Sept. 21, 2022 Agenda

Sept. 21, 2022 Agenda

NextGen Government Training Summit:
Supporting and Developing Gov Supervisors

Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 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:

The Future of the Government Workforce

  • Kiran Ahuja, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Positively Negative

  • Stephen Krempl, CEO, Krempl Communications International

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):

Exploring the Complexities of Managing a Hybrid Team

  • Mika J. Cross, Federal Workplace Expert and Workforce Transformation Strategist

How to Evaluate Your DEI Initiatives: What’s Working, What’s Not?

Stuck in the Middle: How to Manage Up and Down

  • Alex Tremble, Podcast Host, The Executive Appeal

How to Speak Your Mind Despite Bureaucracy

  • Love Rutledge, Executive Coach, Host of the FedUpward Podcast; Chief of Staff for Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness

The Role of Communities in Innovation


12:15-12:30 PM ET – Break


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

Your Team Hates You and Here’s Why (and How You Can Fix It)

  • Mary Abbajay, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, The Cubicle Confidential

How to Create a Psychologically Safe team


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):

Burned Out Team? How to Create More Employee Engagement

How to Use Data to Make Your Point

  • Megan R. Huss, Director, Process & Performance Improvement Program, Center for Leadership and Development, Office of Personnel Management

Aligning Your Team for Mission Success

Fail Forward – Overcoming the Fear of Messing Up

  • Michael Lawyer, Director of Human Resource Management, Office of Field Policy and Management, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Budgeting, Paperwork, Administrative Tasks – How to Get Everything Done


2:45-3 PM ET – Break


3-4 PM ET – Closing Keynote Session:

Setting Effective Boundaries – From Work Life to Home Life

  • Tara Dawson McGuiness, Author, Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology

More than a Cheerleader – How to Truly Inspire Your Team