Professional Development Best Practices for Government

Adapting to change is a critical part of professional development. So is improving communications across teams, especially in a virtual environment, and managing your career growth while investing in others.

That’s why public servants need practical resources to meet these and other pressing challenges. But where do you start? How do you take those insights and actually put them into action while juggling many other priorities?

Well, even in the midst of change and uncertainty, more than half of the GovLoop community said that professional development and learning new skills is a priority right now.

So we put together this actionable and easy-to-use resource for you to review and start implementing today. In it, you’ll find tips from current and former government employees at different levels in their careers. The best practices are centered around these key areas:

  • Managing a virtual workforce
  • Navigating change
  • Improving communication
  • Embracing diversity
  • Mapping career goals
  • Workforce culture

For each section, we provide a brief summary around the issue, detail tactical steps you can take to respond, and provide you with a team activity or personal resources to begin putting into practice what you learn. Below is a sample slide from the improving communication section of the resource, which you can download in full here.

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