National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)

National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)First established back in 1967, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) was officially chartered by the U.S. Congress. This independent, nonprofit organization is a coalition of leaders involved in organizations and public management. They strive to tackle many of the complex and crucial challenges the nation faces today.

The original concept of NAPA was to assist leaders in the public sector in their effort to meet many of the challenges in management. It was also designed as a way to help anticipate many of the future issues, to find ways to circumvent them.

National Academy of Public Administration Strategies for Public Sector Issues

The National Academy of Public Administration continually undertakes critical work involving issues with the public sector, to develop effective strategies. Their efforts help to anticipate, analyze, evaluate, and eventually make recommendations on the nation’s complex and crucial challenges involving policymaking, governance, operations, and public management.

With more than 750 Fellows, the National Academy of Public Administration continually enhances the accountability, performance and quality of the work provided at the government level. The comprehensive wealth of knowledge and expertise within the Academy arises from its Fellows. Many of these Fellows are individuals that have unique experiences as a former or current member of:

  • The United States Congress
  • Presidential Cabinet Members
  • Undersecretaries and Department Deputies of the Federal Government
  • Assistant Secretaries of the Federal Government
  • Administrators and Commissioners from Federal Agencies
  • Governors
  • Cabinet Members at the State Level
  • Mayors
  • County and City Managers
  • University and College Presidents/Chancellors
  • University and College Deans

Offering Advice and Keen Insight

The National Academy of Public Administration offers exceptionally keen insight and unmatched experience when providing general guidance through its Fellows. These individuals serve as the Academy’s resource for providing discourse on government issues.

NAPA provides ongoing insight on many of the crucial issues regarding public management. They also provide advisory services to a variety of government agencies. Their specific practice areas are extensive, and include:

  • Change Management
  • Transformation of the Business Process
  • Performance Measurement
  • Program Evaluation
  • Development of Strategies
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Collaboration and Outreach
  • Organizational Design and Assessment

Most of the work that is provided by NAPA is upon special request by committees of Congress, or other government agencies. The National Academy of Public Administration provides specific assistance to complex and challenging management issues. Working directly with the client, NAPA can develop an effective strategy by pooling the resources, information and experience of the National Academy’s Fellows.

Contact Information

900 7th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 347-3190
Fax: (202) 393-0993
[email protected]

For more information about the National Academy of Public Administration, please visit the website at

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