The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 6(2), 2001, article 8.


Past Events in 2004 (PDF)

(In Reverse Chronological Order)

Annual conference of the ISPIM: Oslo, June 20 - 24, 2004

12th Annual NISPAcee Conference: Vilnius, May 13 - 15, 2004

Inter-American Initiative on Social Capital, Ethics and Development: CALL FOR PAPERS, due February 16, 2004

International Management Review: Call for Papers to be submitted by 15 January, 2004

Congress of the IIAS: Seoul, September 2004

The EGPA's Annual Meeting: Ljubljana, September 1 - 4, 2004

3rd Annual Quality Conference for Public Administrations in the EU: September 15 - 17

The ILA's Annual Conference: Washington, November 4 - 6, 2004

Next New Brunswick / Avenir Nouveau-Brunswick: Saint John, June 2005

Ethics and Integrity of Governance: Leuven, June 2 - 5, 2005

16th ISPIM Annual Conference: Porto, June 19 - 22, 2005

Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)

September 2004
Seoul, Korea

Visit the IIAS website.

European Group of Public Administration (EGPA): Annual Conference

1 - 4 September, 2004
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Theme : 
Four Months After: Administering the New Europe

Sub themes: 
1) Does size matter? Small states in the European Union
2) The impact of the European Union on national administrations

Visit the EGPA's website.

3rd Quality Conference for Public Administrations in the European Union

September 15 - 17, 2004
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Visit the website for the 3rd Quality Conference for Public Administrations in the EU.

Improving Leadership Around the World:
Challenges, Ideas, Innovations

Due to several conferences and the beginning of Passover, the
submission deadline has been extended one week to April 12.

Improving Leadership Around the World: Challenges, Ideas, Innovations
The International Leadership Association 2004 Annual Conference
November 4 - 6, 2004
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC USA

As the 21st century unfolds there are myriad examples - ranging from the local to the lobal - of the need for improved leadership around our world.  Since its founding, the International Leadership Association has fostered the creation of boundary crossing, cutting-edge leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.  As part of this work, ILA's annual conference brings together a wide array of people from the academic, public, and private sectors, who present, demonstrate, evaluate, and respond to new ideas, programs, practices, research, and theories about leadership. "Improving Leadership Around the World: Challenges, Ideas, Innovations," this year's conference theme, speaks to this commitment and was selected by the program committee to inspire the submission of a wide variety of topics from those eager to explore together the complexities of leadership for three days in Washington, DC.

The challenges evident throughout the world remind us of the stark reality of an inadequate body of knowledge or discourse on what leadership actions, styles, theories and approaches are best for any given situation.  But, challenges also exist in communicating to one another the ideas generated by leadership scholars and educators, the innovations of leadership professionals and their business partners, and the practices of public servants.  Still, across these borders, and around the globe, recognition that leadership is knowable as a discipline, learnable as a set of skills, teachable as a body of knowledge and practices, and doable as a performance of all of these, continues to rise.

This conference theme is as ambitious as the challenges of leadership are large.  While each submission will approach this theme differently, we invite everyone to consider how their individual program, research, or work can contribute to improving leadership around the world, or around your world as you choose to define it-- locally, regionally, nationally, multilaterally, or internationally.

We welcome submissions from all related disciplines, multiple sectors and professions, and various fields.  Some may choose to create a session which involves scholars, educators, professionals, or students. Others may choose to cross boundaries by involving participants from multiple specialties or various roles.  All submissions are reviewed by one or more of our Global Learning Communities (GLCs) in Applied Leadership, Business Leadership, Leadership Education, Public Service Leadership, and Leadership Scholarship for inclusion in the program. While we encourage the submission of all current work on leadership, extra attention will be given to those submissions that fit into the conference theme.  In particular, the GLCs encourage submissions with the following perspectives:

  • Research in the humanities or social sciences that demonstrates the accumulation of knowledge in leadership or that helps to further define the field;
  • Research that bridges the gap between leadership scholarship and practice, especially in the national and international political context of Washington, DC;
  • Research that integrates the study of leadership across two or more disciplines that study the relationship between leaders and followers;
  • Multi-disciplinary research that discusses leadership in the context of historical figures or social and cultural movements;
  • Sustaining Leadership;
  • Leadership for the Common Good;
  • Effective Leadership in the Public Sector;
  • Individuals who promote leadership practice or theory to students (of all ages and backgrounds), colleagues, or community members;
  • Strengthening/Increasing the effectiveness of  leadership education programs;
  • Leadership Assessment & Evaluation;
  • Best practices, new ideas, and the integration and application of leadership theory and practice by consultant, trainers, program directors, and other professionals who are reflective practitioners;
  • International business leadership issues, particularly in a global business environment;
  • Trends, experiences, and questions in business leadership;
  • Internationally located leadership scholarship, education, and practices.

