Tips for Managing the “Work Revolution”

The public-sector workforce is undergoing a revolution, said the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during GovLoop’s recent NextGen virtual summit. Her agency is doing specific things to attract and retain young talent that often have little interest in government work.

10 Reasons to Invest in Your Professional Development

How far would you go to invest in your professional development? What would you do if your organization didn’t have enough funding to pay for a training or workshop that contributed to your growth? What if your boss didn’t approve of your training request? These are central questions that represent possible roadblocks, hoops and challengesRead… Read more »

Creating a Community of Practice: A Way to Engage Like-minded Practitioners for Learning and Leading

Communities of Practice (CoP) are popping up everywhere in my agency. What seemed to me to be a novel approach to learning, sharing and leading, I have discovered is an aged old phenomenon that stems from learning theory. Cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger coined the term “community of practice” when studying apprenticeships asRead… Read more »