In November, several University of Maryland School of Public Policy faculty members attended and participated in panel discussions at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)’’s 45th Annual Conference – Nonprofits, Philanthropy and Government: Policy and Partnerships in an Era of Change.
Angela Bies, endowed associate professor of global philanthropy and nonprofit leadership at the School of Public Policy, currently serves as an editor of ARNOVA’s Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. During the conference, Bies served as a presenter on a panel focused on combating bias in academia and understanding power dynamics and barriers to inclusion. The panel discussed challenges overcoming implicit and explicit biases and how to overcome them in an era when academia is becoming more and more diverse.
Along with fellow SPP faculty members Toby Egan, Robert T. Grimm, Jennifer Littlefield and Susannah Washburn, and SPP student Yan Qu, Bies presented during the session, “Imparting Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to Students in the Nonprofit Classroom.”
While at the conference, Egan also presented a study about managerial coaching behavior and employee outcomes among new nonprofit employees. In addition, Egan, Grimm, Littlefield and Washburn collaborated on a poster session during the conference that focused on exploring campus-based social impact competitions. In that session, the faculty members discussed innovative approaches to education and how its potential to engage students in active learning scenarios that promote leadership and entrepreneurship.
You can learn more about the ARNOVA conference here.