2013 Schedule

2014 NextGen Training Schedule is being created and will be available no later than February 14, 2014.

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM – Arrive, Eat, and Network

NextGen12OfficeHoursCome to the summit a little early. Get settled in, meet new people, process your registration and listen in to the Welcome Session. Here is a glance at what happens during this time:

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Office Hours w/ the experts
9:00 – 9:15 Learn how to best navigate the summit & get the most out of your training.

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM – Keynote Speaker

A Smarter, More Innovative Government
Jennifer Pahlka
Deputy Federal Chief Technology Officer
Program Manager, Presidential Innovation Fellows
Founder of Code for America
RECAP: 6 Lesson’s Learned for Change Agents

9:35 AM - 9:55 AM – Keynote Speaker

linda_curetonUnmasking the Superhero in YOU
Linda Cureton
Former Chief Information Officer
RECAP: How to unlock the superhero within you

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM – Keynote Speaker

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How to Have an Impact Career
Jonny Dorsey
Social Entrepreneur &
Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
RECAP: Five Actions to Advance Government


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM – Breakout Sessions #1

1. Acquisition ABC’s
RECAP: Final Thought: ACQ ABC’s

Marissa Petrusek, FAR Contract Specialist, General Services Administration
Gibson B. Kerr, Deputy Director, Acquisition Support & Operations Analysis Group (ASOA), Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2. Become a Professional Negotiator

Douglas Quartetti, Special Agent, ATF, SRT Crisis Negotiator

3. Harnessing External and Internal Pressures as Opportunities for Change
RECAP: Agents of Change: Harnessing External & Internal Pressures as Opportunities for Change

Joseph Lovett, Producer and Director for the film Going Blind
Steve Ressler, Founder and President, GovLoop
Bill Valdez, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Department of Energy
Linda Jacobs Washington, President and CEO, The Washington Consulting Team
Panel Moderators: Teresa Shea and David Bray

4. How to Work with Difficult Colleagues
RECAP: Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

Fred Soto, Performance, Innovation, and Learning to the Deputy Chief of Staff and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel Management

5. Leading From Within: Aligning Your Values and Aspirations with Action
RECAP: How 2 Live Regret Free

Ben Sands, CEO and founder of Regret Free Life

6. Learn to Consult Like an Expert
RECAP: What can Government Employees Learn from Consultants & RECAP: Learn to Consult Like an Expert

Andrew Feinberg, Chief Strategy Officer (and PIO), Office of the Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Break – Lunch Buffet

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM – Luncheon Welcome

andreas-addison_squareCreating Innovation in Government
Andreas Addison
Civic Innovator
City of Richmond
RECAP: Creating Innovation: “A Field Guide to Herding Cats”

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM – Keynote Speaker

The Scarcity Solution
Jeff Freeland Nelson
Founder & CEO
Play from Scratch
RECAP: What Kids Can Teach Us About Work


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM – Breakout Sessions #2

1. Agile Project Management: Leading Change One Project at a Time

Brent Bushey, IT Program Manager, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security

2. Creating Innovation in Government
RECAP: Creating Innovation in Government

Andreas Addison, Civic Innovator, City of Richmond
Philip Ashlock, Civic Agency
Thomas Houston, Fuse Corps Fellow, City of Richmond
Dan Hoffman, Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County
Marina Martin, Presidential Innovation Fellow

3. Diversity’s New Frontier
RECAP: Diversity’s New Frontier

Anesa “Nes” Diaz-Uda, Senior Consultant, Federal Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting
Jason Matheny, Program Manager, IARPA
Carmen Medina, Specialist Leader in Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting
Beth Schill, Research Program Manager, Partnership for Public Service

4. Enterprise 2.0 in the Federal Government: Building an Integrated Skills-Set for Smashing Silos and Improving Performance
RECAP: Enterprising 2.0 and the Smashing of Silos

Daniel de la Morena, Knowledge Management Officer, Global Knowledge Office, International Finance Corporation
Deb Green, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Corporate Communications, Federal Aviation Administration
Kerry Ann O’Connor, Innovation Catalyst, Sounding Board Program manager, Department of State
Tiffany L. Smith, Deputy Division Chief, Knowledge Leadership, Office of eDiplomacy, Department of State
Moderator: Noha Gaber, Special Assistant to the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

5. Tips for Storytelling and Stakeholder Engagement

Nick Charney, Public servant, blogger, speaker, digital citizen, father and husband
Kent Aitken, Public servant, writer, and glossy-eyed idealist

6. What Your Boss is Really Looking For (and Thinking)
RECAP: What is Your Boss Really Looking For

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Barbara Pabotoy, Associate Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Treasury
Melanie Stinnett, Deputy Chief Counsel, ATF
Dave Uejio, National President, Young Government Leaders & Lead for Talent Acquisition, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Panel Moderators: Teresa Shea and David Bray


