Redefining the Workforce & Workplace in an Age of Uncertainty
Employers and employees need to keep up with a fast-paced world of new challenges – working in isolation, weathering waves of mass resignations, and training staff in the use of ever-changing technology. To solve these countless challenges, plus those yet to arise, HR professionals must communicate and collaborate. They must emphasize best practices and weed out outdated – and potentially biased – processes and principles. Unfortunately, many government HR departments operate independently and often with limited resources. How can they best empower workers – and their organizations – to swiftly adapt to sudden changes and extreme disruption? How can HR best empower employees to move from surviving to thriving in their roles? And how can HR overcome the budgetary and resource constraints to spearhead these initiatives?
It begins with HR and professional development experts joining forces with peers to share their experiences and lessons learned. It’s time to pool our knowledge. Government HR leaders have invented innovative solutions and tools to upskill, develop, and train existing employees – critical when turnover has never been higher. Whether you are a Chief Human Capital or Resource Officer, a Learning and Development Director, a DEI expert, or Administration leader, your perspective is vital.
Public Sector Network’s Government HR Insights: Spring Edition virtual event will bring together a diverse collection of HR experts and thought leaders to explore answers to these and other questions. By sharing challenges, trailblazing solutions, and lessons learned, attendees will come away with a renewed excitement for their role as an organizational leader.
Benefits of Attending
A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers
Colleen J. McManus
HR Programs Manager, Executive Consultant & Former CHRO
State of Arizona
Director of Human Resources,
Washington State Investment Board
Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation
City of Seattle
DR. Shawn Willis
DEI Learning Design & Delivery Professional
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Deputy Director – Workforce Management
City of Cincinnati Human Resources Department
Chief Human Resources Officer, Employment Security Department
State of Washington
Montgomery County Government, Maryland
CEO & Founder
Senior Government Strategist
Self as Coach
Join us for an engaging start to the day where Bobby Humes and Lawrese Brown challenge us to reexamine our understanding of which self we bring into the workplace. This session will provide key takeaways to help us evaluate our emotional and intellectual DNA to become more effective and holistic employees – and humans.
Seattle’s “Anti-Racist HR Strategic Roadmap” – Lessons Learned
Join Dayana Vice, Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation, City of Seattle
Developing Communities of Practice
In an ongoing effort to connect with colleagues across agencies, many industrious employees are setting up communities of practice. This has been particularly helpful during the pandemic, providing both a way to share knowledge on successfully pivoting to a hybrid workspace, and to provide connection. Our panelists will discuss how they have organized their communities of practice and tips on how to set up your own community within your agency.
Striving for Equity
Diversity, equity, and inclusion – or DEI – is critical for all agencies to address and embed within all processes, whether it is recruiting, hiring, or establishing acceptable workplace behavior. HR plays a pivotal role in embedding DEI, but not all HR professionals are clear on how, when, and sometimes even why to embark on a journey to DEI. This panel discussion will bring together senior level HR professionals to discuss best practices they have gleaned, challenges they have faced, and lessons they have learned along the way.