SES Candidate Training Program (ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI Virtual Meeting)
VIRTUAL MEETING THROUGH ZOOM
Featured Topic: What Makes a Good I.T. Leader in Federal Government? Insights from the CIO Council’s Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Training Program
In August 2018, The Government Accountability Office (GAO) submitted report 18-93, “Federal Chief Information Officers: Critical Actions Needed to Address Shortcomings and Challenges in Implementing Responsibilities.” In the factors that contributed to the challenges for effectively managing IT, GAO reported the concern that, “agencies continue to lack consistent leadership in the CIO position.” GAO indicated that CIOs and former agency IT executives believed it was necessary for a CIO to stay in office for three to five years to be effective and five to seven years to fully implement major change initiatives in large public sector organizations. However, the median tenure for permanent and acting agency CIOs who had completed their time in office was about 20 months between 2012 and 2017. In addition, the median tenure for permanent agency CIOs who had completed their time in office was about 32 months between 2012 and 2017.
As a follow up to the GAO report and in support of the President’s Management Agenda, Cross Agency Priority goal to develop the workforce of the 21st Century, the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a multi-agency Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
In this session you will learn from two impressive Federal leaders: the first, Dr. Karlease Kelly (Chief Learning Officer at the USDA), leads the SES Candidate Development Program and is responsible for developing candidates to assume executive leadership positions with Federal CIOs/CISOs, and second, Ted Kaouk, a participant in the SES Candidate program; as Chief Data Officer, he is responsible for developing strategies that enable USDA to fully leverage its data as a strategic asset.
- Karlease Kelly, Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Ted Kaouk, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The session supports PMA CAP Goal 3, “Effective and efficient mission achievement and improved service to America through enhanced alignment and strategic management of the Federal workforce”. We believe you will find this session valuable as you work to optimize your agency’s workforce performance.
Remote participation information will be sent upon registration.