Ready to Act Registration

For many career civil servants, the transfer of power will take much longer than the 73 days between election and inauguration. Since many political vacancies last for months, career civil servants need to be ready to act.

To ensure that the peaceful transfer of power doesn’t interfere with mission-critical agency priorities, many public servants will take on added workloads and new responsibilities. Among them are the senior career executives like you who might be called upon to serve in acting positions during the presidential transition.

The Partnership for Public Service is now offering two sessions of Ready to Act, a half-day program to help you or your executive colleagues prepare for your new roles and what to expect. 100% of past participants surveyed would recommend the session.


This interactive session will help you:

  • Understand your role as an acting official
  • Learn how to prepare for, serve in and transition out of one of these positions
  • Become familiar with critical resources that can help you succeed in your acting role

You will have an opportunity to learn from faculty who have served in these positions before and who can help navigate the changes that accompany the transition from one administration to the next.


The training is $249* per person.

*A discount is available for Federal Human Capital Collaborative members.


Partnership for Public Service
1100 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 200 East
Washington, DC 20005

Monday, February 6 OR Tuesday, February 7
9 a.m. to noon
Registration and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Contact Colleen Rasa at or (202) 617-3154.

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