8:30 am Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 am Introduction from the LEAP HR Team: What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

9:10 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Drive HR Innovation in State & Local Government

9:20 am Opening Panel Discussion: Leveraging Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic to Drive HR Innovation in State & Local Government

  • Lori Bays Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Phoenix
  • Devin Brown Chief Human Resources Officer, County of Kern
  • Karen Niparko Chief Human Resources Officer, City and County of Denver

Synopsis

Before the main conference sessions begin, HR leaders from a variety of city and county governments within North America will share insight on the biggest lessons learnt from the last eighteen months that we can leverage to drive future HR innovation.

  • What thinking do we need to challenge to be able to genuinely accommodate our employees
    bringing their whole selves to work in public sector positions?
  • What can we do to support employees dealing with long-term physical and emotional side effects of
    the pandemic?
  • How do we overcome the greater complexities of connectivity associated with a hybrid
    workforce model?
  • How do we go beyond our limited resources to re-energize and engage our employees who have
    been stretched to the limit?
  • What does the future of work mean for how our agencies deliver their services?

9:50 am Table Discussion: What Other Lessons Have You Learnt During the Pandemic That You Want to Apply in 2022 & Beyond?

10:10 am Structured Networking & Refreshments

Embrace Brand-New Workforce Models in Local Government

10:40 am Discover: Leveraging Flexible Workforce Models to Attract & Retain the Public Sector Workforce of Today

Synopsis

  • What do we need to do differently to better adapt to today’s workforce demographic?
  • Leveraging new hybrid workforce models to transform the way you attract the talent your community needs
  • How Hennepin County is embracing flexible work to engage and retain the public sector talent it needs to provide quality service to citizens in 2022 and beyond

11:00 am Discover: Rethinking How to Make a Four Day Work Week a Reality in Local Government

Synopsis

  • What traditional HR thinking needs challenging the most for us to be able to embrace new working models in local government?
  • Rethinking how to assess readiness and interest in non-traditional working models and measure their ROI
  • How Jefferson County is re-imagining work-life integration and flexibility to find, develop, and retain the talent it needs

11:20 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Rethinking How to Make New Workforce Models a Reality?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:40 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Adapt to the Future of Work Within the Boundaries of the Public Sector?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

Enhance Post-Pandemic Working Environments to Drive Engagement

1:00 pm Discover: Rethinking Return to Work Strategies in Local Government to Drive Employee Engagement

Synopsis

  • What needs to be done to make the return to the workplace as easy as possible for frontline public sector employees?
  • The new HR thinking that will enable you to inform and engage your workforce during and after times of change
  • Step inside the story of how District of Columbia’s HR team developed an award-winning “Workplace Re-entry” guide

1:20 pm Discover: Rethinking How to Take Hybrid Approaches to Workplace Culture in Local Government

  • Lyman Locket Director of Human Resources, City of Goodyear

Synopsis

  • What new thinking do we need to apply to ensure new employees are engaged in our unique culture?
  • Maintaining core values and branding your government workforce culture through a change in workplace format
  • How the City of Goodyear is harnessing its culture to promote organizational growth

1:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Transforming the Way We Engage Public Sector Employees in a Post-Pandemic Environment?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:00 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Stop, Start, & Do More of to Engage Your Government Workforce?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:20 pm Networking Break

Transform L&D Impact to Optimize Public Sector Skills

2:50 pm Discover: Optimizing Your Management’s Leadership Skills to Engage and Retain Top Public Sector Talent

  • Alex Smith Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Memphis

Synopsis

  • How can we use learning and development to re-engage burnt out government employees after the pandemic?
  • Rethinking how managers interact with employees to create a high performing team
  • How the City of Memphis’ latest leadership training scheme is making a difference in employee relationships to improve retention

3:10 pm Discover: Re-Imagine the Future of Work in State & Local Government to Meet the Needs of a Changing Public Sector Workforce

Synopsis

  • What new HR thinking do we need to apply to be able compete for top talent in the post-pandemic environment?
  • The new frameworks associated with virtual working that will provide your employees with the flexibility they seek
  • How the State of Tennessee’s commissioner academy transformed the impact of L&D for its remote workforce, and provided significant cost-savings to the state during the pandemic

3:30 pm Discover: Leveraging Enterprise Learning Management Systems to Advance How We Present Information Efficiently and Increase Self-Service for Government Employees

  • David Kahn Human Resources Director, Broward County

Synopsis

  • Enabling public sector employees to drive their own career planning and development
  • Leveraging an Enterprise Learning Management system to enforce a competency framework and allow the workforce to access training and information themselves
  • How Broward County is using technology to advance the way it presents information
    and increase self-service for employees

3:50 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking How to Unlock the Potential of Learning & Development in Local Government?

  • Alex Smith Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Memphis
  • Stephanie Penney Assistant Human Resources Commissioner, State of Tennessee
  • David Kahn Human Resources Director, Broward County

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:10 pm Action: What New Learning & Development Strategies Are You Going to Apply to Enhance the Skills of Your Public Sector Workforce?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One