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10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted

I just finished reading a brand new report released by Katie Parris and Mario Morino of the Morino Institute entitled, “Just in Time: The Beyond-the-Hype Potential of E-Learning” - and…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

5 Ways to Improve Government Training in 2014 and Beyond

When it comes to improving government training programs, “it’s a journey, not a destination,” said Mike Casey, Chief Learning Officer of the General Services Administration (GSA). Based on a recent conversation with Casey, I picked up 5 tips I wanted to pass along to people involved in government…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Your Federal Open Season Cheat Sheet: Top 7 Questions

'Tis the season, Federal employees. Open season, that is.

We know this time of year can be something less than joyful. In fact, we know that's true because you told us. In our survey of more than 250…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 22, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New and Improved Guide to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Application Process

"The PMF is the premier federal program for recruiting the nation’s most talented students into the public service. The Robertson…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on October 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rules for a Happy Acquisition Marriage: Program and Contracting People Working in Harmony

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called "Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management," that aims to…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on September 13, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

5 Steps to a Successful “Lessons Learned” Process

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on August 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

16 Tips to Get the Most Value From Virtual Career Fairs [Expert Interview]

In late February, GovLoop hosted its first (what we hope to be "annual") Virtual Government Career Fair. We had thousands of participants that took advantage of opportunities to drop off their resume and interact with agency representatives in virtual booths, attend educational webinars that taught…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on April 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How Telework Makes Better Bosses and Top-Notch Teams [Infograph]

GovLoop is pleased to unveil our newest infographic, which aims to demonstrate how telework is a …

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on April 4, 2013 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Where Are the Worst and Best Fed Bosses?



I was just reading an article at Federal Times which ranks the federal agencies where you can find the best and worst bosses. I won't give you the full list, but it looks like NASA, Treasury and 3 branches of the Armed Forces dominate the "best" list while DHS is found most frequently among the…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on April 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Does Gen Y Complete Work Faster Than Everyone Else?

A few weeks ago, my colleague Emily Jarvis summarized an interview with Tom Fox from the Partnership for Public Service under the title, "For Young Feds, Is the Pace of Government Change Too Slow?" It sparked a pretty spirit discussion and it got me thinking about a different question:

Does Gen…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — 19 Comments

Congratulations, GovLoop Mentors Spring 2013 Program Participants

Last night, we hosted the fourth GovLoop Mentors Program Kick-Off Event, welcoming and congratulating more than 50 new mentor pairings at the District Architecture Center in Washington, DC. I wanted to be sure and post the names of both mentees and mentors to honor their…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Stop Setting Goals. Start Planning Your Life.



I recently finished a book called "Becoming a Coaching Leader" by Daniel Harkavy. 

What I liked about it was that it walks you through a series of exercises that help you think about your life and your career a bit more intentionally. Most books of this ilk just talk about leadership traits or a goal setting process, but few help you align your time and…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on February 6, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Smile, Retiring Baby Boomers: You're on Knowledge Capture Camera!



"Smile, you're on Candid Camera."

It's a phrase we all know - and I'll bet more than one of us heard it over the holidays when someone snapped a pic or snagged a video of a special moment.

Modern-day iterations of the popular television show include "The Jamie Kennedy…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

GovLoop Fall 2012 Mentors Program: Another Success!

GovLoop just concluded its third iteration of its government-wide mentors program.

The Fall 2012 cohort had just over 30 pairings and our post-program evaluations have revealed that it was another successful program. Take a quick click through this slide deck to see the stats and stories which show the solid impact the program has had on people's career:…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 18, 2012 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Is It Okay for Leaders to Get Emotional?

NOTE: I originally wrote this post exactly two years ago to the day. It has become even more poignant as we watched President Obama give two emotional speeches over the past three days in the wake of events in Newtown.  It was this speech on Friday, however, that really moved many Americans and expressed our collective sorrow at the tragedy.…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 17, 2012 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

How Yahoo! Fuchs'd Things Up (aka "The Admirable Act of Admitting You're Wrong")



If you indulge in Yahoo! Fantasy Football like me, this past weekend was particularly frustrating.

For those who don't engage in this pastime, the long and short is that their system went down, leaving me and thousands of other fans without access to our team's information.

It was almost unforgivable...but then I received the following email from Ken Fuchs, the Head of Yahoo!…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Resume Tips for Prospective Presidential Management Fellows (and Everyone Else!)

We just finished hosting a Google+ On-Air Hangout designed to help prospective Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) to navigate the application and assessment process - and, more specifically, to submit a resume that accurately reflects unique and valuable experience.

I wanted to be sure and share the recording and slide deck for those who missed it (or those…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

PMF Application Tutorial

OPM released a great new video for Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) applicants - including a nice white board explanation at the beginning.

 

You might also be interested in my unofficial…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 10, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Advice for Acing the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Application

 

In a previous post, I summarized the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Class of 2013 PMF…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

12 (Almost Fool-Proof) Election Transition Tips for the Savvy Government Employee

"When you're finished changing, you're finished." 

- Benjamin Franklin

 

Major change is coming to capitol offices and agency corridors on November 6 - and that will be true regardless of the political candidates who turn out to be the election night…

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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on October 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

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