Leadership Development CoP: Envisioning a Center for Talent Development with DoD's Chief Learning Officer

  • 20 Apr 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UVA Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043
  • 14

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In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to practice human-centered-design approaches to assist DoD’s Chief Learning Officer in developing her vision of a Center for Talent Development. Dr. Vicki Brown, CLO Title 5 Civilian Workforce, has been working with learning leaders throughout the DoD to establish a vision, mission, and gameplan for developing a technology-enabled “one-stop shop” for policy, resources, guidance, and collaboration related to talent development. Dr. Brown will provide a brief overview of her vision and supporting research into CTD best practices. Then based on this Inspiration, we’ll work in small groups to ideate solutions and build quick protoypes. You’ll walk away with cutting edge ideas about managing talent today, as well as hands-on experience with human-centered-design approaches.

Dr. Vicki A. Brown is currently serving as the Acting Executive Director responsible for polices and program development affecting over 900,000 Department of Defense civilian employees.  She is responsible for myriad of human capital programs: civilian service executive management; learning and development; strategic human capital planning, human capital program assessment and accountability; and enterprise recruiting and outreach.  She provides leadership, guidance, and direction to a subordinate staff of division chiefs and 85 team members to include Program Managers, Human Resource Specialists, Organizational  and Industrial Psychologists, Instructional Design Specialists, and Management Analysts. 

Dr. Brown also serves as the Department’s Chief Learning Officer for the Title 5 Civilian workforce.  She is responsible for developing highly competent civilian leaders needed to successfully achieve the Department’s complex national security mission.  She manages a diverse portfolio that includes the oversight of DOD's managerial and supervisory training, the DoD Mentoring Portal, leadership development programs, research, policies, and program evaluation. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

The UVA Northern Virginia Center, located at 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043, is easily accessible from I-495, I-66, Route 7, and is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line). The small campus is shared with VA Tech. You'll see signs for both. You enter on the 2nd floor. Google Maps link - https://goo.gl/maps/Y6Rgj 

Parking 

When you turn onto the Metro access road off Haycock (sometimes shown as Falls Church Drive on GPS systems), the first left is short-term and restricted parking. Please continue to the next left which will say Metro and University parking. Parking is $4.85 per weekday, cash/credit card. Parking is free on weekends. If the University parking lot is full, please use the Metro parking lot across the street. A SmarTrip Card is needed to exit the Metro lot. To purchase a SmarTrip Card, visit http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/ 

Travel by Car 

From I-495: Take Exit 47B Route 7 East for 2 miles, passing under Route 66. Turn left at the next major traffic light onto Haycock Road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking. 

From I-66: Exit onto Route 7 East towards Falls Church. Turn left onto Haycock Road. Turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station (sometimes shown as Falls Church Drive on GPS systems). The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking. 

From Route 7 heading west (from DC, Arlington): Turn right onto Haycock Road just past the Giant shopping center. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station (sometimes shown as Falls Church Drive on GPS systems). The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking on the left.

Travel by Metrorail 

Take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church Station. Walk approximately 300 yards from the Metro lobby, across the parking lot and past the parking deck. For route and fare information, visit www.wmata.com We are a 4-story brick building clearly marked. 

Travel by Bus 

MetroBus and the Fairfax Connector make stops at the West Falls Church Metro Station. Route information may be obtained from Metro at 202.637.700 or the Fairfax Connector at 703.339.7200.

Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsors: C² Technologies, Inc., Mason Learning Solutions, and UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


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.


George Mason University Learning Solutions is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) opens the doors of the University of Virginia to thousands of nontraditional adult learners for continuing education.

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