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APPAM Webinars


APPAM is pleased to offer complimentary webinars throughout the year. Below you can find a list of upcoming webinars, recent webinars with public recordings, and members-only archived webinar topics. You find recent webinar recordings on APPAM's YouTube channel and all recordings in your APPAM membership profile in the webinar library.


Don't see a topic that you were looking for? APPAM collects webinar proposals from active APPAM members throughout the year. If you have a timely and broadly appealing topic that you're interested in sharing, please see the webinar proposal section below.

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Upcoming Webinars Recent Webinars Webinar Proposals Archived Webinars Retired Podcasts


Upcoming APPAM Webinars

Power Sharing in Research: Advancing Transformative Visions of Power

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST

What would it mean to “properly understand” power in research? What abilities do we have as researchers to bring about change? Are we using our power “correctly?” These questions will guide our exploration for this webinar. We will provide conceptual frameworks for thinking about what power means for researchers and walk attendees through a process for how to engage in power-sharing at different points along the research cycle.

Specifically, we will reflect on our positionality and then assess how these confer power and privilege and manifest in the research. From this foundation of understanding, we will provide concrete examples of ways to start or continue power sharing with the communities we research. Throughout the webinar, attendees will be invited to practice applying the concepts to a specific project. This self-awareness is crucial for integrating equity into our research and evaluation practices. The final product will be concrete action steps and strategies to identify sources of power and ways to leverage them in research. 



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Live APPAM webinars are available to everyone, but our webinar library is reserved for active APPAM Members as a membership benefit. Log in as a member to view our full archive

APPAM Professional Development Series

August - October 2023

APPAM's Professional Development Virtual Series brought together policy experts to explore relevant topics in the field including best practices, the latest research, navigating challenges in the field, tips for starting your career, and more. These one-hour webinars ran from August through October. These recordings will remain public through the remainder of 2023. In 2024, the recordings will be available for APPAM members in their membership profile webinar library.

Networking and Mentoring in Economics and Policy

October 2023

This webinar, hosted by APPAM Communities Women in Economics co-chairs, discusses networking and mentoring. Five women in Economics from all stages of their career will discuss how they have been successful finding mentors, providing mentoring, and networking as well as how this has changed throughout their careers. The panelists work in a diverse set of positions including Economics departments, policy school, and direct policy work. This event is open to everyone with a particular focus on how these topics affect women and gender minorities.


Collecting Information on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in NCES Surveys

May 2023

Historically, researchers interested in conducting quantitative research on education policy and LGBTQ+ populations have been limited by the availability of survey and administrative data. Happily, there are growing opportunities in this area. Please plan to join us virtually (via Zoom) for an hour to hear from researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on some new developments!

Although this event may be of greatest interest to education policy researchers interested in LGBTQ+ populations, we envision that it will also be of interest to a broader audience of education policy researchers who work with federal survey data. We also believe it will be useful to education policy researchers who conduct their own surveys to learn about best practices around asking questions around SOGI identity. This event is co-sponsored by APPAM & AEFP LGBTQ+ Researchers.  


Webinar Proposals

APPAM is continuously looking for fresh and timely webinar content and our best resource is our members! Active APPAM members are encouraged to submit webinar proposals for policy-related content and professional development topics.

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Archived APPAM Webinars

Live APPAM webinars are available to everyone, but our webinar library is reserved for active APPAM Members as a membership benefit. Log in as a member to view our full archive
  • People and Places: Inequality, Migration, Place-Based Economic Development, and Equity (March 2023)
  • Utility Decision-Making and Public Policy Around Energy Poverty and Insecurity (September 2022)
  • Promoting Equity in State and Local Governments (July 2022)
  • Growing the Field of Early Childhood Policy (June 2022)
  • Beyond GDP: Measuring Genuine Progress (March 2022)
  • Conference Submissions: How to Get Accepted (January 2022)
  • Minimum Wage Policy: Impact and Future Direction (October 2021)
  • Immigration Policy - Reshaping U.S. Border and Asylum Policy (August 2021)
  • How to Start Strong with Research-Government Partnerships (June 2021)
  • Food Insecurity, the Child Allowance, and Child Poverty (May 2021)
  • Defining Policy Analysis: A Journey That Never Ends (February 2021)


Retired APPAM Podcasts

 APPAM retired our podcast series in 2023. You can find our previous podcast recordings here.



APPAM's The Wonk examined current policy issues discussed by expert practitioners, researchers, and academics. Episode topics included JPAM featured articles, emerging trends in public policy research, and student preparation for careers in public policy.

APPAM's Let's Grab A Coffee podcast was recorded by the Student Advisory Committee (SAC). The episodes were informal conversations with a scholar from the field to show the human side of public polic.