Mary on Mentoring

Mary Cummings of NASA shared her experiences in setting up “Mentor and Reverse Mentoring” Programs and how to have a successful mentor relationship. There are many types of mentoring programs: – Formal – Informal – Traditional/One-on-One – Situational/Flash Mentoring – Peer – E-Mentoring – Group/One-to-Many – Reverse Mary shared an instance of where a veryRead… Read more »

Learning Lessons from Senior Leaders (in 140 Characters or Less)

Career Conversations panel with Jim Williams (former GSA) and Lisa Schlosser (EPA), with awesome facilitation by Jeremy Rissi. For best results, read from the bottom up! nextgengovt: RT @ClearedJobsNet: get to know each other, emulate good leaders, know your leaders, don’t gossip & read about leadership as per Lisa Schlosser#ngg10 2 minutes ago via TweetDeckRead… Read more »

Dirty Dozen: 12+ Issues Impacting IT Transformation

Live blogging the “Transforming IT” session – Dan Munz from GSA and Tiffany Smith from State Department. The audience is sharing some of their issues with using innovative tech, including: 1. Centralizing #Gov20 policy – can we get one uber policy that covers all agencies and expedites moving forward? 2. Big barrier = security. HowRead… Read more »

Coolest Canadian Ever: Nick Charney’s Path to Public Service

Nick Charney up now: Background – Gave up his career in NHL while his team was on clear path to Stanley Cup – Outlined the STARK contrast between former and current career (awesome Prezi slides forthcoming) Tips – Be introspective, get perspective – Fight back, but there’s a difference b/t raising your fist in protestRead… Read more »

OPM’s Matt “Government Cool Again” Collier: Dreaming Big, Kicking Butt

Blogging live from Next Generation of Gov’t Summit. Kick-off speaker is Matt Collier, head of OPM’s “Making Government Cool Again” initiative. Some notes: Background – Started out wanting to be a pilot – Interned in a congressional office, then worked at Homeland Security – Went to Stanford, swore he’d never return to DC – TappedRead… Read more »

Top 5 Worst Agencies To Work For

Ok, first off these are not my rankings but instead actually come from The Best Places to Work Rankings. So basically don’t shoot the messenger. We’ll do this countdown style so lets start with numero 5. 5) National Archives and Records Administration – This one blows my mind. I’ve seen National Treasure 1 and 2Read… Read more »

Project of the Week: UK’s Driving Standards Agency

Does your local DMV have instructional videos on YouTube? Do they use social media at all? Are they committed to “lifelong learning” among drivers in your area? If your answer was “no” to any or all of these questions, then you might want to tell them about the United Kingdom’s Driving Standards Agency (DSA), whichRead… Read more »

Cross Gen Communication & Engagement in the Public Sector: Scott Span

Generational diversity is one of many areas of diversity in today’s business environment. Just like dealing with racial and gender diversity, any of the diversity factors that go unaddressed can negatively impact an organization from various fronts. GovLooper and also Next Generation of Government Speaker Scott Span, President of Tolero Solutions, Organizational Development & ChangeRead… Read more »