The president’s management agenda provides a long-term vision for rebuilding public trust in government by tackling systemic barriers to reform, including an ineffective personnel management system and outdated technology infrastructure. The goals are threefold: deliver on agency missions, provide superior service to the public, and eliminate waste. At Fedstival 2018, Government Executive and Nextgov explore how agencies are working to achieve this vision and develop the next generation of leaders. We’ll examine how agencies are empowering staff and aligning skills with mission requirements; modernizing systems for the digital age; and using data to deliver better outcomes and hold people accountable for performance.
Recruiting, Hiring and Training the Future Federal Workforce
To achieve mission goals, agencies need the right workers with the right skills. That requires a human resources strategy for recruiting the next generation of workers and retaining top talent; training (and retraining) personnel to handle new requirements; and focusing on performance across the workforce, from the executive suite to entry-level workers. Our panel of federal leaders will discuss how they are positioning their teams to be successful in today's competitive talent markets.
A Session Presented by our Underwriter Graduate School USA: Cultivating a Culture of Workplace Civility: Implications for the Future
Reimagining Interagency Collaboration: The Fight Against the Opioid Crisis
Many of the most pressing challenges facing the nation require sustained, coordinated effort across many agencies. Combating the opioid crisis is a case in point. To meet critical objectives in this national emergency, agencies at all levels of government across the health care, law enforcement and research sectors are working together in unprecedented ways. Hear from innovators who are bridging the jurisdictional and organizational gaps to battle this nationwide epidemic.
Weathering the Storm: Lessons for New Feds From Periods of Change
For young or new public servants, it may feel like you're living through a time of unprecedented change, shrinking resources, and low public support. Some of your more experienced colleagues have been here before and seen similar challenges, and lived to tell the tale. Hear what they've learned to make the most of your career and accomplish as much of your mission as possible.
A Session Presented by our Underwriter Graduate School USA: Accountability Under Changing Expectations
Reimagining Your Agency's Employee Engagement Strategy
No organization can be fully successful if employees are not engaged in their work. The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, first distributed in 2002 as the Federal Human Capital Survey, measures the degree to which federal workers believe their own agencies provide the conditions for success. Results from the FEVS offer a roadmap for improving management practices and organizational culture. Hear from leaders of the best-managed and most-improved agencies as well as agencies that are working to improve their cultures and management practices as they discuss how to tap this vital resource to improve morale and engagement in your organization.
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