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Brookings Institution

Motivation, Meaning, and Morale: Strategies for Engagement

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Effective government leadership centers on motivation. Managing employees is one thing. Inspiring them is an altogether different endeavor, but it produces greater results. Rediscover the ideals and values that give meaning to public service.

“Boy, what a great decision taking this class was. The instructor dissected and demystified motivation. I’ll use what I learned to inspire my employees.” – Class participant

OPM Competency: Public-service Motivation

MSL Credit Hours: 1

Program Benefits:

  • Gain a better understanding of the science of motivational leadership and the nature of public-service motivation
  • Articulate your personal calling and develop a strategy for advancing it
  • Develop a strategic plan to increase the motivation of your direct reports

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Brookings Institution

Accountability for Results

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Jun 15—16, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1995
USD 997 per day


Results matter to Congress, the administration and the American public. The ability to demonstrate positive outcomes — and make government work more effectively — helps your agency build trust and secure resources.

“Challenges to accountability include a lack of public trust, inconsistent or uncertain resources, and perceived bureaucratic incompetence. These challenges affect public servants’ ability to achieve positive outcomes for their agencies and the American people, which is why we address them in this class.” – G. Edward DeSeve, Executive in residence and class instructor, Brookings Executive Education

OPM Competency: Accountability

MSL Credit Hours: 1

Program Benefits:

  • Focus on four frameworks: the President’s Management Agenda, organizational analysis, strategic planning and enterprise risk management
  • Design measurement systems that evaluate performance
  • Examine your agency’s readiness to meet performance goals
  • Develop strategies for the ongoing assessment of results-oriented leadership