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WASHINGTON – On October 1st, 2015, Miguel Aviles will be confirmed as the next President of the Young Government Leaders (YGL), a 501 (c)(3)non-profit professional organization founded by, and led by, young government leaders. Aviles will lead a membership of over 20 chapters and 8,000 emerging leaders from across the nation.
“I’m honored and excited to lead such an amazing orga
nization. It has always been my passion to recruit, develop, and bring future government leaders together. We must bring in and retain young, smart, diverse, and passionate people in government and help mold them into the government leaders of tomorrow. Young Government Leaders is in a great position to meet these critical challenges.”
Aviles assumes this role after spending 2 years as YGL’s Chief Learning Officer. Aviles founded YGL University, a novel initiative that empowered emerging leaders to thrive in dynamic environments through knowledge sharing, learning & development events and mentoring. During the last year YGL U successfully executed the Senior Executive Association and YGL Mentoring Program, launched a cloud-based Learning Management System and provided multiple developmental forums on resume writing, resilience, and Executive Core Qualifications.
“When we can connect, train, and create a workplace to foster the leaders of tomorrow, it creates a more responsive, transparent, and responsible government at the state, local, and federal level. YGL is committed to providing authentic voice for our generation of aspiring government leaders. We provide a community and infrastructure that will educate and inspire current and future public service leaders to create positive change within the government.”
Aviles takes over for Virginia Hill, who served as President of YGL since July 2013. Under Hill’s leadership, YGL grew its membership by 5,000 and quadrupled its budget. Hill focused her term on establishing YGL as an authentic voice for young feds. She met with the OPM Director and top government officials on recruiting Millennials to government. One of Hill’s favorite moments was delivering a keynote speech at the second annual Employee Resource Group Summit in 2015 where she spoke about employee empowerment.
Aviles stated, “YGL is in such a great position to help tomorrow’s public service leaders because of the passionate and dedication of volunteers, past and present. I look forward to working with a talented group of change makers and doers.”
About Miguel Joey Aviles
Miguel Joey Aviles is a Talent Management Strategist and one of the winners of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington, DC. Miguel currently serves as the Deputy Program Manager for two nationwide developmental programs at a US Federal Agency and has been recently selected as the new President of Young Government Leaders, a non-profit organization that provides an authentic voice for over 8,000 aspiring government leaders. As a former Recruitment & Outreach Strategist, he designed and coordinated award-winning initiatives to optimize the representation of diverse talent, with a sharp focus on Hispanics and Millennials. Miguel is a thought-leader featured at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) National, Regional, Diversity and Talent Management Conferences, the Global Change Management Conference, Human Capital Institute, Excellence in Government, FEDManager, Federal News Radio and other government and private sector conferences. You can connect with Miguel on LinkedIn and Twitter @miguejoeyaviles
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Fiscal-year-end drudgery got you down? Send that last email, shut down your computers, lock up the office, and join over 100 young professionals to celebrate the start of FY16!
When: Thursday, October 1st, 2015, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: 18th Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW, Washington, DC
Metro Stop: Farragut North or Dupont Circle (Red), Washington DC
Bar/Specials: Drink specials and light hors d’oeuvers will be provided
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Register today to attend the YGL University Launch Party on Thursday, August 13th!
The Gryphon, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Doors open at 5:30pm
Join YGL for the launch of the new YGL University, an online learning platform available for free to YGL members. Mix and mingle with other YGL members and explore YGL University before the general public.
The program includes remarks from YGL President, Ginny Hill, and YGL Chief Learning Officer, Miguel Joey Aviles, and introductions to the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) and a new YGL partnership with Purposefully Empowering and Reaching Little Sisters, Inc.
Don’t forget to wear apparel from your alma mater to celebrate back-to-school in style.
YGL and NCCF will be collecting donations of school supplies for public school children in the D.C. area. Participants in the school supply drive will receive a raffle ticket to win great prizes provided by YGL.
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- Professional resume (no more than 3 pages please)
- Three references (name, title/organization, relationship to you, contact information). One reference should be your current supervisor who can speak to his/her awareness and verbal approval of YGL as an outside activity.
- A one page statement of interest: In your own words, why do you want to be the next YGL President? What qualities would you bring to the position?
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