Lessons from IPMA-HR Conference

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  • #112200

    Steve Ressler

    I’m speaking today in Seattle at IPMA-HR conference. It’s the leading HR conference for federal, state, and local practicioners.

    I’m speaking on a panel on social media at end of day.
    But I’ll be adding my commentary along the way from cool sessions.
    For those at the conference, share your ideas here
  • #112212

    Steve Ressler

    Wow…people come from Japan, Taiwain, and 6 other international countries.

    About 200-300 folks…lots from cities from North Carolina to New Mexico. Big cities to small cities.

  • #112210

    Steve Ressler

    Theme – How do we get more done with less?

    Key themes
    -Social media
    -How to cut health care costs

  • #112208

    Steve Ressler

    Morgan Wells – CHCO SSA
    -Wins IPMA HR Award

    SSA – 67,000 employees

    Federal HR community busy with
    -Hiring reform
    -Expansion to veterans
    -Expansion to targeted disabilities
    -Strategic partnerships in large complex organizations

    Will we get the budgets to replenish the workers we need is a key question?

    His mom worked for 45 years at IRS
    Brother was a doctor a VA

    If we stand tall, it’s because we stand on the shoulders of our ancestors.

  • #112206

    Steve Ressler

    Keynote speaker – John Christensen, Playground Director, Charthouse Learning

    Exploring the Fish Philosophy, Fish – Sold millions of copies around world

    Foundations of successful relationships & work culture

    Make Their Day
    Be There
    Choose Your Attitude

    How do we connect with things
    -Bright colors, means lets be different, be crazy

    What’s your intention for this conference & for your learning? For your peers learning?

    1st Job – Clothing Store
    -I learned how to NOT be a manager
    -High school – over managed

    2nd job – Teaching
    -Mentor teach – said don’t go into teaching…it’s too hard right now
    -Became a camp director –

    3rd job – Became a filmmaker w/ his dad
    -Discover the future – The Issue of Paradigms – his dad’s filmed
    -Became a world-wide bestseller in 90s
    -Saw Flashdance – saw how people cherished their job and did it with passion
    -Wanted to make film about people doing job w/ passion
    -We spend more times at our places to work than with our friends, family, hobbies, outdoors, places of worship, and more.
    -Need to bring your whole self to work

    Then saw Fish market in Seattle
    -Giving high fives, bear hugs, throwing fish, catching one hands
    -The place he was searching for where people were connected to what they do
    -Real people, not fake
    -Find ways to play

  • #112204

    Douglas G. Detling

    Actually, Steve, I think the conference had a different overall theme–employee engagement. All three keynote sessions for the three days were centered on this topic. BTW, thanks for participating, and hosting the GovLoop reception. It was great!

  • #112202

    Douglas G. Detling

    I have posted my summary of the three keynote presentations from the IPMA-HR conference:


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