Government Community of Practice


The purpose of the Government CoP is to provide a community of practice for government-focused Talent Development professionals.  The Government CoP offers Federal/state/local employees, consultants, and contractors a regular forum to share resources, experiences, stories, tools and ways to address the challenges and issues around government human capital management.

To sign up for the mailing list for this CoP to receive emails about events and other announcements, send an email to

Government Resources


ATD ICE 2020 Government Track: Check out the sessions for this year's Government Track.

ATD Government Workforce 2020:  The ATD Government WorkforceLearning Innovations Training Summit is designed to share talent management, leadership, and workforce learning best practices, with an emphasis on their practical application and implementation across government agencies.

The Executive Women in Government (EWG) 2020 Leadership Summit: The EWG will bring together professional women in government for a day of extraordinary speakers, enlightening panels, and networking opportunities. 

Training Officers Consortium Annual Institute (TOCAI)3-day in-residence Annual Institute featuring topics covering career development, innovation, leadership development, learning measurement and analytics, learning technologies, and training design & development

NextGen Government Training Summit: NextGen inspires government innovation and providing training and leadership opportunities for public servants.


ATD's Government GroupThis group is specifically for leaders, managers, and talent developers in the public sector. 

Training Officers Consortium: The Training Officers Consortium, founded in 1938 in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization of federal trainers and other professionals who believe in building a community. 

GovLoop: federal, state and local government peers in innovating and problem-solving with free resources and trainings

Partnership for Public ServiceThe Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people.

OPM Training & Executive Development GroupThe mission of the OPM Training and Executive Development Group is to design policy and programs to ensure the Government's learning and development efforts support strategic human capital investments in Leadership, Knowledge and Talent Management. is a free online resource designed to help public managers forge a more effective and motivated government workforce.

GovexecGovernment Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. 

USAJOBS:  USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world.


Succession Planning Basics: 2nd Edition by Christee Atwood (Mar 2020)

TD at Work: The Ins and Outs of SubContracting by Howard Prager, Joe Willmore, Rebecca Boyle, Rick Hicks (Dec 2019)

Fully Compliant: Compliance Training to Change Behavior by Travis Waugh (Jun 2019)

Upcoming Events

Please see the Event Calendar for a current listing of all special events and meetings.

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