Leadership Communication for Non-Native English Speakers

Event FlyerThe Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Presents
Leadership Communication for Non-Native English Speakers with Dottie Li

August 2nd, 2017 from 12 to 1:30PM
GIPA, Madison East Building (located on the 2nd floor)

Through this training session, you will learn:

  • Methods of replicating standard American speech sounds to increase effectiveness and clarity of communication.
  • The expected outcomes from this workshop will improve participants’ understanding to deliver a speech or presentation with proper pronunciation, alleviating a heavy foreign accent and eliminating common grammatical errors.

To RSVP e-mail OEEOD.

Federal GLOBE Happy Hour Canceled for July

Federal Globe logoDue to the July 4th Holiday and other extenuating circumstances, the Federal GLOBE monthly Networking Happy Hour for July is cancelled.

Please join Federal GLOBE for its next monthly Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Cobalt.

This event offers a great opportunity to network and socialize with other LGBT Federal employees.  Please help us spread the word; tell your colleagues or bring a friend. Cobalt is conveniently located in Washington DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood at the corner of 17th and R Streets, NW. To connect with Federal GLOBE on Facebook, use the following link to request membership on the Federal GLOBE group page.

IFS Cake Pop Making Party

As you may have heard, the International Food Sample Festival is coming to PTO. This year we’re making cake pops! We need a few baking battle hardy volunteers to join the Cake Pop Making Party on Monday July 17th at 4PM in Alexandria. If you’d like to participate, please click on the link below and we can send you the exact address. Count Me In!

Gender Revolution Follow Up

Thanks to all who came by to enjoy our special screening of the documentary Gender Revolution. This is part of a larger series, which is why we thought it was going to take longer.

For those who couldn’t attend or wish to continue watching other episodes, bonus scenes and follow-ups. You can access all the footage for free on National Geographic’s YouTube Channel. Hope you enjoyed today’s presentation, please pass the information along.

International Food Sample Festival Tickets On Sale Now!

Event FlyerGet Your Tickets to the International Food Sample Festival!

The 2017 International Food Sample Festival will be July 19 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in Madison Auditorium. The food will include: Peruvian chicken, fried yucca, samosas, falafel, chicken biryani, eggplant spread, chicken kabob, vegetarian sushi, pie and ice cream, and more!

Pre-sale tickets for members of participating affinity groups will be available June 26-July 7. Contact one of our ticket sellers, Jennifer Fritz, David Fox, or Yaira Resto. Pre-Sale Prices for Members: 5 for $5 and 10 for $10.

General ticket sales will be available July 10-14. Please see any group’s ticket sellers or look for us by the cafeteria July 11-13. Regular Prices After Jul 7: 1 for $2; 4 for $5; 8 for $10; 10 for $12.

SES Information Series

Event FlyerOur office has partnered with the Asian Pacific American Network (APAPNET) for a series of information sessions for those aspiring to the Senior Executive Service (SES). The first session is next Wednesday, June 14th,  featuring an expert from the Office of Human Resources providing an overview of the SES, and how to apply. The following week, attendees can choose to attend one of two panel discussions:

“Nailing the Interview: Advice for First-Time Applicants”  Wednesday, June 21

Panelists Andrew Wang, Robin Evans, Gladys Corcoran, and Jerry Lorengo will discuss work-life balance as an Executive, getting the experience you need to be competitive, and knowing when you’re ready to apply.

“Learning from Feedback: Advice for Repeat Applicants”  Thursday, June 22

Panelists Remy Yucel, Greg Vidovich, Wanda Walker, and Seema Rao will discuss the importance of asking for honest feedback and cultivating a personal brand to help you stand out in your interview.

All sessions will be held in the Global IP Academy (GIPA) from 12-1pm.