Where I'll Be: Federal Workplace Conference

If you are a federal HR professional or a leader in the federal workplace, you really have to take a look at attending the Federal Workplace Conference.


I attended for the first time in 2012 as the HR and EEO in the Federal Workplace conference and am heading back again in 2013.

Whether you're looking to brush up on your leadership or negotiation skills, get guidance on tackling employee leave, or need to know how to handle discrimination or workers' comp claims, the conference planners have got you covered.

  • More than three dozen educational sessions: Proven techniques and compliance guidance will help you resolve your HR-related challenges and enhance your leadership skills. Plus, comprehensive coverage of recent EEOC, MSPB, FLRA and ECAB decisions will help you stay in compliance to avoid costly litigation.
  • Networking and face-to-face communication with your peers: Discover what's working – and not working – for your agency colleagues from across the nation as you exchange ideas and share strategies.
  • Insights and ideas from the federal community's most respected voices: First-class speakers will examine current issues and prepare you to face your toughest workplace challenges.
I am attending the conference as a guest of LRP to kick off the Human Capital Management Track with "Leadership, Credibility and the Federal HR Professional" and as a federal HR leader who values current, relevant information.    

Note: I was not asked to write this post and I am not being compensated to do so. I only recommend products or services I believe offer value or would be good for my readers.

Let me know if you are attending. We'll connect!

{Leadership Presentation} Bringing Out the Leader in You

Here's what I think about leadership:

Leadership isn't mythical or magical and it has nothing to do with charisma. It's not loud. In fact, leadership can be so quiet or simple that if you didn't know what you were looking for, you'd miss it. Leadership is not about following a checklist nor is it copying what someone else does.

Just because it worked for someone else, does not mean it will work for you. Why? Because of all the things a leader brings to their leadership each day, the most important is bringing herself or himself.

And guess what? I had a great Saturday morning because I had the opportunity with leaders of the Minnesota Paralegal Association about just this.

Talk about an amazing group of leaders. Go MPA!

Michael Hyatt recently posted his 12 ways to know you are a leader. His words resonated with me when he wrote, "Leadership is not about experience, education or talent. It's about choosing to lead."

What do you think about this? What tips, pointer, experiences would you share with an audience to bring out the leader in them?