CROSS Currents: Strategies for Survival
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Marvin Center at George Washington University * 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC *
Near Foggy Bottom Metro Station (orange and blue lines)
Member Rate: $95 early registration; $125 after July 1
Non-Member Rate: $140 early registration; $170 after July 1
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**In light of government cutbacks to training budgets, AABPA has significantly cut back the price of this Symposium. Our goal is to provide timely and relevant training to those that need it most.**
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- 9:30- Experiences in Sequestration - Join fellow participants at the opening plenary for a morning discussion on sequestration. Coffee and drinks will be provided.
- 10:40- Concurrent Sessions – Attendees will have a choice of three sessions:
- Balancing Efficiency: Tools, Not Magic - Efficiency tools such as Lean Six Sigma and others can help improve how your agency does work but can also present challenges. This panel will explore how to balance the expectations of tools as well as the need to adopt best practices and avoid common pitfalls. Speakers include: Tom Williams, Managing Director, Continuous Process Improvement Office, U.S. Government Accountability Office
- MAX Analytics: Helping Maximize Your Agency’s Budget- Learn how to leverage MAX to help your agency. Speakers include: Phil Wenger, Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business and OMB; Dan Chandler, Office of Management and Budget
- Risk Management and the Dynamics of Downsizing - The need for agencies to identify and prioritize risks is increasingly critical during a time of fiscal austerity. How can agencies manage risk to achieve improved outcomes and efficiency? Join experts from the government and private sector to discuss challenges and best practices. Speakers include: Tom Stanton, Fellow, Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Karen Hardy, Department of Commerce; Sarah Lyberg, Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget
12:00 -Policies to Restore Fiscal Balance: Implications for the United States - Speakers include: Paul Posner, Director, Centers on Public Service, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University, “The Politics of Austerity.”; Goesta Ljungman, Fiscal Affairs Division, International Monetary Fund, “The Economics of Austerity.”; Douglas Hamilton, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, “Response to Posner and Ljungman and U.S. Perspective.” Convener - Marvin Phaup, Trachtenberg School, The George Washington University.
The lunch plenary session will include a boxed lunch. At the lunch plenary, AABPA will be announcing the winners of the 5th Annual Marykathryn Kubat Award Competition for Graduate Student Research in Budgeting and Program Analysis
- 1:30 - Concurrent Sessions– Attendees will have a choice of three sessions:
- Future Budget Office - What are leaders saying about the future of the budget office? Interviews with current leaders frame this discussion. Speakers include: Andy Pavord, Federal Consulting Alliance
- Budget Toolkit – The Top 5 Things to Know for Your Role - This session is designed for those new to federal budgeting. New budget issues analysts will discuss some of the challenging terms and concepts they faced when they entered the federal government and propose a toolkit of key terms and how they fit into the process, as well as highlight the top five things you should know as a budget analyst, a program analyst, an auditor, or a researcher.Speakers include: Bill Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board
- Careers in Budgeting and Program Analysis - Looking for employment or recently employed in the federal government? Come learn how to find the right fit for your first job and make yourself shine through the application process.
2:45 - Career Strategies for Survival- Join fellow attendees to discuss how to find opportunities in your current position in these crosscurrents.
The afternoon plenary will be followed by the Annual AABPA meeting at Tonic. RSVP today for this free networking event.
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