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FTI Agenda

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time
Activity
Room
9:00 - 10:00 am
FTI Opening Ceremony

Federal Employees, Officers and Dignitaries will participate in the grand opening ceremony of the FTI which highlights the significance of this organization in advancing continued education of federal professionals.
TBA
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Maintaining an Inclusive Culture by Promoting DEI in the Workplace

This panel will delve into the practical strategies and best practices to maintain an inclusive workplace environment that embraces DEI. Led by seasoned professionals who are committed to building inclusive cultures that drive innovation, collaboration, and employee engagement, this workshop is a must-attend for federal professionals. ECQ competencies covered: Leading People-leveraging Diversity/Business Acumen-Human Capital Management/Building Coalitions-Partnering, Influencing

Speakers

  • Cynthia Dunn, DoD, U.S. Army, Director of, Equity and Inclusion EEO/EO Programs at Army Futures Commander
TBA
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Senior Executive Service (SES) Overview

The successful delivery of our Nation’s Federal Government services relies on a healthy and vibrant Senior Executive (SES) corps. Come and learn first-hand about the SES and why considering joining the SES could be one of the most exciting career-moves you’ve ever made. Get a brief history of this unique system and the "why" it was established. Understand the differences between the SES Corps and its composition/culture/benefits/challenges. Learn from a former or current SES about the challenges and career strategies. Come and ask your “burning” questions from someone who has successfully mentored dozens of candidates into the SES. ECQ competencies covered: Leading Change/Leading People/Results Driven/Business Acumen/Building Coaltions

Speakers:

  • Marguerite Garrison, DoDIG, Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations
  • Hong V Miller, Army Futures Command (AFC), Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)
  • Kim Newton, Army Futures Command (AFC), Deputy Director of Integratiion
  • Arnaldo Claudio, Executive Director OIT (Retired)
  • Blanca Sanchez,USCG, Director, Civilian Human Resources,Diversity & Leadership Directorate
TBA
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Executive Core Competencies - ECQs

What are they? How do you gain them and write/speak about them? What factors are selection and OPM boards really looking for and how you do show you have what they are seeking? This presentation provides you with guidance when preparing your ECQs in a way that will help you stand out from a crowded field of candidates. This will begin with detailed guidance on what a package should contain. You’ll hear from current or former Senior Executives who have served on numerous selection panels and dozens of QRB sessions to depart with practical knowledge that you can apply immediately.

Speakers

  • Javier Inclan, NSF OIG,Assistant Inspector General for Management and Chief Information Officer
  • Victoria Dixon, DoD, U.S. Army, Director of, Equity and Inclusion EEO/EO Programs at Army Futures Command
TBA
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Trust In the Workplace

Trust is the foundation of all leadership and work environment. This presentation will examine trust from the concepts of the “Thin Book of Trust” by Charles Feldman and DePuy HR Associates with many years of consulting/working with agencies during times of crisis and change. Learn what constitutes trusting teams and authentic leadership. ECQ competencies covered: Leading People-Team Building-Conflict Resolution

Speakers

  • Victoria Dixon, DoD, U.S. Army, Director of, Equity and Inclusion EEO/EO Programs at Army Futures Command
TBA
3:15 - 4:45 pm
Emotional Intelligence and the Clear Connection of ECQs

Conflict is uncomfortable and unpleasant. It is all around us and we cannot avoid it, regardless of how much colleagues might disagree with each other, they still need to coexist. In cases where such occurs leaders must master techniques to keep conflict from spiraling out of control. During this panel, participants will learn how to maximize their cognitive effort and move toward eliminating conflict, figure out how to resolve differences, and get the work done.
TBA
3:15 - 4:45 pm
Executive Interview Strategies

This presentation provides you guidance when getting ready for the interview process. You’ll hear from a former or current SES who has served on multiple SES panels. Learn what to expect and how to orient your responses to your maximum advantage. You’ll learn more about how to share stories about yourself and defend why you are ready to be a member of the SES. ECQ competencies covered: Leading Change/Leading People/Results Driven/Business Acumen/Building Coaltions

Speakers:

  • Marguerite C. Garrison, DoDIG, Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations
  • Hong Miller, Army Futures Command (AFC), Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)
  • Blanca Sanchez, USCG, Director, Civilian Human Resources,Diversity & Leadership Directorate
TBA

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Time
Activity
Room
9:15 - 10:30 am
Resilience at time of stress and uncertainty

How are you managing during these uncertain times? Join us for an interactive overview of personal resilience concepts, strategies, and tools to help manage stress. TGhis is an opportunity to share some of the concerns and challenges we are all facing and learn how we can strengthen both personal and team resilience. Take a Personal Resilience Inventory and follow a Daily Resilience Countdown. Learn ways to Rest Your Brain and build your resilience during times of stress and uncertainty.

