For the past seven years, GovLoop has run our NextGen Leadership Program. The six-month program is designed to help government employees unlock their leadership potential to get to the next step in their careers. In order to achieve that goal, govies are paired with a mentor, participate in multiple online trainings on everything fromthe StrengthsFinders AssessmentRead… Read more »
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We are nearing the holiday season, and for many of us that means heading home to face a family of loving inquisitors. They want to know when you’re getting married. Do you want kids? How is your job? Are you a manager yet? Are you running the agency? Are you basically President yet? While theRead… Read more »
How can you be proactive in pursuing career development opportunities? Here are some tips for how to sell your pitch and increase your chances of success.
Merely attending or participating in these experiences, unfortunately, doesn’t mean that you will automatically see results. So, after attending a training, how do you ensure that you are effectively implementing what you learned and transferring new knowledge to your career?
In a fiscally constrained environment, one of the first things managers cut is the training budget. This is counterproductive because it limits productivity and reduces Employee Engagement (E2). The Sasha Corporation estimated the average cost to hire and train a new employee is over $9,000. An effective training program can improve performance, productivity, and retention.
If there was ever a universal philosophy that transcends barriers of business, industry and government, it is a page I will borrow from our good friends at Disney. Quite simply, ‘everything speaks.’
First, think on this – “We judge ourselves based on our intentions. We judge each other based on observable behaviors.”
Commensurate with the explosion of information technology has been the critical need for local governments to be focused on a coherent message while being nimble in dispersing that message over an ever-expanding network of communications opportunities. Many municipalities and counties are becoming aggressive in their aim, but are still limited by their resources and vision.
Check out these tips to stay on top of professional development this summer.
Do you know what your soft skills are?