March Events 2023

Join the School of Public Policy (SPP) this month for a variety of events!


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Impact of Incarceration on Children and Families: March 1st

Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 12-1PM – HTB 209
Aileen Keays (Senior Project Manager, Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative), Presenter

1 in 14 children in the United States have had a parent who has lived with them go to jail or prison. It is estimated that a child experiences a parental arrest more than 62,000 times annually in Connecticut alone. Children with incarcerated parents face the collateral consequences of a broken justice system and suffer lasting effects on their health and wellbeing. In this talk, Aileen Keays will discuss how the Children with Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Initiative strategically works to improve the quality of supports for children with incarcerated parents through independent research, public policy and practice development, community engagement, and education.


Social Justice Research and Policy Lunch & Learn


The Social Justice Research and Initiative Lunch & Learn Series is an opportunity for all interested in the advancement of equitable and just public policy in the state of Connecticut to engage in dialogue and learn about ongoing research and policy initiatives in the State.

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to attend. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Seminars will be hosted in-person in the Hartford Times Building and online via Zoom

Lunch Provided

Check out additional upcoming events on their website.

A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Mock Interview Night: March 2nd

A night for first-year students to practice their interview skills in preparation for the Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) process. If you are a current student, please email Director of Engagement Ryan Baldassario for more information.

David Garvey

Key Elements to Building Successful Alliances and Cross-Sector Partnerships: March 10th

With David Garvey, Director of Partnership and Compliance of Career Resources Inc.’s WE RISE Together program

Friday, March 10, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hartford Times Building, UConn Hartford Campus

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About the Program

We will discuss what makes partnerships and alliances work through the voices of seasoned nonprofit alliance builders. We will then examine the inner-workings of a living Connecticut cross-sector partnership of government, nonprofit, and private enterprise (WE RISE Together) that is assisting formerly justice-involved individuals restart their lives; providing social support, workforce training and a pathway to employment. We will see how this multi-sector eco-system works through system change. We will then use the collective knowledge of the class to examine your initiatives and those of your fellow classmates; assisting you in bringing your cross-sector partnership to its next stage.

A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony: March 24th

Join our 2023 inductees for a night of celebration. Please email Operations Coordinator Maura Maloney for more information.

Thomas (TJ) Jones

Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector: March 31st

With Thomas "TJ" Jones, Adjunct Professor (UConn SPP) and Private Consultant

Friday, March 31, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with 30 minute break)
Hartford Times Building, UConn Hartford Campus

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About the Program

This session will dive into the ethical expectations and obligations of public sector executives, managers, and employees - legal, moral, and practical. The interactive session will provide a framework for ethical decision-making, and provide tools for analyzing various scenarios that may confront public sector actors. Participants will confront fact-based scenarios and quandaries that arise in public service, and be asked to navigate the ethical issues that arise therefrom. Specific issues discussed and analyzed will include conflicts of interest; accepting gifts or favors; and, dealing with lobbyists and special interests. “Bright line” legal rules will be discussed, as well as nuanced ethical “norms” and culture in public sector work. Through this one-day course, participants will learn to better understand the relationship between ethical behavior and the overall success of public sector work.  Finally, the session will look into how public sector workers are held accountable for ethical behavior.

UConn Hartford campus on September 5, 2017. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Upcoming Info Sessions

Program Date Time (EDT) Location
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track Tuesday, March 7th 4-4:30pm Virtually
Survey Research: M.A., Certificate, Fast-Track Thursday, March 9th 12-12:30pm Virtually
MPA Fellows Monday, March 13th 12-12:30pm Virtually
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track Tuesday, March 14th 4-4:30pm Virtually
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track Tuesday, March 21st 4-4:30pm Virtually
MPA Fellows for CT State Employees Wednesday, March 22nd 12-1pm 55 Farmington Ave
MPA Fellows for CT State Employees Wednesday, March 22nd 12-1pm 165 Capitol Ave
Survey Research: M.A., Certificate, Fast-Track Monday, March 27th 12pm-12:30pm Virtually
MPA, MPP & Fast-Track Tuesday, March 28th 4-4:30pm Virtually 
MPA Fellows for CT State Employees Tuesday, March 28th 12-1pm 450 Columbus Blvd
MPA Fellows Thursday, March 30th 4-4:30pm Virtually

Check back for additional sessions in the coming weeks. Learn more and register on our Meet With Us page!

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