As part of the Government IT Symposium, we are offering a variety of learning session throughout the year – FREE of charge for government IT professionals. These sessions are curated with our partners, and designed to bring you timely and relevant information to support the work you are doing in these challenging and rapidly changing times.
Please be aware that recordings of these sessions will NOT be available for replay. So mark your calendar to attend live!
August Encore! Sessions
Janel Anderson, Founder, Working Conversations, LLC
How to Talk to Employees About
Returning to the Office
Wednesday, August 4th from 3:30-4:30pm CDT
Lead by Janel Anderson, Founder, Working Conversations, LLC
Some employees are excited to come back to the office and some want to work from home permanently. Some are anxious to return because of health concerns and some are anxious because they onboarded during the pandemic and have never been onsite. Whether you are about to return to the office or already have, it is important to have frank discussions with employees about what returning to the premises entails. Janel will discuss how to hold those conversations and how to set expectations for the new normal.
Panel moderated by Joe Perzel
Best Practices in Building out a PMO – Tips on Right-Sizing for your Enterprise
Thursday, August 26th from 3:30-4:30pm CDT
Panelists include Dean Boorman, Lisa Brown, Rick Rietow & Facilitator, Joe Perzel, of the Portfolio Leadership Summit
Join Joe Perzel as he talks with 3 industry expert panelists (Lisa Brown, Dean Boorman & Rick Rietow) about project management start up, future readiness, resource & stakeholder management, Agile, organizational change management, leadership, strategy, project portfolio management & resource management. The session will cover key themes, moderator questions and audience Q&A.
September Encore! Sessions
Hayley Cohen, Executive Security Advisor and Threat Gamification Engineer for IBM Security Command
Inside the Mind of a Hacker
Tuesday, September 14th from 3:30-4:30pm CDT
Lead by Hayley Cohen, Executive Security Advisor and Threat Gamification Engineer for IBM Security Command
Recent studies show that majority of all data breaches start from attacks targeting people. But how do these attacks happen and why do they happen? In this presentation you’ll get the chance to get inside the mind of a hacker, as we demonstrate what types of tools hackers are using today. We’ll examine the scope of these attacks, and discuss best practices based on the collective intelligence of IBM Security in order to increase your cyber awareness and help protect your organization.
Jim Hall, Founder of Hallmentum
The Changing Focus of IT Leaders
Thursday, September 30th from 3:30-4:30pm CDT
Lead by Jim Hall, the Founder of Hallmentum
Information technology is changing at a faster pace, and organizations need to invest in IT leadership to lead through change. Current leaders need to continuously evolve to meet challenges, and new leaders need to learn new skills and competencies in order to see things strategically and support the company’s goals. As you step into a higher level of IT leadership, and as you address the new challenges facing your organization, your focus changes. In this session, we’ll discuss the changing focus of IT leadership, and how current and emerging IT leaders can shift their focus to drive meaningful change.