All Day & Multi-Day Courses

Full Week - All Day Course

9901 - Special Emphasis Program Managers Course
During this five‐day session participants will understand and perform the roles and responsibilities of a Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM); Analyze demographics data to determine low participation rates of women and minorities; and conduct a barrier analysis to determine root causes of low participation rates in certain categories and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints.
 

Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday (half day) 

9902 - Chapter Presidents' Leadership Forum (CPLF)
The Chapter Presidents' Leadership Forum (CPLF) provides opportunities for professional growth through leadership development, networking and quality training that will be beneficial to carry out your duties as Chapter President.  In addition Chapter Presidents have the opportunity to share strategies for making well-informed decisions, dealing with the unknown and ever-changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles as well as gaining valuable information to share with your membership.
 

Monday and Tuesday (all day both days) 

9903 - Two Day Leadership Course
This workshop is comprised of 4 different topic areas:
1. Building Relationships Through Collaboration
2. Cultivating Motivation & Engagement
3. Managing Change
4. Mentoring
Upon completion of this course you will receive a joint FEW/Management Concepts Leadership Program certificate of attendance.  You must attend all sessions in order to receive the certificate of attendance.
 

Monday Sessions

Monday Morning

1101 - Word Tips and Tricks
This class is packed with information using Word to enable your work day to proceed in a timely fashion. Learning these tips and shortcuts will enhance your ability to perform your tasks and create better looking documents.
 
1102 - Excel Shortcuts
Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets.  Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions.  Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips.  Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles.  Learn the “shortcut” techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges.  Develop your calculation and formula skills.
 
1103 - PowerPoint Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
Build interactive presentations by creating hyperlinks and action buttons and create custom slide shows. Send a presentation for review, merge revisions copies and apply reviewer changes.
 
1104 - Using OneNote to Organize Thoughts, Projects, Information
Use OneNote to organize, locate and share information. You will learn how to collect and organize notes, insert files, capture screens, and enhance your notes for all types projects. Additionally, you will enhance notes to suit your purpose, collaborate with others, organize research ideas, integrate them with other Office applications, and access information with a shared notebook.  A great way to capture meeting minutes!
 
1105 - All About Federally Employed Women
This workshop provides insight on why FEW as a non-profit organization has remained viable and successful for over 40 years.  You will leave this course energized and motivated to help FEW remain the organization of choice.
 
1106 - How to Prevail and/or Deal with Workplace Conflict
With the federal government going through financial constraints and agencies facing government furloughs and shutdowns, many agencies see a drastic increase in workplace conflict.  This workshop will specifically address how to prevent and deal with workplace conflict by offering tips to use when faced with workplace conflict.  Conflict can actually be a positive tool for growth if you know how to manage it properly.
        
1107 - The Power of Assertive Communication
Being assertive means expressing your thoughts, opinions, feelings, attitudes and rights in an open and honest way. Healthy communication plays an important part in making your workplace not only effective but also a pleasant place to be. Being a good communicator can assist you in building trust, help to solve differences and create an environment of respect that promotes problem solving and builds relationships. In other words, it’s important to communicate in ways the clearly assert your needs and wants while still considering the rights and needs of others.
 
1108 - Understanding and Leveraging Generational Differences in the Workplace
Each generation brings a variety of priorities and expectations to the workplace and employers are beginning to recognize what motivates each generation. During this session discussion will center on developing effective communication tools to minimize conflict, utilizing progressive HR and work-life strategies to attract and retain key talent, and creating management practices to enhance productivity.
 
1109 - Motivating People
It’s no secret that employees who feel they are valued and recognized for the work they do are more motivated, responsible, and productive. This one-day workshop will help supervisors and managers create a more dynamic, loyal, and energized workplace. It is designed specifically to help busy managers and supervisors understand what employees want, and to give them a starting point for creating champions.
       
1110 - Individual Development Plans
This seminar is designed to assist participants in the development of a useful tool that can help plan their career, guide development and assess progress toward full achievement.
     
