“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 more »

Webinar: Measurement Needs for Advanced Biofuels 6/9/09

Measurement and Standards Needs for Biofuels: A Preliminary Assessment Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Time: 1:00 PM (ET) Cost: Free Register Here The USMS Office will hold a webinar on June 9, 2009 as part of an ongoing effort to help ensure that measurement technologies keep pace with and support important technological innovations in the… Read more »

Web 2.0 as a Means to $AVE

I just read an article on a new study from Watson Wyatt Worldwide which indicates that employers are looking to get the most out of their HR technology — shocking considering this economy, eh? So what did the survey say about utilizing social networking to communicate internally and making the investment now with the gaol… Read more »

Social Portals. Why? How? When?

Should Facebook and other social portals—tools and networks designed to build social relationships and friendships be used as a primary means to formulate public policy? Are the social portals the right (and best) strategic approach to support the multiple roles and needs of government agencies — now and into the future? If we today promote… 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 a… Read more »


Originally published here I did a presentation last night on the work I’ve been doing with Plone and Local Government and I was asked about a term I used – OOOG. OOOG stands for Open source, Open standards, Open Government. It’s a personal standard that I use when judging the suitability of a project or… Read more »