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  • Session Number: ADR-P1
What makes a successful mediation? How does the process work so well in some situations, yet fail in others? Do we really understand how and why it’s effective, despite mediators... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: ATY-P2
This workshop will give you a window into the critical points of the EEOC administrative hearing process, along with seasoned litigators’ expert advice for both agency and complainant representatives. Join... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: ATY-P3
This is a cross-over session between the ATY and LR/ER program tracks. In defending a discipline or adverse action, the agency must always call the deciding official to testify as to... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: EEO-P5
The EEOC's MD-715 barrier analysis is designed to identify the root causes of disparity in employment opportunity so that federal agencies can remedy the shortcomings of their policies, procedures, and... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: HR-P6
So often, agencies look to their HR professionals to drive employee engagement. HR can play an integral role in fostering success by helping leadership strategically align their employee engagement strategies... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: LR/ER-P4
This is a cross-over session between the ATY and LR/ER program tracks. In defending a discipline or adverse action, the agency must always call the deciding official to testify as to... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop

  • Session Number: EEO-P7
EEO Counselors and Investigators are expected to understand the evolving EEO landscape and adjust their practices accordingly. This interactive and engaging workshop led by FDR all-stars Roslyn Brown and Oliver... Read More
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  • Full-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: LR/ER-P8
Providing quality technical advice to managers in a timely manner is critical to successfully dealing with conduct issues. This full-day workshop will give you up-to-date information on a variety of... Read More
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  • Full-Day Pre-Event Workshop




  • Session Number: ADR-P9
This is a cross-over session between the ADR and HR program tracks. Most workplace issues result from a lack of understanding, compassion, and inability to effectively communicate. Yet the skills we... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: ATY-P11
This informative, realistic, and engaging mock hearing will show you how MSPB hearings are conducted. You’ll witness the practical aspects of the hearing, including objections, AJ rulings, direct and cross-examination,... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: CF-P12
While taking a deep dive into the top 15 most-searched topics on cyberFEDS, you’ll learn shortcuts to quickly locate legal and regulatory compliance guidance, mandates, specific documents, and on-point case... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: EEO-P13
When an employee requests reasonable accommodation for a disability, agencies are supposed to use the interactive process to explore options and find an effective accommodation that isn’t an undue hardship.... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop
  • Session Number: HR-P10
This is a cross-over session between the ADR and HR program tracks. Most workplace issues result from a lack of understanding, compassion, and inability to effectively communicate. Yet the skills we... Read More
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  • Half-Day Pre-Event Workshop





  • Session Number: KEY1
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. Employees now expect hybrid work environments, flexible work schedules, support for working parents, a reasonable work/life balance, and cutting-edge technologies to help them accomplish their... Read More
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  • Keynote


  • Session Number: ADR1
The pandemic drastically changed how we conducted business. Human resilience through adaptability, determination, and persistence became game changers in the virtual workplace. This session will look at "lessons learned" from... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY1
This higher-level session will cover advanced issues in damages and remedies available to successful complainants to aid agency counsel in defending against such awards. The presenters will discuss back pay... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: CF1
Calling all VA practitioners! The VA Accountability Act created a new authority, 38 USC 714, that the VA can use to remove, demote, or suspend an employee for misconduct or... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO1
The Biden Administration's Governmentwide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Plan directs agencies to prioritize ensuring that employees who are responsible for receiving, investigating, and/or resolving complaints are well-trained to communicate... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO2
The Langston Hughes poem, "Mother to Son," discusses the difficulties people of color and other minorities face in climbing the staircase of life even after passage of the Civil Right... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR1
Every HR professional wants a "seat at the table." But in order for that seat to be useful, HR professionals must become trusted advisors to the leadership and managers they... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER1
No matter how strong the agency’s case may appear to be, making just one of many common mistakes could result in reversal or mitigation of penalty before an MSPB administrative... Read More
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  • Session Number: ADR2
Questions are one of the most powerful tools that we have in our labor-management and problem-solving relationships. This interactive session will focus on the art of inquiry — discussing best... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY2
The Merit Systems Protection Board has a quorum and is issuing board-level decisions again, after a five-year hiatus. This session will explore the significant rulings of the past year from... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: CF2
Here’s your chance to learn more than 20 indispensable cyberFEDS® tips, tools and shortcuts that will save you an incredible amount of time and effort. From Roundups to Glossaries to... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO3
Anti-harassment policies and procedures are key components of the model EEO programs required by the EEOC. And now the goals of the Biden administration's EO 14035 make agency anti-harassment programs... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR2
Agencies and practitioners struggle with certain aspects of FMLA even though we have had over 25 years of experience with it. In this interactive session,Barbara Haga will answer questions about... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER2
Our three LR experts will begin with an overview of the key decisions issued by the FLRA and the FSIP during 2021 and 2022, with a focus on decisions that... Read More
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  • Breakout Session