1111 - Respect in the Workplace
A respectful workplace is one where all employees are treated fairly, difference is acknowledged and valued, communication is open and civil, conflict is addressed early and there is a culture of empowerment and cooperation. To address the growing problem of incivility in the work setting, this workshop introduces the concept of civility, its importance to a company, as well as its typical causes and effects. Skills needed to effectively practice civil behavior, as well as different ways organizations can systematize civility in the workplace will also be discussed.
     
1114 - Stress Management
Today’s workforce is experiencing job burnout and stress in epidemic proportions. Workers at all levels feel stressed out, insecure, and misunderstood. Many feel the demands of the workplace have become too much to handle. This workshop explores the causes of such stress, and suggests appropriate initiatives for an organization and its employees to undertake.
     

Monday Afternoon

1201 - Using PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel 2016
To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.
 
1202 - Organizing Word 2016 Content Using Tables and Charts
Creating professional-looking documents can help you give your organization a competitive edge. Implementing time-saving features such as document templates and automated mailings helps your organization reduce expenses. Mastering these techniques will make you a valued employee in your organization.
 
1203 - Excel Advanced Formulas and Functions
This advanced course is designed to take the user to a higher capability in working with functions and formulas. Minimum prerequisites: Excel Introduction/Intermediate; or one year work experience with product.
 
1204 - Creating Newsletters with Publisher
Create your own newsletter during class.  Create and link text boxes to allow for text overflow; insert graphics; formatting; bookmarks; hyperlinks and much more.
 
1205 - Preparing to Care
Caregiving is one of the most stressful situations a family can face. Is your family prepared? Join LTC Partners’ Mary Lou McGuiness and Beth O’Brien as they host a discussion on the many stages of caregiving and the issues caregivers face when navigating the long term care maze for a loved one. Mary Lou and Beth will also share helpful resources and details about the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program's (FLTCIP) benefits and features.
        
1206 - Credit and Debt Management for Financial Freedom
The objectives of this session are to help you pay off your debt in 1/2 to 1/3 the time of your current debt plan all without sacrificing your current lifestyle as well as to increase your FICO (credit) score and reinvent your credit identity. How to build residual income and create the lifestyle you want for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day will also be part of the workshop discussion.
        
1207 - Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for Early to Mid-Career Employees
This course focuses on what your early and mid-career employees and service members can do to take full advantage of the TSP (Thrift Savings Plan). Participants will learn how TSP contributions work, the difference between traditional and Roth contributions, and how to manage their accounts throughout their careers.
 
1208 - Strategic Planning for the Workplace
Many managers spend most of their time "fighting fires" in the workplace. -- their time is spent realizing and reacting to problems. For these managers -- and probably for many of us -- it can be very difficult to stand back and take a hard look at what we want to accomplish and how we want to accomplish it. We're too busy doing what we think is making progress. However, one of the major differences between new and experienced managers is the skill to see the broad perspective, to take the long view on what we want to do and how we're going to do it. One of the best ways to develop this skill is through ongoing experience in strategic planning.    
   
1209 - Resumes that Get Noticed
Tune up your resume and make it a marketing tool that's all about you!
 
1210 - Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
Lean and Six Sigma methodologies (Lean6σ) have been around since the late 1980's. Even so, many of us have little experience applying Lean6σ within a project management structure or within our organization. This course will provide you with an understanding of Lean6σ basics and terminology.
 


Tuesday Sessions

Tuesday Morning

2101 - Working with Documents in Adobe Acrobat
Manipulate PDF document pages, edit content, add page elements and extract content from a PDF (Portable Document File) document. Organize PDF documents into a collection, redact PDF documents and search multiple PDF documents. Initiate a review, complete the review and compare PDF documents. Sign a PDF document digitally and verify a digital ID.
 
2102 - Data Analytics with PowerPivot in Excel 2016
Power Pivot is an Excel add-in you can use to perform powerful data analysis and create sophisticated data models. With Power Pivot, you can combine large volumes of data from various sources, perform information analysis rapidly, and share insights easily. In both Excel and in Power Pivot, you can create a Data Model, a collection of tables with relationships. The data model you see in a workbook in Excel is the same data model you see in the Power Pivot window. Any data you import into Excel is available in Power Pivot, and vice versa.
 
