SEA: Leadership event addresses COVID, telework

An online conference for federal leaders—scheduled for next week—aims to help top managers cope with and shape the future direction of their work—most pressingly, to share experiences and help ensure new and better ways to deal with COVID, telework and other ongoing challenges.

The three-day Senior Executives Association event, entitled “The Future of Government Leadership is Now,” will be held Mon., Dec. 8 through Weds., Dec. 10. 

“Between the pandemic, the shift to fully remote work environments, changing economy and talent drivers, the ideas that drive how work and leadership will be handled in the future are being tested immediately,” the event page stated. “The Government's leaders are being challenged to meet this new work dynamic head on - which may require different ways of thinking and being.”

The event will be keynoted several speakers, including Heidi Brooks, Ph.D, of the Yale School of Management, an expert on organizational behavior who has taught on everything from “everyday leadership” to another major focus, a course in “Emotional Intelligence, Power & Politics.” Others include Margarita Devlin, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits at the VA, Michael Arena, Vice President for Talent and Development at Amazon Web Services, as well as Sharon Benjamin, Ph.D., Senior Principal, The Clearing and co-founder of EarthShare.

A wide variety of current federal leaders will be on hand. Speakers will include Daryle Hernandez, Chief of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC), a unit of a part of the government that received a fair bit of publicity for its mission to protect federal elections—the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within DHS. Richard “Kris” Cline, Principal Deputy Director Federal Protective Service, Bethany Blakey, GSA’s Modernization Strategist and Director of Innovation Adoption, Centers of Excellence, Technology Transformation Service, and numerous other seasoned executives will also speak. Other speakers—thought leaders and inspiring doers—at the head of organizations outside of government will include Bill Adams, Leadership Solutions Partner at the Center for Creative Leadership, Deedre Daniel, Founder of The Interesting Conversations Company, Malcolm Dunbar, Consultant in Human Capital at Deloitte, as well as media leaders covering the federal sector, such as Nicole Ogrysko, reporter at Federal News Network and Sudeep Reddy, the managing editor of POLITICO.

SEA partnered with the Association of Talent Development for the conference. To sign up, click on the SEA’s event registration page.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020 sam

Are these sessions priced differently for feds and contractors?

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