VitalSmarts Cofounder, Al Switzler, to Keynote Government Workforce Conference

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ASTD hosted event focuses on building a stronger government through innovations in learning.

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

As the country prepares for the 2012 election, change and transition are top of mind for many in the government workforce and learning professionals need tools and resources to manage that change.

The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and "The Public Manager" announce that Al Switzler, author of bestsellers including "Crucial Conversations" and "Crucial Confrontations," will keynote the one-day innovation-focused Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference, on Wednesday, October 24, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Switzler, the cofounder of VitalSmarts, will speak on creating sustainable change in government. As the country prepares for the 2012 election, change and transition are top of mind for many in the government workforce and learning professionals need tools and resources to manage that change. The Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference is singularly focused on providing a venue that fosters powerful, open dialogue with leading experts.

  • Mission Focused Learning: Designed to provide best practices on next generation workplace learning, the conference will showcase the power collaboration and innovation have in the learning environment to help agencies meet their strategic mission outcomes.
  • No Boring PowerPoint Presentations: The conference is one of the most unique, one-day events in Washington. No government employee needs another lecture. Attendees learn through interactive and collaborative sessions.

Government Workforce: Learning Innovations is designed to provide attendees with real answers to the most pressing questions about topics like budgets, transitions, strategic planning, and the realities of a multi-generational workforce.

For more information about the conference, and to register, visit http://www.governmentworkforce.org.

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 more than 120 U.S. chapters and with 16 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 http://www.astd.org.

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" visit http://www.thepublicmanager.org.

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