ILA welcomes the submission of complete sessions or individual proposals that need to be grouped by ILA with similar submissions. Historically, the odds of acceptance of a complete session is much higher than for the acceptance of individual submissions, which not only need to pass the test of excellence, but must also fit with other individual papers/presentations to form a session with internal coherence. The ILA offers opportunities for networking toward the formation of a complete session by publishing "works in progress" of members who are seeking additional panel members.  Visit our Web site (see below) to see if your work fits with the work of a current ILA member or to submit your own work in progress.

Submitters may propose an innovative presentation format or you can choose from a wide array of proposal formats, including: Papers, Discussion, Conversation with Author, Workshop, Formal and Informal Roundtables, Poster, and Pre-conference session.  Please note that the Leadership Scholarship GLC only accepts Paper, Panel, Poster, Pre-Conference Session, and Conversation with Author, formats. Furthermore, the Leadership Scholarship GLC accepts papers along both a non-refereed and refereed track.  If you submit under the Scholarship GLC refereed paper track, in addition to using ILA's online submission form, you must email your complete paper to Terry Price:, Mark Walker:  and ILA: by the submission deadline of April 5th. The paper should be no more than 4,000 words and should only have identifying information on the cover page, as it will be distributed for blind review.

Additional submission information and a link to our online submission form are available at:

Submissions are due April 12th and must be submitted via our online form.  ILA welcomes questions at:

Next New Brunswick / Avenir Nouveau-Brunswick

June 2005
Saint John's Trade and Convention Centre

UNB begins public policy forum

(Fredericton Daily Gleaner) The province's lieutenant-governor and the University of New Brunswick's president joined forces Tuesday to announce an exercise in participatory democracy called Next New Brunswick/Avenir Nouveau-Brunswick.

Over the next 17 months as a lead-up to a major conference on the future of the province, New Brunswickers will have the opportunity to take part in town hall meetings and online discussions on key policy areas. A series of 10 papers - on topics ranging from culture to health care - will provide focus for the discussions.

Lt.-Gov. Hermenegilde Chiasson has agreed to lead the cultural discussions. "What we are undertaking is nothing less than asking New Brunswickers themselves to write the story of our future - a story that truly reflects who we are and what we want, not a story imposed on us by others' perceptions," Chiasson said.

UNB president John McLaughlin said the exercise is a major undertaking in public participation and one that has never been attempted in Canada. "It is an opportunity for each of us to ask ourselves what kind of New Brunswick we want. It will highlight our challenges, examine options and provide direction on the routes forward," McLaughlin said.

Justice Minister Brad Green, who also attended the announcement at the Student Union Building on UNB's Fredericton campus, said the Government of New Brunswick is delighted to support the undertaking. "Next NB/Avenir NB will be a valuable dialogue that leaves a permanent legacy in the form of increased understanding and strengthened public input in policy development," Green said.

Next New Brunswick has four main facets: research, publications, online participation and public sessions. As well, Next New Brunswick will sponsor a provincewide contest to search out the best of New Brunswick's young leaders. Those selected will tour the province, examining political, economic, cultural and social aspects of the province. They will report on their findings to the wrap-up conference being held in June 2005 at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre.

Source: http://intranet/tbnews/stories/2004/20040204c1087.htm



International conference:

Ethics and Integrity of Governance: A Transatlantic Dialogue

JUNE 2-5 2005
LEUVEN ( Belgium )

Organised by:
- Study Group on Ethics and Integrity of Governance of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA)
- Section on Ethics of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)

Hosted by:
Public Management Institute of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)

Jointly organised by a European and American network on public sector ethics, the conference aims to strengthen co-operation among European and US scholars on the topic. All relevant aspects of administrative ethics will be discussed and particular attention will be given to the similarities and differences, both in theory and practice, between Europe , the US and other parts of the world. This comparative angle is expressed in the two keynote speeches by John Rohr and Jeremy Pope , respectively.

