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Executive Forum 2018

Dynamic Leadership for Challenging Times




 Daniel Pink

Bestselling author of Drive, To Sell Is Human, and A Whole New Mind


 Kristi Hedges

Author, Speaker and Leadership Coach

FEIAA and its co-sponsors, the Federal Executive Institute and Hooks Book Events, have developed an exciting Executive Forum for 2018. It will be held at The Marvin Center on the campus of The George Washington University on May 16, 2018. The theme for the Forum is Dynamic Leadership for Challenging Times.

The U.S. Marine Corps, America’s Force-in-Readiness, defines dynamic leadership as a dual-focused form of adaptive leadership that allows leaders to proactively respond to change. Such leaders employ a fluid style of leadership adapted to the people being led and the circumstances in which they operate. The requirement for such proficiency, agility, and rapidity is no longer restricted solely to the nation’s expeditionary forces.

In times that are turbulent, dynamic leadership is required of all government leaders. It is a critical competency for those at the forefront of public service; for those who must maneuver through an ever-changing environment, marked by increasing demands, insufficient staffs, and decreasing resources, to achieve their organization’s mission. During the Executive Forum you will study the skills and strategies of dynamic leadership, and learn how to boldly lead others to confront the unpredictable and unprecedented challenges ahead.

Our presenters will provide tools, techniques, stories, and case studies to help you become a more dynamic leader as you face both the short and long-term challenges of your job.

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7:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:10 a.m.
Welcome - Peter “Duke” Duklis, Jr., FEIAA President

8:20 a.m.
Preview of the Day - Michael Belcher, FEI Faculty Member and FEIAA Liaison

8:30 a.m.
The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day
Presenter: Kristi Hedges, Author, Speaker and Leadership Coach
Kristi has spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she reveals that inspiring communication isn't about grand gestures. Instead, those who motivate us most do a few things routinely, consistently, and intentionally. Kristi offers a set of learnable behaviors that dramatically enhance leadership success and can change the direction of someone's life.

9:35 a.m.
Networking Break

9:55 a.m.
Leading Up: Influencing Those Above You in the Organization
Presenter: Rob Kramer, Executive Coach, Consultant, and Founding Director the Center for Leadership & Organizational, Excellence at NC A&T State University
The daily responsibilities of executive work – leading effectively, delivering on projects and services, supervising staff, appeasing clients and stakeholders, and meeting the needs and expectations of your bosses – often creates overloaded situations. Without support from above, executives can become hamstrung and face failure. Rob provides tips and tools to effectively lead up the line, using strategies with the boss and other superiors; enabling you as executives to be more effective, better supported, and increasingly successful in your jobs.

11:00 a.m.
FEI's Leading Role in The Future of Learning in the Public Sector
Presenter: Greg Gifford, Ph.D., Dean of the Federal Executive Institute

50 years ago, a few visionary leaders imagined an institute where our nation’s most senior government leaders would gather, listen to leading experts on the day’s most important topics, and collaboratively solve challenges with those assembled. For 50 years, FEI has been delivering on that vision to hundreds of government leaders. As FEI looks forward to its next 50 years, a vision is taking shape to transform learning and development in the Federal government. Greg will discuss this vision and FEI’s role in transforming leadership development into a career-long, agile, learner-centered experience for Federal workforce of the future.









11:20 a.m.
Luncheon and Networking — Continental Ballroom

12:30 p.m.
What Is Your Legacy?
Presenter: Daphne Y. Jefferson, Former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Legacy, is usually defined as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. Today we will explore thinking about our individual legacies in real-time. Typically, we hear or read about legacies when someone has moved on; oftentimes they may have had little or no input into their legacy; as they are frequently romanticized notions of what we think was an individual’s modus operandi or intent. I want to explore with you the possibility of making a legacy contract with yourself.
Presenter: Daphne Jefferson, Former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration






1:05 p.m.
Be Quick, Don’t Hurry – Creating an Agile Culture for Turbulent Times

Presenter: Russ Linden, Adjunct Faculty Member at the Universities of Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut, and at the Federal Executive Institute.
Leaders and managers are struggling to respond quickly to sudden (and often unexpected) events. These pose huge challenges to government managers and leaders. How do you create a culture that allows for rapid responses, without sacrificing quality? How do you empower staff to use their judgment when fast action is needed, but still maintain accountability? What are the key tasks and behaviors leaders can use to promote agility? Russ answers these questions, describes five proven methods for promoting agility in government, and shares ideas you can use day-to-day.



2:10 p.m.
Networking Break

2:30 p.m.
WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Presenter: Daniel Pink, Bestselling author of Drive, To Sell Is Human, and A Whole New Mind.
In WHEN, Daniel draws upon a rich cache of research from psychology, biology, and economics to reveal how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with others as good for you as exercise? Daniel unlocks the scientific secrets of good timing to help you flourish both inside and outside of work.



3:35 p.m.
Recognition Ceremony and Concluding Remarks - Jonathan Herrmann, Executive Forum Chairman 

3:45 p.m

Special Bonus for Executive Forum Participants

All Executive Forum participants will receive two books:

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day by Kristi Hedges

WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink.

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