Schedule

 

2014 Next Generation of Government Training Summit Schedule

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

Thursday, July 24th

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
Grand Ballroom Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Office Hours
Grand Ballroom, Salon FG
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Office hours are time slots set aside to provide summit attendees with the opportunity to meet with NextGen experts in 15-minute one-on-one meetings. These meetings are on a sign-up basis and are made available to all attendees in the days leading up to the summit.

Morning Sessions

hosts_509:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome to NextGen
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 123
Steve Ressler, Founder & President, GovLoop (bio)
Ginny Hill, President, Young Government Leaders (bio)

Tangherlini_509:15 AM – 9:35 AM Keynote Speaker: The Innovation Imperative
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 123
Dan M. Tangherlini, Administrator, General Services Administration (bio)

Otto_509:40 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Making a Difference in a Digitally Distracted World
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 123
Kate Otto, Founder & Director, Everyday Ambassador (bio)

DSC0888110:05 AM – 10:25 AM Keynote Speaker: The Purpose Economy
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 123
Aaron Hurst, Chief Executive Officer, Imperative & Author, The Purpose Economy (bio)

10:25 AM – 10:50 AM Break

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Breakout Sessions #1

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

ECQ1_LeadingChangeTrack 1: How Congress and Polarization Are Affecting the Federal Budget
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
Joshua C. Huder, Senior Fellow, Government Affairs Institute (bio)
During this session we will cover trends in budget politics on Capitol Hill over the last few decades. We’ll discuss how polarized congressional politics impacts government spending, and its consequences for federal workers.

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: Leading at the Speed of Trust: The key leadership competency of the new, global economy*
Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Barry Rellaford, Co-author, Slice of Trust (bio)
*Pre-registration required; session is full.
Leaders throughout the world are looking beyond the common view of trust as a soft, social virtue and are now seeing trust as a critical, highly relevant, performance multiplier for organizations. The Leading at the Speed of Trust work session will be facilitated by Barry Rellaford who will show leaders how to: Take responsibility for their own personal credibility; Model trust through specific behaviors that increase trust; Recognize how trust is impacting their key initiatives; and Engage and inspire their people with trust.

ECQ3_ResultsDrivenTrack 3: Project Management Best Practices
Grand Ballroom, Salon B
Paul Gregory, VAAA Program Management and Facilities Management School Vice Chancellor (bio)
Louisa Schaefer, VAAA PM Fellows Program Director (bio)
To be a government leader, you need to learn how to run successful projects in a timely manner, on budget, and within scope. Learn real skills on how to manage the complex challenges, set quality objectives, assess risk, and get stakeholder buy-in to make sure your projects are successful.

ECQ4_BizAcumenTrack 4: Decoding Your Federal Benefits
Grand Ballroom, Salon C
Sarah Hamann, Account Manager, Aetna (bio)
Whether you’re new on the job or a seasoned federal employee, your benefits are tough to understand. Making educated decisions about your benefits is going to not only save you time and energy, but money. Learn exactly what is offered to you, what it all means, and how to take full advantage of your Federal Benefits.

ECQ5_BuildCoalTrack 5: How to Engage in Public-Private Partnerships
Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Kris M. Balderston, Sr. Vice President & Senior Partner, General Manager, FleishmanHillard Washington, D.C. (bio)
Eric Hoplin, Executive Director, Financial Services Roundtable (bio)
Jim Thompson, Director for Innovation, Global Partnership Initiative, Office of the Secretary, Department of State
The challenges of the 21st century not only cut across multiple agencies, they cut across the lines between the public and private sectors. Cybersecurity policies, national innovation policies, evolving intellectual property to digital, and several other topics require us to take U.S. public-private partnerships to the next level. Together we can help our nation address 21st century challenges together. Bring your hot topics to the discussion!

ECQ6_FundCompTrack 6: Build Your Strengths*
Grand Ballroom, Salon J
Paul Allen, Strengths Evangelist, Gallup (bio)
*Pre-registration required; session is full.
Don’t just fix your weaknesses — develop your strengths. Your strengths can improve quickly, especially once you know what they are. Join this session to help you identify what your strengths are and how to harness that knowledge and develop your strengths. Paul Allen, the Strength’s Advocate with Gallup, is an A+ instructor and will help participants better understand their strengths and decipher how they can be applied and leveraged in your day-to-day work. The strength finder assessment is required to determine your top 5 strengths before attending the session.

