How can I communicate more efficiently and effectively in the era of Gov 2.0? What tools should I be using to get
things done that may be new to me? The Next Generation of Government
Summit will help government employees of all stripes answer these
questions – and many more – during a two-day D.C. area gathering.
The NextGen Summit will take place July 6-7 at the Westin Arlington
Gateway hotel in Arlington, Va. The event will bring together federal, state and local government
leaders to focus on the resources necessary to “get real
tactical skills" to do their jobs better and manage their careers
better, said Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop and co-founder of Young
Government Leaders, the hosts of the Summit. Sponsors of the event include Aetna,
and Hewlett-Packard. OhMyGov is a media partner of the Summit.
Ressler and Tim Sommella – president
of Young Government Leaders, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and a
Harvard graduate – created the idea and framework behind the Summit in
order to facilitate participants with an opportunity to meet, network
and share better practices with various government leaders of all
sectors. Attendees will also hear from senior government officials and
private sector leaders as they reveal their tips to succeed in today's highly wired culture.
How to transition between industry and government, and how to “manage
up” are also topics that the conference will address, according
to Ressler. He noted that the Next Generation of Government Summit is
essentially a “training conference” to help individuals develop the
skills to become government and private sector leaders.
Ressler has worked on promoting the Summit via the Young Government
Leaders’ and the Summit’s websites, through blogging on GovLoop and the
event home page, and by utilizing many of the other social media tools
available to Gov 2.0 communicators everywhere, such as Twitter and Facebook.
Here are some of the sessions participants will be able to
How to Create Innovation in Government
CEO of SeeClickFix; Michael Keating, manager of Open Plans; and Laurel
Ruma, editor of O’Reilly Media will come together to comprise the panel
of experts who will share how they’ve created innovation in government
and how you can too.
Get your Geek on! Mastering Tech Tools
This session will focus on Gov 2.0 communications and how to use the social media tools available
on the Internet. It will also delve into the power of the Internet and
how quickly it's growing. Speakers include Neil Callanan, CEO
of LooseGrip Communications and Jesse Thomas, creator of JESS3, an interactive and creative company that focuses on web design. You can check out
Thomas’s video, State of Internet, on YouTube.
Transforming Communications- Case Study and Discussion
Blumenthal, public affairs specialist on branding and social media for
the U.S. Government; Gautham Nagesh, Hillicon Valley blogger (The Hill);
and Ed O’Keefe, Federal Eye blogger (The Washington Post) will discuss Gov 2.0 communications, how they're changing, and how the changes will affect the
next generation of government.
A panel of experts will define key moments
pertinent to successfully managing up. The panel is made up of Director
for the Office of Information Collection (EPA) Lisa Schlosser and former
Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service (General Services
Administration). The Moderator, and Professional Development Chair for
Young AFCEANS, will be Jeremy Rissi.
Managing Your Life and Career - A Framework
Frank DiGiammarino, deputy coordinator for Recovery Implementation (Executive Office of the
President) will provide a framework about how to map out where
you are in your career and how to balance and maximize different aspects
of your life – personal, work, values, etc. How do you think through
opportunities as they arise and how can you put yourself in the position
to be offered promotional opportunities? Attend the Next Generation of
Government Summit to find out.
For a complete listing of the Next Generation of Government, you
can view the schedule on the event website: http://www.nextgengovt.com/schedule
Register by June 13th with discount code "GLrockstars" to save $110. nextgengovt.com