Civic Leadership Education and Research (CLEAR) Initiative

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Our Mission

The Civic Leadership Education and Research (CLEAR) Initiative exhibits a research and education profile focused on public and nonprofit sector employment, which represents a significant proportion of the national labor economy. CLEAR will be dedicated to understanding and developing the talent needs of the civic leadership workforce for the 21st century.

The Center’s goals are to pursue this mission through research and education.

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CLEAR Initiative Research Partners

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Research Spotlight

Welcome to our “Research Spotlight” webpage, where we illuminate the cutting-edge research being done by CLEAR and stay up-to-date with our current projects.

We conduct large-N analysis on public and nonprofit labor markets focused on exploring activities related to leading inter-sector and inter-institutional relations, understanding public and nonprofit workforce dynamics, and developing civic leadership for the next generation.

IntellectConnect: Bridging Ideas and Networks

Learn about how CLEAR facilitates and establishes partnerships of intellectual exchange about civic leadership and civil service among researchers and institutions.

Data Hub

Visit our “Data Hub”, where data-driven insights meet endless opportunities. Here you can access our publicly available data.

CLEAR serves as a producer, broker, and supplier of public domain data on public and nonprofit labor markets.

Bookmarked Episodes : Conversations about Civic Leadership

About the Director

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William G. Resh is an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy where he holds the C.C. Crawford Professorship in Management and Performance. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. He earned his doctoral degree at the American University’s School of Public Affairs in 2011. Prior to attaining tenure at USC, Dr. Resh was a tenure-track assistant professor in public management at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs from 2011 to 2014 and at USC from 2014-2017.

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