Leadership Summit Agenda

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7:30 - 8:30 am

1st Floor Promenade

Registration, Networking, Breakfast, Exhibits 

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Bill Valdez, President, Senior Executives Association  

8:30 - 8:40 am

Grand Ballroom

 

Opening Keynote

The Honorable Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) & Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

8:40 - 9:00 am

Grand Ballroom

 

Imagining the Future of Federal Leadership, Workforce and Work 

Bill Eggers, Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights

9:00 - 9:30 am

Grand Ballroom

 

9:45 - 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions I - The Future of Federal Leadership 

Track A
Public Service Leadership as a Profession: A New Framework to Restore Confidence in Government

Location
Chinese Ballroom (1st Floor)

Sponsors
Graduate School USA
SEA Human Capital Leadership Community of Change

Public confidence in government is at an all-time low.  The Senior Executives Association has launched “Public Service Leadership as a Profession” to improve confidence in government by developing the next generation of public service leaders, who will deliver value to American taxpayers and serve with the highest standards of integrity and accountability.  

Moderator
Karl Schneider, Co-Chair, SEA Human Capital Leadership Community of Change

Panelists
Beth Stoops, VP Curriculum Products & Services, Grad School USA 
Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, USDA
Jim Trinka, PhD, Chief Talent Management Officer, Office of Information & Technology, Department of Veteran Affairs 
Gina Pearson, Assistant Administrator for Communications, U.S. Energy Information Agency, Department of Energy

Track B
Resiliency: The Next Great Challenge for Executive Branch Leaders

Sponsors
Northrop Grumman Space Systems Group
SEA National Security Community of Change

Location
Rhode Island Room (2nd Floor)

A major study has found that the ability of the Executive Branch to respond to multiple crises has eroded significantly over the past 20 years.  This panel will explore options to improve Executive Branch resiliency through an improved capacity by career and Federal leaders to respond to rapid and disruptive change.

Moderator
Dr. Greg Treverton, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, University of Southern California

Panelists
Dr. David A. Bray, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet, Co-Chair, SEA National Security Community of Change 
Dr. Peter Cressy, Director, George Washington Leadership Institute, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (retired), former Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and retired trade show association CEO.
Caitlin Durkovich, Toffler Associates, former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection with DHS
Dr. Molly Jahn, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; former Deputy & Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Track c
Don’t Hold People Accountable – Instead, Develop Accountable People

Hosted by The Arbinger Institute

Location
Palm Court Ballroom (1st Floor)

Leading a high-performing workforce that is dynamic enough to anticipate and respond to organization disruption, market changes, generation gaps, and industry reform requires more than outmoded behaviors of the past.  A flexible, collaborative and engaged workforce is created by diagnosing and changing the underlying mindset that drives high performance and a self-accountable culture. This crucial mindset change moves people and organizations from the self-focus of an inward mindset—which holds others accountable—to the impact and self-accountability focus of an outward mindset. This session will develop awareness in individuals and people-leaders about the power of mindset and how it underlies, moves, and sustains self-accountable behavior. Participants will learn how to meet high-performance standards through a simple but powerful self-accountability model. They will also learn how to help those they lead become self-accountable for their performance. Participants will all receive a copy of one of The Arbinger Institute’s best-selling books.

Facilitator
Cameron Cozzens, Director of the Government Practice, The Arbinger Institute 

Track D
The Future of Work in Government & Its Impact on Human Capital & Federal Leadership

Sponsored by Deloitte 

Location
Georgia Room (2nd Floor)

The world is changing and, with that change, comes great opportunity – not just for advancements in technology, but for workforces and human potential in the workplace.

Moderator
David Dye, PhD, Managing Director, Government & Public Services Human Capital, Deloitte 

Panelists
Nancy Sieger, Deputy Chief Information Officer, IRS
Peter Grevatt, Ph.D., Director, Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water. Office of Water. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security 

 

Networking and Exhibitor Visits - 1st Floor Promenade

Flash Mentoring Sessions - Virginia Room (2nd Floor)

11:00 am - Noon

 

2018 Meritorious Rank Awards Recognition Luncheon w/ Keynotes

Emcee
Francis Rose, Host, Government Matters, ABC7/NewsChannel8

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Dana Born, Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School of Government & Retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General
The Honorable Dan Brouillette, Deputy  Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Noon - 1:30

Grand Ballroom

 

Concurrent Sessions II - The Future of the Workforce

Track A
Civil Service Modernization: Building a Consensus for Action

Sponsored by 
Management Concepts
SEA Governance Innovation Community of Change

Location
Chinese Ballroom (1st Floor)

The President’s Management Agenda calls for civil service modernization, but what are the key elements of a modernization effort and could a coalition of the willing be developed that could agree on civil service workforce, administrative and regulatory modernization?  SEA has led an effort, in cooperation with a broad coalition of groups (including the Volcker Alliance and the Partnership for Public Service) to develop a consensus for action on civil service modernization that has been endorsed by a broad coalition of good government groups.  The 10 Considerations for Civil Service Modernization that underpin that consensus will be discussed at this session.

