The Future of Learning in the U.S. Government

Monday, December 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: A. Reese Madsen, Detailee to CHCO Council / Intelligence and Security CLO, Department of Defense and Jason Briefel, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Senior Executives Association

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What is the future of learning in the U.S. Government? This webinar will explore the tools, resources and technology that are currently in use by federal agencies, with an eye towards desired future states. What role do leaders play in shaping this future and what government-wide efforts are underway with potential to drive systematic change? Join ATD’s Ryan Changcoco, SEA’s Jason Briefel and DOD's Reese Madsen for an interactive discussion on these topics. 


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A. Reese Madsen
A. Reese Madsen

Detailee to CHCO Council / Intelligence and Security CLO, Department of Defense

Reese Madsen was appointed the DoD Intelligence and Security Chief Learning Officer within the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in January 2006. He is responsible for providing policy, oversight, and guidance to the training, education, and nationally accredited certification of civilian, military, and industry defense intelligence and security personnel within the Department of Defense. He is also the Chairman of the DoD Intelligence Training and Education Board (DITEB) and provides advice and counsel to the National Intelligence University’s Board of Visitors.

Mr. Madsen retired with 24 years of active duty experience from the U.S. Coast Guard. His was the services’ Intelligence Workforce Manager, responsible for managing all Human Capital initiatives for the rapidly growing program. He held leadership and intelligence positions at all levels of the service and spent five years at sea on high endurance cutters patrolling from the Caribbean Sea to the Bering Sea and from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific.

At a national level he highlighted the Coast Guard as “a unique instrument of national security” and was responsible for the Coast Guard becoming the 14th member of the Intelligence Community and gaining all of the service’s new intelligence authorities. Additionally, he facilitated the growth in the services’ intelligence capabilities and established intelligence as an officer career field and developed the Coast Guard’s Intelligence Specialist enlisted rating.

Mr. Madsen graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and received his Masters of Science in Management from the University of Maryland (University College). In 2016, he was awarded the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal. Mr. Madsen was selected as one of the 125 Academy Alumni of Distinction for alumni who have helped shape the U.S. Coast Guard and society at large, given back to their communities and to the Academy, and helped raise the profile of the U.S. Coast Guard and/or the Academy on a national and global level in 2013. He has received civilian awards from the Director of National Intelligence and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and was featured as a leading Federal Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in the May 2012 CLO Magazine. While in the military, he earned seven joint awards, five Department of Defense awards and 14 Coast Guard awards including the Legion of Merit. He was a 2007 Distinguished Graduate for the Coast Guard Academy’s Annual Leadership Panel; the Coast Guard’s 2001 Admiral Billard Intelligence Officer of the year, and the 1989 Defense Intelligence Agency’s Coast Guard Intelligence Junior Officer of the year.

Jason Briefel
Jason Briefel

Director of Government and Public Affairs, Senior Executives Association

Jason Briefel is the executive director of the Senior Executives Association (SEA), overseeing day-to-day operations of the Association and leading execution of the priorities and policies of the Board of Directors, a role held since September 2016. He leads strategic engagement efforts with members of SEA’s Corporate Advisory Council and other organizations. Mr. Briefel served as SEA Interim President from February-September 2016. Additionally, Mr. Briefel serves as SEA’s Legislative Director, representing the Association on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Public Policy Committee. Mr. Briefel is the Treasurer Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). Mr. Briefel joined Shaw Bransford & Roth, P.C. in 2012 to work in the firm's government affairs department. He is a regular host of FEDtalk on Federal News Network and Editor of the FEDmanager and FEDagent e-report newsletters. Mr. Briefel worked in Congress and with the think tank Third Way. He was a research assistant and project manager for the FireChasers, a collaborative research endeavor between the U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina State University. Mr. Briefel holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond and an M.S. from North Carolina State University.