Doing What Works

This conference will feature engaging conversations among change leaders such as HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Sen. Mark Warner, and D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. We will also release major new public opinion research by Peter D. Hart Research Associates on reforms that might help restore public confidence in government. And we will draw on the knowledge of all conference participants—using an interactive problem-solving methodology called DeepDive—to develop solutions for three current problems in government.

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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Restoring Trust in Government: Results of Major New Poll to be Released
Guy Molyneux, Partner, Hart Research [download presentation]
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress
Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, Washington Post, Moderator

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Transforming Performance in the Public Sector
Nick Lovegrove,
Director, McKinsey & Company [download presentation]

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11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Doing More with Less: Modernizing Government Operations
Secretary Shaun Donovan,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Gary Locke,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bill Corr,
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Anthony Miller,
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Nancy Killefer,
Director, McKinsey & Company, Moderator

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12:30 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout: Doing What Works DeepDive
Group One: Building an Innovation Culture within Federal Agencies
Introduction by: William D. Eggers, Director, Deloitte Public Leadership Institute
Group Two: Design for Success – How to Craft Policies and Programs That Actually Work

Introduction by: Jitinder Kohli, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Group Three: IT That Works – Advice to the Office of Management and Budget
Introduction by: Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Change Can Happen
Sir Michael Barber
, head of McKinsey’s Global Education Practice and former advisor to Government of Prime Minister Tony Blair
Michelle Rhee
, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
Senator Mark Warner
(D-VA), former Governor of Virginia
Jeffrey Zients
, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director for Management and Federal Chief Performance Officer
Matt Miller
, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Moderator

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Location

Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Additional information

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

For room reservations at the Washington Court Hotel, please call 202-628-2100.