Maximizing Employee Performance in the Modern Federal Workplace

This event qualifies for .7 CEUs

The President issued an Executive Order (EO) in 2017 which emphasizes the need to maximize employee performance by better managing poor performance and conduct and ensuring transparency in the Performance Improvement Process (PIP). This Potomac Forum Training Workshop for Government will provide information for Agency Executives, Managers and Staff to meet the long term requirements for workforce accountability and performance management efforts in response to the EO.


Experienced Human Capital Executives and Leadership Experts will share their insight and experience in developing and implementing long-term and near-term workforce management practices that will help attendees understand how best to improve performance, increase accountability and reduce costs.


This workshop will provide you with practical, easy to implement tools and resources to help you achieve the best results for managing performance and conduct in the workplace to achieve the goals of E.O. 13781 while enhancing employee performance to increase mission efficacy and increase retention.


Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the seminal learning from the course experience.
  • Formulate an actionable plan to apply learning and commit to specific actions back in the workplace.
  • Develop strategies to continue learning through follow-up and interactions with classmates and peers.
  • Retain awareness and knowledge of the management support resources that are available both within the organization and across the government, for dealing with performance and conduct issues in the workplace.

What You Will Learn:  

  • Understand how to quickly differentiate between employee performance and conduct issues and what you need to know to quickly address employee discipline and/or termination;
  • Identify the competencies needed as a successful supervisor to maximize employee performance and how to avoid common pitfalls to managing performance and conduct in the modern workplace.
  • Know where to find practical support, assistance and resources to effectively deal with performance and conduct issues in the workplace;
  • Adopt promising practices that drive positive outcomes by leveraging the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results into actionable steps to cultivate an inclusive, high-performing culture designed to retain top talent and maximize employee potential and performance.

Why You Should Attend:  

  • Maximize employee performance by focusing on concrete steps to increase performance and effectively deal with poor performers;
  • Optimize employee recognition programs designed to recognize, reward and retain top performers;
  • Build your toolkit for cultivating a culture of engagement and accountability designed to achieve enhanced organizational and individual performance

Who Should Attend:  

  • Federal supervisors and managers
  • Federal HR practitioners and anyone responsible for implementing Agency restructuring plans;
  • Federal employees or members of employee affinity groups;
  • Communications practitioners responsible for leading change management and internal communications campaigns.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Keynote Speaker:

Veronica Villalobos 
Principal Deputy Associate Director, Employee Services Division
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Government Speakers:

Rebecca Ayers

Manager, Performance Management Solutions (PMS)

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)


Marcus Brownrigg

Strategic Partnerships and Communications Advisor, Office of the CEO

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)


N. Tony Nguyen

Associate Director, Workforce, Relevancy & Inclusion Management

National Park Service (NPS)

Department of the Interior (DOI)


Ray Crawford, PhD

Employee Engagement Officer

Office of Federal Student Aid

Department of Education


Thevee Gray

Personnel Psychologist

Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Teresa (Terry) Gerton

CEO and President

National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)


James Read

Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)


Bill Valdez


Senior Executives Association


Additional government speakers awaiting agency confirmation.

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, FDA

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Thu, May 17, 2018, 7:30am - 5:00pm


Government Employees:  $795.00
Industry & Contractors:  $895.00

Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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