2022 Agenda

NextGen Government Training Summit: Getting Ahead in Gov
Wednesday, May 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET

Attendees Can Earn Up to 5 CPE Credits
Live Captioning Will Be Available

Please review the agenda below to explore the keynotes and sessions planned for the upcoming virtual summit! Please note that session times are listed in EST and the agenda is subject to change. Check back often as we update the agenda with speakers (have a speaker suggestion? Submit it here.).

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10-11 AM ET – Opening Keynote Session:

How to Become a Person of Influence – Without Burning Out

  • Mel Kepler, Coach and Facilitator, LMI

Living in the Gray: How to Make Plans in an Uncertain World

  • Mayor Adrian Perkins, Shreveport, Louisiana

11-11:15 AM ET – Break

11:15 AM-12:15 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 1 (Please plan to attend one of the following five sessions):

How to Identify and Amplify Your Strengths

  • Mel Kepler, Coach and Facilitator, LMI

Peer Delegation: How Do I Manage My Peers?

  • Carolyn Mooney, Instructional Designer, Founder of Enough LLC

Beyond Leaning In: Allyship Across Genders and Generations

  • Melanie Ho, Author, Beyond Leaning In: Gender Equity & What Organizations Are Up Against

Make the Most of Your Day: Time Management Tips & Tricks

  • Andrew ‘AJ’ Kehl, Senior Enlisted Leader, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron, Dover, DE.

Public Entrepreneurship: How to Innovate within Government and Bring New Ideas to the Table

  • Rick Klau, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, State of California
  • Phoebe Peronto, Deputy State Chief Technology Innovation Officer, State of California

12:15-12:30 PM ET – Break

12:30-1:30 PM ET – Lunch Keynote Session:

Creativity + Productivity: How to Get Your Work Done and Still Be Innovative

  • Nicholas Kittle, Author, Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government

Public Service as a Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Success Strategies for a Rewarding Career

  • Theresa M. Szczurek, Author, Pursuit of Passionate Purpose

ReLearning How to Learn: 7 Essential Life Skills

  • Adam C. Bricker, Executive Director, Carolina Cyber Center

1:30-1:45 PM ET – Break

1:45-2:45 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 2 (Please plan to attend one of the following five sessions):

How to Get Your Voice Heard in a Hybrid Setting

  • Treva Smith, Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence College

Making Data Work for You

  • Megan R. Huss, Director, Process & Performance Improvement Program, Center for Leadership Development, OPM

How to Embrace Conflict for Effective Problem Solving

  • Rueben D. Perez, Faculty Member, Federal Executive Institute-Center for Leadership Development/OPM

Using Imposter Syndrome to Your Benefit

  • Sandra Autcher, Manager, Defense Department

Career Planning for Today’s Public Servant

  • Dr. Jamie Crews, Senior Manager, Organizational Development, County of Orange, State of California

2:45-3 PM ET – Break

3-4 PM ET – Closing Keynote Session:

Confront and Eliminate Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

  • Ty Smith, Director of Partnership for the Common Mission Project

Networking: What You’re Doing Wrong and What You Must Start Doing Today

  • Alex Tremble, Podcast Host, The Executive Appeal