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January 2020

The Current State of Congress

January 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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  In this Professional Development Session, join Dr. Joshua Huder, Senior Fellow of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, as he discusses Congress, the presidency, its effects on the Federal workforce and American politics in 2019 and what’s in store for 2020 and beyond.  Josh joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in 2013. He has taught courses on American government, advanced legislative process, and other American politics courses. He has provided political analysis to several news outlets, including…

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March 2020

Resilience: The Art of Failure, Recovery, and Success

March 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Washington DC, 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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In an ever-changing, uncertain work environment, resilience is a must. Optimism, a positive attitude, emotional intelligence, and the ability to embrace failure positions managers and leaders for success. The impact on mind, body, and organization is not only important, it's measurable. When managers are able to engage in accurate self-assessment and a clear analysis of potential decisions, they are poised for success. This session explores the variables that make up resilience in the human psyche. Participants will examine the complex…

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April 2020

Webinar: Tips for Converting ILT to Virtual Classroom Delivery

April 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

    “Deliver that training online!” It’s easy for your boss (or their boss) to say that, but successfully converting classroom training to the virtual classroom takes work. It’s just similar enough to trick you into thinking it’s easy. But your traditional learning methodologies need a makeover if they're going to work in the virtual classroom. Think about the best virtual sessions you have attended – we bet it was more than lecture and uploaded PowerPoints! This session will explore…

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May 2020

Webinar: Enhancing Stress Resiliency

May 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event

Successful agencies are optimistic and realistic during a crisis. Encouraging stress resilience and stress management practices can greatly help agency employees move from a place of fear to growth. In this interactive and engaging online program, Karen Snyder offers insights, 8 daily practices, and an accountability system, adapted from the work on happiness by Lori Santos, PhD, at Yale University. Learning Objectives: Acknowledge stressors you may be feeling. Understand the research and psychology surrounding stress resiliency. Identify what you can…

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Webinar: The Art and Science of the Virtual Classroom: A Deep Dive into Logistics and Facilitation

May 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Event

  In a previous webinar (recording available here), we explored six key principles of successfully designing for any virtual classroom platform and a blueprint for adapting traditional classroom methodologies for live, online instruction. During this session, in partnership with Cornerstone OnDemand, we will take a closer look at two of the critical elements of the ILT to virtual conversion process: Logistics and Facilitation. This is often where you will find the biggest differences between traditional classroom and virtual classroom delivery.…

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September 2020

Who Moved My Classroom? Going Completely Virtual for Government Trainers

September 18, 2020 @ 7:29 pm
FREE Webinar
Empty classroom from @9_fingers_ via Twenty20

Are you one of the hundreds of government trainers who had to shift all their training online in just a few weeks? Are you facing the challenge of helping your staff create and deliver virtual training? Are you learners suffering from "Zoom fatigue?" Dr. Bill Brantley, longtime government learning and development professional, will help you navigate the new reality of government training. Dr. Brantley will share his experiences from helping a department of 13 learning and development professionals shift rapidly…

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November 2020

Authentic Leadership in a Context of Crisis

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PDP Symposium- Virtual Event

We each have an inner sense that tells us when we are experiencing authenticity, integrity, and congruency. However, that inner knowing can become clouded and distorted by fear. How can leaders provide assurance and confidence to move forward and through a crisis without false promises or blaming and shaming others to provide the the temporary security others may be seeking? Holding the vision and promise of our highest truths in the face of our deepest fears may point a way…

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Discovering Your Own Immunity to Change

November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

In order to begin the change process, it’s important to understand that there are hidden dynamics that prevent change. It is very hard to bring significant change without changes in individual behaviors. When we ask people to change their behaviors we ask them to change the meaning they give to those behaviors as well. That’s hard to do without considering the possibility that we, ourselves must change. The result is that we often fail to manage change despite our best…

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January 2021

The State of Congress and Political Impacts on the Federal Workforce in 2021 and Beyond

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Webinar

2020 and the years leading up to it have created a very divisive and politically challenging environment for a number of Federal employees.  With shifting priorities, Agency consolidation recommendations, budget reductions, resignations of key senior administration officials coupled with a significant increase in departures of senior executive servants, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their work and striving towards achieving their agency’s mission.  Federal employees must remain apolitical at work, but certainly the changing political…

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March 2021

Loving and Laughing Your Way to Leadership

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PDP Symposium- Virtual Event

What’s missing with popular leadership models and frameworks? We’re facing a landscape of federal agencies that are constantly changing – artificial intelligence, five generations in the workplace, and matrixed organizations, to name a few. Leadership models will change. New variables, fancy graphics, and complex frameworks will be introduced every year. It’s guaranteed. But one thing will never change - the need for love and our desire to smile. The heart will never change, nor will the need for connection and…

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