2103 - Using Word 2016 Templates to Automate Document Formatting
During this session you will learn to work with common Word templates and make your own. You will learn how to convert an existing document to a template, format it with styles, and lock the template down to prevent edits once you share it with others. Plus, learn to leverage advanced features in your templates: content controls, building blocks, document properties, and field codes.
 
2104 - Access Database Basics
Data is everywhere. Most job roles today involve some form of data management. Virtually everyone is affected in some way by the need to manage data. A relational database application such as Microsoft® Office Access® can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data. Access is a versatile tool. In this course, you will learn how to use Access to manage your data, including creating a new database, and constructing database tables.
 
2105 - Creating Your Own Patterns for Success
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to: Recognize and explore the patterns that characterize who you are Understand your own decision-making processes Practice simple strategies to take charge and promote growth, leadership and the ability to influence others in a positive manner.
        
2106 - CareerPower Classic SES 12 and below
CareerPower Classic helps participants explore needs to better define their career, develop action plans to impact current performance and advance career goals, or prepare for collaborative discussions as a way to maximize performance management discussions.  During this abbreviated session, CPC offers an engaging experience that focuses on two critical aspects of career development; clarity around what is important to the individual in efforts to determine the ideal career fit and the strategic role branding plays in supporting an individual’s career goals. The course consists of in-depth discussions and self-exploration exercises focused on understanding needs and self-branding.  Participants will utilize tools during the workshop that will address immediate learning needs as well as support additional exploration after the workshop.
 
2107 - Mindfulness
What exactly is mindfulness? The simple definition of mindfulness is “paying attention to your present moment experience with an attitude of openness and curiosity.” That sounds easy, but is it? Our minds are constantly thinking about the future or reliving the past. Mindfulness is about being more present in the moment. This helps us to be more effective at work and more engaged in our lives. The second part of the definition focuses on experiencing moments with openness and curiosity. Mindfulness is about putting our own opinions, biases and expectations aside, and actually paying attention to what’s going on. Mindfulness is about training our brains to being self-aware and curious, staying focused on what’s important, being balanced under stress, and connecting deeply with others.
        
2108 - Reasonable Accommodation: An Overview
The federal law that protects employees with disabilities in the workplace is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition to prohibiting disability discrimination, ADA requires employers to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and qualified job applicants with disabilities. During this session participants will discuss when reasonable accommodation is required, when disability related questions may or may not be asked, and how to define undue hardship and/or undue burden.
        
2109 - Retirement Income Planning
What does retirement mean to you? When do you plan to retire? How long will your retirement last? Are you 100% confident in your retirement plan? This interactive workshop on Retirement Income Planning, presented by Nicolas Abrams, CFP®, you’ll learn: · How to plan for when your retirement will start, (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement, and working in retirement), how long it will last, and the retirement lifestyle you want · Steps to estimate the amount of money you'll need in retirement to meet your goals, factoring in health-care costs, taxes, and inflation · How to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and an employer pension with your retirement savings, including the products and investment strategies you should consider, a sustainable withdrawal rate, and the best order to tap various accounts
       
2110 - Working with Diverse Personalities
Learn how to increase your teams’ understanding of one another’s talents, communication styles and leadership qualities. Utilize this session to discover how effective your team can be when their challenges and gifts are realized.
        
2111 - Project Communications Management
Communications management is one of the essential functions that can dramatically affect the outcome of a project. Project managers must create and effectively use a communications plan that performs two principal functions: collecting the right data and disseminating appropriate information in a timely manner. To do this effectively, project teams must identify the appropriate audiences, develop appropriate communications media, establish a communications schedule, and manage the flow of information in and out of the project team. Learn the tools and techniques that project teams can use to build an effective communications plan.
 
2112 - Providing Feedback
Whether feedback is formal or informal, there are ways that it can be structured to be effective and lasting. This course will help participants learn why the way we deliver is feedback is important, how to deliver a message so that people accept it and make changes that may be needed, and how to accept feedback offered in return. Emphasis will be on feedback in a performance and conduct context.

