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2022 Virtual Summit Details

2022 Virtual Summit Details

2022 is the 13th year GovLoop has hosted the NextGen Government Training Summit and this year we’re thrilled to announce some pretty big changes.

We are excited to offer two dates for the virtual summit this year; both dates will be free to all attendees.

May 11, 2022: NextGen Government Virtual Training Summit: Getting Ahead in Your Career

Sept. 18, 2022: NextGen Government Virtual Training Summit: Supporting and Developing Gov Supervisors

By hosting the Summit twice in 2022, we are hoping to better meet the needs of our community. Based on the wide variety of experience levels and goals of the NextGen community, we are offering one free virtual summit aimed at supporting public servants who are in the beginning or starting stages of their careers in public service. The second virtual summit will focus on supporting government employees who are supervisors or further along in their career journeys.

Both virtual summits are free to attend and registration is open to all. We are excited to move forward with this next iteration of our flagship professional development event. By eliminating the registration cost, we are hoping to create a bigger and more inclusive training event than we’ve ever offered. We can’t wait for you to be a part of it.

So, what does this mean for you? How will NextGen be different with two virtual summits, and what can you expect to stay the same? We break it down with need-to-know information:


Will the Summit still be virtual?

Yes, we feel the safest option is to host the Summit virtually for both dates in 2022.

How will the agenda change by going virtual?

We will still offer keynote and breakout sessions that are aligned with OPM’s ECQs, with 24 total sessions available. All attendees will be able to earn up to 12 total CPE credits.

In addition to tuning in live to all sessions, every session during the NextGen Summit will also be made available on-demand! This means you can access the recordings for every single session – no more debating which sessions to attend. You’ll have access to the recordings whenever you want and can share with colleagues.

Finally, as an attendee, you’ll also receive a NextGen workbook prior to the Summit in the mail. This will be your go-to NextGen resource with worksheets, takeaways, and note documents that will supplement your learning during the virtual event. This is yours to keep and reference as you like!

Who should attend NextGen?

That depends on your experience level and what you’d like to get out of the Summits! With two options this year, here’s who should attend which date:

May 11, 2022 – NextGen Government Training Summit: Getting Ahead in Your Career

If you’re just starting out in public service or have a few years of experience, you’ll want to attend the spring Summit. The agenda will be curated to offer you sessions focused on career planning, peer management, creating your personal brand, managing up and more. You’ll learn the concepts and fundamentals to build the career you want in public service. The agenda will also be mapped to OPM’s ECQs (learn more about those here).

Sept. 18, 2022 – NextGen Government Training Summit: Support and Developing Supervisors in Gov

If you are a manager, supervisor or have anyone reporting to you, this is the Summit for you. Being responsible for one or one hundred employees requires specific skillsets and constant learning. We’re creating an agenda that speaks to the skills those in management need including how to manage with empathy, identifying core values for your team, providing effective and clear feedback and even how to deal with poor performers and low morale. These sessions will also be aligned with OPM’s ECQs.

Will I be able to network with other attendees?

Yes! We know this is an important part of the NextGen experience and we want to connect with you too! We are building out a robust online platform that will be able to support virtual networking and chatting. Connecting government to improve government is the GovLoop mission and we will deliver on this at both of the virtual Summits.

Is there a cost to attend?

No. For the first time ever, there is absolutely no cost to attend either of the NextGen Government Training Summits.

How can I show proof of attendance?

You will receive your CPE certificates via email a few weeks after the virtual events. We will mail each attendee a hard copy of your certificate of attendance for you to show off at your desk or add to your HR personnel file.

Are the NextGen Public Service Awards still happening this year?

Yes! Just because we won’t be able to honor and celebrate the award winners in person, doesn’t mean their work won’t be acknowledged! The NextGen Awards will follow a digital format. Stay tuned for news on this program in 2022.

Who will be speaking at the Virtual Summits?

We are working hard to bring some of our most popular speakers back to NextGen this year as well as recruiting some new faces! We will keep the NextGen community aware of speaker announcements and encourage you to keep an eye out for updates to the 2021 schedule.

Contact Info:

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We are committed to supporting your professional development and are here to help navigate the changes. Here are your go-to NextGen contacts:

Leah Anderson, NextGen Marketing Manager: [email protected] | (203) 623-6837

Blake Martin, NextGen Coordinator: [email protected] | (202) 919-4628 ext. 1137