Leadership Development CoP: Leading for Innovation at OPM's Innovation Lab

  • 10 Mar 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • OPM's Innovation Lab, 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20415-1000
  • 16


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In today’s complex, dynamic environment, organizations must innovate and reinvent their approaches to address a host of new and evolving challenges. So, how do leaders make innovation happen? How can they create a culture of innovation—especially in organizations that have not historically valued it?

In 2012, OPM established its Innovation Lab to address these types of questions for Federal government agencies. Join us at the OPM Innovation Lab to see how this uniquely designed space is being used to solve some of the Federal government’s toughest problems. Experience the human-centered design approach that fosters innovative problem-solving. Come away with one idea that you can use to spur innovation in your organization.

This is the first in a series of sessions on Leading for Innovation. In April, we’ll look at human-centered design approaches for leadership development. In May, we’ll look at apps that support leadership development.

Sydney Smith-Heimbrock leads Employee Services’ Center for Strategic Workforce Planning.  Her team develops forecasts and strategies to position the Federal workforce for future requirements, and tests creative new solutions through OPM’s Innovation Lab.  Dr. Smith-Heimbrock also serves as Provost of the HR University, the Federal Government's "one stop" Human Resources Career Development Center.

Dr. Smith-Heimbrock brings 20 years of public- and private-sector senior management experience in human capital development, performance management, and government reform worldwide. As a senior management consultant, she designed and conducted performance management training for government clients throughout the United States and internationally.  During her previous federal service, Dr. Smith-Heimbrock served as the U.S. Department of Labor’s Director of International Technical Cooperation, leading global workforce development and government reform programs in partnership with the International Labor Organization, the World Bank, the Department of State, USAID and other key agencies.

Dr. Smith-Heimbrock earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio, concentrating in Public Administration and Comparative Politics.  She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Syracuse University and Stanford University.  Dr. Smith-Heimbrock has published and presented numerous papers on public policy and human capital development, and conducted original research on the competencies required to govern by network.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.


Closest Metro: Farragut West

Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsor, C² Technologies, Inc.  C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.