An Overview of HCaTS: A Government-wide IDIQ

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc., (COE), provides federal agencies with customized training and development, human capital strategy and organizational performance improvement solutions...

Why Do We Sometimes Insulate Ourselves from the Truth?

It’s an interesting phenomenon we observe during this election season, the adoration of a candidate or perhaps unrelenting allegiance regardless of their position or their truthfulness on an issue....

Engagement Success

COE uses the term "partnership" when talking about our working relationships, because the most successful engagements are true collaborations, complete with mutual trust and respect. In order to...

Performance Improvement Begins with Change

Change management is critical today given the immense transformations occurring in regulatory compliance, technology, the workforce, global economics and more. As federal agencies work to keep up with...

5 Reasons Why Government Agencies Fail at Workforce Planning

Workforce planning has never been more important than it is today. With baby boomers entering retirement, millennials now represent the lion's share of the new American workforce. Government agencies...

COE to Help Agencies on GSA HCaTS Contract

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), an organizational transformation consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected to provide federal agencies with customized training...

Attrition as a Workforce Strategy: Supporting or Sabotaging Organizational Strategic Goals

A former boss of mine used to say that when you hire a government civilian, “you’ve got what you’ve got and you’re stuck with them.” In 2011, a USA Today analysis of the job security of...

There is no “I” in Team COE

How Teamwork Has Kept DoD’s Workforce Planning Efforts on Track Every two years, the Department of Defense (DoD) is required to deliver a strategic workforce plan (SWP) to Congress,...

COE Talks Telework Webinar Series

Telework is a strategic means to further agency priorities and mission, yet increasing participation in telework is a complex undertaking. It requires close collaboration between telework...

Simplifying Performance Management Webinar Series

Accountability has come to mean "performance" in the federal sector. The truth is that emphasizing accountability can undermine an agency's ability to perform at its best. It encourages a focus on...