Corporate Membership
July 31, 2015
Pathways to Value
Shared Services and E-Procurment

NASCA and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) recently released "Pathways to Value: Shared Services and E-Procurement." This report features two case studies developed by Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard on state government shared services and e-procurement. It was created after the associations co-hosted the NASCA-NASPO Topical Roundtable in Washington, DC, earlier this year, where state chief administrators and state procurement officials came together to examine the success of Ohio's shared service models and Virginia's e-procurement system. 

Click here to read the complete report.

NASPO Webinar:  Ohio Shared Services
August 26 1:00 PM ET
As a follow up to NASCA and NASPO's partnership, NASPO is offering a one hour webinar featuring Ohio Shared Services (OSS) Director Everett Ross and Ohio Chief Procurement Officer Kelly M. Sanders to examine Ohio's success in shared services. The speakers will outline the steps that OSS took to develop a new organizational culture, to engage key partners and establish trust, to manage and pace change, and to address implementation challenges.

This webinar is only open to state members. Register here
Did You Miss NASCA's Recent Webinars?
July 20, 2015
NASCA offered a webinar as a follow-up to the May 5-6 NASCA- NASPO  Topic al Roundtable meeting held in Washington, DC. The panelists  included Richard Sliwoski, Director for Virginia's Department of General Services,  and Chris Liu, Director for Washington's  Department of Enterprise Services.  The slides and webinar recording are available here

July 22, 2015

Dan Ross, Administrator for Oklahoma's Capital Assets Management (OMES), spoke to the corporate membership earlier this month about the state's current and future initiatives. Click here to access the webinar recording.
2015 Institute

Institute on Management and Leadership
October 7-9, Denver, Colorado
We reached record registration numbers for this year's Institute on Management and Leadership! The last day to register is September 8, unless we sell out of seats prior to that date.  

This year's Leadership and Management Institute will feature several Executive Development sessions with world-class faculty from Harvard and other leading universities. Today, we're delighted to announce a special session with David Ager, a Senior Fellow within Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Professor Ager has co-authored over thirty case studies that focus on a diversity of management dilemmas in the areas of leadership, organizational change, strategy, talent management, team building, and succession planning. He has worked with firms and governments around the world that operate in diverse sectors, including, the public sector, finance, energy, high technology, hospitality, consumer products, bio-technology, retail, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. In addition, he has advised large family controlled businesses around the world. 

At the Institute, Dr. Ager will explore how leaders can create an organizational culture that supports innovation, aligns with their vision, and adapts to a changing environment. During this highly interactive session, participants will explore the challenges associated with transforming a bureaucratic organization and effective strategies such as finding the right focal point, securing executive sponsors, choosing the right people to lead the effort and pacing innovation and change.

We have a few of the following sponsorship levels available before we sell out. 
  • Premier Sponsorship (1 remaining) 
  • Gold Sponsorship (2 remaining)
  • Silver Sponsorship (1 remaining)
Click here  to view the Institute sponsor benefits and fees. 


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Upcoming Partner Association Meetings

August 9-12, 2015, Stowe, VT

NASPO Annual Conference
September 27-30, 2015, Norfolk, VA


NASCIO 2015 Annual Conference 

October 11-14, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT


NASPO 2015 Leadership Academy

November 12-13, 2015, Palm Springs, CA

NASCA 2015
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Innovations in State Government
NASCA established this awards program to recognize outstanding state administration department's programs that exemplify best practices and initiatives. We will award one state department in each of the following categories;

* General Services (procurement, fleet, mail, printing, supplies, surplus)
* Infrastructure (facilities, construction, information technology, telecommunication)
* Financial Management (risk management, accounting, state budget, state insurance, audit)
* Personnel (human resources, professional development training)

The submission process is closed for the 2015 Innovations in State Government Awards. The winners will be formally announced at the 2015 Institute in Denver, CO, October 7-9, 2015. 
National Walton Leadership Award
NASCA established this peer-to-peer recognition award to honor state chief administrators (or equivalent) for their passion, outstanding service, leadership and commitment to state government. The award was created to honor Ray Walton for his service and dedication to state government and to NASCA.

We will recognize one state chief administrator each year at the Institute on Management and Leadership. Only current state chief administrators can submit nominations for this award.

*Nominations will be accepted by email from August 13 through August 27.

Click here to learn more about the National Walton Leadership Award and to view Ray Walton's bio.
New to NASCA 

Daniel C. Kim, Director
Department of General Services
June Taylor, Executive Director
Department of Personnel & Administration

Robert L. Geddes, Director
Department of Administration

Vicki Quiram, Commissioner
Department of Administrative Services
Robert Romano, Acting Director
Department of the Treasury / Office of Management and Budget

Jeff Holden, Acting Commissioner
Bureau of Administration

"Attending NASCA's annual Institute on Management and Leadership and their webinars has allowed our organization to develop important relationships with state chief administrators and better understand the daily challenges they face. NASCA's leadership and openness to collaboration has enabled our organization to more effectively serve state leaders and offer them and the Chief Procurement Officers that serve them the best value in cooperative contracting solutions." 

- Douglas Richins,  CEO of NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization)

"States are still facing unprecedented fiscal challenges. The cost of employee health care is the second largest spend of its kind behind Medicaid, and in the majority of states, Chief Administrators are the cabinet official responsible for employee health care programs. Controlling health care cost drivers and generating sustainable change starts with evaluating needs, developing a strategy and defining a course for implementation. A Governing Cost of Government Summit offered 10 straightforward questions, the answers to which can help Turn Health Care Insights Into Action."

- Paul Campbell , UnitedHealthcare, Vice President State Solutions

UnitedHealthcare Whitepaper
"Integrating Public Entrepreneurship with best state practices is a key takeaway for me.  Our association is a national leader in helping state chief administrators find ways to adopt cultural change while embracing new technology. Under NASCA leadership, we are moving away from the old paradigm of examining issues under the rubric of Public Sector versus Private Sector and moving toward a prism that examines administrative process at one end of the spectrum and entrepreneurship at the other end."

-Ed Burckle, Secretary, General Services Department, State of New Mexico
"NASCA is my go to association for finding out what's going on in other states and for connecting with my peers. The staff is friendly, motivated and excited to keep a pulse on best practices and emerging issues. The Institute on Management & Leadership is the "can't miss this" premier networking and education event of the year.  I've been a member since 2007 and have greatly benefited both personally and professionally from the friendships, the camaraderie, and the knowledge transfer among this interesting group of leaders that run the day-to-day operations of state government. It's an outstanding group and one I am proud to be a part!"

 -Kim Hood, Executive Director, Department of Administrative Services, State of Utah
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