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Key FEDTalks: A Panel Discussion on Performance Management

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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A Panel Discussion on Performance Management

Moderator: Steve Shih, Deputy Associate Director for Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Panel Speakers: TBD

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This session will involve a panel of experts and senior Federal agency leaders that will speak on the subject of performance management in the Federal Government. The panelists will provide information and practical tips on current policies, practices, and tools used by agencies for managing employee performance, including planning, monitoring, developing, rating, and rewarding employees. The panelists will also discuss the latest research and innovative approaches taken by private companies and organizations in other sectors to manage performance. Most importantly, the panelists will emphasize the key objectives and strategies agencies should emphasize to encourage excellence in performance, including: aligning employee performance goals to organizational goals; fostering strong relationships between supervisors and their employees; conducting frequent and meaningful communications about results and progress towards goals; applying timely data and evidence-based evaluations; and maintaining a commitment to the continual learning and development of employees.

Moderator Bio:

Steve Shih serves at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in the position of Deputy Associate Director for Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, to which he was appointed in October 2010. In this capacity, Mr. Shih leads OPM’s office responsible for human capital management policy for Senior Executive Service (SES) and other senior professionals – including for the selection, development, performance management, and recognition of Federal senior executives and senior professionals. Mr. Shih is also responsible for leading Government-wide policy for all Federal employees with respect to performance management, awards, leadership development, employee engagement and work-life and wellness programs (including telework and Employee Assistance Programs).

Prior to his appointment at OPM, Mr. Shih was employed at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from August 2008 to October 2010, where he served in the position of Deputy Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Officer for EEO and Diversity Programs, and also served in an acting capacity as the Assistant Secretary-level Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

From October 2004 to August 2008, Mr. Shih served as the EEO Director at OPM.
From November 1993 through September 2004, Mr. Shih was employed at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Washington Field Office, where he served as an Administrative Judge and later as the Chief Administrative Judge.

Mr. Shih received a Bachelors of Science degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctors degree from the Washington University School of Law. Mr. Shih is a member of the Bar Associations for both Virginia and Washington, DC.

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About the FedTalks Speaker Series:

To engage our current students, alumni, and colleagues, we are proud to present the 2017 Key Executive Leadership Programs Speaker Series "FED Talks." This series offers six sessions in the calendar year, and is a complimentary service to the federal community.


Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Provides a stimulating environment for Key current students and alumni, which is conducive for continued intellectual and professional growth.

  • Cultivates professional connections between current students, alumni, faculty and staff.

  • Supplements your Key experience with subject matter relevant to improved leadership in the public sector.

  • Current students and alumni are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for attending at least six seminars within a two year period.

  • Allows the Key Executive Leadership Program to reciprocate the support and serve the public good.

Learn more at http://www.american.edu/spa/key/speaker-series.cfm

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