  • Session Number: ADR3
Resolution is now a significant part of the adjudication process. This mock MSPB mediation will provide an opportunity for attendees to actually observe the various techniques used by the mediator... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY3
Constantly evolving technology can make the process of making and responding to electronic discovery requests in MSPB appeals seem daunting. Are you using the most recent electronic discovery tools? More... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO5
Writing quality Final Agency Decisions (FADs) is both an art and a science. There are required elements, but also crucial judgment calls to make. In this session, FDR favorite Joel... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO6
The Biden administration's EO 14035 has ambitious diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility goals, setting the stage for what many view as a significant whole-agency culture change. More than a year... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO7
The landscape of reasonable accommodations has been permanently changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will cover the latest developments in telework as a reasonable accommodation, as well as other... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR3
One of the many responsibilities of HR professionals is to provide managers the guidance they need to avoid engaging in illegal hiring practices. This session will provide HR staff with... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER3
This presentation will equip federal labor/employee relations specialists, attorney advisors, and litigation attorneys with information to be able to advise managers about the appropriate steps to address performance challenges, about... Read More
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  • Breakout Session


  • Session Number: TH1
FDR Training is the one place you can count on for open dialogue with agency leaders. Our Town Hall Conversations provide an opportunity to get answers to your questions directly... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: TH2
FDR Training is the one place you can count on for open dialogue with agency leaders. Our Town Hall Conversations provide an opportunity to get answers to your questions directly... Read More
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  • Breakout Session

  • Session Number: TH3
FDR Training is the one place you can count on for open dialogue with agency leaders. Our Town Hall Conversations provide an opportunity to get answers to your questions directly... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: TH4
FDR Training is the one place you can count on for open dialogue with agency leaders. Our Town Hall Conversations provide an opportunity to get answers to your questions directly... Read More
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  • Breakout Session

  • Session Number: ADR4
Join seasoned FMCS mediators as they provide an overview of the dynamics that drive parties to early dispute resolution (or not). By reviewing the data and understanding the psychology behind... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY4
Join management counsel and law professor Jeff Rosenblum, and union and employees’ counsel and author Peter Broida, as they discuss selected appellate court decisions from the past year, evaluating and... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: CF3
Retaliation, also known as reprisal, has been the most frequently alleged basis in federal sector EEO complaints for a number of years. There are many ways managers can get into... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO8
Agencies continue to face reasonable accommodation challenges as they reenter workers into the workplace, and deal with the lingering impact of the pandemic. Get guidance to do both from Kendra... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO9
Any decision to dismiss a federal sector EEO complaint should not be lightly made as it must withstand scrutiny by the complainant and ultimately by the EEOC, if appealed. This... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR4
The midterm election season is in full swing and federal employees are interested in engaging with political parties and campaigns to the extent permitted under the Hatch Act. Do you... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER4
The FDR Players return this year with their tips and strategies for negotiating or re-negotiating your collective bargaining agreement. This session will take you through some of the key steps... Read More
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  • Breakout Session

  • Session Number: KEY2
How can two people look at the same image and see different things? Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to systematically sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. You’ll learn to look closely at paintings, sculpture, and photography to hone your visual intelligence and... Read More
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  • Keynote


