As part of the GSA program, twice a year, the agency brings together all the “interns” (full time employees that are on a 2-3 year career track and rotate throughout the agency) for a week of professional development. All 80 or so individuals get together in a L’enfant Plaza Conference room and look forward to a week of lecture, interaction, and socialization away from the cube. I, for one, think this is a great experience. Each of us has the opportunity to network with employees, find out what others are currently doing in their rotations or tracks, discover previously unearthed information about the agency that you had no idea about, and gain leadership skills - all at the same time!
Does your agency organize conferences like this for young employees? Do they have team building training opportunities? Are there other avenues that your agency builds on employees’ relationships or morale?
YGL Social Networking Chair