Monthly Musings Webinar Series:

A Budgeteer's Life: A Conversation with Michael Phelps, Director of the Office of Budget for the Department of Commerce

Presented by the:

American Association for Budget and Program Analysis

A Free Webinar Series

March 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET)


For more than 10 years, the paths of Federal agency budget staff and leadership have taken many twists and turns, and many adjustments to “new normals.”

Hear from a respected budget leader with a highly diverse portfolio on his leadership path, some of the challenges he’s faced, how he gets his team up to speed and leads them during difficult times, and what it’s like leading budget formulation and execution for an agency that houses NOAA, the Census Bureau, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Patent and Trademark Office, just to name a few!

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The American Association for Budget & Program Analysis is an independent nonprofit association incorporated in Washington DC in 1976 to highlight the importance of thorough and professional analysis for government decisions. We are an all-volunteer organization and our programs are funded through membership dues, member contributions, and registration fees.

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About the Marykathryn Kubat Student Research Competition

The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) invites master’s students in public administration, public policy, and related disciplines to submit proposals for the annual Marykathryn Kubat Award for graduate research.  Students are encouraged to submit research topics that analyze the fiscal, political, and social landscape at the core of budget and program analysis at the federal, state, or local levels. Students may include historical references to the evolution of the budget process, performance measures, accountability or fiscal policy when appropriate.  Click here for the 2019 Announcement.

About the AABPA Speakers Bureau

A major goal of the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) is to advance knowledge and understanding about the profession of budget and policy analysis processes in the public sector. The AABPA Speakers Bureau is a significant means of fulfilling that goal.

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