Lunch Sessions

11:40 AM – 12:05 PM Break with Lunch Buffet

payne_5012:05 PM – 12:10 PM Lightning Speaker: Building Resiliency
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Beth A. Payne, Director, Office of Children’s Issues, Department of State (bio)

Allen_5012:10 PM – 12:20 PM Peek into Strengths
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Paul Allen, Strengths Evangelist, Gallup (bio)

Henderson_5012:20 PM – 12:45 PM Keynote Speaker: Having it All: Lessons from the Frontlines
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Bethany Henderson, Social Entrepreneur (bio)

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Break with Office Hours
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1:15 PM – 2:05 PM Breakout Sessions #2

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

ECQ1_LeadingChangeTrack 1: Design Mindset for Workforce 2020 – Part 1*
Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Melissa Kline Lee, Innovation Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford University d. School (bio)
Molly Moran, Executive Secretariat’s Research and Design Center, State Department (bio)
*Pre-registration required; session is full.
Ever wondered what the *&%! design-thinking is, why it is used by innovators world-wide, and why a design “mindset” is a considered a critical skill for Workforce 2020? Forget the buzz, jump in, and answer “why” for yourself! This hands-on, experiential, experimental design-thinking experience will expose you to the human-centered design mindset, tools and methods taught at Stanford University’s d. school, the LUMA Institute and OPM’s Innovation Lab. The workshop is led by 2013-14 Stanford d. school lecturer (and Stanford’s first Federal Fellow) Melissa Kline Lee and LAB Director, Abby Wilson (formerly of the LUMA Institute).

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: Courageous Followership: Standing Up to and For Our Leaders
Grand Ballroom, Salon C
Ira Chaleff, Founder & President, Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates & Author of Courageous Followership (bio)
Everyone from the Secretary on down is both a leader and a follower. Some followers become partners with their leaders. Others do not. What makes the difference? How do you build the trust that allows you to effectively “speak truth to power”? These skills reduce cynicism and save organizations from serious missteps. It takes a great follower to become a great leader.

ECQ3_ResultsDrivenTrack 3: Create a Culture of Accountability
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
Jeffrey Little, Deputy Performance Improvement Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development (bio)
Building and sustaining a culture of accountability is a key step for high-performing teams. Join Jeff Little and discuss ways to improve performance through a positive, mission-oriented approach to accountability.

ECQ4_BizAcumenTrack 4: All About Acquisition
Grand Ballroom, Salon B
Jennifer Hesch, Attorney, Detailed to Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget (bio)
All government leaders need to know the basics of acquisitions in order to get the most out of their budget. In this session, Jenny will provide an acquisition overview for non-acquisition professionals — all the basics you need to know to buy smart and get services delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

ECQ5_BuildCoalTrack 5: The Path to Influence
Grand Ballroom, Salon J
Matthew Kohut, Managing Partner, KNP Communications & Co-Author, Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential (bio)
Great government leaders know how to negotiate — whether it is negotiating a cross-agency memorandum, an expensive acquisition, or a public-private partnership. In this session, you will learn frameworks and tactical tips to improve your negotiating skills.

Office Hours
Grand Ballroom, Salons FG
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Office hours are time slots set aside to provide summit attendees with the opportunity to meet with NextGen experts in 15-minute one-on-one meetings. These meetings are on a sign-up basis and are made available to all attendees in the days leading up to the summit.

2:05 PM – 2:25 PM Break

2:25 PM – 3:15 PM Breakout Sessions #3

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

ECQ1_LeadingChangeTrack 1: Innovation in Government
Grand Ballroom, Salon B
Hillary Hartley, Deputy Executive Director, Creative Services, 18F (bio)
Tammi Wark Marcoullier, Program Manager, Challenge.gov (bio)
Meaghan Messner, Program Analyst, Office of Public Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development (bio)
Arianne Miller, Deputy Director, The Lab @ OPM (bio)
Lisa Nelson, Open Opportunities Project Lead, Office of Citizen Services and innovative Technologies, General Services Administration (bio)
Noha Gaber, Acting Director, Internal Communications, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & Founder, EPA Emerging Leaders Network (moderator) (bio)
Co-led by a diverse group of federal employees with different but complementary views on innovation in government, this promises to be a lively and highly interactive conversation about the role of technology, empathy, and creativity in our definitions of the “I” word in public serve. Come ready to rumble!

