Education for Public Service

Welcome to the University of Hawaiʻi Public Administration Program (PUBA), an innovative graduate-level program dedicated to the enhancement of public service and institutions.

Since 1984, our program has been committed to:

  • Increasing leadership resources in Hawaiʻi, the U.S., and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Building organizational and community collaborations for creative problem-solving.
  • Nurturing connections between participants and a network of change agents.

What do people in public service need to know to be effective in their work?

Our program is built around this essential question. To answer it, we:

  • Bring together participants from a rich variety of backgrounds to share experiences.
  • Use collaborative teaching to view issues from different perspectives.
  • Emphasize active engagement in classes.
  • Continuously apply theory to practice.

NASPAA accredited MPA with concentrations in public service leadership and nonprofit management.

PUBA will host the Public Management Research Conference in 2020.
June 25-27, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

How #Diversity Makes Us Smarter - Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working

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Honolulu City Prosecutorial Debate (Co-moderated by UHM PUBA Graduate Chair and Assistant Professor, Helen Yu) | January 28, 2020
at UHM Orvis Auditorium from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

My latest article from @PPMgmtJournal: "Does Agency Type Matter for Female Federal Agents? Exploring the Offices of Inspectors General." It's a comparative study that highlights an overlooked component in federal law enforcement.

Does Agency Type Matter for Female Federal Agents? Exploring the Offices of Inspectors General - Helen H. Yu,

Recent scholarship has examined the barriers women experience in well-known federal law enforcement agencies. However, there is scant research that ex...

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PowerPoint seemed like a good idea in the 20th century. In the 21st century, not so much. @Sales_Source

It's 2020. Why Are You Still Using PowerPoint?

The world's top communicators have stopped using PowerPoint. Why are you stuck in the 1980s?

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The research is clear: People with mentors perform better, advance in their careers faster, and even experience more work-life satisfaction. But many people don't know how to find a mentor or establish a relationship.

How to Build a Great Relationship with a Mentor

Eight easy steps.

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As a CEO or other high-level executive, you will always have too much on your mind. Unless you're conscious about it, your body language will undercut your message. @DrNickMorgan, author of Can You Hear Me?, shares his advice with @CNNBusiness

How CEOs can use body language to be less intimidating

CEOs and executives may say they want to be approachable, and they may invite employees to raise questions or concerns. But if their body language con...

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