How to Break a Negative Culture Cycle

Culture is about social norms and collective regard and we make up the collective. What are we going to do to ensure that our voice, our passion, and our visions are not drowned out by the negative culture cycle created and reinforced by others?

How You Can Make Your Meetings Better

Making a meeting a good one is both a science and an art. There are technical and logistical things you can improve, as well as the artful side – impactful tactics and learned skills to further engage participants and make the atmosphere of the meeting fun and useful.

Performance Appraisal: Partnering With Your Team

It’s annual performance appraisal time for the management team at my agency. Time to think about rating scales and SMART goals. And time to try to remember what everybody did all year. Many managers dread this time of year. In the past I have felt that way, too. Over time I have found a few strategies that […]

Which Sessions Should You Attend at NextGen?

So many sessions, so little time. The Next Generation of Government Training Summit is all about inspiring innovation by providing professional development and leadership opportunities for public servants. With incredible keynote speakers, office hour experts, 30+ trainings and slots for headshots, NextGen is where you want to be to make your dreams about professional development a reality. […]

Meet Your 2018 NextGen Keynote Speakers

The Next Generation of Government Training Summit is officially less than two months away! We’ve been hard at work curating a speaker line up that will leave you invigorated, inspired and re-energized to do your very best as a public servant. So, without further ado, check out some of your NextGen keynote speakers! (We’ll make […]

10 Tips to Help You Get the Budget You Need for Trainings

Training can be a tough sell in today’s environment. Between government shutdowns and tight fiscal budgets, it can almost seem impossible to find the time and money to go to trainings. Even our own GovLoop community members have expressed that their biggest deterrents to attending trainings are a lack of leadership buy-in and a small […]

Essential Training Tips for the Non-Trainer

As a subject matter expert (SME), you know your stuff. But you’re not trained in instructional development or delivery. How do you begin? Even if you are not a trained facilitator, you may be asked to create learning content in order to share your expertise. As a SME, it is understood that you have a more advanced, technical […]