Virtual Event: Modernizing the Government Workplace

Leveraging Technological & Cultural Transformation to create the agile and inclusive workplace of the future


Wednesday, September 29, 2021
(Start: 9:00AM PT / 12:00PM ET)



Agenda Overview:

While the nature and modalities of work have been shifting for years, COVID-19 forced a new approach to work that will impact us for yeas to come; and the public sector is not immune to that reality. 

As COVID begins to recede in many locations around the country – many have begun exploring what the workplace will look like post-pandemic and just how irrevocable that change may be. Many leaders, in both the public and private sectors, are adamant about a return to pre-pandemic office expectations; but how realist is that? How necessary will the office be in the foreseeable future? 

Such a profound shift in approach offers opportunities – and challenges. Addressing those challenges up front helps to ensure that public sector leaders are able to build policies and strategies that will drive the workplace, and workplace standards, for decades to come. 

Public Sector Network’s Modernizing the Government Workplace Virtual Event will bring together leading HR, Workplace and Human Capital leaders from throughout the public sector who are helping to imagine the workplace of the future. 

Key Takeaways:

 Examine various workplace modalities including remote, hybrid and in-person and how they will impact your staff and your mission 

 Explore how the workplace will be directly linked to our nation’s economic recovery and the impact that will have on the public sector 

 Discuss both technological and cultural factors that are transforming the workplace 

 Hear from public sector leaders from every level of government 

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Trish Holliday, Founding Partner, Holliday|Kenning & Former-Chief Learning Officer of the State of Tennessee

Dr. Trish Holliday
Founding Partner, Holliday|Kenning &
Former-Chief Learning Officer of the State of Tennessee

Alex Smith, Chief HR Officer, City of Memphis (TN)

Alex Smith
Chief HR Officer,
City of Memphis (TN)

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

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

Mika Cross, Strategic Workplace Advisor, US Federal Government

Mika Cross
Strategic Workplace Advisor,
US Federal Government

Monroe France
Associate Vice President for Global Engagement & Inclusive Leadership
New York University

Gianluca Cairo, Industry Principal, Public Sector, Ceridian

Gianluca Cairo
Industry Principal, Public Sector

Stephen Fuller
Enterprise Program Manager,
City of Oklahoma City

Erica Ford

Linda Misegadis
Senior Government Strategist,

Agenda Highlights:

  • 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 12:05pm ET

    Chair Opening: Reapproaching Work for the Post-COVID World

  • 12:20pm ET

    Government Keynote Session: Conquering Functional Fixedness in Order to Put People First

  • 12:50pm ET

    Government Case Study: Linking the Future of the Workplace to the Economic Recovery

  • 1:05pm ET

    Partner Session: Leveraging Technology to Build a Best-in-Class Public Sector Workforce

  • 1:20pm ET

    Government Case Study: Maximizing the Impact of Digital Transformation in the Workplace

  • 1:35pm ET


  • 1:40pm ET

    Partner Session: Securing Your Digital Identity Authentication for a Seamless Workplace

  • 1:55pm ET

    Panel Session: The Whole Person Concept: Building a Contemporary Workplace

  • 2:25pm ET

    Closing remarks from the Chair

In Partnership With:

Chair Partner

Platinum Partner

Gold Partner

Thought Leadership Partner


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event