Government Workforce: Learning Innovations

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Approved for EOY funds, unique event from ASTD offers experts, training, and networking opportunities.

ASTD and The Public Manager present a unique learning opportunity for government employees.

An early bird registration discount expires September 30, making this event an affordable investment in professional development.

The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and "The Public Manager" have joined together to bring a unique conference opportunity to federal employees. Expert speakers and the community of government professionals will be at Government Workforce: Learning Innovations on November 2, 2011, at the Newseum, in the heart of Washington, D.C. Attendees will explore learning innovations that enhance work, try new tools for collaboration within their agencies, and connect with leaders throughout government.

An early bird registration discount expires September 30, making this event an affordable investment in professional development. Keynote speakers include:

•John Berry, Director of the U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
As the federal government’s chief people person, Berry is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and setting benefits policies for 1.9 million federal civilian employees. To meet the challenges of the 21st century, he is reinvigorating the federal workforce through collaboration, innovation and results-oriented human resource policies. Berry works closely with partners inside and outside of government to fulfill President Obama’s charge to “make government cool again.”

•Kathryn Medina, Executive Director, CHCO Council
As the Executive Director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at OPM, Medina leads efforts to modernize human resources systems, improve quality of human resources information, and affect legislation related to human resources operations and organizations. She oversees the activities of the Council and works with its members and other stakeholders throughout government to support its mission and implement its objectives.

Other expert speakers and moderators include:
•Jody Hudson – Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
•John Ohab – Technology Strategist, U.S. Department of Defense
•Mike Causey – Federal News Radio Host
•Tom Fox – Federal Coach, Partnership for Public Service
•Chris Dorobek –
•Wyatt Kash – Editorial Director, AOL Government
•Dave Rapp – Ideas Director, Bloomberg Government

Learn all about the Government Workforce: Learning Innovations conference at A preview of conference content is contained in the fall issue of "The Public Manager," available today.

About The Public Manager
The Public Manager is a unique, independent, and nonpartisan quarterly journal about federal government leadership that works. Produced in print and electronic format with related podcasts, blogs, and events, it communicates best practices, innovations, and techniques for learning at all levels of government. The Public Manager is affiliated with good government groups such as the Partnership for Public Service, GovLoop, Young Government Leaders, the Graduate School, the American Society for Public Administration, and others. It is published by The Bureaucrat Inc., a not-for-profit organization owned by ASTD that is chartered and devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice in government. The Bureaucrat, Inc. maintains its own corporate officer and Board of Director structure. For more information about The Public Manager and the new summer issue, visit

About ASTD
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 125 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit


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