  • Session Number: ADR5
Most workplace complaints are based on conflict. Resolving conflict at the lowest level is a win-win for both the agency and staff member. The only person you can control in... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY5
Staying current with EEO case law can be a challenge, especially when the EEOC and its Office of Federal Operations issue thousands of decisions each year. Mr. Names will guide... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY6
It is relatively easy for an employee to become a whistleblower under the Whistleblower Protection Act or to be entitled to the WPA's protection under the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY7
Join federal labor relations expert Douglas Whitaker and LRP Legal Editor Sean Hurley as they take an in-depth look at the most important cases of the past 12 months issued... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO10
Requests for religious exemptions from masking, vaccinations, and testing has placed a spotlight on religious accommodation. But the need to understand this area of the law extends beyond pandemic-related issues.... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR5-I
Common wisdom tells us that developing performance plans is terribly difficult. Over the years, many recommendations for revising Chapter 43 talk about the need for better performance plans. But developing... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER5-I
When determining the appropriate penalty for an employee’s misconduct, it is easy enough to find a list of the all-important Douglas factors a deciding official must consider. But the list... Read More
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  • Breakout Session

  • Session Number: ADR6
In a workplace of dignity and meaning, all employees must have voice. For that to happen, the workplace must make a space for the whole person — it must provide... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY8
Managing complex, never-ending, and occasionally acrimonious disputes before judges of the MSPB and the EEOC and labor arbitrators can be a significant challenge. With collectively more decades of employment law... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: CF4
Here’s the opportunity to improve your cyberFEDS searching game. This fun, fast-paced session will reveal the top 10 tips for improving your searches — and search results — on the... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO11
Administrative hearings play a crucial role in the EEO process, giving parties an opportunity to fully develop the record and present their positions before an administrative judge. This session will... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO12
This career development training will examine the concept of being an "influencer" and seeking other "influencers" within (and outside) the EEO community to propel your career. More than simply a... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR5-II
This is Part II of a two-part session.  Common wisdom tells us that developing performance plans is terribly difficult. Over the years, many recommendations for revising Chapter 43 talk about the... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER5-II
This is Part II of a two-part session.  When determining the appropriate penalty for an employee’s misconduct, it is easy enough to find a list of the all-important Douglas factors a... Read More
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  • Breakout Session



  • Session Number: TH5
FDR Training is the one place you can count on for open dialogue with agency leaders. Our Town Hall Conversations provide an opportunity to get answers to your questions directly... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: TH6
FDR Training is the one place you can count on for open dialogue with agency leaders. Our Town Hall Conversations provide an opportunity to get answers to your questions directly... Read More
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  • Breakout Session

  • Session Number: ADR7
Recent research shows that a shocking 9 out of 10 people have felt emotionally or physically unsafe to speak their mind at least a few times in the past 18... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: ATY5-R
Staying current with EEO case law can be a challenge, especially when the EEOC and its Office of Federal Operations issue thousands of decisions each year. Mr. Names will guide... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: EEO13
Given the cultural norms and learned behaviors that we all bring into the workplace, it is inevitable that someone will say the wrong thing to a coworker, whether well-intentioned or... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR6
What’s the latest from Capitol Hill and the Biden administration on federal workforce and benefits policy? With more than a decade of experience working with Congress and several administrations on... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER6
Two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including how and where we work. This session will explore employee relations issues implicated in the response... Read More
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  • Breakout Session

  • Session Number: ATY9
Join a lively and timely discussion of attorney legal ethics geared specifically for federal government lawyers. You’ll gain valuable insights into emerging ethical issues involving the virtual workplace, the ethical rules that apply when an attorney becomes a witness, an overview of what constitutes attorney misconduct, and your ethical duties... Read More
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  • Session Number: ADR8
The session is an introduction to the use of mind mapping as a tool in ADR. Mind mapping allows people to understand concepts visually. It is particularly useful in ADR... Read More
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  • Session Number: EEO14
Federal agencies are charged with effectively addressing harassment under laws and executive orders. Although progress is being made in some areas, harassment persists. This session will help you identify, prevent,... Read More
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  • Session Number: HR7
Do you counsel federal employees on retirement? Are you preparing for retirement yourself? There are many intricacies involved in retiring from the federal government. Can you trust the information you... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: HR8
What do federal employees do when they discover that coworkers are breaking the law at work? What if the employee is afraid to tell someone for fear of losing their... Read More
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  • Breakout Session
  • Session Number: LR/ER7
During the pandemic, some federal employees had to choose between complying with COVID-19 safety protocols, including the vaccine, or refusing to return to the workplace. Some employees either resigned or... Read More
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  • Breakout Session