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: Moving Beyond Diversity: Managing Inclusion and Conflict
Grand Ballroom, Salon C
Carmen Medina, Former Director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA (bio)
Anesa “Nes” Parker, Senior Consultant, Federal Strategy & Operations, Deloitte (bio)
Beth Schill, Research Program Manager, Partnership for Public Service (bio)
It’s time to rethink diversity. Latest research on diversity of thought shows how harnessing the connections between individuals and their ideas can help improve problem-solving, mitigate the risk of overlooking critical information, and increase the opportunity for change in their organizations.

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: Leading at the Speed of Trust: The key leadership competency of the new, global economy*
Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Barry Rellaford, Co-author, Slice of Trust (bio)
*Pre-registration required; session is full.
Leaders throughout the world are looking beyond the common view of trust as a soft, social virtue and are now seeing trust as a critical, highly relevant, performance multiplier for organizations. The Leading at the Speed of Trust work session will be facilitated by Barry Rellaford who will show leaders how to: Take responsibility for their own personal credibility; Model trust through specific behaviors that increase trust; Recognize how trust is impacting their key initiatives; and Engage and inspire their people with trust.

ECQ3_ResultsDrivenTrack 3: Customer Service Design Thinking
Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Molly Moran, Executive Secretariat’s Research and Design Center, State Department (bio)
To improve how government delivers customer service, agencies must understand how customer experiences work, how expectations are set and met, and how experiences are perceived and remembered. This session will present the foundations for how meaningful and valuable experiences are defined, designed, and developed for government entities.

ECQ5_BuildCoalTrack 5: New Leadership for Future Global Challenges
Grand Ballroom, Salon J
Gary Barnabo, President, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (bio)
Joshua Marcuse, Founder and Chairman, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (bio)
Millennials are coming of age in the “3i” world: more interconnected, more integrated, and more interdependent than ever before. Increasing complexity and the accelerating velocity of change have created a world that requires new approaches, new partnerships, and new solutions to critical global challenges. This session will explore the skills, attributes, and experiences the next generation of foreign policy leaders must possess to succeed in this world.

ECQ6_FundCompTrack 6: Memos, Meetings and Memes – Communicate All The Ways
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
Michael Lawyer, Special Assistant to the Chief Human Capital Officer at Department of Housing and Urban Development (bio)
Laura Kunkel, Special Assistant, Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development (bio)
Ideas move in so many ways – memos, meetings, memes. In this session, Michael Lawyer will teach some basic communication principals that apply no matter what medium you need to move ideas in. We’ll also provide practical tips on making the most of your written, in person, and social media communication opportunities. You’ve got great ideas, time to get them out!

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break

Afternoon Sessions

windmueller_503:30 PM – 4:00 PM Interactive Workshop with Improv@Work
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
John Windmueller, Organizational Training Manager, Washington Improv Theater (bio)

bray_504:00 PM – 4:15 PM NextGen Public Service Awards Ceremony Recap
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission & NextGen Public Service Award Committee Chairperson (bio)

foster_504:15 PM – 4:20 PM Lightning Speaker: Crowdfunding Diplomacy: The Next Frontier for Government?
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Daniella Foster, Director, Public-Private Partnerships, Department of State (bio)

johnston_504:25 PM – 4:55 PM Closing Keynote
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Senator Mike Johnston, Colorado State Senate (bio)

hosts_504:55 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Comments
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Steve Ressler, Founder & President, GovLoop (bio)
Ginny Hill, President, Young Government Leaders (bio)

Friday, July 25th

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
Grand Ballroom Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Office Hours
Grand Ballroom, Salon FG
Office hours are time slots set aside to provide summit attendees with the opportunity to meet with NextGen experts in 15-minute one-on-one meetings. These meetings are on a sign-up basis and are made available to all attendees in the days leading up to the summit.

