Professional Development

Federal Developmental Opportunities Workshop

Find out about developmental opportunities available for federal government employees.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Hosted by Federal Leadership and Professional Development Community of Practice and Digital.gov

The Federal Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series (FLPDSS) will host a cross-agency workshop focusing on developmental opportunities for federal employees. The workshop will provide information on how employees can develop themselves, and will provide insight in how supervisors develop their teams, and bring in outside talent.

Presentations will inform attendees on opportunity options including: coaching, mentoring, details to other federal agencies, formal federal experiential programs, and USAJOBS Open Opportunities. The workshop will end with a panel discussion on successful strategies for starting, sustaining, and evaluating formal mentoring programs.

Agenda

Morning Session (09:00 am - 12:10 pm, ET)

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Developmental Opportunities – What they are, why they’re valuable, and how federal employees can host and receive them
    Speakers: Kim Wittenberg, AHRQ, HHS; Beth Martin, FDA

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am: Cross-Agency Experiential Programs
    Speakers: Angela McPherson and Amy Bontrager, GSA; Sandra Ore, Thomas Hendershot, Elizabeth Winters, and Tiana Young, OPM; Kim Wittenberg, HHS

  • Break

  • 11:10 am - 12:10 pm: Details and Rotations – How to host and search for these on USAJOBS Open Opportunities
    Speakers: Lisa Nelson and Keenan Emmitt, OPM; Tracy Levstik, NOAA; Kim Wittenberg, AHRQ, HHS


Afternoon Session (12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, ET)

  • 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm: Coaching and Mentoring – How they differ, why they’re valuable, and successful strategies for each
    Speakers: Elizabeth Winters, OPM; Laniera Jones, BEA; and Reginald R. Mebane, CDC, HHS

  • Break

  • 1:25 pm - 2:55 pm: Mentoring Programs – Successful strategies for starting, sustaining, and evaluating mentoring programs
    Speakers: Beth A. Martin, FAA, DOT; Natalie Buda Smith, LOC; Lisa Nelson and Keenan Emmitt, OPM; Brian Twillman, John Reynolds, Will Harnisch, and Lindsey E. Johnson, EPA; Laniera Jones, BEA; Maureen Whitsett, State Department; Kim Wittenberg, AHRQ, HHS

  • 2:55 pm - 3:00 pm: Wrap up


This talk is hosted by The Federal Leadership and Professional Development Community of Practice (CoP). This community hosts seminars throughout the year for a broad federal audience that includes: budding leaders who wish to lead where they are, individuals striving to attain leadership positions one day, those managing leadership development programs, and seasoned leaders wishing to learn from other federal leaders.