Please pardon our dust! The SEA website and membership database are under construction until mid-May due to some exciting changes that are in progress. Until then, we will not be issuing any new member identification numbers. Please email any membership inquiries to Also, SEA Headquarters has a new address. Going forward, please send all USPS correspondence to 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. We look forward to unveiling a brand new SEA website in mid-May which will greatly enhance your membership experience. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!

SEA calendar of events

September Calendar of Events

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

Principles for Data-Driven Decision Making

September 14, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to attend their upcoming symposium and webcast on data-driven decision making that will take place on September 14, 2017 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. The event will highlight simple principles that can support data-driven decision making and help decision makers learn the right questions to ask when presented with new analyses.

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Fedstival 2017

September 18-22, 2017

The second annual Fedstival week will take an unprecedented look at the new administration’s agenda in management, workforce and IT innovation. Top thinkers and writers from Government Executive & Nextgov will convene for a full week of conversations, debates, workshops, live events, networking and much more.

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SFLERP DC Chapter Brown-Bag Lunch Meeting

September 19, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to attend their upcoming symposium and webcast on data-driven decision making that will take place on September 14, 2017 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. The event will highlight simple principles that can support data-driven decision making and help decision makers learn the right questions to ask when presented with new analyses.

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Help Plan SEA's Presidential Rank Awards Event

September 19, 2017 | 3PM

SEA is gearing up for a December event that will be equal parts celebratory and educational – with a special focus on recognizing a truly distinguished group of public sector leaders – winners of the Presidential Rank Awards. Sign up for the first planning committee call.

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Build Resilience and Thrive in Times of Change

September 21, 2017

The Senior Executives Association is proud to partner with Management Concepts for an interactive and insightful webinar presented by Debbie Eshelman, Managing Director of the Human Capital and Talent Management Practice at Management Concepts.  This professional development webinar offers skills training and expert talent management insights for overcoming the stress and challenges of today’s climate in the Federal government—the goal is enable your best self, and to help maintain the strength and resilience of the people you lead.

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How Should the U.S. Deal with the North Korean Threat?

September 25, 2017

COFFE is pleased to announce their latest luncheon featuring Dr. Robert S. Litwak and a lecture on North Korea-U.S. relations. Robert S. Litwak is vice president for scholars and director of international security studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His recent publication is Preventing North Korea’s Nuclear Breakout.

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Federal Learning Officer Workshop: The Future of Learning…Are You Prepared?

September 25, 2017

On October 12th, we invite you to join us for the 2nd annual Federal Learning Officer Workshop (FLOW). This full-day, interactive event brings learning leaders together from across different Federal agencies for an experience focused on challenges facing government and organizations. Join us this year as we explore the Future of Learning and emerging trends impacting learning and talent development organizations today. Our speakers include experts from industry and government, who bring critical knowledge of the learning domain. Together, we will explore how Chief Learning Officers (CLOs) and other learning leaders are preparing for emerging trends in learning, while meeting the needs of their organizations. This invitation-only event is designed for senior learning leaders across the federal sector. Please use the link below to register now for FLOW 2017. If you are unable to participate, we invite you to nominate a colleague to attend. Space is limited.

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Data Transparency 2017

September 26, 2017

Data Transparency 2017 is Washington's largest open data event, bringing together government leaders, transparency advocates, and the technology industry to explore how technology can transform government, compliance, and the private sector.

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Overlapping and Duplicative Federal Programs–How GAO Can Help Guide Reform

September 26, 2017

A significant priority of the Trump Administration is to reform and reorganize the federal government. Over the next few weeks, the Office of Management and Budget will be reviewing agency proposals and deciding on the actions it will to take to develop and push forward a major reform agenda. For the past ten years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been reporting on overlapping and duplicative federal programs with the intent of helping Congress and the Executive Branch identify opportunities to streamline and make sense of the myriad programs the federal government operates. On September 26, Chris Mihm, the Managing Director of Strategic Issues and the leader of GAO’s work in this area, will speak on what GAO sees as the reform opportunities and challenges facing the Administration. Please join us in a lively discussion about what GAO has learned from its work and how that learning can guide agencies going forward.

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Executive Women in Motion: Pathways to Senior Executive Service

September 28, 2017

The Department of Energy's POWER employee resource group, the Senior Executives Association, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management invite you to join this one-day training to inspire women in government to consider pursuing Senior Executive Service (SES) career paths.

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Standing Panel on the Public Service

September 29, 2017

Come to the NAPA office in Suite 400, 1600 K Street, N.W. at 10:00 a.m. for the next meeting of the Standing Panel on the Public Service. We will be joined by Stephen Shih, Deputy Associate Director for Senior Executive Services and Performance Management at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  We have been honored to have Stephen join us in the past and it has always been an informative and worthwhile discussion.  He will provide an update on OPM’s Executive Development Framework as well as current projects at OPM.  Stephen has also asked that we make this engagement more helpful to him and the agency by broadening it to include a dialogue on the recent direction on SES management so that he can continue to benefit from the expertise and thinking of the Academy.  I know none of the Fellows will hold back in providing their insights.  A light lunch will be served after the meeting for those who can stay on a bit.

The meeting will be held at the Academy’s offices, 1600 K Street, NW, on the 4th Floor.  Please note the entrance is on 16th St.

Please RSVP to Lisa Trahan ( If you wish to attend remotely via the videoconferencing/call-in client Zoom, please email Elijah Evans ( at least 24 hours in advance of the session for a web meeting connection link.


Looking for more events? Check out our events calendar for October. 

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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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