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3 Strategies for Effective Government Leadership Programs

FREE for Government!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Washington, D.C

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C.

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Are your leaders dealing with change? Do you have a model for developing leaders that consistently addresses the biggest challenges your leaders face? Does your current leadership development model align with your agency’s priorities while remaining within your budget constraints?

Join co-presenters Sardek P. Love and Larry R. Felix for a seminar on adapting and implementing effective leadership development programs to develop exceptional leaders within any government agency. The event is hosted by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Government Community, and is free for all federal government employees to attend. More...

Discussion Forum

It's Here!! 2013 Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference

Started by Christine V. Edmond. Last reply by Brian Sellers Dec 5, 2013. 1 Reply

Prepare to engage in open dialogue and collaborate with government learning leaders at the 2013 Government Workforce Learning Innovations Conference on September 25th in Washington, D.C. Attendees…Continue

Tags: leadership, innovation, events, Conference

Is It Business as Usual Now that the Shutdown Is Over?

Started by Alicia Dickerson Oct 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Federal workers have returned to their posts and the business of government has begun again after two long weeks of uncertainty—and no little anxiety.  Despite the palpable relief on the part of the…Continue

Upcoming Webcast

Started by Christine V. Edmond Jun 3, 2013. 0 Replies

ASTD has a free upcoming webcast titled: "Best Practices for Citizen Engagement Initiatives" with moderators from POPVOX and Citizinvestor that is worth checking out!…Continue

Tags: training, event, webcast, government

Free ASTD Webcast

Started by Bradley Feigenbaum Oct 11, 2012. 0 Replies

Presenting the Right Image in GovernmentOctober 17 at 2:00 p.m. ETRegister at …Continue

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Comment by Alicia Dickerson on October 17, 2013 at 2:33pm


A big welcome back to work to all our friends in the federal governmen!.  As a person  who lives in D.C. and commutes to Alexandria, I've never been so happy to see the crowded Metro cars as I was this morning.

I know that for most of our friends in the federal workforce,  it's back to work dealing with the immediate issues that piled up during the recent shutdown; however, I don't think it's too soon to start thinking about how the shutdown has and will continue to impact the morale of federal workers.

I saw a helpful article in the Washington Post that speaks to how federal managers can motivate and continue to engage the federal workforce.

Comment by Christine V. Edmond on August 6, 2013 at 3:34pm
Government Workforce is for learning professionals, agency leaders, and anyone involved with learning and development at your government-related office. Speakers have been announced   and the conference agenda can be found online. Take a look!
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 17, 2012 at 1:38pm

Great lessons for an unconference organizer...and I thought the ASTD / Public Manager one this past fall was excellent: any tips you'd add to this post?

Comment by Ashley Harris on November 21, 2011 at 4:52pm

Calling All Federal Leaders: Is Your Agency Experiencing Supervisory Skills Gaps?

If you’re a federal leader trying to address the long-standing skills gaps existing in your supervisory workforce, you may want to check out this free one-hour webinar on December 7th: Closing the Supervisory Skills Gap: A How-To for Federal Leaders.

For full information or to register, go here:

Comment by ilyse.veron on September 15, 2011 at 11:55pm





As you know, Geoff has lots of stories - about helicopters, web portals, and health care - but the axe story just gives you chills. Thanks for tipping us off to his latest research.


Comment by Kitty Wooley on September 15, 2011 at 9:53pm

So Satisfying: Leading From the Middle in the Coast Guard

Geoff Abbott, a great public servant in his own right, has been telling this story since it happened during Hurricane Katrina, and now his newly completed doctoral research makes it even more compelling.  Read the story!  And the next time you're feeling powerless or unable to do anything, think about Geoff's underlying message.
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on August 29, 2011 at 9:22am

Two articles here by Jack Shaw on the use of mobile technology and apps in learning:

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Comment by Jessica Ourisman on March 15, 2011 at 7:07pm


News from The Public Manager: 


Washington Press Corps Veteran Ilyse Veron Takes Helm of The Public Manager



With the launch of the Spring 2011 issue, The Public Manager announces exciting editorial changes - enabling more timely content and perspective online. Our longtime, globally minded editor Warren Master will assume a new role as Editor-at-Large and Washington press corps veteran Ilyse Veron will become Editor.
In the latest issue, Master's final at the helm, the journal explores public managers' preparations for climate change and includes a wealth of best practices. You can find more from both Master and Veron including podcast interviews with authors from this issue and blog posts featuring original content at
Check out Ilyse's GovLoop Blog for more insight from our new editor. 


Comment by Catherine Upton on December 3, 2010 at 12:48pm
How is Learning & Development transforming the federal government?
Government Elearning! Magazine is hosting a survey with partner Bersin & Associates (Authors of the Corporate Learning Factbook.) We would welcome your input on this study on L&D today. We will share results with you and present at the Summit in DC on 3/22/11. Take a moment to share your views at:
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 2, 2010 at 8:15am
Talking directly to this group in my latest two-part blog series - plus, I give a shout out to Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner and their hot-off-the-press "The New Social Learning." ;-)
Stop Learning the Hard Way, Part 1
Stop Learning the Hard Way, Part 2

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