The CIGIE Professional Development Committee, in association with the CIGIE Leadership Academy and our Leadership Programs at American University, is pleased to announce the:
8th Annual CIGIE Leadership Forum
The Digital Frontier: Engaging People, Navigating Change, and Leveraging Data
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00am – 4:00pm EST via YouTube
Registration is free but is limited to the statutory OIGs that are members of CIGIE and designated guests from the oversight community.
View the Leadership Forum FAQs!
Some of this year’s talks include Lessons Learned from Creating a New OIG From the Ground Floor, Data for Dummies…A Lawyer’s Story, Permission To Be Human, and Driving Change in a Virtual World (Oh, and During a Pandemic). We’ll continue to add more information about the talks and the speakers to this page, and will have a program booklet available to download prior to the forum.
Inspectors General scheduled to speak this year include:
Allison C. Lerner
The Honorable Mark Lee Greenblatt
Cardell K. Richardson, Sr
Full Lineup of 2021 CIGIE Leadership Forum Speakers
Welcome – Allison C. Lerner, IG, NSF and CIGIE Chair
What to Expect from the Day – Forum Co-Chairs: Jacquelyn Phillips, HUD OIG and Elise Stein, HHS OIG
Keynote: Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands – Cardell K. Richardson, Sr., IG, NGA and CIGIE Professional Development Committee Vice Chair
Creating Lightening Bolt Moments: Elevating Data Through Machine Learning, Visualization Development, and User Engagement – Miranda Fanning, HHS OIG
Run Towards the Fire (And Don’t Forget Your Badge!) – Glenn Sklar, DHS OIG
Special Guest – Jason Miller, Deputy Director for Management, OMB and CIGIE Executive Chair
Finding the Zoom Watercooler – Animit Battacharya, DOJ OIG
The Future is Not a Spectator Sport – Michelle Branigan, State OIG
Lessons Learned from Creating a New OIG From the Ground Floor – Anthony “Tony” Zakel, IG, DFC
Permission to Be Human – Joyce Greenleaf, HHS OIG
Data Your Way: Building a Data Program That Supports Your Organization – Peter Sima-Eichler, DOI OIG
Positive Outcomes in Workplace Transformation and the Change to Come – Greg Treml, HHS OIG
DATA for Dummies… A Lawyer’s Story – Maura Malone, HUD OIG
Driving Change in a Virtual World (Oh, and During a Pandemic!) – Erin Grimm, Nadine Forgenie, and Colby Rainey, USDA OIG
Storytelling in a Digital Work Environment – Coleen Hennig, DOJ OIG
3D Leadership in a 2D World: Leading with Authenticity in the Digital Frontier – Diana Shaw, Acting IG, State OIG
How Do You Know: Leveraging the Collective Power of the Oversight Community – Ami Schaefer, PRAC
Closing Remarks – The Honorable Mark Lee Greenblatt, IG, DOI and CIGIE Vice Chair
This year's theme is The Digital Frontier: Engaging People, Navigating Change, and Leveraging Data. Working and living through the pandemic has made each of us acutely aware of the both the possibilities and limits of working and living more fully in the digital world. As we begin our return to the physical office – whether we return to our offices full-time, hybrid or full-time telework – we are also figuring out what this new normal looks like on both a personal and organizational level. Meanwhile, many of us are advancing our data literacy and the use of data in our organizations and oversight work, while being mindful of both the opportunities and limits of the digital frontier.
Once again, the Forum will be fully virtual. The format will include Leadership Talks, modeled after TED Talks™, as well as some live virtual content. Leadership Talks will be recorded in advance of the event and played for the first time during the Forum. The Forum will also include plenty of opportunities for discussion in the chat room with attendees and speakers!
Additional information and videos from past Leadership Forums are available on the CIGIE website. CPEs are awarded to those attending the Forum. Look for updates throughout the year, and registration information in October. We look forward to “seeing you” in November!