At the core of the conference will be 5 workshops. These will be jointly chaired by an American and European convenor and will consist of an internationally mixed audience of participants. The conference is open to all interested, but participants will be expected to subscribe to one workshop and be expected to participate actively in the sessions of that workshop. Participants are also strongly encouraged to prepare a paper. At least one edited volume is expected from the papers presented at this conference.

The organising committee of the conference invites papers on the topics of the 5 workshops:

1. Concepts and theories
(chairs: Richard Chapman and Mel Dubnick )
2. The ethical administrator: comparative and contemporary perspectives
(chairs: Mark Bovens and Terry Cooper )
3. Integrity and ethics management
(chairs: Alan Doig, Alan Lawton, and Kathryn Denhardt )
4. New developments and the ethics of governance
(chairs: Geert Bouckaert, Montgomery Van Wart and Evan Berman )
5. The dark side of ethics
(chairs: Leo Huberts and Frank Anechiarico )

A full call for papers, a provisional conference programme and all practical information can now be found at the conference website:

Paper proposals should be sent BEFORE FEBRUARY 15th, 2005 to Jeroen Maesschalck at:

Organising committee: Nathalie Behnke, Terry Cooper, Mel Dubnick, Annie Hondeghem, Leo Huberts, Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Emile Kolthoff, Jeroen Maesschalck, Don Menzel, Terry Rhodes .

For more information, contact be

The 16th ISPIM Annual Conference:

The Role of Knowledge in Innovation Management

June 19 - 22, 2005
Porto, Portugal

The 2005 ISPIM Conference, "The Role of Knowledge in Innovation Management," will be held in Porto, Portugal on 19-22 June 2005. It will be organised and hosted by INESC Porto.

Academic papers and practitioner presentations will be included in the conference programme. The deadline for paper abstracts and presentation outlines is January 15, 2005 . For more information, please visit the ISPIM`s website.

Annual Conference of the International Society for

Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)

20-24 June 2004
Oslo, Norway

The ISPIM 2004 conference, "Successfully creating innovative products and services: integrating academia, business and consulting," will take place from 20-24 June 2004 at the Radisson SAS Park Hotel, Fornebu Park, Oslo, Norway.

Peruse the conference programme and note that the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 25 February 2004 . Registration for the conference can be made on the ISPIM website at .

The 12th Annual NISPAcee Conference, 2004

May 13 – 15, 2004
Vilnius, Lithuania

Central and Eastern European Countries Inside and Outside the European Union: Avoiding a New Divide

Organized in cooperation with the Lithuanian Public Administration Training Association, Vilnius, Lithuania

Visit the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)'s website.

Inter-American Initiative on Social Capital, Ethics and Development


The Inter-American Initiative on Social Capital, Ethics and Development of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) encourages parties interested in presenting research work and experiences in volunteerism and social enterprise to send a proposal for consideration.

The proposal should summarize the research work or experience related to the topics covered in the International Seminar, “Latin American and Caribbean Social Capital in Action: Young Entrepreneurs and Volunteerism . These will include: university volunteerism, social enterprise, example experiences in volunteerism, and projects or tools for promoting volunteerism. Further information on the conference is available online at .

Authors of selected papers will have the opportunity to present them at one of the workshops during the conference. Presenters will be given 15 minutes for their presentations.

Selected authors will be given advance notice and have the chance to accept or refuse participation. Final papers will be distributed through the website of the Inter-American Initiative on Social Capital, Ethics and Development.

Proposals should be sent via electronic mail to in MS Word or PDF format and accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the author(s). The deadline for submission of proposals is February 16, 2004 .

The IDB reserves the right to cancel the event without prior notice and will not be responsible for subsequent travel or accommodation expenses.

International Management Review

Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues:

In autumn 2004, a thematic issue of International Management will be devoted to articles dealing with the problematic of the transformation of the State and its organizations from a managerial perspective. Researchers and specialists interested in this theme are invited to submit their texts before 15 January 2004.

The Transformation of the State and its Organizations: An International Managerial Perspective

Guest editors : Dr. Yves Emery, Dr. Bachir Mazouz and Louis Côté, Ph.D.

Call for papers : or

Thanks for agreeing to transmit a copy of this call for papers to your colleagues

Bachir Mazouz
Associate Editor



Published July 26 2004

Last updated: July 18 2016