Shout Out to the AWESOME GovLoop Community Leaders

Did you know that there is an elite, all-star squadron that helps make GovLoop AWESOME! There is indeed. The GovLoop Community Leaders are the best. Rock-star volunteers that do everything from welcome new members, write member and project of the week series, as well as new activities like Daily Sweet GovTweets, Gov Conference Tweets, runRead… Read more »

Ask and You May Receive

Recently, I learned about Mike Honda, Congressman, 15th District California and his initiative to “crowdsource” the redesign of his website. As he explains it himself, “the final design will be chosen based on constituent input, design functionality, usability, and other criteria. I believe that this crowd-sourcing initiative will usher in a new era of governmentRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Mary Davie, GSA’s Assistant Commissioner, Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, Federal Acquisition Service

When I am asked for best practice examples of how GovLoop is accelerating knowledge exchange and breaking down traditional barriers that hinder interagency communication, I immediately cite Mary Davie. A few months ago, Mary launched the Acquisition 2.0 group with the following comment: “Would love to hear from gov and industry – best practices andRead… Read more »

Career Advice: Why Initiative Beats Inertia

Originally posted by Lily Whiteman on thegovgurus.com: Even if you have the best boss in the world, you will never be more than your boss’s second most important priority. Indeed, no matter how kind and caring your boss is, how much camaraderie you share with your colleagues and how loving your family is, you’re theRead… Read more »

“A Federal Family Portrait” and “Reaching Generation C”

This past week, I delivered a couple presentations at the 2009 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) International Conference and Exposition. Below are the slide decks. After you’ve had a chance to peruse them, I’d be interested in getting your feedback on a couple key question that arose in all of my sessions: 1.Read… Read more »

Federal Web 2.0 Virtual Podium Series – Final Webinar of the Series – this Wednesday @1pm EDT!

In case you haven’t heard about the Young AFCEA Bethesda Chapter Federal 2.0 Webinar series, the final webinar to wrap up the series is this Wednesday @1pm EDT! The topic is – Diplomacy in the Information Age — Working Toward Enterprise 2.0 at the State Department Speakers include: * Bruce G. Burton, Senior Advisor, OfficeRead… Read more »

How to Go From 4 to 400 LinkedIn Group Members in 4 Months

As someone who is studying the intersection of social media and generational diversity in the workforce (with an emphasis on the public and social sectors), I am intrigued by a couple key questions right now: What drives people to become engaged in social media? What are the decisive moments or key motivations that move aRead… Read more »