2113 - Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Refresher
Refresh your knowledge of the post-award phase of the federal acquisition process in this course.  Review key information needed by the contracting officer's representative (COR), project officer, or task manager to ensure successful contract administration.  Update your knowledge by learning about regulatory changes to the acquisition process.
 

Tuesday Afternoon

2201 - Visio Essentials
Use this powerful diagramming tool to create flow charts for processes; drawing a floor plan; mapping a network; or creating an organizational chart with ease.
 
2202 - Using Word 2016 Forms to Manage Content
In your work, you may need to collect the same type of information repeatedly from coworkers or customers. Forms are a familiar and standard way of gathering the data in a consistent manner. After you complete this course, you'll be able to use Word's forms feature to consistently capture and collect the information you need.
 
2203 - Using Conditional Formatting in Excel 2016
Excel's conditional formatting feature allows you to highlight data based on cell contents, making it easy to spot trends and patterns and emphasize key results. Though this process can be quick and easy, many Excel users don't know how to use conditional formatting to its fullest potential. In this session, there will be practice on how to apply and customize conditional formatting to quickly pinpoint variances in your data. Also, this session will show how to go beyond Excel's default formatting (cell highlighting) by using data bars, icon sets, and color scales and how to apply conditional formatting across rows, including how to highlight PivotTable results and incorporate check boxes and data validation pick lists to create dynamic visual displays.
 
2204 - Creating a Basic Project Using Microsoft Project
Work on setting up a project; allocating resources; entering/changing task duration; linking and unlinking tasks.
 
2205 - The Power of Influence and Persuasion
We influence in many ways and with great frequency. If you want a raise, sometimes you need to persuade your boss. If you want to convince your team to adopt a change, help your staff make choices, or choose the best place for lunch, there is often influencing taking place. This workshop will help participants learn how to influence and persuade in a variety of areas.
        
2206 - CareerPower Classic - SES 13+
CareerPower Classic helps participants explore needs to better define their career, develop action plans to impact current performance and advance career goals, or prepare for collaborative discussions as a way to maximize performance management discussions.  During this abbreviated session, CPC offers an engaging experience that focuses on two critical aspects of career development; clarity around what is important to the individual in efforts to determine the ideal career fit and the strategic role branding plays in supporting an individual’s career goals. The course consists of in-depth discussions and self-exploration exercises focused on understanding needs and self-branding.  Participants will utilize tools during the workshop that will address immediate learning needs as well as support additional exploration after the workshop.
        
2207 - Medicare and Long Term Care
Medicare can be confusing, and figuring out how it coordinates with you FEHB coverage adds even more complexity. We will break down the different parts of Medicare and explain exactly what each portion covers. Long Term Care insurance can also be a key, and necessary, component of your retirement strategy. Included in this session will be discussions about how long term care insurance can assist in managing the expense of securing care should you encounter a chronic care situation.
        
2208 - Promoting Your Professional Potential
During this session we will encourage you to reflect on the accomplishments you have achieved and build an action plan to promote your achievements and advance in your career. You will have the opportunity to review your career goals and work through steps to reach your full potential. Learn techniques for effectively getting things done by using your creative mind and available resources through networking.  Learn to tap into the ideas, information, knowledge, and expertise of others within your organization.  This course teaches techniques to improve your effectiveness by increasing and optimizing the value of each of your encounters.  You will have the chance to network with others within the workshop for practical experience to demonstrate your newly learned methods.
        
2209 - Legacy Planning - Bridging the Gap
This workshop will help to identify those current issues in our environments today between families and assist you in understanding family expectancies. We will explore and discuss setting up planning initiatives for your family's future and why it is important to do so now.
 
2210 - Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Pre-Separation Workshop
This course is designed to give late-career employees and service members the tools they need to make smart decisions with their TSP savings as they prepare to retire. The agenda includes the TSP withdrawal options and death benefits, and provides several retirement scenarios to get attendees thinking about how to best turn their savings into income.
 