Speaker:

TBA
9:15 - 10:30 am
Senior Executive Service Overview

The successful delivery of our Nation’s Federal Government services relies on a healthy and vibrant Senior Executive (SES) corps. Come and learn first-hand about the SES and why considering joining the SES could be one of the most exciting career-moves you’ve ever made. Get a brief history of this unique system and the "why" it was established. Understand the differences between the SES Corps and its composition/culture/benefits/challenges. Learn from a former or current SES about the challenges and career strategies. Come and ask your “burning” questions from someone who has successfully mentored dozens of candidates into the SES. ECQ competencies covered: Leading Change/Leading People/Results Driven/Business Acumen/Building Coaltions

Speakers:

  • Dr Victoria Dixon, DoD, U.S. Army, Director of, Equity and Inclusion EEO/EO Programs at Army Futures Command
  • Marguerite Garrison, DoDIG, Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations
  • Hong Miller, Army Futures Command (AFC), Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)
  • Kim Newton, Army Futures Command (AFC), Deputy Director of Integratiion
  • Arnaldo Claudio, Executive Director OIT (Retired)
TBA
10:45 - 12:00 am
Trust In the Workplace

Trust is the foundation of all leadership and work environments. This presentation will examine trust from the concepts of the “Thin Book of Trust” by Charles Feldman and DePuy HR Associates with many years of consulting/working with agencies during times of crisis and change. Learn what constitutes trusting teams and authentic leadership. ECQ competencies covered - Leading People-Team Building-Conflict Resolution

Speaker:

TBA
10:45 - 12:00 pm
Executive Core Competencies - ECQs

What are they? How do you gain them and write/speak about them? What factors are selection and OPM boards really looking for and how you do show you have what they are seeking? This presentation provides you with guidance when preparing your ECQs in a way that will help you stand out from a crowded field of candidates. This will begin with detailed guidance on what a package should contain. You’ll hear from current or former Senior Executives who have served on numerous selection panels and dozens of QRB sessions to depart with practical knowledge that you can apply immediately.

Speaker:

  • Dr Javier Inclan, NSF OIG, Assistant Inspector General for Management and Chief Information Officer
TBA
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Emotional Intelligence and the Clear Connection of ECQs

How does Emotional Intelligence contribute to leadership and to career success? Explore the concepts and relationships to the competencies, and the ways to evaluate your current use of EI and using it for the ECQ development. ECQ competencies covered: Leading People-Team Building-Leveraging Diversity /Results Driven-Accountability-Decisiveness/Leading Change-Flexibility-Resilience/Building Coalitions-Political Savvy-Influencing

Speaker:

  • Kim Newton, Army Futures Command (AFC), Deputy Director of Integratiion
TBA
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Speed Mentoring Session

You will have an opportunity to meet a group of SES members who will rotate among your tables to answer your questions and provide wisdom and insights into how to reach your career goals.

Speakers:

TBA
3:15 - 4:45 pm
Executive Interview Strategies

This presentation provides you guidance when getting ready for the interview process. You’ll hear from a former or current SES who has served on multiple SES panels. Learn what to expect and how to orient your responses to your maximum advantage. You’ll learn more about how to share stories about yourself and defend why you are ready to be a member of the SES. ECQ competencies covered: Leading Change/Leading People/Results Driven/Business Acumen/Building Coaltions

Speaker:

TBA
3:15 - 4:45 am
Establishing or Refining USAJOBS & LinkedIn Profiles

This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to establish or refine profiles “on the spot” with experts that can help guide you during the process. Both profiles are necessary to maximize success when applying for most Federal government positions. ECQ competencies covered: Building Coalitions

Speakers:

TBA

Friday, June 28, 2024

Time
Activity
Room
9:00 - 10:15 pm
The Importance of Mentorship & Professional Networks

This panel brings together Senior Executive and Senior Government Official mentors and aspiring Federal professionals. The discussion will focus on the transformative power of mentoring and building networks. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, gain insights into leadership experiences, and receive personalized guidance from seasoned mentors. Attendees will learn about the invaluable role of mentoring and networking for career development, leadership growth, and fostering a culture of knowledge-sharing within the federal sector. ECQ competencies covered: Leading Change/Leading People/Building Coalitions

Speakers:

TBA
9:00 - 10:15 pm
Emotional Intelligence and the Clear Connection of the ECQs

How does Emotional Intelligence contribute to leadership and to career success? Explore the concepts and relationships to the competencies, and the ways to evaluate your current use of EI and using it for the ECQ development. ECQ competencies covered: Leading People-Team Building-Leveraging Diversity /Results Driven-Accountability-Decisiveness/Leading Change-Flexibility-Resilience/Building Coalitions-Political Savvy-Influencing

Speaker:

TBA
10:30 - 11:30 am
Joining National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives

Come prepared to learn of the many exciting benefits of being a NAHFE member and to register if you have not done so already. This presentation will include discussion of the detailed connection between each ECQ and the reasons and benefits of joining NAHFE. ECQ competencies covered: Leading Change/Leading People/Results Driven/Business Acumen/Building Coaltions

Speaker:

TBA
11:00 - 12:00 pm
FTI Spotlight - FTI Closing Ceremony

TBA