Morning Sessions

Buckner_509:00 AM – 9:10 AM Day Two Energy Boost
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Stephen Buckner, Assistant Director of Communications, US Census Bureau (bio)

johnson_509:10 AM – 9:35 AM Keynote Speaker: Where There Is A Why, There Is A Way
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Whitney Johnson, Author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare To Dream (bio)

miah_509:35 AM – 9:40 AM Lightning Speaker: Beat Your Secret Confidence Killer
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Kiyona Miah, Program Analyst, Census Bureau (bio)

smith_m_509:40 AM – 10:05 AM Keynote Speaker: The Road to Success: No EZ Pass in the HOV
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Michael Smith, Director, Social Innovation Fund, Corporation for National and Community Service (bio)

ArchuletaOfficial_5010:05 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Federal Service: A mission of public service for the Next Generation
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Director Katherine Archuleta, Office of Personnel Management (bio)

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Break

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM Breakout Sessions #4

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

ECQ1_LeadingChangeTrack 1: Lean In, Leading as the Youngest
Grand Ballroom, Salon C
Kelly Jin, Co-Founder, Consequi (bio)
Kevin Richman, Communications Lead, Office of Integrated Tech Services, FAS-GSA (bio)
Dawn Brown, Procurement Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency (bio)
Are you one of the youngest in your workplace? Learn to better navigate your office, identify and capitalize on your strengths as a young government employee, and expand your role. Hear first-hand from young government leaders across government on their successes and challenges and ask your questions. Through this session you will learn to establish credibility, influence through communication, and lead from your level.

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: Prepare for Crucial Conversations
Grand Ballroom, Salon B
Hellen G. Hillegass, Performance Development Consultant (bio)
From Helen Hillegass, we will learn that there are really only three ways of tackling a difficult conversation: 1) Deal with it well 2) Face it head-on and fail or 3) Avoid it altogether. It’s time to deal with it well and enhance your conflict management skills. In this session we will do just that!

ECQ3_ResultsDrivenTrack 3: Analytics & Decision Making: Taking the Pulse of the World
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
Jon Clifton, Managing Director, Gallup World Poll (bio)
Gallup has recently assembled the most comprehensive data set on how people around the world are doing. This data set, which consists of data Gallup has collected worldwide, is now available through a custom-built technology known as Gallup Analytics. This session will explore Gallup’s new technology, which is available to U.S. government leaders to give them the pulse of the world on issues like well-being, law and order, food and shelter, institutions and infrastructure, and brain gain – all right at their fingertips.

ECQ4_BizAcumenTrack 4: What Every Federal Employee Needs to Know About the Budget
Grand Ballroom, Salon J
Jon Stehle, Senior Analyst, Government Accountability Office (bio)
“Just follow the money.” To get anything done in government, you need to understand how the money flows to get the resources necessary for your projects. Yet, the budget process can be confusing. You are often planning years in advance and have to account for the difference between appropriations, apportionments, and allotments. In this session, we’ll provide the foundation you need to understand the budget process.

ECQ5_BuildCoalTrack 5: Turn passion into your next position: How sharing your ideas builds partnerships and networks to advance your career
Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Jon Baliles, 1st District City Council, Richmond, Virginia (bio)
Jon Baliles has been an avid blogger since blogging became blogging. His shared passion to make Richmond a better city has built friendships, partnerships and expanded his network of influence that has shaped and built his career. Through his sharing of his ideas and passion, Jon has built credibility, experience and created a sense of community that has advanced his career. Hear from an experienced government professional and elected official in how to best align your passions to advance yourself. Whether you are the creator of new ideas, voice of change, or collaborator of others ideas, the impact of sharing your ideas can take you to new heights.

ECQ6_FundCompTrack 6: The Story of Your Life: How Who You Are Can Be What You Do
Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Beth Flores, Founder, Groove Leadership Lab (bio)
We are the main characters of the stories of our lives. Every day, we write another page of the narrative. What story are you writing when you go to work every day? What stories do you need to modify to be and do your best? Government service is a rich opportunity to make a positive impact on others and on the world. It requires strength of character and an intrinsic sense of direction that sustains your energy to move over and around the hurdles in the system. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to harvest your own story “seeds” and build your presence at work by finding your authentic voice. Stories have the power to teach, inspire others and strengthen organizational cultures. Isn’t it time you discovered yours?

