May 15, 2024 Agenda

Ready for sixteen different sessions focused on the skills and concepts public servants like you need to advance in their careers? We’ve curated a jam-packed agenda around the topics that matter most to government employees like you. Now the difficult part: which sessions will you join on May 15?

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 or interested in being a speaker yourself? Check out the Call for Speakers info here.

And don’t forget to register!

NextGen Government Training Virtual Summit:
Maximize Your Career Potential

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET/7 a.m.-1 p.m. PT
Attendees Can Earn Up to 5 CPE Credits
Live Captioning Will Be Available

10-11 AM ET/7-8 AM PT – Opening Keynote Session (1 CPE Credit):

3 Ways to Make Your Boss Shine…And Why That Matters

Your own personal work performance is usually the focus – making sure you’re hitting your deadlines and deliverables. But there’s a lot of value in going beyond your day-to-day responsibilities and helping your boss look good. In this keynote session, you’ll learn why you should go the extra mile to support your boss, and how in turn, that can make you a stronger employee.

Finding Purpose and Meaning: How Different Roles Can Guide Your Career

Career growth is rarely linear. In fact, each twist and turn on your career journey contributes to your overall unique insights and experience as a public servant. In this engaging keynote session, we’ll explore how embracing new opportunities, roles or responsibilities can truly heighten your professional purpose.


11-11:15 AM ET/8-8:15 AM PT – Break


11:15 AM-12:15 PM ET/8:15-9:15 AM PT – Breakout Session Round 1 (1 CPE Credit):

Building Your Brand: What’s Your Value Proposition?

What are your core values as a professional? What do you bring to the table each day? This breakout session will help you explore what truly matters to you as an individual in the workforce, and how to effectively communicate that to your colleagues and supervisors. You’ll also learn how to establish your personal brand so that you can carry it with you throughout your career.

Key Takeaway: You’ll learn how to define your personal brand and how to effectively communicate it to your supervisor and colleagues.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions

You Have an Idea: Here’s How to Confidently Share It

Pitching an idea can make anyone feel vulnerable. What if it doesn’t land correctly or people only see the flaws? In this breakout session, we’ll hear from a career expert about how to get over the fear and risk we associate with putting new ideas out there.

Key Takeaway: You’ll learn how to clearly communicate and advocate for your ideas – and yourself.

ECQ 3: Results Driven

How Managers Can Create Psychological Safety at Work

Numerous studies have shown the negative impact that a lack of trust and support can have on employees. Managers and supervisors are responsible for creating and fostering a culture of psychological safety so that teams can thrive and perform. This breakout session will show you how to do that.

Key Takeaway: You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of how to create a culture of psychological safety on your team.

ECQ 2: Leading People

Where AI Can Help You Do Your Job Better – And Where It Can’t

Artificial intelligence is arguably the hottest tech trend to impact government this year. However, along with all this buzz comes misinformation and confusion: Exactly how will AI impact the work you do each day – from daily tasks to your agency’s mission? Hear from an AI expert about how AI is poised to affect daily operations, and what likely won’t change at all.

Key Takeaway: This session will provide practical information about how AI will directly impact work in the public sector.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen

Mentoring and Coaching: How to Make It Impactful

The best mentoring relationships can have an invaluable impact on your career. But what does this look like in reality? How can you find an appropriate mentor or coach, and how can you make your interactions meaningful? We’ll cover qualities to look for in a mentor and ways to deepen your relationship to get the professional guidance you need.

Key Takeaway: You will walk away knowing what to look for in a mentor and best practices for making it a meaningful relationship.

ECQ 1: Leading Change


12:15-12:30 PM ET/9:15-9:30 AM PT – Break


12:30-1:30 PM ET/9:30-10:30 AM PT – Lunch Keynote Session (1 CPE Credit):

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 3 Signs You’ve Plateaued in Your Role

Do you have a sneaking suspicion you might have outgrown your current role? Before you take the jump and leave a job, there are a few thing you should seriously consider. We’ll speak with a career expert during this keynote session to unveil three tell-tale signs it’s time to move on.

Advocating for Yourself During Change

With a presidential election looming on the horizon, stress and anxiety about an Administration change is likely to creep in. How will your work change? What will priorities be? This keynote session will focus on not only how to get through periods of change, but how to come out on the other side a stronger employee.


1:30-1:45 PM ET/10:30-10:45 AM PT – Break


1:45-2:45 PM ET/10:45-11:45 AM PT – Breakout Session Round 2 (1 CPE Credit):

Creating and Maintaining Wellbeing in the Workplace

We know that healthy and happy people are better employees, so it’s time to prioritize wellbeing in the workplace. Either as an individual contributor or manager, this breakout session will help you better understand how to incorporate wellness into your daily schedule and work life. You’ll also learn how to set boundaries and protect yourself from burnout.

Key Takeaway: You’ll learn how to identify and prioritize wellness practices to improve productivity and wellbeing at work.

ECQ 1: Leading Change

Reverse Engineer Your Career: Map Where You Want to Go

What do your career goals look like five or 10 years from now? Are you in a different role, organization or field? In this breakout session, you’ll learn how to set long-term goals and work backward from them, creating and effective career plan for the future.

Key Takeaway: You’ll learn how to define your future career goals and how to create a plan to achieve them.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen

How to Lead Without the Title

You’re strategic, thoughtful and dedicated – but you don’t have a leadership title. How can you demonstrate influence among your peers? This breakout session will explore how to flex your leadership and peer delegation skills even without a senior title.

Key Takeaway: You will gain practical knowledge about how to influence and collaborate with your peers without the authority of a senior title.

ECQ 2: Leading People

Putting DEIA Into Practice – Even if You Aren’t a Manager

Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) is a practice that needs support from all levels of your organization, not just those in management positions. Learn how to champion DEIA efforts at your agency, no matter your role.

Key Takeaway: This breakout session will explore the ways in which you can be a DEIA advocate.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions

Customer Experience Is Everyone’s Job (And Why It Can Help Your Career)

Do you consider yourself a CX professional? Why or why not? The truth is, every government employee should think of themselves as a customer experience expert. This breakout session will feature a CX thought leader who will share why this skillset is crucial for public servants looking to advance their careers.

Key Takeaway: You’ll learn why customer experience is a critical skill for all public servants and how to incorporate it into your daily work.

ECQ 3: Results Driven


2:45-3 PM ET/11:45 AM-12 PM PT – Break


3-4 PM ET/12-1 PM PT – Closing Keynote Session (1 CPE Credit):

Why Public Service Matters – Lean Into the Mission

If you’ve ever experienced burnout, work fatigue or lost signt of what drives you in your public service career, it’s time to reset and focus on the mission. In this inspiring closing keynote session, you’ll hear from a government thought leader about how to dig deep and let mission be the guiding force for making your career in government matter.

Let’s Grab a Coffee: How to Network

Who knew coffee could be such a powerful networking tool? Even tea lovers should take note: Meeting for coffee and focusing on your individual relationships can make all the difference in helping you land that next role or learn more about a field you want to be in. Join us for this closing keynote session to learn all the tips and tricks for effective networking.


 

 

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