OCIO Rising Leaders | HHS.gov

The HHS Workplace of the Chief Info Officer (OCIO) is dedicated to rising its leaders by way of skilled improvement. 

HHS Chief Info Officer Karl S. Mathias, Ph.D. explains, “It’s mutually helpful for workers and OCIO when group members decide to rising their abilities, broadening their data, and benefiting from studying alternatives.  As an govt chief, encouraging skilled improvement helps me fill gaps within the office, but additionally helps and elevates employees to assist get them the place they need to go of their careers.  That help interprets right into a happier workforce with loyal staff.  This is only one approach that OCIO maintains its standing as an ‘employer of alternative’ throughout the HHS and Federal IT communities.”

Two OCIO staff accomplished month-long skilled improvement packages this spring and have since returned to work extra engaged and excited to carry price efficient, safe, progressive, and well timed IT options and companies to deal with the breadth of urgent human companies and well being care challenges throughout HHS program customers and stakeholders.

Harvard Kennedy Faculty Senior Government Fellow Program

Bobby Flanders was the only HHS graduate from the April 2023 Cohort of the Senior Government Fellows (SEF) program on the John F. Kennedy Faculty of Authorities at Harvard College.  The skilled improvement program is designed to sharpen management and managerial abilities for federal civilians on the GS-14 and GS-15 grade ranges.

The SEF program is likely one of the OCIO’s aggressive management improvement alternatives and affords individuals the chance to be taught from Harvard college, together with former presidential cupboard members, Nationwide Safety Council leaders, former political leaders, and business and thought leaders.  This system additionally supplies an unparalleled alternative to community with different senior leaders from various industries, sectors, and nations, facilitating a novel alternate of concepts and views.

Bobby spent over 100 hours in classroom instruction (lectures, case research and simulations) and an equal period of time in studying and exterior coursework, pushing him to assume critically, creatively, and strategically.  The case technique pioneered by Harvard supplied a hands-on method that allowed him to use what they’ve discovered to real-world conditions and develop the abilities obligatory to steer successfully in at present’s fast-paced society.

“I all the time knew my work was valued by my supervisors, however my engagement with different SEF classmates confirmed me simply how necessary the work of OCIO is to boost the well being and well-being of all People,” stated Bobby.  “I’m deeply grateful to HHS and OCIO for sending me on this transformative expertise and supporting my efforts to turn into a greater chief.”

Bobby at present serves because the Deputy Chief of Employees in OCIO’s Quick Workplace.  He manages a group that’s chargeable for all features of OCIO’s inside and exterior communications; inside controls/audit liaison, FOIA e mail searches, administrative help, and process administration.

The subsequent cohort of the Senior Executive Fellows program is shortly approaching.  OCIO encourages staff to debate along with your supervisor and attain out to Bobby to get the within scoop from a current graduate.

Federal Government Institute Management for a Democratic Society

Jaime Robinson graduated from the March/April 2023 Cohort of the Federal Government Institute (FEI) Management for a Democratic Society (LDS) program together with HHS employees from the Administration for Preparedness and Response, the Meals and Drug Administration, and the Nationwide Institutes of Well being.  This skilled improvement program prepares senior authorities leaders on the GS-15 and SES degree for at present’s advanced challenges.

The LDS program is designed to arrange senior-level authorities executives for the advanced challenges of management.  By skilled instruction and experiential studying, this system develops the capability for visionary leaders who can remodel their organizations and authorities.  LDS prepares senior-level leaders for at present’s advanced challenges, together with elevated important self-awareness; enhanced management and administration strengths and areas for enchancment within the areas of group constructing, strategic pondering, influencing/negotiating, political savvy, and exterior consciousness; enhanced capacity to establish issues and plan for motion to enhance group efficiency; and improved capacity to leverage the varied skills of the Federal workforce.

Leveraging the experience and expertise of every govt, the LDS establishes a studying neighborhood the place the individuals and school are each lecturers and learners. Anchored in present management concept, the core curriculum is aligned with OPM’s Government Core {Qualifications} and Management Competencies.  Along with the core curriculum, Jaime accomplished a number of introspective assignments, an motion studying undertaking, and produced plans to remodel himself and OCIO.

“I want to categorical my heartfelt gratitude for being chosen to attend the FEI coaching program,” stated Jaime.  “I’m actually humbled and appreciative of the chance I used to be afforded to fulfill with and be taught from different leaders throughout the federal authorities.  This invaluable expertise has enhanced my management abilities and can enable me to contribute to the expansion and success of HHS and OCIO.  I imagine that my attendance on the senior govt coaching will allow me to carry recent perception and progressive approaches to my group.”

Jaime at present serves as Director of Governance, Technique & Coverage withing OCIO’s Workplace of Enterprise Companies.

The subsequent cohort of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program is shortly approaching.  OCIO encourages staff to debate along with your supervisor and attain out to Jaime for a current graduate perspective on what to anticipate throughout this system.