Coffee & Conversations

About the Series

Coffee & Conversations is a discussion series jointly organized by the Carsey School of Public Policy, the State of NH Bureau of Education and Training, and the NH Association of Certified Public Managers to engage public service professionals in learning, problem solving, and collaboration. We’ll provide the coffee, you provide the conversation!

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Upcoming Coffee & Conversations!

December 2022

2022 Midterm Election Results and Their Implications for New Hampshire

Wednesday, december 14, 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Online

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Please join UNH professors and Carsey authors Dr. Andrew Smith and Dr. Dante Scala for a discussion about the 2022 midterm election results and their implications for New Hampshire and beyond.

Panelists Include:

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Dante Scala is a professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire.   He has been an observer of New Hampshire politics for more than two decades, and has written two books on the Granite State and the presidential nomination process, as well as numerous shorter works.


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Dr. Andrew Smith is the Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. He has more than 35 years experience in academic survey research, currently as Director of the Survey Center since 1999, following positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Cincinnati. As Director, Dr. Smith is responsible for overall staff and financial management of the UNH Survey Center. Dr. Smith is also Professor of Practice in Political Science in the UNH Department of Political Science where his teaching and research has focused on survey methodology, elections, and public policy. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and is past President of its New England Chapter. He is also a founding member and past President of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). His methodological research has included work on question wording effects, question and response order effects, the issue of non-attitudes in surveys, and methods of improving the accuracy of pre-election surveys. He regularly presents at academic conferences on public opinion and political science.

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About Our Partners

NH Bureau of Education and Training

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The State of New Hampshire provides a unique program of continuing professional development through the Bureau of Education and Training (BET). The Bureau offers a variety of training programs – including in LEAN process improvement and management and Certified Public Supervisor/Manager credentialing – to all public employees of New Hampshire.

NH Certified Public Managers

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The Certified Public Manager® program is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program specifically for managers in federal, state, and local government. The program’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public sector managers and the organizational performance of state, local, and federal government. In New Hampshire, the program is divided into two levels: Level I (called the Certified Public Supervisor program) and Level II, which results in CPM status being awarded.