Annual Meeting Offers Programs for Army Civilians
The 2019 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition will feature several professional development events for Department of the Army civilians, who, as Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville has said, are vital members of the total force.
The annual meeting will take place Oct. 14-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Every Army civilian is aligned with one of 32 career programs that provide structured plans, processes and activities for training, development and mentorship over the life cycle of their careers. On Oct. 15-16, many of the career programs will hold training events for their career field.
“We are offering career programs an opportunity to conduct educational professional development training or have a panel discussion about that particular CP,” said retired 1st Sgt. Stephen Canonico, AUSA’s assistant director of Retired Soldiers, Veterans and Army Civilian Affairs. “As of now, we have 14 different CPs that have signed up to take advantage of this opportunity.”
The annual meeting also will include a forum titled “What Talent Management Means for Army Civilians.” Casey Wardynski, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Roy Wallace, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army G-1, will be among the speakers. The forum is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16.
Following the civilian forum, a Department of the Army Civilian Luncheon will feature James McPherson, the senior official performing the duties of the undersecretary of the Army, as keynote speaker.
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