Thursday, April, 25, 2019 4:30 AM – 7:50 AM


1600 K St. NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006

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A half-day conference hosted by MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, and the National Academy of Public Administration, focused on how government can become more innovative, develop innovative leaders, build innovative cultures, and empower employees to become more creative and inspired.



Managers and senior leaders across Federal, State, and Local government,
other leadership specialists who work in government, for consulting firms, or international organizations,
and anyone who wants to encourage innovation in their teams or organizations.

08:30 amCheck-in & Continental Breakfast
09:00 amWelcomeJoseph Christoff, Senior Vice President, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
09:05 amKeynote and Q&AStephen Goldsmith, Director, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Q&A Moderator: Suzanne Bond, Technical Director, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
09:35 amBreak-Out Group and Plenary Discussion: “Shaping Creative Environments”Small Group Facilitators: Gail Naimoli, Senior Training Specialist; Brian Calhoon, Technical Manager; Suzanne Bond, Technical Director; Mary Liakos, Technical Diector, and Andrew Dicello, Technical Director, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company

Plenary Facilitator: Suzanne Bond, Technical Director, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company
10:25 amBreak
10:35 amPanel Discussion: “Shaping Creative Environments”Moderator: John Haecker, Technical Director, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company

Kristin McNally, Director, Office of Employee Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor

David Milestone, Acting Director, Center for Innovation & Impact, USAID Global Health Bureau

Sharon Kershbaum, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Human Services, D.C.
11:45 amConcluding RemarksTerry Gerton, President, National Acadamy of Public Administration
11:50 amAdjourn


DR. Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Stephen was the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990. He has written The Power of Social Innovation; Governing by Network: the New Shape of the Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship; The Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance; and, most recently, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance.



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Keynote Speaker Session - Stephen Goldsmith

Break-Out Group and Plenary Discussion: “Shaping Creative Environments”

Panel Discussion: “Shaping Creative Environments”

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