2019 Leadership Summit Agenda

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2019 SEA Presidential Rank Awards

“The Future of Public Service Leadership”

7:30 - 8:30 am

1st Floor Promenade

Registration, Networking, Breakfast, Exhibits


8:00 – 8:15 AM

Grand Ballroom

Color Guard Presentation

Singing of Star Spangled Banner

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Bill Valdez, President, Senior Executives Association


Opening Keynote 

8:15 - 8:45 am

Grand Ballroom


8:50 - 9:30 am

Grand Ballroom

Moderated Discussion about Public Attitudes Toward Government


9:45 - 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions I - Enabling Public Service Leadership 

Track A

Bring Public Service Leadership as a Profession to Life

Location: Chinese Ballroom (1st Floor)

Sponsors:

  • Deloitte

  • SEA Human Capital Leadership Community of Change

SEA, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development, has been holding workshops designed to chart an implementation path for SEA’s Public Service Leadership as a Profession Framework. This panel will report out on the progress that has been made to date and the work that needs to be done in 2020 to fulfil the vision of building a professional career leadership corps that embraces a public service ethic.

Track B

The Future of Human Capital Delivery

Location: Rhode Island Room (2nd Floor)

Sponsors: SEA Corporate Advisory Council

SEA, in collaboration with the National Academy of Public Administration, the Partnership for Public Service, and other stakeholders has formed a Committee of Experts to reimagine how the Executive Branch delivers human capital services to Federal employees. One outcome of that effort will be to improve the ability of agencies and OPM to focus on the business processes and resources that ensure that the next generation of leaders have the tools and resources they require to be effective public service leaders. This panel will explore how to utilize the Committee’s work to implement Public Service Leadership as a Profession across the government.

Moderator: Steve Goodrich, CEO, Center for Organizational Excellence

Track c

Building a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline in the Federal Government

Location: TBD

“Preparing the Next Generation of Federal Leaders: Agency-Based Leadership Development Programs,” a report published in November 2019 by the IBM Center for the Business of Government was authored by researchers from the University of Texas’ LBJ School, Indiana University & SEA. The report identifies best practices for the delivery of agency-based leadership development programs, challenges to implementing agency-based leadership development programs, and recommendations to promote effective agency-based leadership development programs government-wide. This panel will present the results of the study and identify specific opportunities to build a sustainable leadership pipeline in the Federal government.

Moderator: TBD

Track D

Creating a 21st Century Enlightened Leader

Location: Palm Court Ballroom (1st Floor)

American University Key Leadership Program

Facilitator: Dr. Patrick Malone


Networking & Exhibitor Visits

1st Floor Promenade

Flash Mentoring Sessions

Location TBD

11:00 am - Noon


Noon - 1:30 PM

Grand Ballroom

2019 Meritorious Rank Awards Recognition Luncheon w/ Keynotes

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

Keynote Speakers: TBD


Concurrent Sessions II - Essential Tools for Public Service Leadership

Track A

Artificial Intelligence & Public Service Leaders

Location: Chinese Ballroom (1st Floor)

Sponsors: SEA Acquisition Community of Change

Core business processes, including acquisition and human capital services, will be heavily impacted by new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). SEA is holding a series of seminars that explore how these new technologies will enable Federal acquisition specialists to do their jobs more effectively and work with career Federal program leaders to accomplish agency mission objectives. This panel will report out on the first seminar held in November 2019 and the goals of future seminars.

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:

  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS

Track B

Unlocking the Program Integrity Toolbox

Location: TBD

Sponsor: Grant Thornton

SEA, in partnership with Grant Thornton, conducted a government-wide survey of career leaders to understand how the Program Integrity Toolbox (which includes financial controls, enterprise risk management, and improper payments prevention) is being used currently. The results of the survey indicate that this is an underutilized Toolbox that could enable career leaders to improve program management and help restore public confidence in the ability of career program managers to effectively and efficiently manage public resources with integrity. This panel will discuss the results of the survey and SEA’s plans to utilize those results to promote awareness and greater use of Program Integrity tools and processes.

Moderator: Linda Miller, Grant Thornton

Track C

Using Enterprise Risk Management to Improve Program Effectiveness

Location: TBD

Sponsors:

  • Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management

  • SEA Fiscal Accountability Community of Change

SEA and the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) in 2019 conducted a survey and held two seminars that were designed to test awareness of career leader’s knowledge of enterprise risk management (ERM) tools and processes, and to enable those leaders to make more effective use of those tools and processes. This panel will present the results of the survey and seminars and will also detail the plans SEA and AFERM have for 2020 to continue to broaden awareness and use of ERM to more effectively and efficiently accomplish agency missions.

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:

  • Thomas Brandt, President, AFERM & Chief Risk Officer, IRS

Track D

Building 21st Century Leadership Competencies

Location: Palm Court Ballroom (1st Floor)

The Association for Talent Management (ATD)

Facilitator: Ryan Changogo

1:45 - 3:00 PM


Networking and Exhibitor Visits

1st Floor Promenade

Flash Mentoring Sessions

Virginia Room (2nd Floor)

3:00 - 4:00 PM


Concurrent Sessions III - Government-Wide Initiatives Required for Public Service Leadership Success

Track A

Broadening Participation in Federal Career Leadership to Support a Culture of Public Service

Location: Chinese Ballroom (1st Floor)

Sponsor: SEA Broadening Participation Task Force

The Federal government is having a difficult time attracting young and diverse employees at a time when polling indicates that new generations of Americans are eager to engage in public service. This is a leadership challenge of the first order because the Federal government will not be able to recruit and develop the next generation of leaders without fully developing a public service ethic and culture that is attractive to these potential new leaders. SEA’s Broadening Participation Task Force is working towards developing this ethic and culture. This panel will report on the efforts undertaken so far and plans for the future.

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:

  • Margaret Williams, Co-Chair, SEA Broadening Participation Task Force, USPS

Track B

Unchaining the Bureaucracy: The Key to Civil Service Modernization & Focusing on Public Service Mission Delivery

Location: Rhode Island Room (2nd Floor)

Sponsors: SEA Governance Innovation Community of Change

The current civil service is buried under the weight of regulations, business processes and archaic human resource rules that inhibit their ability to focus on public service mission delivery. Career civil servants have done an admirable job working in such a suboptimal environment and have delivered important services and products to the American taxpayer. But imagine what could be accomplished if civil servants were able to work in an environment free of stifling rules and regulations. SEA’s Governance Innovation Community of Change has produced a game plan, “Ten Considerations for Civil Service Modernization,” that charts a path forward to producing an agile, proactive, and accountable civil service that has a focus on public service mission delivery. This panel will discuss plans to implement the Ten Considerations in 2020.

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: TBD

Track C

Public/Private Engagement: Bringing the Voice of the Customer to Solve Wicked Government Business Challenges

Location: TBD

Sponsors: TBD

SEA, in partnership with the Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), has developed a public/private engagement model that holds the promise of developing solutions to wicked government business challenges. This panel will feature a discussion of the model, along with the results of the first use of this model to develop a Shared Services Executive Forum that is currently helping to bring the promise of shared services to government-wide fruition.

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: TBD

Track D

Do’s and Don’t’s of Modern Leaderships

Location: Palm Court Ballroom (1st Floor)

The Aribinger Institute

Facilitator: TBD

4:00 - 5:15 pm


Networking and Exhibitor Visits

5:00 - 6:00 pm

1st Floor Promenade


2019 Distinguished Presidential Rank Awards Recognition Reception

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

Keynote Speaker: TBD

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Grand Ballroom