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2010 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Exposition

The 2010 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo is coming to the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers in Seattle, WA on October 2-6, 2010!

The conference will provide an opportunity to meet, network, and do business with hundreds of public sector human resource professionals and key decision makers.

Discussion Forum


Started by Kimberlyn J Bauhs. Last reply by Ronnie Younger May 18, 2011. 8 Replies

HR Professional Development - What is needed?

Started by Stephanie Spence Diamond. Last reply by Ed Powell Sep 16, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by GovLoop on September 4, 2013 at 9:14am

Hey IPMAers - 

I know everyone is looking for good free training these days (that require no travel) so I thought I'd mention that we are hosting a free virtual conference next Tuesday where we are offering up to 4 CPEs.

Feel free to share with your colleague across your agency.  Info below:

GovLoop is hosting their 2nd Annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit on 9/10 and it's a great resource if you are looking to get some great free training and get ahead in your career.

Here's a quick preview of what each attendee will get:

- Access to 7 different free online trainings ranging from "10 Tips to Get Your Next Promotion", "Data-Driven Citizen Engagement", "Mobile Innovation", "How to Lead Successful Government Projects", "10 Traits of a Government Innovator", among more

- Live chats with career experts on topics including resume tips, networking 101, and growing your government career

- Opening Keynote: Bill Eggers, author of The Social Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems

- Tons of free downloadable research guides and other great resources

- Up to 4 CPEs per attendee (CPE's will be contingent upon which sessions you attend). 


Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 20, 2011 at 8:50am

Can you help doctoral student Raymond Marbury, please? He needs 15 volunteers for a study on succession planning in government. If your agency is involved in that kind of initiative, please let him know:

Comment by Keith J. Kelly, Maj., MPA, SPHR on December 12, 2011 at 11:01am

Way to go ESGR - linking patriotic employers with warrior veterans seeking new careers!

Comment by Catherine Upton on December 3, 2010 at 12:58pm
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 16, 2010 at 11:55am
Really nice video here on age discrimination:
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on October 4, 2010 at 12:18pm
GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler's speaking later today and live blogging a bit from the IPMA-HR conference in Seattle. See his notes below (and share your own):
Comment by Ed Powell on September 16, 2010 at 2:00pm
Hiring Reform’s Weakest Link? Bad Position Descriptions!

I remember a time when hiring was hard, but not broken. It was also a time when the position classification system still had some integrity and the Position Description (PD) was a respected artifact in the human capital process. (Supervisors and employees agonized to such a high degree over PD accuracy that we had a recognized process called “pen and ink changes.”)

PDs are supposed to document the official assignment of work by supervisors and serve as a quasi-financial document to authorize the payment of government funds. Today, PDs are not classified they are “justified.” PD content and listed “major duties” are driven more by what is needed to support a grade and less by what work is actually done.

How could this be? Aren’t PDs the cornerstones that hold the human capital process together? The PD, and associated job analysis, is the foundation for job announcements and crediting plans. It is the foundation document for Performance Appraisal and discipline for poor performance. The PD is the ruler for determining the appropriateness of training, as you can take courses to improve your performance of assigned duties but NOT to prepare for another job.

Is it any wonder that way too many of the wrong people apply for particular jobs when the description in the announcement has practically nothing to do with genuine job requirements?
Comment by Dawn Boyer on August 16, 2010 at 12:37pm
My name is Dawn Boyer and I am a PhD student at ODU in Norfolk, VA, majoring in Education, Occupational Studies and Technology (concentration on Training & Development in Human Resources). A PhD degree requires that I complete empirical research and my current project is researching whether there is intrinsic or extrinsic value in obtaining a PHR certification in HR and if there is a perception of increased job capabilities and confidence after obtaining the certification.

If you have a PHR certification, would you kindly consider completing a one-page survey? It should take only 5 minutes to complete. If you do not have a PHR, but know a human resources professional who does, DO forward it with encouragement to complete and send back. I really appreciate your time and effort in this project. Those completing and returning surveys will be put in a drawing for one of three $40 Outback Restaurant gift certificates.

If you can assist me, let me know, and I'll e-mail you the cover letter with privacy notification information and the one-page survey. It shouldn't take more than five minutes, tops, to complete.

I appreciate your assistance in this educational research endeavor. More details should be in the email notes below this video window. I’ve also attached my cover letter and the survey form to this message. I hope this message gets through any firewalls at your end. Thank you very much for your time and assistance!

Dawn D. Boyer, M.Ad.Ed., Darden College of Education, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Professional Studies (STEMPS)
228 Education Building, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0498

(Please don't spam these email addresses!)
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Personal E-mail:

I accept all LinkedIn invitations to connect.
Comment by Dawn Boyer on June 29, 2010 at 4:07pm
Greetings all members of IPMA-HR-Federal!

Look forward to conversating with you on related matters.

Dawn Boyer
Comment by GovLoop on May 14, 2010 at 5:03pm
I look forward to joining everyone at the IPMA-HR annual conference in San Diego this fall. I'll be speaking about GovLoop.

Have others been before? What's it like?

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