Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Senior managers talk with students today

Four senior managers are sharing advice and their experience today, April 20, with students enrolled in the public management course.

"Management is as much about craft as it is about hard skills, so learning about firsthand experience from reflective practitioners is invaluable," says associate director Don Moynihan. He and professor Susan Yackee teach the two public management sections.

Today's panel features 1985 alum Mark O'Connell, executive director of the Wisconsin Counties Association; Deedra Atkinson, senior vice president of community impact at United Way of Dane County in Madison; JoAnna Richard, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; and Karen Timberlake, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

A panel in early March featured alumni from 2006-2008 who talked about their backgrounds, current jobs and their contributions at work.

Students learn management tips from alumni, March 25, 2010, La Follette School News. A variation of these stories appears in the spring issue of La Follette Notes.