Posts By Andrew Krzmarzick

How Do You Design and Develop Practical Training Fast and Efficiently?

A few weeks ago, GovLoop hosted an event we dubbed “The Future of Learning in Government.” At the outset of the event, we asked participants to jot down their training challenges on a a 3X5 card and turn them in. I happened to be flipping through those cards today and one question struck me as particularlyRead… Read more »

GovLoop and Knight Foundation Team Up to Train Government Innovators Online

In April 2014, GovLoop received a Knight Foundation Prototype Award to create two courses for GovLoop Academy, a new platform that offers free, practical and impactful online learning experiences for government employees. These courses – one on open data and the other on human-centered design in government – are designed to educate both government andRead… Read more »

3 Tips to Finish a Mentoring Partnership Strong

GovLoop has facilitated five cohorts of its government-wide mentoring program over the past four years, connecting more than 250 mentees with seasoned public sector professionals in that time. To help these mentoring partnerships achieve success, we share tips and insights that facilitate the relationship every step of the way. In talking with program participants andRead… Read more »

Do You Know Why Your Work Matters?

A few weeks ago, GovLoop hosted a Career Energizer event. The program featured an awesome husband-wife duo: Larry Chloupek is an award-winning mentor at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He’s also the first person to complete the Boston Marathon on crutches (and break a world record in the process!). Jennifer Chloupek is an Executive Coach atRead… Read more »

Solving Public Problems With Technology

I haven’t blogged in some time, but I wanted to make you aware of a course being offered by GovLab Academy – details below. ———————————————- GovLab Academy’s new course can help you solve problems that matter. Are you passionate about civic tech? Are you… Working in government with an innovative project you want to bringRead… Read more »

Announcing GovLoop’s 2014 Mentor Program Matches

I am pleased to announce the final mentor pairings in GovLoop’s 2014 Mentor Program. What began with 500 applications for this year’s cohort was narrowed to 70 Finalists through a competitive selections process. The pairings shown below represent just over 40 pairings that are the result of proactive mentees reaching out and establishing a matchRead… Read more »

GSA Makes Smart Move in Shifting SmartPay Conference to Virtual Event

A couple months ago, an article on the Federal Times caught my attention as it declared, “GSA cancels 2014 Expo, SmartPay goes virtual.” Curious, I reached out to the GSA SmartPay team to learn more about their move from in-person to online for this event. Below is a summary of my interview with them. Q1:Read… Read more »

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 I plan to give it a re-read sometime soon! If you are interested in advancing your career or are responsible for helping others to doRead… Read more »

12 Tips on Mobile Security from 2 Senior Executives in Government

In our most recent resource entitled, “Agency of the Future: Guide to Mobile Security in Government” (you can download it here), I had the chance to interview two senior leaders in government: Rick Holgate, chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Bradley Nix, chief information security officer at the DepartmentRead… Read more »