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Pre-Conference Workshop: Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government


Dates & Times: 
September 17, 2017
September 17 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
3 IPMA-CP recertification points | Awarded Certificate of Completion | Additional Fee ($250)
Intended Audience: Senior-Level — of most benefit to those in state and local government

This highly-interactive two-part workshop will prepare participants for developing and improving upon employee engagement strategies, with a focus on engagement in the unique environment of government.Research tells us that organizations with highly-engaged employees outperform those with low employee engagement, including in government. Despite the link to organizational performance, a 2012 IPMA-HR/ADP/Governing survey on employee engagement found that only 30% of organizations conduct employee engagement surveys.


  • Understand the definition of employee engagement and why it’s important — particularly in government.
  • Discover the unique challenges of improving employee engagement in the public sector.
  • Find out how engagement levels compare between the public and private sectors.
  • Learn how to implement an employee engagement process model.
  • Understand best practices for measuring employee engagement, analyzing results and taking action.
  • Learn about what public sector organizations have done to improve engagement and then sustain high levels of engagement.
  • Understand what a culture of engagement is for organizations.
  • Learn about what the role of HR is in measuring and improving employee engagement.
  • Formulate your own strategy for increasing employee engagement, including action steps to get you started and sustain the momentum.

Don't miss out!  Learn how to more effectively engage your employees.


Fagan Stackhouse, IPMA-SCP

Human Resources Director, Charleston County, South Carolina


Fagan Stackhouse has worked in the field of public human resources for over 40 years. He’s held local government positions in North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, and South Carolina. As a member of IPMA-HR, Stackhouse served in the capacity of president, president of the IPMA Certification Council, and represented the Association internationally in Canada, China, Iraq, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Stackhouse has received numerous awards for his service, including the Virginia IPMA-HR Chapter Award for Outstanding Service, IPMA-HR Honorary Lifetime Member award, Edwin L. Swain Award for Distinguished Human Resources Career, and the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award for outstanding contributions toward improvements for public human resources. Stackhouse holds a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.