The class will discuss 10 proven practices for managing initiatives, stakeholders, and change in government when major changes occur because of budget, elections, and horror stories. The insights are based on real-world examples of what works and what does not from a multi-faceted perspective including Congressional oversight staff, the Executive Branch, and commercial practices.
What You Will Learn:
Students will learn how to perceive and respond to issues that arise in times of change. Specific objectives for learning include: understanding and leveraging incentives structures; differentiating between critics and detractors; leveraging transparency to support your initiatives; leveraging external forces of change; and beating targets.
Why You Should Attend:
This course is targeted to emerging leaders in government and those who work in industry to support them. Attendees should be experiencing or expecting to be impacted by coming budget cuts, a horror story, or major policy shift.
The class will be presented in a seminar format, with issue presentation and participant discussion to relate issues to student situations.
· Introductions and brief discussion of attendee situations
· Presentation and Discussion of Staff Leadership In Change
· Presentation and Discussion of Real-world Ethical Leadership
· Presentation and Discussion of Dealing with Critics, Detractors, And Horror Stories
· Presentation and Discussion of Turning External Forces to Your Advantage
· Summary of takeaways
Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 28 years of professional work experience, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, the Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Forman has a long record of accomplishments in government management reforms, as a government employee, political appointee, and management consultant. Mr. Forman is currently the Co-founder of Government Transaction Services, Inc. which was established in 2010 to be the leading provider of cloud-based business process and transaction services supporting organizations that do business with the federal government. Government Transaction Services’ products reduce administrative burdens and simplify interactions with government, as well provide on-line practitioner communities.
Mr. Forman retired as a partner at KPMG LLP in January 2011, where was the Practice Leader of KPMG’s Federal Performance and Technology Advisory Practice. From his position as Administrator from 2001 through 2003, he oversaw the federal government’s $60 Billion of IT spending, led 30 major initiatives to create a more productive, citizen-centric government, and was responsible for the development and implementation of IT policies, including security and privacy. He has held global leadership positions at Unisys and IBM, and was a senior staff member in the U.S. Senate responsible for major reforms of government-wide management laws.
Mr. Forman is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the CloudCorp Advisory Board, and CIO Sage. He received the GCN Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award, the FCW Eagle award, and the Industry Advisory Council Executive Chairman’s Award. Mr. Forman served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc. and the Advisory Board for PureEdge prior to their acquisition by IBM.
He has given well over 100 speeches on federal IT management, E-Government, business transformation and information technology to a wide variety of industry groups and government officials from around the world. Mr. Forman has testified frequently before the U.S. Congress and California State Senate on information policy and management reform issues. He has participated in on-line Q&A sessions hosted by the Whitehouse and Washington Post, and written numerous papers and reports on government management, cloud computing, e-business, e-government and defense economics issues.