Join Us for Government Workforce 2022!
Why Government Workforce?
Talent development in the public sector is critical to obtaining a mission-ready workforce. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a not-for-profit, professional association supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. ATD empowers professionals to develop talent in the workplace and is highly engaged in supporting the federal government sector.

With this mission in mind, ATD’s Government Workforce Conference – running for more than 10 years— is designed to share human capital and talent development best, proven, and innovative practices, emphasizing practical application and implementation across the federal government.

This event will focus on leadership development, employee engagement, and trends impacting training and workforce development through interactive sessions and panel discussions. Join some of the top learning leaders in the federal government and industry as they discuss hard-hitting topics that impact the future development of federal employees. You will also have the opportunity to network with key organizations that support talent development within the federal government.

Meet the Keynotes

2022 Program
  • Registration
  • Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • Opening Keynote Peter Bonner
    Peter Bonner, Associate Director, OPM
  • Education Sessions
    Creating a Culture of Innovation
    Fostering a culture of innovation is a challenge for any organization. In this session, you'll learn how some agencies are creating a climate that's favorable for innovation and supporting the continued growth of skills in their employees.
    Jeff Becker, Director, Corporate Learning Solutions, American Management Association (AMA)
    Arianne Miller, Managing Director, The Lab@OPM
    Karen Fray, National Service Portfolio Director, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

    Fostering Collaboration in a Hybrid Workforce
    Ensuring a strong culture of communication and collaboration in a hybrid environment is challenge. Learn how some agencies are working to keep employees connected whether in or out of the office.
    Marcia Webster, Faculty, Federal Executive Institute
    Jane Datta, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

    Enabling Digital Transformation
    Federal workforce management and improvement initiatives cannot succeed without the support of modern and integrated technology. In this session, we’ll share best practices for leveraging technology more strategically, to overcome common challenges faced when embarking on learning, performance management, recruiting, and succession transformation initiatives within agencies.
    Rizwan "Riz" Shah, Organizational Culture Advisor, Department of Energy
    Lauren Wittstadt, Partner, Educe
  • Networking Break
  • Education Sessions
    Developing Critical Skills for Government Leaders
    New leadership skills are needed to lead effectively in today's work environment. In this session, our panel will discuss how hybrid work is impacting leadership and how to best prepare leaders to be effective in the changing workplace.
    Amy Titus, Managing Director, Human Capital, Deloitte
    Arianne Gallagher-Welcher, Director, Presidential Management Fellows Program
    Rob Seidner, Director for Government Partnerships, EdX

    Managing and Reviewing Employee Performance
    In this session, our panel will discuss how to effectively manage and review employee performance. They'll discuss the keys to ensure you're hiring, retatining, and developing the right talent in a hybrid environment.
    Kirk Lawrence, Director, Government and Defense Programs, UNC Executive Education
    Dr. Rebecca Ayers, Manager, HR Strategy
    Gina Grosso, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs

    Using Coaching and Mentoring to Develop Employees
    This session will discuss the development and implementation of mentoring and coaching programs within various government agencies. Join the conversation as the panel uncovers key strategies and tactics for making these programs a success!
    Deidre Anderson, Faculty, OPM Federal Executive Institute
    Nick Armendariz, Head of Operational Psychology, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
    B.J. Whetstine, Supervisory Support and Development Branch Chief, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Education Sessions
    DEI: Building an Inclusive Workforce
    Creating a more inclusive workforce is a key initative across government. In this session, we'll discuss the changing government landscape and how to ensure equitable staffing and a more inclusive culture.
    Amanda Anderson, Senior Researcher, Fors Marsh Group
    Dr. Janice Underwood, Director, OPM Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
    Gladys Brignoni, Chief Learning Officer and Deputy Commander, US Coast Guard

    Strengthening Employee Engagement
    With remote and hybrid work, keeping employees motivated and engaged is more challenging than ever. In this session, we'll look at some of the best ways to strengthen the employee experience whether employees are in the office or working from home.
    Kim Dehaven, Organizational Development and Learning Specialist, AM General LLC
    Noreen Hecmanczuk, Digital Experience Advisor to the Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget
    Nicole Wright, Deputy Associate Director, OPM Employee Services

    Learning Outside of the Classroom
    Blended and hybrid training is more ubiquitous than ever. This session will look at some agencies changed their approach to training by implementing more blended and informal learning opportunities.
    Gibson “Gib” Kerr, Master Trainer & Facilitator for Emergenetics® International, de Bono® & the FISH! Philosophy, Resources Unlimited
  • Networking Break
  • Closing Keynote Traci DiMartini
    Traci DiMartini, Chief Human Capital Officer, GSA

2022 Speakers

GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Amanda Anderson
Managing Researcher
Fors Marsh Group

Amanda Anderson, PhD, is a Managing Researcher in the Organizational Research and Consulting...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Deidre Anderson
Faculty, Federal Executive Institute
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Deidre is a faculty member with OPM’S Federal Executive...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for REBECCA S. AYERS, PhD
Manager, HR Strategy Program, HR Solutions
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Rebecca serves as the Program Manager for HR...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Jeff Becker
Director of Government Learning Solutions

Jeff is AMA’s Director of Government Learning Solutions and has over 20 years’...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Jane Datta
Chief Human Capital Officer NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ms. Jane Datta is NASA’s chief human capital officer and...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for Kim DeHaven
Kim DeHaven is a learning enthusiast, which is lucky for her since she spends every waking minute creating and managing educational opportunities for...
Director, Presidential Management Fellows Program
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Arianne is the Director of the PMF Program at...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Grosso
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security and Preparedness

Gina M. Grosso was sworn in as the...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Kirk Lawrence
Director, Government and Defense Programs
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Kirk collaborates with clients to co-develop solutions...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for ARIANNE MILLER
Managing Director, The Lab at OPM
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Arianne builds capacity for innovation among federal...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Rob Seidner
Director for Government Partnerships, edX’s

Rob Seidner is edX’s Director for Government Partnerships where he works with Federal and state...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for Rizwan "Riz" Shah
Organizational Culture Advisor, Department of Energy

Mr. Rizwan “Riz” Shah is the Organizational Culture Advisor for the Department of Energy....
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Amy Titus
Managing Director in Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting

Dr. Amy A. Titus is a Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting. She...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for JANICE UNDERWOOD, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Janice Underwood,...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for Marcia Webster, PhD (Col, USAFR, Ret)
Faculty, Federal Executive Institute,
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Marcia is part of the US Office of Personnel Management’s...
GWF 2022 - Speaker Headshot for Lauren Wittstadt

Lauren Wittstadt is a Partner at Educe with more than 15 years of experience in Talent Management Technology managing...
GWF 2022 - Headshot for NICOLE S. WRIGHT, C.P.C.
Deputy Associate Director, Employee Services
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Nicole Wright serves as the U.S. Office of...

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