SEA calendar of events

February Calendar of Events

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

Investing for the Future You Deserve -- Today and Tomorrow

Company: Pasta & Murphy
Host: John Murphy
Meeting Title: Investing For The Life You Deserve - Today and Tomorrow Meeting Date: February 15, 2018 Meeting Time: 03:30 PM [Eastern Time]
Duration: 45 Minutes

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Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset 

What: SEA Members are eligible for an exclusive discount on the Arbinger Institute's popular training session, and the most popular session at the 2017 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit.
Where: American University Washington College of Law; Washington, D.C.
When: February 26-27, 2018
Cost: $622.39 (GSA price); $311.20 (SEA Member Discount)
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First Annual Better Budget Process Summit

What: With Congressional approval stuck at just above single digits, reforming the way we budget and set national priorities in an effective and timely way can serve as a critically important step in regaining public trust in the Congress and American democracy. This first annual Better Budget Process Summit will bring together Members of Congress, Congressional staff, policy experts, members of the media, and others who share a common concern about our deteriorated state of affairs and the need to work together to restore a functioning budget process.
 When: Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Washington Court Hotel; Atrium Room; 525 New Jersey Ave NW; Washington, D.C.
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  • Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


  • Peter Cohn, Congressional Quarterly
  • Susan Willie, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Confirmed speakers:

  • Neil Bradley, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Stuart Butler, Brookings Institution
  • Robert Fersh, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
  • Emily Holubowich, Coalition for Health Funding
  • Frances Lee, University of Maryland
  • Matthew Owens, Association of American Universities
  • Steve Redburn, George Washington University

Managing Performance and Conduct in the Modern Federal Workplace and How to meet the requirements of Executive Order 13781: Beyond the Basics Training Workshop III

Who: Potomac Forum
What: Training workshop covering what Federal Executives, Managers and Supervisors need to know to succeed in implementing workforce accountability and effective performance management improvements for their Agency.
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 @ 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Willard Intercontinental Hotel; 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.; Washington, D.C. 20004
More Information and Registration

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
Workforce & Inclusion Directorate
National Park Service (NPS)
Department of the Interior (DOI)

Chris Armstrong
Culture Executive
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

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)


Bill Valdez

Senior Executives Association

James Read
Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley

What: U.S. government leaders have launched a wide-ranging innovation initiative to attract America’s top technology minds at tech hubs like Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, Chicago and Seattle. GovernmentCIO Magazine is hosting a two-part forum with breakfast and evening sessions to discuss how government agencies have connected with these emerging technology companies and worked through the contracting and hiring roadblocks to embrace this innovation culture.
Where: Wharf Dockmaster Building; 101 District Square SW; Washington, DC
When: Thursday, March 15 @ 7:30am to 10am; Evening Session: 5 pm to 8 pm
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Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service Ceremony

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Tue, February 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell and The Honorable Leon E. Panetta have formally agreed to accept Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service Award. The Award ceremony will take place the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2017, starting at 5:30 in the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

The Prize, which honors Mr. Richardson’s extraordinary public service, is presented biennially to individuals possessing the public service virtues he exemplified. Mr. Richardson, a late National Academy Fellow, served in four Cabinet-level positions in the U.S. government: Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), Secretary of Defense, Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce. Our last Prize ceremony and reception were well received and we look forward to recognizing the outstanding public service performed by The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell and The Honorable Leon E. Panetta.

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