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Government HR Insights
USA – Spring Edition

Online: Wed. May 18th, 2022 | Time: 12:00-2:30pm ET

Event Overview

Redefining the Workforce & Workplace in an Age of Uncertainty 

Employers and employees need to keep up with a fast-paced world of new challenges – working in isolation, weathering waves of mass resignations, and training staff in the use of ever-changing technology. To solve these countless challenges, plus those yet to arise, HR professionals must communicate and collaborate. They must emphasize best practices and weed out outdated – and potentially biased – processes and principles. Unfortunately, many government HR departments operate independently and often with limited resources. How can they best empower workers – and their organizations – to swiftly adapt to sudden changes and extreme disruption? How can HR best empower employees to move from surviving to thriving in their roles? And how can HR overcome the budgetary and resource constraints to spearhead these initiatives?   

It begins with HR and professional development experts joining forces with peers to share their experiences and lessons learned. It’s time to pool our knowledge. Government HR leaders have invented innovative solutions and tools to upskill, develop, and train existing employees – critical when turnover has never been higher. Whether you are a Chief Human Capital or Resource Officer, a Learning and Development Director, a DEI expert, or Administration leader, your perspective is vital. 

Public Sector Network’s Government HR Insights: Spring Edition virtual event will bring together a diverse collection of HR experts and thought leaders to explore answers to these and other questions. By sharing challenges, trailblazing solutions, and lessons learned, attendees will come away with a renewed excitement for their role as an organizational leader. 

Benefits of Attending

Unlock the potential of cross-agency collaboration & its role in hybrid workplaces

Learn how to effectively engage with employees and staff to promote confidence in new tech implementation, such as AI & ML

Explore the new & expanded roles HR can have in a post-COVID new normal

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Colleen J. McManus, HR Programs Manager, State of Arizona Department of Administration, Human Resources Division

Colleen J. McManus
HR Programs Manager, Executive Consultant & Former CHRO
State of Arizona

Bobby Humes, Director of Human Resources, Washington State Investment Board

Bobby Humes
Director of Human Resources,
Washington State Investment Board

DAYANA VICE Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation City of Seattle

Dayana Vice
Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation
City of Seattle

DR. SHAWN WILLIS DEI Learning Design and Delivery Professional Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

DR. Shawn Willis
DEI Learning Design & Delivery Professional
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

BETSY VANDRUSHBORGACZ DEI & Development Manager Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Betsy Vandrush-Borgacz
DEI and Development Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Latisha Hazell, Deputy Director - Workforce Management, City of Cincinnati Human Resources Department

Latisha Hazell
Deputy Director – Workforce Management
City of Cincinnati Human Resources Department

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Michaela Doelman
Chief Human Resources Officer, Employment Security Department
State of Washington

Amanda Cohill, Wellness Coordinator, Montgomery County Government

Amanda Cohill
Wellness Coordinator
Montgomery County Government, Maryland

Lawrese Brown,  CEO & Founder, C-Track Training

Lawrese Brown
CEO & Founder
C-Track Training

LINDA MISEGADIS Public Sector Business Consulting Director UKG

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist


Daniel Freedman

Key Sessions

Government Fireside ChatGovernment Case StudyPanel Discussion 1Panel Discussion 2

Self as Coach

Join us for an engaging start to the day where Bobby Humes and Lawrese Brown challenge us to reexamine our understanding of which self we bring into the workplace. This session will provide key takeaways to help us evaluate our emotional and intellectual DNA to become more effective and holistic employees – and humans. 

Seattle’s “Anti-Racist HR Strategic Roadmap” – Lessons Learned

Join Dayana Vice, Strategic Advisor for Citywide HR Planning & Innovation, City of Seattle

Developing Communities of Practice

In an ongoing effort to connect with colleagues across agencies, many industrious employees are setting up communities of practice. This has been particularly helpful during the pandemic, providing both a way to share knowledge on successfully pivoting to a hybrid workspace, and to provide connection. Our panelists will discuss how they have organized their communities of practice and tips on how to set up your own community within your agency.

Striving for Equity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion – or DEI – is critical for all agencies to address and embed within all processes, whether it is recruiting, hiring, or establishing acceptable workplace behavior. HR plays a pivotal role in embedding DEI, but not all HR professionals are clear on how, when, and sometimes even why to embark on a journey to DEI. This panel discussion will bring together senior level HR professionals to discuss best practices they have gleaned, challenges they have faced, and lessons they have learned along the way.

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

What Your Peers Had to Say

“An incredible learning experience – very timely, relevant and practical. Thank you!”
City of Brampton

Great sessions. It was good to connect with other public service sector employees from all over the country.”
Illinois Gaming Board

“I liked the really varied presenters we had and learning about where HR analytics is going in the various organizations.”
Ontario Public Service

Our Event Partners

C-Track Training

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Mike LeFrank by phone (647-215-0659) or email ([email protected])