Crafted by the most trusted federal experts and experienced 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.
OPENING KEYNOTE Transforming the Federal Workplace: A Conversation About the Changing Nature of Work
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
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
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.
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.
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, OPM and OSC and what to expect from these agencies this year and beyond.
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