Tag: Rafael Baptista

I Have to Ask: When Is the Right Time

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week Rafael Baptista, City of Raleigh, NC, writes about a recent job transition. Back in October of 2017, I left my position as the Strategic Initiatives Analyst for the Durham County Manager’s Office to become the Strategic … Continued

Introducing New Blog Series: Intersection of Faith and Public Service

By Rafael Baptista, Durham County Strategic Initiatives Analyst and ELGL Management Team As an aspiring local government manager and a Catholic, I regularly reflect on the intersection of my faith and my public service career. This regular reflection is not unique to me, many of you may deal with this intersection as well. As a … Continued

Tips for Facing the One Thing Worse than Death

Jerry Seinfeld once said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Rafael Baptista starts his new column with … Continued

Introducing the Southeast Advisory Board

Adding to the Advisory Board(s) The Southeast chapter of ELGL has been working diligently to form an advisory board to assist the forming chapter it its development. The new advisory board will work to attract new members, brainstorm future events, and pass along ideas for website content related to the Southeast region. For more information … Continued

Carolina on My Mind: Takeaways from the NCCCMA Conference

This is another entry in Rafael Baptista’s ongoing column, “Carolina on My Mind.” Rafael is a first year student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Masters of Public Administration program.   Background Check on NC City and County Management Association (NCCCMA) History: Part I and Part II Connect: World Wide Web The North Carolina City and County … Continued

Carolina on My Mind: #WorkLifeBalance

Finding Work-Life Balance This is another entry in Rafael Baptista’s ongoing column, “Carolina on My Mind.” Rafael is a first year student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Masters of Public Administration program.  Connect with Rafael: LinkedIn and Twitter I recently completed my first semester in the UNC MPA program. This semester included many highs and, of … Continued

Carolina on My Mind: Understanding Passion for Public Service

Understanding Passion for Public Service This is another entry in Rafael Baptista’s ongoing column, “Carolina on My Mind.” Rafael is a first year student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Masters of Public Administration program.  Connect with Rafael: LinkedIn and Twitter My original column for ELGL was titled “A Passion for Public Service”, after a feature … Continued

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