2211 - Project Cost Management
The first step in successfully managing project costs is to have a project budget that realistically reflects the costs for executing the project. Project Cost Management addresses the identification, elaboration, planning, development and management of the project budget.
 
2212 - Effective Communication with Customers
Develop superior customer service by learning the basics of effective communication to successfully interact with internal and external customers. Become adept at recognizing and anticipating the needs of others; being flexible when handling requests and complaints; and spotting and responding to important verbal and nonverbal messages.
 
2213 - Strategic Skills for the Administrative Professional
This workshop focuses on the steps administrative professional can take to strengthen their strategic thinking skills, to set realistic and achievable goals, to build relationships, and to embrace accountability.  By focusing on these skills you will be able to return to your workplace with more confidence, more credibility, and be more readily able to bolster your relationship with your manager.
 





Wednesday Sessions

Wednesday Morning

3101 - Creating Access Queries
Data is everywhere. Most job roles today involve some form of data management. Virtually everyone is affected in some way by the need to manage data. A relational database application such as Microsoft® Office Access® can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data. In this session you will learn how to use Access to manage your data, including creating queries to join, filter, and sort data.
 
3102 - Using Lookup Functions and Formula Auditing in Excel 2016
This course will help you develop the ability to create the advanced functions and formulas you need to perform complex calculations in Excel. In addition, it will give you the skills to audit your workbook content to find, troubleshoot, and correct errors or issues in your Excel data.
 
3103 - Simplifying and Managing Long Word 2016 Documents
Whether it’s a technical manual, or a business report, every document needs a compelling format. Although the content and the length may differ, long documents have similar formatting challenges. This session covers the details of how to use field codes and building blocks to streamline the workflow, and shares best practices for producing printed documents with a professional look.
 
3104 - PowerPoint Multimedia
Customize your presentations utilizing animation schemes; add video and sound. Minimum prerequisites: PowerPoint Introduction; or one year work experience with product.
 
3105 - Leadership Panel
This course will provide ""hands-on"" information for preparing, positioning and becoming a leader in Government Service. Hear from leaders who have made it to the SES (Senior Executive Service) and Officer levels of Leadership in the Government. This dynamic panel will provide you with stories, tips, and guidance to help you move your career to the next level.
      
3106 - EEO: How Do You Stop Harassment? An EEOC perspective
Whether in the private or federal workplace, reports of harassment have become endemic. This session, focused on the federal sector, provides updates on EEOC's efforts to help agencies combat workplace harassment, including a discussion of recent reports, case studies, and other anti-harassment initiatives. From EEOC’s broad perspective as adjudicator in the federal government, participants will not only come to understand the role of effective anti-harassment policy, but better understand their own role in preventing workplace harassment.
        
3107 - Succession Planning - Preparing to Move Up
This session will assist participants in identifying key personnel and key competencies to be developed in order to leave their position better than they found it.  Participants will look at each employee on their team, identify competency gaps and work on creating Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for each employee addressing performance development.  Discussion on developing long range plans for coaching and mentoring programs, as well as how to establish and track those programs, will be included.
 
3108 - Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities
The primary federal law covering disabilities in the workplace is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition to prohibiting disability discrimination, ADA requires employers to give reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and qualified job applicants with disabilities. During this session we will discuss the where reasonable accommodation is required, when disability related questions  may or may not be asked, and how to define undue hardship and/or undue burden.
 
3109 - Investment Basics
What does investing mean to you? In this interactive workshop on Investment Basics, presented by Nicolas Abrams, CFP®, you’ll learn: · Investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding · How to identify financial goals and time horizons · How to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return · The difference between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation
        
3110 - Federally Employed Women - Strategic Planning
During this session we will discuss the Federally Employed Women (FEW) Strategic Plan concerning the goals, objectives and action plans for the FEW Focus Areas.
        
3111 - Project Quality Management
Most organizations recognize that their success and customer satisfaction hinge on the effective implementation of quality concepts, tools and techniques. Become a positive force by using best practice techniques to help ensure project and organizational success. Learn about the three Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) quality management processes to enhance project success.
 
