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December Calendar of Events

A listing of upcoming SEA webinars and events in December and beyond.

Veterans Committee Lunch and Learn: Significant Legal Developments in Government Contracting

The City Club of Washington
December 26th, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A review of recent legislation and notable regulatory changes affecting government contractors, including pending legislation and proposed rules; relevant Executive Orders and policy initiatives aimed at government contracting; and noteworthy case law developments in the area of government contracts.

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HHS/DOJ Human Trafficking-Specific TTA Provider Roundtable

Mary E. Switzer Building
January 9th, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

This roundtable will convene trafficking-specific TTA providers from HHS and DOJ in order to (re)introduce each other; provide an overview of their respective goals, scope, and capacity; and develop greater inter-agency coordination of referrals and products.

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GSA Alliant and Alliant Small Business GWACs

January 4th, 2018
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST

This course is designed for ordering agencies that require GSA Schedule services. The GSA Schedules program offers a vast array of services and products, and offers a streamlined way to acquire these services. This course provides ordering activities with valuable information about the services available through GSA Schedules, how to find them, and the procedures and requirements that apply when ordering these cost-effective service solutions. 

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Orientation to Legal Research and the Use of Law Library Collections Seminar

Law Library of Congress
January 10th, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Orientation to Legal Research and the Use of Law Library Collections is designed to give a basic introduction to legal sources and research techniques. This class provides an overview of statutes, regulations, and court cases and the relationships among them. The Law Library's resources for locating these items in print and online formats are presented. These orientations, taught by reference librarians, are taught twice a month.

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The Rise of Chinese Seapower: Fear, Honor, and Interest

The Institute of World Politics
January 18th, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Over the past decade, China's emergence as a major maritime power has unsettled the status quo in Asia and beyond. By assessing the sources of Chinese seapower, this presentation will argue that China's seaward turn will pose a long-term challenge to U.S. maritime strategy.

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Propaganda Paranoia and the Public's Interest

The Institute of World Politics
January 19th, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

It's all propaganda. PropagandaDon't panic. We've been here before.

Propaganda is once again a subject of US public interest and debate, arguably for the first in three generations, since the onset of the Cold War in the 1950s. And once again, the US is debating about how to defend against propaganda, protecting the public sphere and free speech.

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Resilience: Millennials on the Rise


October 19, 2017

Join Management Concepts, Young Government Leaders, and Blacks In Government on Thursday, October 19th from 8-11 a.m. for the final chapter of our professional development series on Resilience. Hear from expert panelists and special guest, Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer of the USDA, Risk Management Agency, as they share career triumphs and professional trials faced when stepping into new leadership roles.

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Key SEA Golf Tournament

October 20, 2017

SEA and American University's Key Executive Leadership Program invite you to join them on the links to support a great cause.

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David Petraeus to Speak on National Security Issues

October 23, 2017

Join the Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE) for their next luncheon featuring David Petraus.

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SES Enterprise Leadership Lab - Using Strategic Foresight to Influence Strategic Decision Making

November 1, 2017

The SES Enterprise Leadership Labs support government-wide networking and continuous development among Federal Senior Executives.  Each Lab is an immersive, interactive, one-day program to generate new perspectives and approaches to a 21st century strategic “hot topic” in dialogue with Federal Senior Executive colleagues and subject matter experts. 

In OPM’s ongoing support of Senior Federal Executive On-Boarding & Continuing Executive Development:
OPM has reserved a limited number of seats in two upcoming Federal Executive Institute SES Leading EDGE government-wide Senior Executive development programs available at no cost to the agencies.  If you are interested in taking advantage of these seats, please follow the special registration instructions below.


You must follow the special registration instructions below to secure any of the forty (40) Lab no-cost seats and to support OPM in efficiently tracking agency participation. For additional assistance planning and implementing your executive onboarding or continuing development program, please contact and/or visit OPM’s Executive Onboarding Wiki page


  • FIRST, Submit his/her name/s to with “SES Forum” or “SES Lab” in the subject line (only submit for registration those executives whose Executive Development Plans (EDPs) indicate the need for this content)
  • Then, wait to receive a confirmation of those who will participate.
  • Finally, selected Executives will receive a link from with instructions to complete the registration.

For questions about these instructions or eligibility for this training please email:

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Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring & Recruitment Event

November 6-7, 2017

The Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) is pleased to sponsor the first-ever, government-wide Federal Tech and Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Ten Considerations For Civi Service Modernization

Summary: The Senior Executives Association (SEA) and the Hoover Institution hosted three Civil Service Modernization Dialogues in the summer and fall of 2018 that had a goal of developing a consensus around general themes and concepts that a diverse group of organizations could support. Those Dialogues were organized around three general themes:

  • Civil Service Workforce Modernization
  • Civil Service Administrative Modernization
  • Civil Service Regulatory Modernization
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