OCIO Rising Leaders | HHS.gov

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

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 expertise, broadening their data, and profiting from studying alternatives.  As an government chief, encouraging skilled growth helps me fill gaps within the office, but in addition helps and elevates workers to assist get them the place they wish to go of their careers.  That assist interprets right into a happier workforce with loyal workers.  This is only one means that OCIO maintains its standing as an ‘employer of selection’ throughout the HHS and Federal IT communities.”

Two OCIO workers accomplished month-long skilled growth applications this spring and have since returned to work extra engaged and excited to deliver value efficient, safe, modern, and well timed IT options and companies to handle the breadth of urgent human companies and well being care challenges throughout HHS program customers and stakeholders.

Harvard Kennedy College Senior Govt Fellow Program

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

The SEF program is likely one of the OCIO’s aggressive management growth alternatives and presents contributors the chance to study from Harvard school, together with former presidential cupboard members, Nationwide Safety Council leaders, former political leaders, and business and thought leaders.  This system additionally gives an unparalleled alternative to community with different senior leaders from various industries, sectors, and international locations, facilitating a singular change 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 suppose critically, creatively, and strategically.  The case technique pioneered by Harvard supplied a hands-on method that allowed him to use what they’ve realized to real-world conditions and develop the talents mandatory to guide successfully in at present’s fast-paced society.

“I at all times knew my work was valued by my supervisors, however my engagement with different SEF classmates confirmed me simply how essential the work of OCIO is to boost the well being and well-being of all Individuals,” 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 the moment serves because the Deputy Chief of Workers in OCIO’s Quick Workplace.  He manages a group that’s liable for all elements of OCIO’s inner and exterior communications; inner controls/audit liaison, FOIA e-mail searches, administrative assist, and process administration.

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

Federal Govt Institute Management for a Democratic Society

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

The LDS program is designed to organize senior-level authorities executives for the advanced challenges of management.  Via professional instruction and experiential studying, this system develops the capability for visionary leaders who can rework their organizations and authorities.  LDS prepares senior-level leaders for at present’s advanced challenges, together with elevated crucial self-awareness; enhanced management and administration strengths and areas for enchancment within the areas of group constructing, strategic considering, influencing/negotiating, political savvy, and exterior consciousness; enhanced means to determine issues and plan for motion to enhance group efficiency; and improved means to leverage the various abilities of the Federal workforce.

Leveraging the experience and expertise of every government, the LDS establishes a studying neighborhood the place the contributors and school are each academics and learners. Anchored in present management principle, the core curriculum is aligned with OPM’s Govt 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 specific 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 study from different leaders throughout the federal authorities.  This invaluable expertise has enhanced my management expertise and can permit me to contribute to the expansion and success of HHS and OCIO.  I consider that my attendance on the senior government coaching will allow me to deliver contemporary perception and modern approaches to my group.”

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

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