3112 - Strategic Planning and Budget Decisions
During this session we will accomplish the following: Examine the relationship between performance measurement, strategic and annual planning, performance budgeting and performance reviews. Understand how performance measurement can improve planning and decision-making, resulting in government services that are more responsive, efficient and effective.
 
3113 - Positive Approaches to Difficult People
Do not let "difficult" people ruin another day! Learn approaches for maintaining your composure and clarifying underlying issues, as well as strategic questioning and listening techniques to discover what is behind someone with a difficult personality. Leave the course refreshed and prepared to minimize the negative impact of difficult people in your work environment.
        
3114 - Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)
Contracting Officer Representatives are responsible for submitting a Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPAR) after the Contract has ended to assesses a contractor's performance and provide a record, both positive and negative, on a given contractor during a specific period of time. This session will provide the steps necessary to give an objective assessment of the performance.
        
3115 - Senior Executive Service (SES) Development Lower Grades
In this interactive session, participants will be provided up to date information on the Senior Executive Service. Questions addressed include “What is the SES?” “What does it take to be an SES?” “Should it be part of your plan given your life priorities?” Both pros and cons from the perspective of several senior SESs will be discussed, as well as specific requirements and “how to” steps to reach the goal of SES, including work assignments, behavioral interviewing, application preparation, and importantly, Storytelling. How do you tell your story in a way that illustrates your proven ability to lead, innovate, succeed? This course will provide valuable insight for your Career Strategic Plan and assist with career advancement whether or not you choose to pursue a career in the SES. Course is geared for grades GS-12 and below, or equivalent.
        

Wednesday Afternoon

3201 - Word, Excel and PowerPoint - Shortcuts
This session will provide shortcuts for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to make your life easier. We'll explore tricks that will assist you in making your office automation tasks simpler and less stressful.
 
3202 - Creating Interactive Dashboards in Excel 2016
Learn how to explore and analyze your data by creating an interactive dashboard in Excel using pivot tables and a little Visual Basic. Using these lessons, you can create a dynamic template to generate reports for others and to better understand your own data. You’ll also learn how to import external data, design a template using pivot tables, and add slicers, macros, and action buttons to make the template more interactive.
 
3203 - Data Analytics with PowerPivot in Excel 2016
Power Pivot is an Excel add-in you can use to perform powerful data analysis and create sophisticated data models. With Power Pivot, you can combine large volumes of data from various sources, perform information analysis rapidly, and share insights easily. In both Excel and in Power Pivot, you can create a Data Model, a collection of tables with relationships. The data model you see in a workbook in Excel is the same data model you see in the Power Pivot window. Any data you import into Excel is available in Power Pivot, and vice versa.
 
3204 - Working with Documents in Adobe Acrobat
Manipulate PDF document pages, edit content, add page elements and extract content from a PDF (Portable Document File) document. Organize PDF documents into a collection, redact PDF documents and search multiple PDF documents. Initiate a review, complete the review and compare PDF documents. Sign a PDF document digitally and verify a digital ID.
 
3205 - Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Pre-Separation Workshop
This course is designed to give late-career employees and service members the tools they need to make smart decisions with their TSP savings as they prepare to retire. The agenda includes the TSP withdrawal options and death benefits, and provides several retirement scenarios to get attendees thinking about how to best turn their savings into income.
        
3206 - Establishing a Culture of Employee Engagement
Thriving teams and organizations understand the importance of creating a culture of where employees feel fully involved, enthusiastic and more willing to contribute to team and organization success. The most effective way to increase employee engagement is to focus on creating a culture of engagement. During this session we will explore the various ways to establish an engaged culture to increase the success of your employees and your teams or organizations.
        
3207 - EEO: Effective Management: EEO Toolkit for Managers
Do you know how EEO fits into your responsibilities as a federal manager? Are you just hoping a complaint won’t be filed against you? This session will address the appropriate role of managers and supervisors in an agency’s EEO process, as well as the rights and responsibilities of management under EEO law. By use of recent EEOC decisions and guidance, particular attention will be paid to management’s responsibility to prevent harassment, an agency’s duty of reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, and prevention of retaliation for protected EEO activity.
        
