I've been asked by the public administration department at the local university to play professor for an afternoon. Itís a graduate level course that introduces public policy and administration to the students. I should try to include different issues I deal with as a public administrator and the dynamics of decision-making in my organization as it relates to planning/housing policy. Students will ask questions about my presentation and my role as a public administrator. The presentation should be about 45 minutes.
This is such a broad topic that I don't really know where to start. The creation and implementation of a comprehensive plan, and all that entails, is a pretty obvious starting point.
What would you include in such a presentation? Daily pressures? Rule-making based on goals of elected officials? Administrative discretion--how much decision-making can we do on our own?
I'm supposed to do this on the 16th, so any thoughts from the Throbbing Brain of Cyburbia are appreciated.