Annenberg Leadership Seminar Series
With a focus on the practical application of classroom lessons, our two-day Annenberg Leadership Seminars develop participants' leadership skills and help federal agencies build the long-term, in-house capacity to innovate and solve management problems.
Call to Serve Webinars: Building a Campaign to Promote Federal Service
These free webinars are intended for faculty and staff of Call to Serve member schools. Limited space is available. Registration for each workshop will open within the semester of the webinar. All workshops are subject to change based on registration enrollments.
Call to Serve Federal Advisor Trainings
The Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), offers a one day interactive professional development training that equips you with the knowledge and resources needed to effectively advise students on the federal job search and application process and build federal service as a brand on your campus.
Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Partnership for Public Service held a conversation on the importance of pre-election presidential transition planning and lessons learned in 2012 with former Gov. Michael Leavitt, who chaired Mitt Romney’s presidential transition team; Chris Liddell, who served as the executive director; and Chris Lu, who served as the executive director of the Obama 2008 transition. During the discussion, they shared their experiences and observations in the hope that they may be helpful for future presidential transition teams of both parties. Additionally, the Romney presidential transition team released “Romney Readiness Project 2012: Retrospective & Lessons Learned,” a book chronicling the decisions, deadlines and daily operations of Romney’s transition organization.
The Romney Readiness Project was the first transition organization to operate under The Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010, a law that included major recommendations from the Partnership. The Partnership called on Congress to make major fixes to the presidential transition process in its “Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition” report released in January 2010. The recommendations included starting the transition process earlier, providing campaigns with support and making the process more transparent so there is no longer a stigma on preparing to govern.
Report Release: "Report Release: The Biggest Bang Theory: How to get the most out of the competitive search for STEMM employees"
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Individuals with science, technology, engineering, mathematical and medical (STEMM) skills play a key role in helping our government fulfill its critical missions and foster America’s global competitiveness. However, as the demand for STEMM talent increases and the supply shrinks, the ability for government to fill these critical positions is at risk. In this hyper-competitive environment, how can agencies increase their odds of landing the best STEMM talent.
Report Release: "#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age"
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A new report examining how agencies can best use social media to deliver vital services, fulfill their mission and broaden how they engage with the American public. The report includes a practical guide for federal managers on how they can employ social media effectively and profiles of 7 agency programs using social media to reach their goals and realizing cost-effective and promising results.
Report Release: "From Data to Decisions II: Building an Analytics Culture"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
During these budget constrained times, it’s more important than ever for agencies to assess their programs with credible data to gauge effectiveness and improve outcomes. Analytics is the process of turning data into meaningful information that can drive decisions. “From Data to Decisions II: Building an Analytics Culture,” a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government, gives insider strategies from agency experts ranging from FEMA to the IRS about how to build and sustain an analytics culture, drive meaningful changes and achieve mission results.
Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals Gala Highlights
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) pay tribute to America's dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. Honorees are chosen based on their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation.
What are the key challenges federal human capital leaders face today? Are budget constraints likely to prompt workforce reductions? How are chief human capital officers (CHCOs) responding to the changes impacting their organization? What grade would agency human capital leaders give their agencies on hiring reform? These are just a few of the topics covered in the latest survey of CHCOs by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton LLP.
The new report, “Bracing for Change: Chief Human Capital Officers Rethink Business as Usual” is the fourth in a series of similar reports and offers recommendations for how federal human capital leaders and their agencies can navigate challenges and changes in this crucial time of transition.
Report Release - "Mission-Driven Mobility: Strengthening Our Government Through
a Mobile Leadership Corps"
Wednesday, Febrary 29, 2012
Given the complexity of the challenges that government confronts today, it is imperative for federal executives to broaden their experience and deepen their perspectives on a variety of issues, in order, ultimately, to improve government performance overall.
The Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with McKinsey & Company examined all forms of mobility—intraagency to multisector—and identified the extent to which they are currently used and the barriers to their use. This report also sets forth a series of solutions for increasing SES mobility and building a leadership corps better equipped to drive results in government.
Making Smart Cuts: Building, Shaping and Sustaining the Workforce of the Future
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hosted by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton, this workshop was the second of four sessions that build on our recently published report "Making Smart Cuts: Lessons from the 1990s Budget Front." The session provided an opportunity for senior agency leaders and senior human capital leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of rethinking the way they reduce and reshape their agency’s workforce and building skills and capacity to meet future requirements.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
In the two years since President Obama’s Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion in the federal workplace was issued, what indicators of progress does your agency have? Leaders at the Department of the Interior have improved diversity and inclusion outcomes by designing and implementing plans and programs that are changing the Department’s culture. Please join us for an interactive panel discussion with Interior leaders who have successfully moved the needle on diversity and inclusion metrics and indicators. They will share the challenges faced, best practices employed, and offer helpful practices that your agency can implement today.
Wednesday, July 10
Please join us on the morning of Wednesday, July 17, for an interactive Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® working session designed to address the role that innovation plays in agency engagement, productivity and transformation efforts. Share ideas and leading practices with peers from other agencies at this facilitated, half-day workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about effective practices that inspire innovation and help improve employee engagement and generate ideas for increasing employee satisfaction and commitment.
Wednesday, July 17
Across government, agencies face demanding performance goals and calls for greater efficiency. Now, more than ever, agencies need a committed workforce to meet these challenges. Low levels of employee engagement can contribute to inadequate productivity and lower-quality customer service, potentially resulting in poor agency performance. This two-day training program offers participants a hands-on approach to action planning designed to improve employee engagement and drive agency performance. Graduates will have the skills necessary to successfully conduct their own workshops that specifically address their agency’s unique challenges.
Monday, July 22