3208 - Bullying/Cyberbullying
Bullying, including cyberbullying, is called the silent epidemic. Although half of workers have experienced or witnessed bullying, policies and laws dealing with it are far less prevalent. This is, in part, because bullying can be hard to identify and address. People wonder, what does bullying look like? How can we discourage it in our workplace? What can I do to protect my staff and co-workers? During this session we will discuss strategies to answer these questions.
 
3209 - Prevention of Workplace Harassment
During this session learn how to identify, prevent and manage problems of harassment, sexual harassment and the abuse of authority in the workplace. Develop strategic communication skills and tactics to effectively prevent, respond to and stop harassment in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
 
3210 - Planning Your Retirement
Retirement reality is often times different than our retirement dreams. Navigating the roadblocks to your retirement varies from the fear of outliving your retirement income, need for long term care coverage, or a tax efficient plan to transfer your assets. This workshop will help you understand the different sources of retirement income and their tax consequences as well as discover different strategies for keeping more of what you earn. If you are hungry for a solution on how to protect your retirement dollars and want to learn how to permanently insulate yourself from the volatility of the markets, then this is the workshop you don't want to miss!
        
3211 - Divorce and Its Affects on Federal Employees
Studies have shown that one of the top five things that can wreck your retirement is divorce or a legal separation just prior to retirement and that is especially true for the federal employee.  Whether you are CSRS/CSRS Offset or FERS/TransFERS, your retirement is property subject to division and can be cut by more than half. Your TSP can also be decimated, and survivor elections for any subsequent spouse limited or extremely expensive if you and your divorce lawyer don’t understand how federal benefits can be awarded in a divorce.
 
3212 - Contract Close-Out Processing
The Contracting Officer Representative (COR) is responsible for administrative closeout of the contract after receiving evidence of its physical completion. At the outset of this process, the program office and COR must review the contract funds status and notify the CO of any excess funds to be de-obligated and ensuring the following closeout actions occur.
 
3213 - Budget Formulation/Execution
Master skills necessary to build an accurate and defensible budget compliant with budget-related legislation and the strict standards of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Learn how to define outcomes and other performance measures, gather the data necessary to prepare a budget, identify the dollar resources needed to attain the performance outcomes, and present and defend your budget.
        
3214 - SES Development / Preparation for Higher Grades - GS 13+
This course will discuss training, interviewing skills, leadership skills and the Executive Core Qualifications to attain the highest level of government service, the Senior Executive Service or SES. It will provide critical information to prepare individuals for these top-rank positions, which will also make participants more effective in their current and other future positions. Perspectives from several senior SESs will be shown and discussed, as well as specific requirements and “how to” steps to reach the goal of SES, including work assignments, behavioral interviewing, application preparation, and importantly, Storytelling - how do you tell your story in a way that illustrates your proven ability to lead, innovate, succeed? This course is targeted to grades GS-13 and above.
 
3215 - Motivating People
It’s no secret that employees who feel they are valued and recognized for the work they do are more motivated, responsible, and productive. This one-day workshop will help supervisors and managers create a more dynamic, loyal, and energized workplace. It is designed specifically to help busy managers and supervisors understand what employees want, and to give them a starting point for creating champions.
 
3216 - Claims for Unequal Pay under the Equal Pay Act/Title VII
When a female employee believes she is not being paid equally as a male colleague for the same work or has been denied a financial benefit (i.e., overtime pay, bonus, annual leave etc.) based on her sex, she may file a claim under the Equal Pay Act or a claim under Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination. This seminar will discuss how to file a complaint under the EPA and under Title VII as well as the evidenced needed to prevail on such a claim.
 

Thursday Morning Sessions

4101 - PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
Build interactive presentations by creating hyperlinks and action buttons and create custom slide shows. Send a presentation for review, merge revisions copies and apply reviewer changes.
 
