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FDR Training, Featuring cyberFEDS Users Group | SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN 8 – 11 2022

FDR Training 2022 Agenda, Speakers and Program Tracks


Crafted by the most trusted federal experts and experienced dispute resolution practitioners, FDR Training’s robust agenda covers the most current EEO, HR, LR, ER, ADR and legal challenges you face in today's federal workplace. More than 60 workshops and sessions — led by the federal community’s favorite trainers such as Peter Broida, Barbara Haga, Robert Erbe and more — answer all your questions and provide guidance to keep your agency compliant and running efficiently.

Make your plans now to be part of FDR Training, August 8 - 11, 2022,
at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. You will not want to miss it!

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Keynotes That Will Enlighten & Inspire You

OPENING KEYNOTE
Transforming the Federal Workplace:
A Conversation About the
Changing Nature of Work

Mika Cross
Mika Cross
Federal Workplace Expert

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the federal workplace, and agencies must adapt to retain seasoned employees and compete for the next generation of talent. Mika Cross will offer both innovative and practical strategies to transform federal agency work environments while increasing productivity and performance. Ms. Cross will also show how agencies can modernize management practices to hire, retain, and engage the diverse workforce of today and tomorrow.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
The Art of Perception:
Seeing What Matters Now

Amy Herman
Amy Herman
President,
The Art of Perception

Prepare to have your eyes opened when you didn’t even know they were closed! As a lawyer and art historian, Amy Herman will guide you to look closely at paintings, sculpture, and photography to hone your visual intelligence and recognize the most pertinent and useful information for better decision making and more effective problem solving.
Ms. Herman will demonstrate the relevance of visual literacy to enhancing your everyday job skills, as well as leadership competencies such as empathy, intuitive understanding, and appreciation of multiple perspectives.
7 Focused Program Tracks
Equal Employment Opportunity	Human Resources	Labor Relations & Employee Relations	Alternative Dispute Resolution	Attorney/Legal		Town Hall Conversations cyberFEDS® Users Group

Equal Employment Opportunity

Geared toward federal EEO specialists, managers, directors, investigators and counselors, workshops and sessions deliver best practices for addressing DEIA, reasonable accommodations, anti-harassment programs, and other EEO issues in a compliant manner.

Human Resources

HR and personnel practitioners will gain the highest quality training on the tough HR challenges in today's federal workplace, including how to effectively handle telework and leave, FMLA, performance plans, hiring, and the latest changes in federal HR laws, regulations and administration priorities.

Labor Relations & Employee Relations

With workshops and sessions addressing discipline, adverse actions, Douglas factors, collective bargaining, and other ER and LR topics, this track provides federal ER/LR practitioners with comprehensive professional development to evaluate labor laws and advise management on contracts, worker grievances, and disciplinary procedures.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Practitioners and mediators gain guidance on mediation, conflict resolution, and other ADR tools that can be used to guide parties to agreement. Sessions and workshops also focus on improving communication skills to advance problem-solving and dispute resolution.

Attorney/Legal

Attorneys can earn continuing legal credits, or CLEs, by attending Legal Ethics Training to satisfy states' legal ethics requirements. Plus, Mock Hearings and Case Law Update sessions will provide the latest guidance on the federal employment legal landscape.

Town Hall Conversations

Your ultimate opportunity to get answers to your questions directly from top officials at the agencies responsible for implementing the Biden administration's agenda and resolving federal employee disputes! Find out what's happening at the EEOC, FLRA, FMCS, MSPB and OSC and what to expect from these agencies this year and beyond.

cyberFEDS® Users Group

Supercharge your cyberFEDS® subscription with insider tips straight from the legal editors, experts and trainers behind this innovative online resource. Whether it's identifying best practices, keeping up with the latest court decisions, or modeling a sample policy, you'll see how this professional development tool can advance knowledge and skills. Don’t have cyberFEDS® ? Get your free trial here
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Daily Schedule At a Glance
Monday, August 8
Registration Open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Half-Day Workshops 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Full-Day Workshops 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Refreshment Break 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch on your own 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Half-Day Workshops 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Refreshment Break in
Exhibit Hall
3 - 3:45 p.m.
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Tuesday, August 9
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Continental Breakfast in
Exhibit Hall
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break in
Exhibit Hall
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lunch on your own 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break in
Exhibit Hall
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10
Registration Open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7 - 8 a.m.
OSC Town Hall Conversations 8 - 9 a.m.
FMCS and FLRA Town Hall Conversations 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break in
Exhibit Hall
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Dessert Break in
Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 3:45 - 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 11
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
EEOC and MSPB Town Hall Conversations 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 9:45 - 11 a.m.
Legal Ethics Training
9:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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