Jan. 19th Lunchtime Lecture – Carrie Plummer, Vanderbilt School of Nursing

Carrie Plummer with the Vanderbilt School of Nursing will be speaking on our lecture series theme of “Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration” as it relates to healthcare and the accumulation of pharmaceuticals in the home on Thursday, January 19th. Light refreshments will be provided by your TN-ASPA Executive Council.

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  • Who: Carrie Plummer, Vanderbilt School of Nursing
  • Topic: Identifying and Addressing Social Inequity: Educating Future Healthcare Providers
  • When: Thursday,  January 19th, 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Where: Tennessee Tower 3rd Floor, Conference Room A 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN 37243

Come join us for the next lecture in our series “Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration.” Carrie Plummer is a professor with the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She will discuss what health providers and those in non-health related sectors can do to tackle the problem of accumulation of medications in the community and how to address the issues that arise from this problem.

TN-ASPA will provide light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch or get lunch from the Tennessee Tower cafeteria.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

Please bring a valid photo ID or State ID to enter the building.

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Thurs Nov 17th – American Heart Association

TN-ASPA is hosting our next Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture of the Fall, and you’re invited! Dr. Katherine Brown and Denise Costanza with the American Heart Association will be speaking on our lecture series theme of “Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration” on Thursday, November 17th. Light refreshments will be provided by your TN-ASPA Executive Council. Please note the location change.

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  • Who: American Heart Association, Dr. Katherine Brown and Denise Costanza
  • Topic: Health Advocacy in the Volunteer State, Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration
  • When: Thursday,  November 17th, 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Where: James K. Polk Building (TPAC)
    16th Floor, Video Conference Center
    505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37219

Come join us for the third lecture in our series “Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration.” The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Dr. Katherine Brown is a health educator and certified AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor. Denise Costanza serves as AHA’s Tennessee Government Relations Director. Denise contributed to establishing Nashville’s Complete Streets policy, the first of its kind to meet important AHA standards for improving community health.

Oct 20th – Wade Munday with JFON

 

TN-ASPA is hosting our second Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture of the Fall, and you’re invited! Wade Munday with TN Justice for Our Neighbors will be speaking on “Immigration and Imagination” as part of our lecture series theme of “Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration” on Thursday, October 20th.fullsizerender1-e1463682018499

  • Who: Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), Wade Munday
  • Topic: Immigration and Imagination, Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration
  • When: Thursday,  October 20th, 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Where: William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
    3rd Floor Conference Room A
    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN

Come join us for the second lecture in our series “Closing the Gap: Social Equity in Public Administration.” Wade Munday is the Executive Director of Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON). JFON provides affordable, high-quality immigration legal services to immigrants, educates the public and faith-based communities about issues related to immigration, and advocates for immigrant rights.

TN-ASPA will provide lite refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch or stop by the TN Tower cafeteria.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

Feb.18th – Workers’ Comp Law, Lunchtime Lecture

TN-ASPA is hosting our February Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture. Troy Haley and Robert Marioni with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be speaking on the recent changes to workers’ compensation laws on February 18th.

  •  Who: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development | Troy Haley and Robert Marioni
  • Topic: Changes to TN Workers’ Compensation Laws
  • When: Thursday, February 18th, 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Where: William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
    3rd Floor Conference Room N
    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN

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Come learn about the recent changes to workers’ compensation laws direct from the experts with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

You are welcome to bring your own lunch or stop by the TN Tower cafeteria.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

Coming Soon –

March 17: The Tennessee Housing Development Agency will speak on their work and tools available to the public including TNHousingSearch.org, a rental housing locator, and on a policy brief regarding affordable housing. | Thursday, March 17, 2016 12 noon – 1pm | TN Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, Nashville, TN, 3rd Floor Conference Room N

Learn more about us! Visit our website at https://tnaspa.wordpress.com/

Thank you – Your TN-ASPA Executive Council

CLE credit offered for October Third Thursday lecture

TN-ASPA will be offering CLE credit of 1.0 hours for the Lunchtime Lecture on October 16, 2014.

Speaker: Mark Naftel, Staff Attorney,Central Procurement Office,
Tennessee Department of General Services

Title: The Virtuous Lawyer: Aristotle’s Ethics and Legal Practice.

  • CLE credit of 1.0 hour will be offered for this lecture for those who are interested: the charge for ASPA members is $20; for non-members, $30.
  • Attendance at the lecture is free of charge unless you wish to earn the CLE credit.

Location: Wm. R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa Parks Ave. 3rd Floor Conference Room A (map)
Time: from noon to 1pm

Directions to conference room: Enter WRS Tennessee Tower on 7th Ave. side and walk down the stairs through the glass doors. Check in at the security station (you will need state I.D. or driver’s license). Once inside, enter the first set of glass doors on the right; Conference Room A is in this suite.

You can register and pay online for the CLE Credit at the registration page on our website.

Questions about the CLE credit or the registration process? Please contact us at tn.aspa@gmail.com.

