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Leisha LaRiviere

Associate Director in Richmond, School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
  • Adjunct Professor, Center for Public Administration & Policy (CPAP)
  • Director, The Virginia Management Fellows Program, Office of the Governor
Leisha LaRiviere
2810 N. Parham Rd #300,
Richmond, VA 23294
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Virginia Tech, 2013
  • B.S., Business and Merchandising, University of Montevallo, 1990
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic decision-making and Planning
  • Leadership succession planning in public agencies
  • PAPA 5014: Concepts and Approaches
  • PAPA 5315:  Government Administration Public Management  
  • PAPA 5904:  Project and Report - MPA Capstone course
  • PAPA  6324: Personnel Process and Policy Implications
  • PAPA 6414:  Normative Foundations
  • Serves as Principal Investigator for the following current sponsored research programs:
    • Inclusive Succession Planning Strategies
    • Collaborative community development and P4s (Public-Private Partnership with a Social Purpose)
    • Policy and programmatic approaches to recruitment and retention in government organizations
    •  Purposive teaming in an international context 
    •  Impacts of long-term management and leadership development on organizational transformation and constituent service delivery improvements
    • Employee and partner-integrated strategic planning and implementation
    • Peer mentoring programs and policy supports in behavioral health hospitals and centers
  • Policy and practice in government and NGO leadership development
  • Organizational theory and context
  • Facilitative and participative leadership