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Why Big Brother Should Be the Model for Your Professional Narrative

Why Big Brother Should Be the Model for Your Professional Narrative

Your narrative isn’t some natural story waiting to be discovered — it’s something you develop. By Arthur Shemitz, NxtGov Member Liaison The start of summer is the best-worst time of the year: the annual return of Big Brother, the trashy real-time reality-competition show that locks a dozen or so strangers in a house/soundstage for an …

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Statement of Qualifications Workshops

Statement of Qualifications Workshops

By Courtney King, NxtGov Member In May I had the opportunity to provide two workshops on the Statement of Qualifications writing process organized by NxtGov’s Professional Development team and hosted by the Department of General Services (DGS). If you were in attendance, thank you! It was awesome to meet you. I currently work in Talent …

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2019 California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA) Scholarship Award Opportunity for one lucky NxtGov Member!

2019 California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA) Scholarship Award Opportunity for one lucky NxtGov Member!

Registration is now open for Cohort 2019 of the California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA). NxtGov is excited to announce that registration is open for the Cal-IPGCA Cohort 2019! This program aims to transform government with enterprise innovations that Cal-IPGCA teams and their departmental Champions are deploying right now – Watch for updates! …

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What’s Next for NxtGov?

What’s Next for NxtGov?

Learn more about our plans to develop NxtGov from a thriving grassroots community into an inclusive and sustainable organization. With hundreds of members and growing, NxtGov has embarked upon an incredible journey over the past couple of years to become the strong community it is today. So where do we go from here? How do …

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Paths to Public Service Featuring Nathalie Nguyen

Paths to Public Service Featuring Nathalie Nguyen

Name: Nathalie Nguyen Job Title: Council Specialist, Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council Recommended Reading: George Orwell’s 1987 or any book of the Harry Potter Series Spirit Animal: Sea Otters Song stuck in your head right now OR Song you wish you didn’t like: Baby Shark Doo- Doo What was your path into public service? When …

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Searching for the Invisible

Searching for the Invisible

NxtGov’s Participation in the Homeless Point-in-Time Count By Kelly Joy, NxtGov Member In January, the Community Engagement Team at NxtGov participated in Sacramento’s Point-in-Time count of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness throughout the region. The PIT count relies on hundreds of local volunteers to canvas set geographic areas throughout the county, and every volunteer directly contributes …

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Paths to Public Service featuring Jose Manuel Ayon

Paths to Public Service featuring Jose Manuel Ayon

Name: Jose Manuel Ayon Job Title: Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) at the California Department of Veterans Affairs Recommended Reading: On Leadership by John W. Gardner What was your path into public service? I majored in Political Science as an undergrad at UC Berkeley with the clear intention of one day returning to Sacramento to …

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Paths to Public Service featuring Danielle Metzinger

Paths to Public Service featuring Danielle Metzinger

Name: Danielle Metzinger Job Title: Strategic Goal Program Manager (Civil service classification: Staff Services Manager I Specialist) at the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) Recommended Reading: We Don’t Make Widgets by Ken Miller Spirit Animal: Hummingbird Song stuck in your head right now: “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande Danielle Metzinger is a Strategic Goal …

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Celebrating 2 years – from an idea to a community

Celebrating 2 years – from an idea to a community

  The Beginning In 2014, the *California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) launched an initiative to revamp the way the State hires, trains, retains, and develops its workforce. The Civil Service Improvement (CSI) Initiative was a bold, but honest attempt at revamping bureaucracy to bring it into modern times. Acknowledging this effort required new ways of …

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NxtGov Millennials in Public Service

NxtGov Millennials in Public Service

NxtGov would like to thank Innovative Pathways to Public Service for its support and collaboration. Innovative Pathways to Public Service works across sectors to bring the next generation into meaningful careers at all levels of government. Their vision is for the public sector to become a destination employer, attracting a more diverse and younger workforce …

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