It’s time to start planning your professional development in 2017 with GovLoop’s updated list of the best government conferences.
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Can we break the cycle of no follow-up and truly make the conferences we attend worth the time and resources that we and our agencies invest?
If you’ve been looking for events that can expand your education, connect you to new people, and boost your career, this list of conferences is for you.
Let me propose a lower impact method to develop a valuable professional network and advance your career – join an industry association.
This list should help you plan for 2016 and start advocating for those precious professional development dollars. Here you’ll find brand new events you might want to check out as well as established events that might be new to you. Many are essential conferences that those working in government cannot do without.
How do people make the most of conferences they attend? I decided to ask my friends and colleagues for their insight and here are some of the great tips they offered.
Conferences offer a unique experience to hear from experts, to network with colleagues in your industry, and to facilitate ongoing learning. However, you won’t make the most of the opportunity by simply showing up. Here are a few tested methods for ensuring you not only arrive, but thrive at your next conference. Make connections beforehand… Read more »
I’ve been to a lot of conferences over the years, as a speaker and as an attendee. I know a lot of people who go to them, I’ve talked about them as a “thing” (i.e. are they worthwhile or not) and I’ve been the subject of many marketing pitches to either cover them or attend…. Read more »
A mentor of mine once told me about an important distinction when deciding how to spend one’s finite work time. A focus on the day-to-day fixing of issues, meeting with clients, and delivering the deliverables was spending time “in the business.” Getting your head up out of the weeds to see where you were headed,… Read more »
There are so many worthwhile education, learning, and networking events for government employees in 2015. How do you choose? This list of the best government conferences will help you pick the ones that provide the richest professional development opportunities. Since GovLoop’s last roundup of government conferences in 2013, there’s been quite a bit of turnover in events and conferences in the… Read more »