September 18 Lecture – TNStars College Savings 529 Program

Join us on September 18 for our first Lunchtime Lecture of the fall! LaKesha Page, Director of College Savings for the Baccalaureate Education Trust Division of Tennessee’s Treasury Department, will speak on the TNStars College Savings 529 program, designed to make college savings easy. Recognizing the need for a highly skilled workforce and the role that higher education plays in achieving that goal, the state of Tennessee offers parents and other relatives a low-cost way to save for children’s college expenses with attractive investment options and special tax advantages.

Ms. Page oversees the operation, marketing, and investments of the TNStars College Savings 529 Program, which has approximately 5,000 accounts and $17 million in assets. She also manages the day-to-day operations of the State of Tennessee’s BEST Prepaid Plan, which no longer accepts new enrollments, but which has approximately $87 million in assets for existing account owners. Ms. Page has over thirteen years of experience with the Treasury department, including eight years working in college savings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in public administration from historic Fisk University.

Join us Thursday April 17, 2014 for “Public Policy and Congress: the staffer and lobbyist perspectives”

Come to Avon Williams Campus Training Room 1 this Thursday April 17 at noon, for TN-ASPA’s final “Third Thursday” get-together of the semester – Alexander R. CurrieAssociate Director of Federal Relations for Vanderbilt University, will speak on “Public Policy and Congress: the staffer and lobbyist perspectives.”  Mr. Currie’s past experience on Capitol Hill includes serving as staff assistant on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior legislative assistant to former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar.  Should be fascinating for all interested in policy, political science, and public affairs!  This talk is the final in our Spring 2014 series with the theme, “Public Service and Public Affairs.”

All Lunchtime Lectures are free and will take place this spring from noon to 1 pm in Training Room 1 at the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University in downtown Nashville (map). (Training Room 1 is located on the third floor, off the Atrium.) Feel free to bring your lunch for these informal discussions. Parking is no longer be available at the Avon Williams Campus main lot; however, meters and lots are available in the surrounding downtown area. State employee parking lots are available nearby for those with permits.

Link to our mailing on this event

 

Join us tomorrow March 20 for “Third Thursday” with Nneka Norman-Gordon

Come on down to Avon Williams Campus of TSU Thursday March 20 at noon to join us for our March TN-ASPA Lunchtime Lecture.  We will hear from Nneka Norman-Gordon, Higher Education Resource Officer, in the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.  Nneka’s role falls at the interface between the public sector and the public, in the policy arena of higher education.  The HERO serves as a point of contact for faculty, staff and employees of the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems. The Office is an information resource for these groups and legislators regarding the operations and financial workings of the higher education systems.

photo of Nneka Norman-GordonNneka Norman-Gordon began her career in public service in September 2004 in the former Department of Personnel as an examinations analyst, responsible for developing job qualifications for state applicants. Previously she worked as a Legislative Research Analyst within the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) conducting public policy research for the Tennessee General Assembly on various topics including STEM, early childhood education, and K-12 governance and reform. Nneka has written numerous publications including reports on Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten program, Tennessee’s Graduated Driver Licensing Laws, Tennessee’s school district usage of Race to the Top funds, and STEM in Tennessee. In recent years, she has gained a deeper understanding of State policy and the legislative process while serving on the Comptroller’s legislative team. A prior Naval Officer, Nneka holds a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Austin Peay State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University in Virginia; she is a 2012 graduate of the Tennessee Government Management Institute (TGMI).  Nneka is serving as a TN-ASPA Executive Councilmember (2013-2015).

All Lunchtime Lectures are free and will take place this spring at noon in Training Room 1 at the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University in downtown Nashville, at 10th Ave. N and Charlotte Ave (map). (Training Room 1 is located on the third floor off the Atrium.) Feel free to bring your lunch for these informal discussions. We are unable to offer parking at TSU’s parking lot; meters and lots are available in the surrounding downtown area. State employee parking lots are available nearby for those with permits.

Bill Purcell joins us for “Third Thursday” February 20 2014 Meet and Greet

photo of Bill PurcellOur next “Third Thursday” event will be February 20, 2014 from noon to 1 at the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University.  Our guest will be Bill Purcell of Jones Hawkins & Farmer, PLC, past Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (1999-2007) and Founding and Interim Dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at TSU.  His distinguished career in public service also includes roles as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, as well as  Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  Purcell was elected to the Tennessee legislature for a total of five terms, including service as Majority Leader.  You can read more about his substantial accomplishments here.  Please take this opportunity to hear from Bill Purcell and meet colleagues interested in public and nonprofit service, in an informal setting!

Logistics: For this event we will meet in Room 200 K459 at AWC; thirs is on the 2nd floor near the elevator (please note room change!).  Light snacks will be served.  No parking is available at the Avon Williams Campus main lot; however, meters and lots are available in the surrounding downtown area. State employee parking lots are available nearby for those with permits (including the lot across Charlotte Ave. on 10th Ave).