Outplay the Political Sport of Fed-Bashing

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, fed-bashing has risen to unprecedented levels.  And with mid-term elections on the horizon, this popular political sport is likely to continue unabated – with its negative impact on federal employees and potential applicants. It’s apparent that the strain on many feds is showing. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up – it’s time to rally.

I’m honored to be presenting The Resilient Federal Employee,” the opening plenary at this year’s Federal Dispute Resolution Training (San Francisco, July 14 – 17) where I’ll be sharing with hundreds of our federal leaders how to manage and motivate their staff through these tumultuous times.  Among other things, I’ll be taking a candid look at how to reverse the corrosive effects of poor morale, retain valued employees with vital skills, and recruit and hire the best and brightest in such a toxic atmosphere.

If this sounds familiar, I hope you’ll join me in San Francisco where you’ll not only hear what I have to say but will also benefit from the guidance and insight of a highly respected faculty of presenters aiming to help you reduce workplace conflict, avoid costly claims and better manage staff. FDR was one of my favorite conferences when I was in government and I am delighted to be participating. In addition to the opening plenary, I will also be doing a pre-conference session on Reduction in Force and an interview with OPM’s Tim Curry and Ann Marie Habershaw.

Visit www.fdrtraining.com for full details on the July program. Tell them you heard about it here, by mentioning source code NEAL14 when you register.