Welcome to the Government Community of Practice!
The April 2017 issue of The Public Manager is now available! The cover story in this month's issue examines what states are doing to recruit and retain employees with cybersecurity expertise. Government cyber experts are trying their best to address shortages of talent and keep current with new methods of attack. The other two features also highlight talent in the workforce. Russell Robinson looks at five practices that can help you keep your employees on track when changes are swirling around them, and Doug Taylor focuses on how scenario-based learning programs can equip new and seasoned employees to more effectively help their citizen customers. Other articles in this month's issue explore how strong writing skills can help managers with clear communication and feedback, how startups can spur innovation, and the reason every agency needs a text messaging policy.
You can access The Public Manager anytime on your mobile device by downloading the ATD Publications App or on your desktop by launching the e-reader. Please let us know your thoughts on The Public Manager- we want to know what you want to read about!
ATD members can also access exclusive government content through the ATD Member Library, which includes videos from Dr. Martha Joynt Kumar (Director of the White House Transition Project), Timothy Horne (GSA's Federal Transition Coordinator for the 2016 Presidential Transition), John Koskinen (IRS Commissioner), Beth Cobert (former Director or OPM), and Carol Pope (former Chairman of the FLRA), as well as other resources and tools from our TD at Work issue, "Managing a Distributed Government Workforce."
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~ Roxy Torres | Sr. Community Manager, Government Sector and Publisher, The Public Manager