2:45 Pm - 3:45 PM – Breakout Sessions #3

1. Budget Talk 101
RECAP: Get the knowledge you need: Budget Talk 101 – NextGen Recap

Jon Stehle, Senior Analyst, Government Accountability Office
Bill Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board

2. Cross Gov Collaboration – Lessons from Superstorm Sandy
RECAP: Cross Government Collaboration

Laurel A. Blatchford, Chief of Staff, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Desiree Matel-Anderson, Chief Innovation Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
RADM Steven G. Smith USN (Ret), Director Office of Disaster Planning, Small Business Administration

3. Framework to Managing Your Career
RECAP: Happiness is a Balance: Career Advice from Frank DiGiammarino

Frank Digiammarino, Former White House Official

4. How to be a Civilian Employee in a Political World

Stephanie Spence Diamond, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Zelos
Brian Costlow, Former Director of Administration, Department of Energy
Scott J. Cameron, Senior Vice President, R3 Government Solutions
Moderator: Sally Jaggar, Senior Strategic Advisor, Partnership for Public Service

5. Powerful Presentations: Persuasive Pitches, Poignant PowerPoints, and Prezis with Pizzazz
RECAP: How to give an effective presentation

Michael Lawyer, Co-Founder, Under 5, Department of Housing and Urban Development

6. Taking Public-Private Innovations to the Next Level
RECAP: How you can Better Leverage the Resources of the Private Sector & RECAP: The Innovation of Public-Private Partnerships

Nitin Pradhan, CEO and President, Launch Dream
Ken Spedden, Founder, Innovative Solutions Consortium
Bhavya Lal, Science and Technology Policy Institute.
Panel Moderators: Teresa Shea and David Bray.


4:00 PM - 4:15 PM – NextGen Leadership Award

Young Government Leaders and GovLoop are announcing the fourth annual Next Generation of Government Leadership Award for superior public service and achievement. The 2013 NextGen Leadership Award will be given at this year’s Next Generation of Government Summit (July 25th – 26th in Washington DC). As YGL and GovLoop continue to bring together those dedicating their intelligence, exuberance and professional lives to improving and invigorating the public service field, the Next Generation of Government Leadership Award will highlight one such member of a growing cohort of government talent seeking to cut through the red tape holding back efficient and effective governance and public service. Winner Info.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM – Lightning Speakers

Morukian_100x100Creating a Culture of Reflective Leadership
Maria Morukian
State Department

jeleen100x100It Takes a Village to Save the Ark: Experiences in Government and Zoo Collaboration for All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Jeleen Briscoe
Department of Agriculture
RECAP: It Takes a Village to Save the Ark

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Dr. Karla Drenner
Georgia House of Representatives
RECAP: Paint by Numbers

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM – Keynote Speaker

Now! The Case for Young People in Government
Svante Myrick
Mayor of Ithaca, NY
RECAP: Now! The Case for Young People in Government

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Networking Social

Join us at Penn Social and get to know your peers!

8:00 AM - 9:05 AM – Arrive, Eat, Network

NextGen12OfficeHoursCome to the summit a little early. Get settled in, meet new people, process your registration and listen in to the Welcome Session. Here is a glance at what happens during this time:

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Office Hours w/ the experts
9:00 – 9:05 Kick Off Day Two with a little Energy

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM – Keynote Speaker

ryan-allisBringing Silicon Valley to Washington D.C.
Ryan Allis
CEO, Connect.com
Former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iContact
RECAP: 12 Ways to Bring Silicon Valley to DC – NextGen’s Ryan Allis

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM – Lightning Speaker

Rush_100x100Improv 101: A Quick-Start Guide for Feds
Katie Rush
National Institutes of Health
RECAP: Think Fast! How Improv Can Help You Innovate

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM – Keynote Speaker

bryan_sivak_100x100How Technology is Improving HHS
Bryan Sivak
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
RECAP: 3 Ways to Teach People in a Bureaucracy how to Experiment – Keynote from Bryan Sivak


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Workshops

1. Get A LinkedIn Makeover
RECAP: Get a LinkedIn Makeover

Joel Petino, Sales leader, LinkedIn

2. Stronger than All the Armies in the World
RECAP: How Can Leaders Empower Employees to Develop Compelling Ideas? NextGen Recap from Brian Gryth

Brian Gryth, Program Manager of Business Intelligence Center, Colorado Department of State

3. How to Make the Best of Your Government Career
RECAP: How to Make the Best of Your Government Career & RECAP: Where Do I Go From Here

Rachel Dorman, Student Programs, Office of Personnel Management
Stacy Mungo, Budget Officer, County of Los Angeles
Latonia Page, Student Programs Manager, Presidential Management Fellows Program, Office of Personnel Management

4. Managing WorkLife Boundaries
RECAP: Managing WorkLife Boundaries

Kelly Hannum, Director of Global Research Insights, Center for Creative Leadership

5. Office Hours
A selection of speakers and experts will be available for short 15 minute one-on-one sessions with attendees. Yes, it’s just like being back in college and finding your favorite professor during open office hours to brainstorm and glean a little helpful advice.


