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Leadership Forum 2012

Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum participants are busy career federal executives who seek solutions to common problems that stifle the public policy implementation process.

Key Executive Leadership Forum

ROI of Leadership Development

Have you sent employees to leadership development programs and when they returned to the workplace they showed no evidence of having attended? Do you wonder whether a leadership development program will ever lead to changed employee behavior that results in improved employee engagement and increased agency productivity? 

Please join us for a presentation of a team from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as they describe their leadership development experience that led to their changed behavior. 

Speakers:
  • Jennifer Nelson, Chief, Records Division, USCIS, DHS
  • Kelly Gilmore, Deputy Chief, Records Division, USCIS, DHS
  • Harris "Ben" Hull, Chief of Staff, and Branch Chief, Program Management Office, Records Division, USCIS, DHS
  • Robert Purvis, Branch Chief, Records Training, Evaluation, and Monitoring, Records Division, USCIS, DHS

Location:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Contact:
Jennifer Tether
(202) 885-3857



Eventbrite - Key Leadership Forum: Leading from Under a Microscope
 

This special networking forum creates an environment where federal executives can explore and discuss solutions to common challenges that can impede the public policy implementation process and hinder the success of a strong workforce. 

Past Session: Leading from Under a Microscope

How do federal leaders maintain employee morale and focus on goal achievement while an agency is under external attack by Congress and the Press?

Leading in the federal sector is tough. When agencies come under intense scrutiny, that job gets tougher. This forum opens the door to discussions on how leaders lead when tensions are heightened, and Congress, the media, and the public join the fray.

Speakers:

Robert Tobias, Director, Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, School of Public Affairs, American University

David A. Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget

Peggy Sherry, Deputy Commissioner, Support Services, Internal Revenue Service

Location:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Contact:
Jennifer Tether
(202) 885-3857




Who Attends the Leadership Forum?

Leadership Forum participants are busy career federal executives who seek solutions to common problems that stifle the public policy implementation process. The attendees are key stakeholders of public policy: members of Congress, political appointees, SES career executives, union and association presidents, members of consulting and technology firms, and academics. These decision-makers recognize that collaboration is critical to successful implementation.

ISPPI provides well-known experts in public policy who faced the same implementation issues that plague Leadership Forum participants. These experts provide information and reveal the strategies and tactics they used to address implementation problems.

Ideas for Leadership Forum meetings come from meeting participants, and straight from the headlines. Some of the issues previously discussed include:

  • Use of category ranking program
  • Use of Balanced Scorecard System
  • Forming public/private partnerships
  • Developing agency culture to improve program outcomes
  • Collective bargaining compatibility with pay for performance

The issues discussed at Leadership Forum meetings are broad-based. The lessons participants learn from their interaction with Leadership Forum experts provides participants the opportunity to learn and attain tools to be used to implement the changes necessary to improve agency performance.