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December 2012 Luncheon: Presidential Address

  • 12/05/2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 3351 N Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22226


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Title: Presidential Address: What Makes a Leader? Critical Success Factors in Government Leadership

Presenter: Dr. Rose Hanson, PDRI
Register by 5pm ET the day beforeBuffet lunch included on-site.

  • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room TBD
  • 3351 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available
Abstract: Government leaders today face daunting challenges, such as huge deficits, new and emerging security threats, and public mistrust. Navigating these challenges will require leaders with the vision and fortitude to make major transformations. However, the state of leadership in government is in crisis – impending retirements, uncertain budgets, and outdated policies and practices make building a stronger pipeline of leaders difficult. Significant improvement is needed in how leaders are identified, developed, and supported. This presentation will provide a summary of a multi-year research effort to create a new government leadership performance model. Leveraging several thousand data points across multiple government agencies, the research team has identified the key competencies required for success at each major leadership level and those most likely to accelerate performance from one level to the next. Implications for leadership assessment and development will also be discussed.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Rose Mueller-Hanson is the director of leadership and organizational consulting at PDRI. Her areas of expertise include leadership assessment and development, executive coaching, succession planning, organizational assessment and development, performance management, and employee engagement and development. She has designed and implemented a variety of leadership assessments and has provided feedback and coaching to numerous executives. A strong advocate for reforming performance management practices, she is the co-author of several recent publications on the topic, including The New Rules of Performance Management, and Building a High Performance Culture: A Fresh Look at Performance Management, published by the Society for Human Resources Management. She is a co-recipient of the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (with colleagues from PDRI), awarded by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has presented her work at national conferences and in book chapters, journal articles, and other publications. Prior to joining PDRI, she worked as an HR Manager and served in the U.S. Air Force.

PTC/MW thanks GMU's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA) for their continued support in organizing and hosting our monthly luncheons and workshops.

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