MPA & MS in Leadership Programs Present Innovation by Innovators Conference on March 8
The MPA and MS in Leadership programs at RWU present "Innovation by Innovators Conference: Highlighting Innovations in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors" on Wednesday, March 8 at the RWU Providence campus. Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Leadership Programs, in Association with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (RIASPA), are hosting a series of events leading up to the celebration of Public Service Week in May, with the theme of “Innovation in Public Service."
The conference will be held on the fourth floor in room 434 of the RWU Providence Campus, One Empire St., Providence, RI 02903.
This event will begin at 5:30 pm., starting with snacks and networking with attendees. The program starts officially at 6 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Maria Kasparian, executive director of Edesia, a non-profit social enterprise based in Providence, RI. Her address will highlight the innovative work of the nonprofit organization which utilizes highest quality ready-to-use foods (RUFs) to in help third-world countries like Liberia. Edesia annually produces and exports over 9,000 metric tons of products, which it ships to over 45 countries in partnership humanitarian players including UNICEF, the World Food Programme and USAID. The organization supports research and development to improve products and their distribution models; local producers of RUFs in the developing world; and engages in education and advocacy around global hunger and nutrition.
Also presenting on the topic of "Innovations in Public Service" will be Meghan Grady, chief operating officer of YWCA Northern Rhode Island. She has been recognized as an “Outstanding Graduate” at Roger Williams University.
The evening will end at 7:15 PM. Networking along with question and answers will be held at that time.
The conference is an important event in the programming year of the MPA and the MS in Leadership programs. The conference brings together students, community members, elected leaders, faculty, and professionals in the field of public administration. Anyone interested in exploring more about the innovations in organizations like these should plan to attend. Meet professionals in public service who can answer questions during the conference.