8:50 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:55 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Strengthening Talent Retention to Combat the Great Resignation

9:00 am Discover: The “C” Suite Leaders Need To Know – How to Positively Impact Engagement & Ultimately, Talent Retention

  • Ben Keenan HR Chief Strategy Officer, State of Iowa

Synopsis

  • We know culture eats strategy for breakfast, you’ve probably heard that. If culture is so important to get right, what should we do and where should we start?
  • How these three C’s will strengthen the connection between your team members and organization and an outline for your team to follow.

9:20 am Discover: How Emphasizing Employee Engagement through Skill Development & Clear Communication can Improve Retainment

Synopsis

  • How up-skilling your existing workforce can plug knowledge and skill gaps reducing the need to recruit
  • How allowing employees to make sideways moves within your organization can improve employee satisfaction and in doing so, improve retainment
  • Why communicating reasons for decision making with your organization is so important for culture

9:40 am Discover: Fighting the Great Resignation & a Culture of Change

  • Tammy Gibson Human Resources Director, State of Alabama Department of Early Childhood Development & Education

Synopsis

  • How a series of changes forced a shift in how our agency thinks about retention
  • Using Early Childhood neuroscience to improve retention and engagement
  • Re-thinking strategies to retain public sector employees
  • Addressing pay-parity across our unique workforce

10:00 am Develop: How Can We Better Leverage the Learnings of Previous Cases to Strategically Future-Proof Our Organizations?

  • Catherine Spage Human Resource Director, County of Fairfax
  • Ben Keenan HR Chief Strategy Officer, State of Iowa
  • Tammy Gibson Human Resources Director, State of Alabama Department of Early Childhood Development & Education

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

10:30 am Action: How Are you Now Going to Strengthen Retention in Your Own Organization

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

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11:10 am
Morning Break & Speed Networking

What More Can We Be Doing to Enhance Employee Wellbeing?

11:40 am Discover: ‘The Future of Work’ a 5-Pronged Approach to Sending a Governmental Organization into the 21st Century

  • Karen Burke Director of Human Resources, City of Fort Collins

Synopsis

  • What 5 pillars encompass a future work plan that can modernize where we work and compete with the private sector?
  • Leveraging strong leadership development to uphold the future of work plan
  • How can policy making be an effective strategy to improve telent retainment and recruitment?

12:00 pm Discover: A Modernized Approach to Employee Health & Wellness

Synopsis

  • How government employees need a new approach to health and wellness
  • Where the government workplace has changed tremendously from what it was as little as 3 years ago
  • How DC Government is embarking a journey to revolutionize its approach to how it invests in its employees

12:20 pm Develop: How Can Government Organizations Better Leverage their Resources to Maximize Employee Wellness?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:40 pm Action: How Are you Going to Build a More Resilient Workforce Fit for the Future?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

1:00 pm
Networking Lunch

Forge Strong Cross-Functional Relationships within the Organization

2:00 pm Discover: Building Cross-Municipality Coalitions in Times of Crisis to Ensure a Consistent State-Wide HR Approach

Synopsis

  • How crisis times are handled that much better when established relationships are in place
  • How the city of Baltimore has built cross-municipality coalitions

2:20 pm Discover: How developing a partnership with your operations representative can create a positive rippling effect throughout the organization

Synopsis

  • Outlining how a healthy partnership with other departments can streamline the implementation of your new strategy or initiative
  • Understanding the need for different perspectives and using that to your advantage
  • Spotlighting the change this can have on your talent management

2:40 pm Develop: How Do We Need to Adapt the Role of HR to Seamlessly Interact Cross- Departmentally & Push Through Initiatives Efficiently?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

3:00 pm Action: What Are You Going to do to Build Those Long Lasting Partnerships?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:20 pm
Afternoon Break

Shifting the Focus of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to the Forefront in Governmental Decision Making

3:40 pm Discover: How Can We Better Communicate DEI Initiatives Within Government to Elevate Awareness & in Turn, Propel Employee Engagement to Make Government an Inclusive Place to Work

  • Lisa Garrett Chief Human Resource Officer, County of Los Angeles

Synopsis

  • Outlining why it starts at the top
  • How strategies can change and lead to effective communication
  • How justice, equity, diversity & equity begets employee engagement
  • Pinpointing next steps: what are you prepared to do?

4:00 pm Develop: What Traditional Thinking Do We Need to Challenge to Transform the Role of HR in Promoting & Protecting Equality in Government?

  • Lisa Garrett Chief Human Resource Officer, County of Los Angeles

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:10 pm Action: What do You Need to Change to Go Above and Beyond Championing Diversity & Actively Embrace Inclusivity?

4:30 pm
End of Day One