In our first two years of Next Generation of Government Training Summit, we found an interesting trend – a number of government agencies sent a whole cohort from a leadership program. By sending groups of 5, 10, or even 50, agencies have been able to quickly train their future leaders.
Additionally, we’ve found a number of other key advantages of sending a cohort:
-Critical mass for ideas – by having a large group of folks learning similar ideas, they can come back to their agency and have enough momentum to make real changes
-Tightens relationships between the cohort – By going through an experience like this together, members of a cohort strengthen their bonds which helps their working relationships to get work done when they get back to the office.
-Position yourself as an agency of choice – I received quite a few comments from Nextgen attendees where they said X agency must be awesome to work as they sent so many young feds to attend. By treating your young feds well, they are more likely to stay with your agency but also they will tell their friends and NextGen attendees will start looking at you as an agency of choice to work
If you are interested in sending a group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for special group discounts.