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Crowdfunding Diplomacy: The Next Frontier for Government?

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

“If you want to go fast go long, but if you want to go far go together” –African…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 24, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Looking for Purpose? Look No Further.

“I recently spoke at a conference and was asked to speak about how to make government sexy again…and I can tell by looking at this room that we are already there.”

 

Adam Hurst’s vibrant charisma lit up the Marriott ballroom with this opening remark earlier this morning as one of the keynote speakers at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit.

 

The author and Imperative CEO was invited to the summit to discuss his new book, “The Purpose…

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Added by Mallory Thayer on July 24, 2014 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Fight, Flight, or Play: Learning Conflict Resolution Skills Through Improv

 It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

NextGen Interactive Workshop:…

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Added by Kate M. Long on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Innovation Lessons Learned from 5 Government Case Studies

Public sector leaders gathered today to learn about innovation in government. 

This afternoon I had the chance to sit in the Innovation in Government session of the Next Generation of Government Summit. The collaborative session connected leaders in…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 24, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Acquisitions: The Next Hot Area for Government Employment?

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

NextGen Break-Out Session#…

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Added by Kate M. Long on July 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Avoid the Disconnectivity Paradox

Kate Otto speaking at the Next Generation of Government Leaders Summit

The next two days we'll be blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Do You Know Your Strengths? Keynote with Paul Allen

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.…

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Added by Amy DeWolf on July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: Using Technology to Solve Persistent Urban Issues

The impact of technology on our cities, governments, and society at large is undeniable. It's amazing to see how the Internet of Things, mobile technology, and collaborative innovation are being applied to solve challenges in medicine,…

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Added by Justin Bean on July 24, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

6 Ways to Build Resiliency: Improve Yourself and Your Workplace

It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

Beth A Payne, Director of the Office of Children’s Issues at the Department of State, knows a thing or two…

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Added by Drew Doggett on July 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Help Yourself by Helping Others

Yep.  It’s true.  To be a better leader, you need to be a mentor.

We talk often about the mentee from why an employee might benefit from having a mentor and how to structure the mentoring relationship to formalizing (or not) a mentoring program in your organization.

We measure how the mentee grows, takes on more projects, performs better or “out…

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Added by Ken Boxer on July 24, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

NextGen Keynote - Having It All: Lessons from the Frontlines

The next two days we'll be blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.



"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It is the way it is.

The way you cope…

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Added by Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci on July 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Federal Agency Hiring – Steps to Better Candidate Assessment

Even before President Obama’s 2010 initiative to remove the obstacles in the federal government’s antiquated hiring process, agencies’ HR departments looked for ways to improve the assessment process to enhance both the applicant experience and the agencies’ chance of identifying top talent. With the OPM’s…

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Added by Joe Abusamra on July 24, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Innovation in Ageing Challenge launched by SA Office for the Ageing and TACSI

Coming hot on the heels of the VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge, the South Australian Office for the Ageing in the South Australian Department of Health has partnered with TACSI (The Australian Centre for Social Innovation) to launch an Innovation in Ageing Challenge.



The…
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Added by Craig Thomler on July 24, 2014 at 3:26am — No Comments

Some of the Best Federal Employee Discounts You Can Get

There are few people who wouldn’t mind saving a dollar here or there, and a number of companies offer federal employees discounts on a variety of essentials, from computers and cell phones to flights and hotels. But the best advice? Before you buy something, ask if a discount is available for federal employees—the worst you can hear is “no.”

 

Below is a list of some of the best federal employee discounts out there. But take note, there are many additional discounts available…

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Added by Heather Kerrigan on July 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Write for Social Media like Hemingway Would

 

Let’s be honest, most public service organizations (PSO) are bad at writing. Really bad. Our texts are too long, full of jargon or overly erudite words (point in case). We wrote badly for the web and now we write badly for social media. We write press release with 4 line titles that say next to nothing. You can see the terror in their eyes when you tell a public service employee they have to put something in 140 characters. They will…

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Added by Alain Lemay on July 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Six Tips for Recruiting Millennials

Did you know that Washington, D.C. is the best city for college graduates to start a career? It’s true. A company named NerdWallet has crunched data related to the presence of educated peers, income, affordability and strength of the local workforce. While the cost of living is high, Washington came out on top because of its strong…

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Added by Liam Ackland on July 23, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Further reflections from LocalGovCamp and about LocalGovDigital

As you can tell I’m all for imaginative blog post titles :)



Anyway what I would like to reflect on is how I believe LocalGovDigital became more real, more present, more about the network and collaboration as opposed to the steering group at LocalGovCamp and how through the conversations at the open steering group I realised we had finally achieved what we needed to in order to make real and…

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Added by Carl Haggerty on July 23, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Best Practices in Stakeholder Engagement for Federal Government

It’s always been true that public sector agencies need to engage with citizens and stakeholders to achieve mission goals. But never has that fact been truer than in today’s digital information economy. Maintaining a constant presence in people’s lives is simultaneously much easier through new digital…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on July 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Learning How to Lead in the Front Office

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 23, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Empowering citizens, 100%: spreading the word about NY's paid sick leave law

On Wednesday, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs hosted a day of outreach to inform commuters about the new Paid Sick…

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Added by Genevieve Gaudet on July 23, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

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