Build Networks of Support

Our Goal

Businesses, policymakers and foundations engage with, advocate for, and invest in effective government.

The Challenge

Revitalizing our government so it is better equipped to solve our nation’s complex problems is an ongoing effort that demands the attention of a wide range of organizations, groups and individuals. The Partnership relies on policymakers, businesses and foundations to encourage and invest in good government.

The Opportunity

We can tap into the strengths of federal leaders, business executives, members of Congress, university administrators, philanthropists and others to find innovative ways of doing business and weave them into the way government works. We can help government learn from our networks, and develop champions for federal service across all sectors who can participate in making our government more connected to the people it serves.

Our Work in Action

We have earned the commitment and support of stakeholders who can drive change in government and help us accomplish our work. In serving as a catalyst for change, we convene groups across government and the private, nonprofit and academic sectors, at all levels.

We assemble groups of public and private sector participants in various combinations with the expectation that working together, we can elevate discussions on particular topics and draw on each other’s strengths in ways that allow us to reach better solutions to problems and issues than we could working separately.

We’ve convened groups of CHCOs and human resources professionals, senior federal executives and their predecessors now in the private sector, and business executives and foundations to examine how to make sure government attracts, trains and cultivates the right people. We have found that, without fail, their work has contributed to improving aspects of our government’s work.

By developing and maintaining these networks, we can build support, enhance our progress and mobilize partners to work on improving our government and also changing perceptions about it. All of us have a stake in effective federal service, and we’re making it happen by eliciting the best from everyone who engages with us.

Ready to Act
February 6 or 7

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. We are now offering two sessions of┬áReady to Act, our half-day┬áprogram to help you or your executive colleagues prepare for your new roles and what to expect.

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5 Languages of Appreciation Training
February 16

This new training program will provide a deep dive on how managers can use the Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace from Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive.

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Building a Culture of Engagement: Virtual Training Series
March 21-23

This online training series helps frontline supervisors and managers use appreciation, communication and empowerment to engage employees.

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Research and Publications / June 23, 2016
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