Moderator
Hannah R. Toney, Ed.D., Director in Learning & Technology Solutions, Management Concepts

Panelists
Adam White, The Hoover Institution
Jeff Salmon, Co-Chair, SEA Governance Innovation Community of Change
Horace Ling, Senior Executive Fellows Program Director, Harvard Kennedy School


Track B
Enterprise Risk Management: The Key to Achieving Program Accountability & Mission Success

Sponsored by
Guidehouse
The Association for Federal Risk Enterprise Management (AFERM)

Location
Rhode Island Room (2nd Floor)

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks and processes are slowly being adopted by Federal agencies, in accordance with OMB Circular A-123 requirements.  Several agencies and programs stand as exemplars of how to utilize ERM principles and processes to drive program accountability and mission success.   This panel will feature lessons learned from the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and Guidehouse survey, which identified three top best practices (executive support for risk management; culture change to accept risk management as part of day-to-day business; and clearer linkage, alignment, or integration of risk with strategy and performance) that will lead to wider adoption of ERM within the Federal government.

Moderator
David Fisher, Managing Director, Public Sector Risk Consulting, Guidehouse  

Panelists
Tom Brandt, President, AFERM and Chief Risk Officer, IRS
Douglas Clift, Deputy Chief, Office of Program, Performance, and Stakeholder Integration, United States Census Bureau
Montrice Yakimov, Chief Risk Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Track C
The Mindful Leaders

Hosted by American University’s Key Leadership Program

Location
Palm Court Ballroom (1st Floor)

Leadership is how you BE, not what you DO. Mindfulness meditation— paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental way—reshapes our brain from how we are genetically hard-wired, retrains our habits of focus and brings us back to the present moment, reduces stress, and connects us to the positive qualities of our better nature—selflessness, equanimity, loving presence, and impartial compassion.  The connection between mindfulness and the other must have competencies for today’s leaders at all levels of the organization—emotional intelligence and resilience—will be explored.  Two mindfulness meditation practices will be taught.

Facilitator
Ruth Zaplin, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

1:45 - 3:00

 

Networking and Exhibitor Visits - 1st Floor Promenade

Flash Mentoring Sessions - Virginia Room (2nd Floor)

3:00 - 4:00

 

Concurrent Sessions III - The Future of Work

Track A
Program Integrity: Identifying, Prioritizing & Mitigating Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Sponsored by Grant Thornton

Location
Chinese Ballroom (1st Floor)

“Program Integrity” is a foundational concept that seeks to ensure agencies develop and maintain governance structures, controls, and processes to safeguard taxpayer resources.   The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that agencies have struggled to start their Program Integrity journey.  In addition, most program managers want to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste and abuse, but they are stymied by how to identify and mitigate the areas of largest risk.  This panel will examine best practices used by agencies to establish Program Integrity frameworks and addressing the President’s Management Agenda Cross-Agency Priority goal, “Getting Payments Right.”

Moderator
Linda Miller, Grant Thornton

Panelists
Johana Ayers, Managing Director, Forensic Audit and Investigative Services, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
William Blier, Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of Justice (DOJ)
Karl Schneider, Co-Chair, SEA Human Capital Community of Change
Adam Goldberg, Director Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Office of Financial of Innovation and Transformation

 

Track B
Shared Services: Why the “Voice of the Customer” Matters

Sponsored by
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
The Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC)

Location
Rhode Island Room (2nd Floor)

The concept of “shared services” has been around for more than 30 years and has been widely accepted by Corporate America as a management tool that brings efficiencies, cost savings, and better delivery of customer service.  The Federal government, however, has been a slow adopter of shared services.  This panel will build on a series of Shared Services Seminars sponsored by SEA, the Shared Services Leadership Coalition, and the National Academy of Public Administration.  A report issued in December 2018 found that the “voice of the customer” might just be the missing element that could spark a shared services revolution in the Federal government.

Moderator
Chris Hegedus, VP, Diplomacy, Commerce and Government Operations, GDIT

Panelists
Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Susan Yarwood, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Secret Service
David Grant, Associate Administrator for Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), retired
Tony Lisotta, GDIT Program Manager from NASA’s Shared Services Center

Track C
Focus on Them:  Why Developing Your Team is the #1 Priority as a Leader

Hosted by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Location
Palm Court Ballroom (1st Floor)

Research from ATD and our partner the Yale School of Management shows that great leaders who prioritize their team’s improvement get better results – and hence they spend the time to do it. Too often, leaders simply focus on what employees can do for them, and provide little but task-based work that not only disengages the employee but proves to be demotivating. Using ATD’s ACCEL management and leadership framework, this session will explore core areas of how leaders can refocus on making teams better and bring out the best in employee performance. We will cover a few key areas where leaders can make immediate and impactful changes: Accountability, Communication, and Engagement. 

Facilitators
Tim Ito, Vice President, Content & Marketing, ATD
Ryan Changcoco, Senior Program Manager – Government, ATD

4:00 - 5:15 pm

 

Networking and Exhibitor Visits 

5:15 - 6:00 pm

1st Floor Promenade

 

2018 Distinguished Presidential Rank Awards Recognition Reception w/Keynote

Emcee
Tom Temin, Host, “The Morning Drive,” Federal News Network

Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Joseph Heck, Chairman, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service and former Member of the House of Representatives (NV-03)

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Grand Ballroom