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The Next Generation of Government Training Summit

This year, the sessions and workshops presented during the two day summit are jam packed with information focused on educating, inspiring and training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.

7/26/2012 to 7/27/2012
When: July 26 - 27, 2012
Where: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia  20004
United States

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Register for NextGen today via our online registration system!


What is NextGen?

The Next Generation of Government Training Summit began in 2010 and has enhanced the working and personal lives of 600+ Generation X and Y government employees. The sessions and workshops presented during the two day summit are jam packed with information focused on educating, inspiring and training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.

Young Government Leaders, a professional organization of men and women employed by or for the government who are "young” in their service and/or "fresh” in their perspective, and GovLoop, a social networking knowledge hub for government employees, have continuously taken NextGen to new heights year after year. NextGen 2012 is no exception. This year, the summit will continue to tackle issues the next generation of civil servants is facing in their professional careers through hands-on training,  conversational think-tanks and transformational leadership lessons.

How big is the summit?

Each year, NextGen has nearly doubled it’s attendance. Growing from 300 to 500 in the first two years, we are anticipating nearly 700 "new to government”, "growing in government” or "need advice on what’s next in government” leaders.

Who Should Attend?

The core composition of the summit is comprised of new and/or growing Generation X and Y leaders in government. If you feel lost in the trenches, need to learn the ropes of government, learn and enhance new skills, elevate your leadership knowledge or simply need to shake a negative habit, NextGen is the place for you. There are specific sessions for everyone, from the greener newbies in government to those who have moved up the ranks and feel stagnant or unsure of their next step.

When and where is the summit taking place?

2012 Next Generation of Government Training Summit is being held July 26-27 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.

Who can register?

Registration is on a first come first served basis and is open to emerging and seasoned leaders in government, academia, non-profit and government contractors. There is a cap on the number of government contractors, so register today if you are interested in obtaining one of these limited slots.

Can I get CEUs for attending?

All attendees will receive 1.1 CEU’s for attending NextGen 2012.  The certificates will be emailed to each attendee after the Summit Training has completed via The Graduate School. Please be patient as the certificates can take up to 6 weeks to process.

How much does it cost to register?

GovernmentGov’t Group RateContractor
Extra Early Bird Fee Ends 112/31/2011$550n/an/a
Early Bird Fee Ends 6/23/2012$640$575$995
Regular Fee Starts 6/24/2012$695$620$1,050

* Looking for a Group Rate Info? Contact Megan for Group Discount information. Applicable to groups of 5 or more. To obtain the discounted price, the full group registration must be processed at one time via eventbrite.

**Member of GovLoop? Apply the discount code and receive a $55 discount. Code can be found in the NextGen group on GovLoop.

What methods of payment are accepted?

Attendees can pay using a credit card via our online registration system. If you wish to pay via PO, SF-182 or check please process your registration information via the same online registration system; but instead of clicking the "Order Now” button, click the link directly beneath it "Show other payment options". Once we’ve received your registration information, we will email you an invoice within a week. For detailed accounting information to process your paperwork, check out theHR Toolkit (scroll to the bottom).

What is the Dress Code?

Honestly, wear what makes you most comfortable to learn, talk and think openly. Some wore suits last year, others wore jeans. As long as you are comfortable, presentable and eager to learn more!

What if I need a hotel?

The summit does not have an official room block. If you wish to stay on location of the summit you may process your accommodations through the JW Marriott website. If you wish to seek another location try out a search tool (i.e. Bing or Kayak) or contact Megan Price for more assistance.

Can I share my badge with someone else?

Yes. The more people we can help educate or get to know the better! If you and your colleagues wish to split the sessions you may attend one at a time. Simply bring the badge to the registration desk and we can swap it out.

Are there sponsors for this event?

Yes, exclusive sponsorships are available. Only 12 sponsors will be able to showcase their products, mingle with the emerging leaders in government and become an influencer to the end users. If you are interested in sponsoring this event contact Doug Mashkuri.

I was invited to speak. Do I need to register?

Yes, however your registration will be processed internally. Contact Megan Price to complete all speaker logistics.

I want to attend, but can’t afford it…what can I do?

First, take a few tips from the HR Toolkit as it includes an Official Justification Letter, the Official OPM Approval, how we’ve Mapped sessions to ECQ’s and much more on the best way to "pitch” this great training summit to your boss.  Keep in mind, this is a great training opportunity for you to grow your career and make you a better public servant…don’t miss out.

What are people saying about the event?

TSA, HR Office: "Our young staff came back super motivated!”

Rebecca R. of USDA: "This was one of the most well thought out and organized conferences I have ever attended and I overheard several people saying the same thing. Great job!”

Chris Dorobek, formerly with WFED Radio (NGG10 Speaker): "Really great job with the NextGen Summit. Great energy… Great ideas… great discussion… Great job!”

Nichole H., Navy – On being faced with a challenge: "Then I thought back to the NGG Summit where I remembered that good innovative ideas are most always met with criticism and that everyone has challenges with making their voices heard.”

Scott Span (NGG10 Speaker): "My biggest learning from NGG10: Government is in good hands! This event had the highest energy level of any I can recall attending in a long time, both from the speakers and the attendees! The next generation of government truly is a group of passionate, talented, motivated, engaged, ambitions individuals who are looking to make a difference – my thanks!”

Heather K: "It was a wonderful experience to be in a room full of young, energetic government employees to discuss the changing face of government and its services, customers and employees. The event generated many good ideas and lessons for government employees.”

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and submitted prior to July 13th for a full refund. Any cancellations made after July 13th are non-refundable; however substitutions are accepted. Any no shows will be charged the full registration price.

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