available. Deadline to accept admission and scholarships is March 29.  SPA may also be able to assist depending on demand.

2. Survey Design and Analysis for Practitioners
Wednesday, March 22, 8 AM
789 N. Sherman Street, Denver
Registration is free for members. SPA is an institutional member. Please me know if you’re interested. RSVP’s are required and need to be honored. This is CRITICAL. If we RSVP and don’t attend, our membership benefits can be revoked!

3. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Event: Dakota Access Pipeline and Indigenous Communities Battle with Energy and Land Rights.
Mar 28, 5:30 PM
Free event. Details and register online.

4. Human Trafficking Conference: Understanding the Myriad of Challenges Inherent in Sustainable Restoration for Victims of Trafficking
Monday, April 24, 8:30 AM – 5 PM.
1380 Lawrence Street. 2nd Floor Terrace Room, Denver
Speakers include agents working in areas of federal law enforcement, mental health, and housing.  Lunch provided but you must register in advance.

5. Downtown Colorado Inc. Annual Conference
May 2 – 5 in Breckenridge, CO
DCI is seeking graduate students to participate in workshops that are designed to transform the community’s difficult challenges and problems into promising opportunities. Participants will work side-by-side with leading industry experts and local peer networks to craft problem-solving plans that result in improved futures for all. Some funding support is available to help SPA graduate students attend.  Email Brendan Hardy if you would like to participate.

Career and Program Workshops

1. Resume and Interview Workshop
Thursday, March 23, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
1380 Lawrence Street, 5th floor classroom, Denver
The School of Public Affairs is hosting a resume and interview workshop on that will offer resume tips, examples of government applications, and interview prep 101.  Bring your lunch to the meeting or join us online!

2. Mandatory Capstone Seminar Orientation for PUAD/CRJU 5361
Thursday April 20, 4 – 4:45 PM
MPA Students:  Classroom 500, 1380 Lawrence Street, 5th Floor
MCJ Students:  Economics Conference Room, LW 450, 1380 Lawrence Street, 4th Floor
The orientation prepares you to identify a project and client and to develop a prospectus in preparation for the beginning of the course.  If you plan to enroll in the Spring 2018 capstone course, you are encouraged but not required to attend.  RSVP by April 18 and indicate if you are an MPA or MCJ student.

3. Individual Resume Review and Quick Tips
Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 5 PM
Need another set of eyes on your resume? These quick tip sessions allow for just that. No appointment needed.  Offered through CU Denver’s Career Center.

Special Events

1. Unpresidented: Executive Power in the Trump Administration
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 PM
1380 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor Terrace Room,  Denver
Emeritus Professor Harold Bruff, the author of Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution (U of Chicago Press, 2015), will discuss the ways in which the Trump administration has departed from the precedents set by the 44 presidents before him. Professor Bruff’s lecture will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to mix and mingle with members of our Colorado Law community. Free for students and staff, but registration is required. More details and registration available online.

2. School of Public Affairs Spring Banquet:  Save the Date!
Friday, April 21, 5 PM
Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout Street, Denver
The evening will include recognizing outstanding accomplishments of students, faculty and community partners. Registration information and details to follow. Please save the date!



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