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Leadership Development CoP: The Federal Coaching Network: Grassroots Leadership in Action

  • 13 Oct 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • C2 Technologies, Inc., 1921 Gallows Rd., Suite 1000, Vienna, VA
  • 46

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Several years ago, a group of coaches came up with anovel idea—what if we created a cadre of certified coaches within the Federal government to support Federal employees? Unlike many of these late-night, “napkin” ideas that wither in the light of day, this one became a reality, without a cent of Federal funding. Instead, it was and is fueled by the passions of those who created it. Today, it consists of a database of coaches from which managers can draw to develop employee capabilities, training to certify coaches, coaching policy, and research on coaching Return on Investment.

In this session, you’ll hear the story of the Federal Coaching Network. You’ll find out how this group of organic leaders was able to navigate the bureaucracy of the Federal Government in order to bring forth this much-needed innovation. As the Leadership Development Community of Practice continues exploring the concept of grassroots leadership, this session gives you the opportunity to hear from informal leaders who were able to bring forth their vision, and you’ll be able to ask questions to inspire your own leadership.

Larry Westberg is a certified executive coach with a certificate from the Center for Executive Coaching, specializing in coaching learning leaders and senior executives in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. For over 25 years, he has helped clients sail to higher performance levels through active coaching and highly defined performance development techniques. Larry currently supports the leadership programs at the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) to further develop senior executives and leaders within the highest levels of the Department of Defense (DoD). He works with DoD senior leaders to develop a continuing learning process for their senior-level development. He also coordinates the DoD Presidential Management Fellows program. In addition, he is the President of the non-profit foundation, Santa We Believe (www.santawebelieve.org), which provides specialized education and holiday experiences to underprivileged (pre-school-age) children throughout the United States.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Note:  Although the address is Gallows Rd., the entrance to the building is actually on Boone Blvd. If you've just turned off of Rt. 7 onto Gallows Rd, with Olive Garden on your right, take the next left onto Boone Blvd., then turn right into the first driveway. 1921 is the building straight in front of you. Parking is over to the right, and it is free.

The building locks sometime after 6 p.m., so if you are not able to get in, call or text Claudia at 703.217.3517.

Closest Metro Stop: Tysons Corner (Silver Line): You can walk through Tysons Corner mall to Route 7, cross the street, and walk to 1921 Gallows Rd (which is actually on Boone Blvd). Probably about a half-mile walk.

In addition, there’s a shuttle bus that leaves the McLean Metro at approximately 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Tysons International Plaza (1921 Gallows Rd) about 20 minutes later. We can coordinate rides back to the Metro after the meeting.

Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsors: C² Technologies, Inc., Mason Learning Solutions, and UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.

George Mason University Learning Solutions is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) opens the doors of the University of Virginia to thousands of nontraditional adult learners for continuing education.


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