Posts Tagged: social-learning

GSA Makes Smart Move in Shifting SmartPay Conference to Virtual Event

A couple months ago, an article on the Federal Times caught my attention as it declared, “GSA cancels 2014 Expo, SmartPay goes virtual.” Curious, I reached out to the GSA SmartPay team to learn more about their move from in-person to online for this event. Below is a summary of my interview with them. Q1:… Read more »

10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted

I just finished reading a brand new report released by Katie Parris and Mario Morino of the Morino Institute entitled, “Just in Time: The Beyond-the-Hype Potential of E-Learning” – and I plan to give it a re-read sometime soon! If you are interested in advancing your career or are responsible for helping others to do… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Government Training in 2014 and Beyond

When it comes to improving government training programs, “it’s a journey, not a destination,” said Mike Casey, Chief Learning Officer of the General Services Administration (GSA). Based on a recent conversation with Casey, I picked up 5 tips I wanted to pass along to people involved in government training activities. 1. Don’t Forget the Future…. Read more »

Online Training: 5 Takeaways from a Social Learning Experiment

This summer, GovLoop hosted its first ever multi-week social online training, called “Your Path to Leadership: Mastering Core Competencies to Get Ahead in Government.” The course examined 10 traits of a great leader, each of which corresponded to one of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the Senior Executive Service (SES). The course consisted of… Read more »

Are the Experts in Cubicles or Classrooms? (PREZI)

I just wrapped up sharing this presentation with some folks as part of the George Washington University Senior Leader Program…details later, but wanted to embed the presentation right away so they (and you!) could have a link: NOTE: I also posted a 2-part series that is the presentation-as-a-blog-post : – Part 1: https://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/stop-learning-the-hard-way – Part… Read more »

Social Software Lessons from the Government and Military

One thing that people often find surprising when I’m talking to them about social learning and communities, is when they find out how government and military organizations are really leading the way when it comes to actually using Web 2.0 tools and making an impact within their organizations. Hands down, government organizaitons are the ones… Read more »