Upcoming Event:

Onboarding - Connecting Beyond Day One!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center in Bethesda, MD

Marguerite Clarkson has more than fourteen years of experience in the biomedical
research and management
consulting fields. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP Public Sector Practice, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) where she performed extensive research to design and implement
studies to investigate the underlying neuronal mechanisms of alcoholism and
post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Clarkson currently works across the NIH and the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on projects ranging from human capital
challenges such as onboarding and employee engagement to complex budget assessments
on long-term health studies to identifying, planning and implementing initiatives
focused on organizational improvement and maturity. She is a certified Project
Management Professional (PMP) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS). She
received a BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Austin. 


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 Newly Added Feature... White Papers!

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Improving Employee Engagement - A Public Sector Leadership Imperative
"...One proven solution is to focus on improving employee engagement, defined as a heightened
employee connection to work, the organization and its mission, and co-workers. Engaged
employees find personal meaning, pride, and value in their work. In return, they deliver
what is known as ‘discretionary effort.’ That is, they go beyond what’s in their job descriptions
to do what it takes to help the organization succeed..."
Bob Lavigna, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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In the News . . . .

"Findings from the International Public Management Association for Human Resouces' 2016 Benchmarking Survey reflect Meister's call for the necessity of considering "where your employees are in their lives and what their needs are." This admonition serves as the thesis for this report and drives the exploration of differences in preferences across the three generations currently in the public sector workforce."

-2016 Cross-Generational Benchmarking Report


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Topic of Interest

IPMA-HR Releases New HR2020 Report

"The HR2020 research report serves as a critical roadmap to public sector HR professionals on how to transition from an administrative to a leadership role within their organizations. The overall perspective of the task force is that HR professionals exist in a rapidly evolving world with volatile economies, major environmental impacts, rapid technological changes, and the changing needs of the workforce."

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IPMA-HR Montgomery County Chapter Wins Most Improved Chapter!

We are simply elated! The IPMA-HR Eastern Region awarded our Chapter the Most Improved Chapter within the Region.  What an honor!  The award was presented to our Chapter at the Eastern Region Conference held earlier this year in Rhode Island. We would like to thank everyone who supported our Chapter by attending our programs, networking events, and our Annual Conference! Thank you!