Office Hours
Grand Ballroom, Salons FG
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Office hours are time slots set aside to provide summit attendees with the opportunity to meet with NextGen experts in 15-minute one-on-one meetings. These meetings are on a sign-up basis and are made available to all attendees in the days leading up to the summit.

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Break with Lunch Buffet

Lunch Sessions

Gunia_5012:00 PM – 12:05 PM Lightning Speaker: The Next BIG Thing: Business School and Government
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Brian Gunia, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University (bio)

secondmuse_5012:05 PM – 1:00 PM Transforming Your Agency Through Open Innovation
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
J. Roxann T. Stafford, SecondMuse’s Open Innovation Group (bio)
Neisan Massarrat, Lead for SecondMuse’s Open Innovation Group (bio)

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Break with Office Hours
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Office hours are time slots set aside to provide summit attendees with the opportunity to meet with NextGen experts in 15-minute one-on-one meetings. These meetings are on a sign-up basis and are made available to all attendees in the days leading up to the summit.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Breakout Sessions #5

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

ECQ1_LeadingChangeTrack 1: Strategy to Task: The Theory of Change Concept for Setting Organizational Goals and Achieving Them
Grand Ballroom, Salon J
Joshua Marcuse, Founder and Chairman, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (bio)
Most of us associate organizational success with achieving goals. Fair enough. But how do you know if your goals are the right ones? How can we be sure our goals — and the time, attention, and resources we dedicate to achieving them – are connected to our strategy? How can we measure tangible progress toward achieving an intangible mission? The “Theory of Change” Model of strategic planning answers these questions. It can also help you to decide where to allocate resources or cut them, how to eliminate distractions, and show everyone on your team his or her role in achieving not only organizational goals, but meaningful change.

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: How to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence
Grand Ballroom, Salon C
Ginny Hill, Agency Coordinator for the Presidential Management Fellows, National Institutes of Health (bio)
Tom Fox, Vice President for Leadership and Innovation, Partnership for Public Service
Take the time to identify, evaluate, and control your emotions as well as better understand those of others. By being more emotionally intelligent you can relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.

ECQ3_ResultsDrivenTrack 3: Enhance your Digital Communication Strategy
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
Mary Yang, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, GovDelivery (bio)
Sid Burgess, Solutions Consultant, GovDelivery
How do agencies communicate in an era of social media and smartphones? Join this session to hear case studies of how agencies are getting their messages out across Facebook, Twitter, and mobile devices to deliver mission value in a cost-effective manner. We will also discuss the Digital Government Strategy and how agencies are meeting mandates around mobile-first and APIs.

ECQ4_BizAcumenTrack 4: How to Rock at Workplace Recognition*
Grand Ballroom, Salon B
Hellen G. Hillegass, Performance Development Consultant (bio)
*Pre-registration required; session is full.
When should recognition and reward be linked? How can you acknowledge extraordinary behavior? In this session we will explore when recognition is deserved, when it’s felt as a true honor, and how we can begin recognizing our peers in a proper and meaningful fashion.

ECQ5_BuildCoalTrack 5: Purposeful Networking
Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Dave Uejio, Strategy Program Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (bio)
David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission (bio)
Networking is a critical function for a successful career, and every individual must carefully select networking opportunities to maximize returns. This session will discuss the importance of networking and how to use this tool to grow and sustain your personal connections.

2:20 PM – 2:45 PM Break

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM Breakout Sessions #6

Tracks are aligned with OPM’s ECQs. Not all tracks will be present in each breakout session time slot. Please allow yourself the opportunity to master many skills while attending NextGen.

