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June 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm #182304
Link to the event flyer: http://younggov.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/YGL-Speaker-Series-and-Food-Drive.pdf
Don’t forget your canned food donation!
April 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm #177725
The White House issued an Executive Order in August 2011, establishing a government-wide initiative to bring better diversity to the Federal workforce. Have you heard of it and is it working?
Executive Order 13583– Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce | The White House: http://wh.gov/D8y @whitehouse
April 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm #177729
Totally forgot about that scene from Anchor Man! I think we need to open the panel with that clip…
March 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm #176894
What do you guys think about Federal agencies participating in more reality shows to improve image? Something like Undercover Boss would do well.
March 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm #176898
Sounds like a YGL mission… getting out there and putting a TRUE face to government workers. Join us!
February 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm #176740
Thanks for the reminder Tayo! I think it’s easy for people to point out notable figures in history that inspire, and we should definitely recognize them, but we can also take closer looks at our own families. Our YGLers seem to be well educated with great careers. Somewhere back in time, a family member most likely made good choices and faced obstacles with the tenacity and bravery you mention, getting us to where we are today. Your post reminds me of that someone in my family.
I can’t wait for the diversity panel session at NextGen+ Los Angeles on April 22nd! It will be awesome to hear similar stories with a government twist from representatives of diverse government groups in LA.
January 20, 2013 at 10:37 pm #175474
How about OPM recreates their innovation lab in a breakout room, complete with their facilitators? NextGen attendees submit agency problems beforehand. The lab does realtime problem solving during the two days and you can sign up to be a part of the sessions.
OPM’s innovation lab spurs new way of problem-solving http://is.gd/sbqmwK
January 17, 2013 at 12:34 am #175494
- Something to incorporate: a morning run through DC, past the big monuments or a training session in the hotel gym before one of the days. Work/life balance and managing stress could be the topic… May be suited more for those traveling to NextGen (like me!) and I’m sure you guys have those numbers. I know you have some GovLoop/GovDelivery runners as well. My first trip to DC as a Fed was for NextGen 2011. Very inspiring getting to see everything outside of the hotel too. A good way to incorporate a work/life balance session with seeing the city. I bet one of the Healthcare vendors would provide healthy snacks, etc. or a yoga instructor during one of the sessions. We have a SoCal Feds Get Fit group in Los Angeles and BC/BS will provide a lot of the resources for us.
- SES feedback. Having an SES panel give honest feedback to Gen X, Gen Y and Millennial attendees about behavior in the workplace. Briefly touched on it during a session last year and kind of funny when an SESer told the audience to “slow down, stop texting me, and no I don’t want to be your Facebook friend.”
December 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm #174068
Here ya go via the Wall Street Journal!
November 28, 2012 at 8:27 am #173747
Before kids or after kids? 🙂
I used to be that guy in the office on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was always nice and quiet. Got a lot done. I still work that Friday – just now it’s at home, on my laptop for a couple of hours in the morning, sitting on the couch while kids get their cartoon fix.
Here are two good GovLoop discussions on work-life balance:
October 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm #171768
With my agency (and most Federal agencies) being very DC centered, email was oddly quiet yesterday and I am sure it will be today as well. I also noticed a different way to help out as a Fed on the west coast. There were opportunities to take on virtual responsibilities and help those colleagues on the east coast unable to work. Do what you can!
October 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm #171247
There is a world outside of the Los Angeles Air Force Base, you know… Perspective is always good. Building relationships face-to-face is even better.
October 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm #170803
I just might have to do a NextGen+ tour of the country…
September 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm #169897
45… Gen X in the house!
Great find Allison!
September 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm #169457
First, if I’m still alive when this LA rail network actually comes to fruition, I just might fall over and die. Born and raised in LA, it’s so hard to imagine public transportation to this extent. It would be epic.
But it would also be the biggest idea, physical size and community involvement, someone has championed and accomplished in LA.
I would just add to your discussion – you may not have the luxury of a team of staff like the Mayor of Los Angeles, so be ready to put in some hours and have some energy. It helps to truly believe in your idea and have the ability to envision the result which will continually feed your motivation and drive.
There are also great resources on the internet that can help you rally your community. Check out NationBuilder.com or HeyNeighbor.com to start organizing and gain momentum in your community. I watched my wife and a couple of neighbors start a neighborhood association last year – it’s a fairly easy and good place to start building a network in your community.
Communities only get better with citizen involvement. It makes average communities good, and good communities better. It takes just one individual, with one idea, to have a lasting impact on an entire community and for generations to come.
Get to it!