Political Savvy - Why It’s Important and How to Master It

Friday, November 01, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Hosted by Digital.gov and the Federal Leadership Seminar

Political Savvy can be defined as the ability to exhibit confidence and professional diplomacy, while effectively relating to people at all levels internally and externally. This seminar will focus on what it is, how to master it, and why mastering this skill is so important, along with a discussion about engagement and communications-related issues that are common across organizations. This talk is part of the Federal Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series (FLPDSS).

Note: If you register to attend online (instead of attending in person in Maryland), a reminder email will be sent prior to the event that includes your link to join the video.

Our speaker

Robert J. Huttenlocker currently serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Management at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). His USDA career spans almost 29 years, during which time he has held numerous leadership positions in three agencies and OIG. Mr. Huttenlocker has over 30 years of federal service and has been a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) since November 2006. 

The Federal Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series (FLPDSS) provides no-cost “by government, for government” seminars that are presented by federal experts to employees across the government to share federal leader expertise and lessons learned; provide free training, as training resources are always limited; and bring individuals together from across the federal government and foster intra- and inter-agency connections, collaborations, and sharing.

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This talk is hosted by the Federal Leadership Seminar and Digital.gov. To receive seminar invitations and resources, you may join the seminar series listserv by sending a blank email from your government email address to FedLeadershipSeminar-subscribe-request@listserv.gsa.gov. Past leadership seminar recordings are available on the FLPDSS YouTube page.

For more information, please contact the FLPDSS Chair – Kim Wittenberg – at kim.wittenberg@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Questions about this event or future events? Send them to digitalgov@gsa.gov.