ECQ1_LeadingChangeTrack 1: Design Mindset for Workforce 2020 – Part 2*
Grand Ballroom, Salon K
Melissa Kline Lee, Innovation Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford University d. School (bio)
Abby Wilson, Directs The LAB @ OPM (bio)
*Pre-registration required; session is full.
Ever wondered what the *&%! design -thinking is, why it is used by innovators world-wide and why a design “mindset” is a considered a critical skill for Workforce 2020? Forget the buzz, jump in, and answer “why” for yourself! This hands-on, experiential, experimental design-thinking experience will expose you to the human-centered design mindset, tools and methods taught at Stanford University’s d. school, the LUMA Institute and OPM’s Innovation Lab. The workshop is led by 2013-14 Stanford d. school lecturer (and Stanford’s first Federal Fellow) Melissa Kline Lee and LAB Director, Abby Wilson (formerly of the LUMA Institute).

ECQ2_Leading PeopleTrack 2: Bridging the Generation Gap
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
Alex Tremble, Founder & CEO, GPS Leadership Solutions (bio)
Jerry Gidner, Tribal Team Lead, Government Sector, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Department of the Interior (bio)
Elizabeth Rojas Levi, Deputy Director of Regulatory Policy and Executive Branch Liaison, Federal Affairs Office, Governor Rick Scott (bio)
Velicia D. Woods, Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (bio)
With four generations spanning our government workforce, it’s time to identify where our generation can make an impact for building successful teams. Let’s leverage the information captured in the 2013 Viewpoint Survey and embrace the diversity in each generation. We can build on the positive skill sets and attributes within each generation to further collaboration and cooperation.

ECQ4_BizAcumenTrack 4: Tech Tips & Tricks
Grand Ballroom, Salon C
Isaiah Joo, Program Analyst, Office of eDiplomacy, Department of State (bio)
Prezi as an alternative to PowerPoint. Google Drive as a means to collaborate on documents in realtime. GitHub as a way to share your code with the world. Know that person in the office who always has the best tech tips? In this session, you will learn different ways to be more effective at work with these tips, websites, and shortcuts to get the job done and better accomplish your agency’s mission.

ECQ5_BuildCoalTrack 5: Bring NextGen to your Agency
Grand Ballroom, Salon B
Emily Dougherty, Special Assistant, Environmental Protection Agency & Chief Steward, EPA’s Emerging Leaders Network (bio)
Russell Maltempo, Project Manager, IT Specialist, Delivery Management Branch, DIT, FDIC (bio)
Lorena Molina-Irizarry, Hispanic Employment Outreach Manager, Human Resources Division, Census Bureau, Department of Commerce (bio)
Laura Kunkel, Special Assistant, Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development (bio)
Want to create change in your organization but lack authority, resources, or a way to get started? This session will cover the basics of starting a bottom-up transformation. A panel, comprised of those who have started groups within their agency, will discuss how you and your peers can become a community of change-makers, win executive sponsorship, and manage grass-roots change projects to make your agency more responsive, effective, and fun.

ECQ6_FundCompTrack 6: Government Ethics – Is It Worth The Risk?
Grand Ballroom, Salon J
Brad Khaner, Government Ethics Specialist, Office of Government Ethics
Being a public servant comes with a lot of responsibility. Come get a crash course in government ethics and how you can abide by those rules to still create change in government. Don’t be afraid of the unknown, learn so you can have more opportunity in an honest manner.

Office Hours
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Office hours are time slots set aside to provide summit attendees with the opportunity to meet with NextGen experts in 15-minute one-on-one meetings. These meetings are on a sign-up basis and are made available to all attendees in the days leading up to the summit.

3:35 PM – 4:00 PM Break

Afternoon Sessions

Bott_504:00 PM – 4:05 PM Lightning Speaker: Lessons Learned As A Drug Dealer In Federal Prison
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Quinn Bott, Staff Pharmacist, Public Health Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons (bio)

State of STEM (SoSTEM) Address4:05 PM – 4:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Harnessing American Ingenuity through Open Innovation
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Cristin Dorgelo, Assistant Director, Grand Challenges, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (bio)

hoehn_504:30 PM – 4:55 PM Keynote Speaker: Introducing the X-Corp: Exit Strategy Thinking
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Rob Hoehn, Chief Executive Officer, Ideascale (bio)

hosts_504:55 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Comments
Arlington Ballroom Salons 123
Steve Ressler, Founder & President, GovLoop (bio)
Ginny Hill, President, Young Government Leaders (bio)