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM – Breakout Sessions #4

1. Analytics and Decision Making
RECAP: 15 Lessons Learned on How to Leverage Analytics in Your Agency

Christine Heflin, Director of Performance Excellence, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce
Carter Hewgley, FEMAStat Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Jeff Press, Performance Manager, Performance Improvement Council

2. Being the Change, A How-to Guide
RECAP: A How to Guide

Anthony “the Face” Soriano – Management Analyst and perpetual source of inspiration and charm
Jay “Operator” Austin – Program Analyst and builder of systems
Laura “the Voice” Kunkel – Special Assistant and communications guru
Tanya “the All-Knowing” Whippie – Librarian and knowledge pusher
Michael “Another Cup of Coffee” Lawyer – Program Analyst and connector of people (moderator for the session)

3. Build Your Strengths
RECAP: Do you know your strengths?

Paul Allen, Strengths Advocate, Gallup

4. Customer Service Design Thinking
RECAP: What Consumers Want: 4 Principles of Design Thinking

Natalie Foley, VP & COO, peer insight

5. Lose Sight of the Shore: How to be a Next-Generation CIO

Dan Munz, Civic Engagement Professional, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Stacy Kane, Policy Analyst, Mortgage Markets Team, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

6. Networking from the Light Side of the Force
RECAP: Networking from the Light Side of the Force

Dave Uejio, National President, Young Government Leaders & Lead for Talent Acquisition, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Lunch Buffet

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM – Lunch Welcome

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM – Lunch Keynote

geoff_1Identify Your Skill-Will Bull’s-Eye
Geoff Smart
Chairman & CEO, ghSMART
Co-Author, Who: The A Method for Hiring. Who
RECAP: Identify Your Skill Will Bulls-Eye: How to Hire the Right People

1:30 PM - 1:35 PM – Lightning Speaker

Reese_100x100How to Love Your Government Career
Bernetta Reese
Department of Agriculture
RECAP: How to Love Your Government Career


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Breakout Sessions #5

1. Become a Brilliant Communicator
RECAP: How to Become a Brilliant Communicator

Andrew Krzmarzick, Director of Community Engagement, GovLoop

2. Becoming a Great Leader: Inspiring and Building Trust with Employees
RECAP: Becoming a Great Leader

Natalie Elghossain, Center for Government Leadership, Partnership for Public Service
Andrew Marshall, Center for Government Leadership, Partnership for Public Service

3. Enhance your Digital Communication Strategy
RECAP: Enhancing Your Agency’s Digital Strategy

Amanda Eamich, Director of Web Communications, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Department of the Interior
Elizabeth D. Hochberg, Office of General Counsel, General Services Administration
Joseph Porcelli, Director of Engagement Services, GovDelivery & GovLoop

4. HR Tips & Tricks
RECAP: HR Tips & Tricks

Charmaine Gibson, Human Resources Training Specialist, Social Security Administration
Michelle Hudson, Human Capital Operations, Projects and Training
Trevor McKie, Human Resources Specialist, Department of Housing and Urban Development
James Miceli, Management Analyst, Special Initiatives Group, HR Office, National Institutes of Health
Dafna Silberfeld, Human Resources and Workforce Development

5. Strategy to Task: The Theory of Change Concept for Setting Organizational Goals and Achieving Them

Joshua Marcuse, Founder and chairman of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

6. Stress Management 101
RECAP: How Do You Manage Stress? Her are 26 Tips.

Tesha Crockett, Corporate and Community Health Program Manager, Inova HealthSource


3:15 PM - 3:35 PM – Keynote Speaker

Social Entrepreneurship: Global Challenges, American Innovation
Jonathan Greenblatt
Special Assistant to the President &
Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, Domestic Policy Council
RECAP: Social Entrepreneurship: Global Challenges, American Innovation

3:35 PM - 3:55 PM – Keynote Speaker

seth_kahan100x100Seven Key Activities for Getting Innovation Right
Seth Kahan
Executive Advisor on Change, Innovation, and Growth
Author, Getting Change Right & Getting Innovation Right
RECAP: 7 Ways to Get Innovation Right

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM – Keynote Speaker

Alden Stoner Headshot1x1Leading Through Storytelling
Alden Stoner
Vice President, Social Action Film Campaigns
Participant Media
RECAP: Leading Through Storytelling

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM – Summit Close

We’ll wrap up the day with a quick summary and challenge you to share the knowledge learned with your agency.