4102 - Adding Document References and Links in Word 2016: Table of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes, Citations, Bibliography, Table of Figures, Cross-references
Create clean, professional, and engaging business reports, from proposals to whitepapers, with Microsoft Word. In this session learn how to incorporate exhibits such as tables, illustrations, and charts—including SmartArt graphics and elements imported from other Office apps, such as Excel and PowerPoint. This session also covers sections, page numbers, headers and footers, and elements such as the title page, table of contents, and index. Learn the right way to incorporate references (footnotes and endnotes) to cite information from outside sources.
 
4103 - Using Lookup Functions and Formula Auditing in Excel 2016
This course will help you develop the ability to create the advanced functions and formulas you need to perform complex calculations in Excel. In addition, it will give you the skills to audit your workbook content to find, troubleshoot, and correct errors or issues in your Excel data.
 
4104 - PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
Build interactive presentations by creating hyperlinks and action buttons and create custom slide shows. Send a presentation for review, merge revisions copies and apply reviewer changes.
 
4105 - Leading People/Leading Change
Managers traditionally have had the task of contributing to the effectiveness of their organization while maintaining high morale. Today, these roles often have to be balanced off with the reality of implementing changes imposed by senior management. Managers who have an understanding of the dynamics of change are better equipped to analyze the factors at play in their own particular circumstances, and to adopt practical strategies to deal with resistance.
        
4106 - Federally Employed Women's Past Presidents' Forum
FEW's Past Presidents have a compelling story to tell. This workshop provides FEW members and NTP attendees with the story of FEW's rich history told by the women who made that history.
        
4107 - Behavioral Interviewing
In this workshop participants will explore how to prepare for an interview; what kinds of questions to expect; understand the different types of interview questions and how to prepare to answer them; learn the most effective ways to prepare for an interview, including how to present themselves professionally; develop expertise at expressing themselves effectively; know how to ask for feedback following an interview.
        
4108 - Diversity and Inclusion
More than ever, a workplace is a diverse collection of individuals proud of who they are, including all the components that make an individual unique. In order for your workplace to succeed, your employees must be able to appreciate and celebrate those differences. During this session we will define diversity, identify biases toard those with diverse background, and identify practices supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.
 
4109 - Credit and Debt Management for Financial Freedom
The objectives of this session are to help you pay off your debt in 1/2 to 1/3 the time of your current debt plan all without sacrificing your current lifestyle as well as to increase your FICO (credit) score and reinvent your credit identity. How to build residual income and create the lifestyle you want for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day will also be part of the workshop discussion.
        
4110 - Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for Early to Mid-Career Employees
This course focuses on what your early and mid-career employees and service members can do to take full advantage of the TSP (Thrift Savings Plan). Participants will learn how TSP contributions work, the difference between traditional and Roth contributions, and how to manage their accounts throughout their careers.
     
4111 - Writing Your Executive Core Qualifications
This course will explain the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) required to attain the highest rank of career civilian service, the rank of Senior Executive Service (SES). Led by a career SES who has served on both Department and OPM Selection Boards, we will step through how the written application must be prepared to be successful, including the Executive Summary, individual ECQs, and the Resume’. Proper ECQ preparation is critical to even obtaining an interview for the position. Come prepared with paper and pen or computer, and two specific, measurable successes from your career to be outlined, then fine-tuned during this course. The lessons learned in this course would be useful to employees at any level but are critical for those interested in applying for an SES in the next 5 years. Bonus: Preparing ECQs properly will also prepare you for a successful interview.
 
4112 - Individual Development Plans
This seminar is designed to assist participants in the development of a useful tool that can help plan their career, guide development and assess progress toward full achievement.
 
4113 - Common Agency Pitfalls Regarding Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations
Agencies and employees often do not understand the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act as it applies to accommodation of federal employees’ disabilities. This seminar will discuss when to ask for an accommodation, what your rights are, and what the government’s obligations are.


4114 - Why Mentoring Matters

This workshop will give participants an overview of the value of both formal and informal mentoring. It will provide an understanding of the impact mentoring can have on the diversity of an organization’s leadership structure.  Workshop participants will gain enhanced knowledge of the procedures required to manage effective mentoring relationships.






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