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Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Russell Robinson, long-time federal employee, and founder of Amplified Research, discussed what employee engagement is and why it matters. Understanding DEEPLY why and how your employees in government are motivated (or not) should shape actions you take to get the best work from them and create a rewarding, positive workplace culture. His experience and candor help unravel what's good and what could be better about the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and why the stories behind the data matter most.

Dr. Russ' work encompasses conducting research and providing solutions to employee engagement, employee voice and change management challenges.  Additionally, Russell is a United States-based civil servant, who works with public sector leaders on being strong and inspiring, selecting and developing talent, and creating an open and safe culture.  As a passionate champion of employee engagement and employee voice, Russell has spoken at several domestic and international conferences focusing on aspects that improve the workforce experience for civil servants. 

Russell holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Organizational Learning from George Washington University.  He received his Master’s in Public Administration degree from American University and his Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Dayton.