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Jeffrey Vargas, CLO, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Generational Insights During Lean Budget Times, Blackboard Federal Strategies Workshop 04/10/13

Jeffrey Vargas, CLO, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Generational Insights During Lean Budget Times, Blackboard Federal Strategies Workshop 04/10/13

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Generational Insights During Lean Budget Times Generational Insights During Lean Budget Times Presentation Transcript

  • Generational Insights During Lean Budget Times Blackboard Federal Strategies Forum Presented by: Jeffrey Vargas Chief Learning OfficerU.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission April 10, 2013The following presentation is a reflection of the opinions of the presenter andis not an endorsement of the Federal Government or the Agency in which the presenter is employed.
  • DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? “They cut my“I can barely complete OPM’s training budget mandatory training requirements and I’ve got a by 40% due to staff of younger employees sequestration.”that have a ton of immediate training requests.” “Our training EVS scores are taking a nose dive!”
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR $$ AWAY? CRY RESIGN/RETIRE GET YOUR KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO VOLUNTEER ON YOUR STAFF PICKET YOUR CFO’S OFFICE
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR $$ AWAY? CRY RESIGN/RETIRE GET YOUR KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO VOLUNTEER ON YOURCENSORED! STAFF PICKET YOUR CFO’S OFFICE
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR $$ AWAY? CRY RESIGN/RETIRE GET YOUR KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO VOLUNTEER ON YOUR STAFF PICKET YOUR CFO’S OFFICE
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR $$ AWAY? CRY RESIGN/RETIRE GET YOUR KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO VOLUNTEER ON YOUR STAFF PICKET YOUR CFO’S OFFICE
  • SO WHAT CAN YOU REALLY DO? Disclaimer: DO NOT do• Build Your Generational IQ anything of the previous things!• Build/Enhance Your Strategic Learning Plan• Build/Enhance Business Case for Your Learning Needs• Relook at Your Needs Assessment Process• Participate/Support in Interagency Collaborations
  • GENERATIONAL IQ Assess Assess Assess theGenerational Generational Generational Make-up of Make-up of Approach youYour Learning the Audiences have toward Team Your Trying to Training reach Assessment & Technology
  • BUILD/ENHANCE YOURSTRATEGIC LEARNING PLAN  Focus on the Mission  Focus on Customer Needs  Focus on Demonstrating Economies of Scale  Focus on Marketing Your Success
  • BUILD/ENHANCE BUSINESS CASE FOR LEARNING NEEDS Infrastructure – 5 Years Out Speak the Language of Risk “What will happen to the Agency if training is not provided?” Place decisions in the “if/then category” Leverage the Good Work of Sister Agencies
  • TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT YOUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESS  (Do a Dr. Phil) How is this process going for you?  Note! For Generation X/Y = Data is King  Who are you involving in your needs assessment process?  What technology are you using?  How are you distributing your results with manager and employees?  How are you comparing results (5 years ago, 10 years ago, etc.)
  • PARTICIPATE/SUPPORT INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION CLO Council OPM Pilots Partnership - Partnership for Public Service Educational Partnership – Research/Innovation
  • FINAL THOUGHTS Mitigating Generational Differences in Training and Development begins and ends with involvement and inclusion. Lean budgets require a renewed focus, not only results – but a focus on people.