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10 Cool Sessions You Need to Attend

10 Cool Sessions You Need to Attend

We just released this year’s schedule and wanted to share 10 of our favorite sessions, all of which are tied to OPM Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and offer continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

  1. Build Your Strengths
    We’ll give you a code to take Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment and you’ll learn how to utilize your top five strengths in your role.
  2. Make the Most of Your Gov Career
    Government has over 1.8 million different jobs in more than 80 agencies and departments. Figuring out where you fit can be a challenge. In this session, you’ll learn how to maneuver in your career to find your niche.
  3. Empower Your Team to Succeed
    What if all of the people on your team were at the same level as your top performer? In this session, you’ll learn how to utilize your team’s diverse strengths to make them more successful.
  4. Leading from the Middle
    Being in middle management is tough – you have to master leading up and down. This session will help you learn how to overcome challenges and communicate effectively with direct reports and superiors.
  5. Critical Conversations
    It’s impossible to avoid difficult conversations at work. In this session, you’ll enhance your conflict management skills through interactive scenarios. You’ll gain confidence and overcome a defensive nature to handle conflict with ease.
  6. Rebels at Work: Leading Change from Within
    Struggling to make changes at work or convince management to take action? This session will help you refine your innovative ideas to put them into action without the risk.
  7. Create a Startup Culture in Government
    Government has some pretty awesome ‘start-up’ agencies like 18F and CFPB. But you don’t have to work at one of these agencies to bring a startup culture to your own work environment. In this session you’ll learn how to break the status quo and build a startup mentality.
  8. Understanding Project Funding
    Money makes the world go around. You have to keep your project funded and off the cutbacks chopping block. In this session, you’ll learn how gov allocates money to help you maximize the chances of getting your project funded.
  9. Preparing for Leadership Positions
    Baby boomers are retiring, which means you may be moving into a management position. Learn how to position yourself for a leadership role and prepare for the future.
  10. Design Thinking Immersion
    Hone your creativity to solve problems with design thinking techniques. In this session, you’ll learn how to hold your own design thinking workshops by participating in a real-world example.

Are you planning to attend this year? What session are you most looking forward to? Let us know by tweeting @NextGenGov @YGLNational using #NextGenGov.