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Unleashing Workplace Creativity: Fostering a Government of Innovation

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:30am - 12:00pm

The National Academy of Public Administration and Management Systems International, A Tetra Tech Company, are pleased to invite you to a half-day conference focused on how government can become more innovative, develop innovative leaders, build innovative cultures, and empower employees to become more creative and inspired.  

Who Should Attend: 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.



8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome

Joseph Christoff, Senior Vice President of MSI, A Tetra Tech Company

9:05 a.m. Keynote and Q&A:

Stephen Goldsmith, Director, Innovations in American Government Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

9:35 a.m. Plenary & Break-Out Discussion: “Shaping Creative Environments”

10:25 a.m. BREAK

10:35 a.m.  Panel: “Shaping Creative Environments”

Panel Description: What does it take to cultivate a work environment that encourages creativity and innovation?  Panelists representing three to four different Federal and State-level agencies and responsible for overseeing the leadership and management of innovation offices share innovative practices and lessons learned. 


  • Kristin McNally, Director, Office of Employee Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor
  • David Milestone, Acting Director, Center for Innovation & Impact, Global Health Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Sharon Kershbaum, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Human Services, District of Columbia Government

Panel Moderator: John Haecker, MSI

11:45 a.m. Concluding Remarks

Terry Gerton, President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration

11:50 a.m. ADJOURN