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Upskilling and Reskilling in the Public Sector: Empowering Workforce for Tomorrow’s Challenges


From Leadership Connect

As the public sector faces unprecedented challenges and transformations in the digital age, the need for upskilling and reskilling the workforce has become paramount. This webinar panel aims to delve into the strategies, best practices, and potential hurdles involved in empowering public sector employees to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape. Through the insights of the panelists, they will shed light on the significance of upskilling and reskilling initiatives as a means to enhance productivity, efficiency, and service quality within public organizations.
In the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of the public sector, the need for upskilling and reskilling has become imperative for businesses and their workforce. Technological advancements, industry disruptions, and global challenges have necessitated a paradigm shift in the way organizations approach talent development. To remain competitive and relevant, Government Agencies must foster a culture of continuous learning and invest in their employees’ upskilling and reskilling.
This webinar brings together a diverse panel of prominent experts and thought leaders from diverse backgrounds in government, academia, and industry to explore the pivotal role of upskilling and reskilling in the public sector.

Speakers to come.


Alan Thomas Appointed as Chief Solutions Officer

Alan B. Thomas Jr. 

Chief Solutions Officer
Leadership Connect

Alan is the Chief Solutions Officer at Leadership Connect.  He also serves as an Operating Advisor to Enlightenment Capital.  Prior to these roles, he was appointed and served as the Commissioner of the US General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service from June 2017 until November 2019.  As Commissioner, Alan led 3,500 people responsible for delivering $65B in acquisition and technology solutions annually to enable efficiencies across the federal government.  He also served as a founding member on two Congressionally mandated boards, the Technology Modernization Fund and the Federal Acquisition Security Council.  

Alan started his federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow, serving on both the Army staff and in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, where he earned the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and the Vice President’s Hammer Award for innovation in public service.  Later in his career he returned to public service as a member of the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq and on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. 

In the private sector, Alan held several leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer at both IntelliBridge and Berico Technologies, Vice President with Data Networks Corporation, and as a business unit leader at Unison.  Earlier in his career he held delivery and account management roles with Booz Allen Hamilton and FreeMarkets. 

Alan holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School, a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas’s LBJ School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.  He maintains an active security clearance. 

Alan provides guest commentary to Federal Computer Week and the Federal News Network.

Event Details

  • Date: November 9, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
  • Live Webinar
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