Government Workforce 2020


Concurrent sessions will walk you through each stage of the talent management process—from identifying strategies for organization change, to pinpointing employees’ development needs, to getting buy-in from leadership, to agency-wide implementation. You will be able to assess your level of readiness across three main themes to determine which session will help you discover the most insight, advice, and feedback.

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  • Thursday, September 10
  • Registration/Information Open
  • Opening General Session
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Networking Break
    Networking with our conference sponsors. Click here for list of conference sponsors. Sponsors are updated online as they confirm. We recommend that you check back often!
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Lunch Keynote
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Networking Break
  • Closing Keynote
  • Program Adjourns
  • Empowering Employees to Contribute Fully
    A panel of experts will discuss their thoughts about identifying the intrinsic factors that empower employees to give it their all within the federal workplace. Join the conversation as the panel covers topics such as accountability and the importance of connection within the workplace.
  • Managing and Reviewing Employee Performance
    Organizational competitiveness is fueled by improvement in human performance. Performance improvement is a holistic and systematic approach to meeting organizational goals by identifying and closing human performance gaps. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the best practices of effectively managing employee performance within the public sector.
  • Strategies to Improve Talent Management and Employee Engagement
    Talent strategy and management are the practices used to build an organization's culture, engagement, capability, and capacity through the implementation and integration of talent acquisition, employee development, retention, and deployment processes, ensuring these processes are aligned to organizational goals. This panel of experts will discuss their take on best practices for maintaining employee interest and motivation.
  • Developing Competency Models for Government Leaders
    A panel of experts will discuss the importance of standardizing what it means to be a leader within the public sector. They will also discuss the key skills and principles required to effectively lead and develop people within the public sector.
  • Ensuring Diverse Leadership
    A panel of experts will discuss the changing landscape of government leadership and its importance in ensuring diversity among the top ranks. Cultural awareness and the ability to foster an inclusive work environment are requirements in today's global business climate. Join the conversation as the panel covers topics regarding equitable staffing and programs about inclusion.
  • Creating a Pipeline of Public Leaders
    A panel of experts will discuss the importance of developing and maintaining a leadership pipeline. Join the conversation as the panel discussed the importance of influence, vision, collaboration, and effective communication as pillars of effective leadership within the public sector.
  • Using Mentoring and Coaching to Develop Employees
    Coaching and mentoring are essential capabilities for any talent development function of any organization. These disciplines and practices have the power to catalyze breakthroughs to enhance individual, team, and organizational performance. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the effectiveness of formal and informal mentoring and coaching programs within various government agencies.
  • Simulations and Experiential Learning
    We learn best by doing, which makes simulations and experiential learning particularly effective ways to train. In this session, our expert panel of learning professionals will discuss the best practices of using simulations and experiential learning within the public sector.
  • Learning Outside of the Classroom
    Lifelong learning is sometimes called continuous learning, agile learning, or learning drive. It is marked by traits such as self-motivation, insatiable curiosity, and intelligent risk-taking. Our panel of experts will discuss the importance of federal workers continuing to learn outside of the traditional classroom. Join the conversation as the panel discusses best practices for creating cultures of learning within the federal workplace.