FELTG Keynote Presentations

Targeted sessions on the topics you need most
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Does your agency have a group of executives or managers who would benefit from a short, specific, targeted presentation of federal employment law topics? Are you looking for a jolt to get your internal training program off to a good start? FELTG’s dynamic presenters are ready to bring one of our 90-minute keynote presentations to your site. The presentations can be targeted to agency leaders, HR and EEO professionals, managers and supervisors, or employees, with topics including accountability, management skills, sexual harassment, and more. Need a topic that’s not on the list? FELTG can also provide a keynote on a topic of your choice. Contact us for more details.

KP-1:UnCivil Servant: Holding Federal Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct

Course Description: Based on the book by William Wiley and Deborah Hopkins (now in its 5th edition), this keynote presentation of FELTG’s signature training program provides an eye-opening look at how agencies consistently make performance and conduct actions more difficult than they need to be. A lot of people think the system is broken. It’s not; the tools are just not being used correctly. Learn the actions you can take that will hold employees accountable and withstand scrutiny on appeal by the MSPB, EEOC, or in grievance arbitration.

KP-2: Combating a Hostile Work Environment

Course Description: A hostile work environment is more than sexual harassment. A hostile environment can be alleged based on any protected category, and it’s a common EEO claim in the federal sector. Left unaddressed, a hostile work environment will lead to diminished performance, weakened morale, and, quite possibly, a costly finding of EEO discrimination.  We’ll explain the concept of hostile work environment, discuss the responsibilities of all parties, and share what your agency can do to maintain a hostile-free work environment.

KP-3: These Are the Leadership Lessons I’m Learning

Course Description: Leadership expert Dr. Anthony Marchese discusses current leadership challenges facing federal agencies and offers practical solutions to meet them. This keynote presentation is aimed at the high-performing leader. Not only will you take away guidance on how to handle your toughest challenges, you’ll build your leadership knowledge and skills in the process.

KP-4: You Can’t Hide: Accommodating Unseen Disabilities

Course Description: From chronic pain and chronic fatigue to depression and diabetes, disabilities are not always visible or obvious in the workplace. As the federal workforce ages, the number of employees with hidden disabilities continues to grow. This can make providing reasonable accommodation a challenge for leaders, supervisors, and colleagues. Learn how to properly navigate Rehabilitation Act regulations and EEOC guidance while taking a commonsense approach to reasonably accommodating hidden disabilities.

KP-5: The What, How and Why of Working With Your Agency’s OIG

Course Description: How well do you know what your agency’s Office of Inspector General does? Did you know that much of the OIG’s work likely overlaps or interconnects with what your office does? Scott Boehm will not only explain what the OIG does, but how you can work with them, and why that’s important to your unit’s success.


KP-6: The Supervisor’s Role in EEO

Course Description: Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a supervisor like the thought of an EEO complaint. And few things should scare agency leaders more than the way a supervisor reacts to an EEO complaint.

In this keynote geared to those supervisors, FELTG takes the mystery and the shame out of being named in an EEO complaint. Supervisors will understand protected categories and theories of discrimination and, more importantly, they will learn what to do during each step of the EEO process.


KP-7: When Performance Goes Bad: The Path to Accountability

Course Description: When it comes to the ODAP, the DP, or the PIP, a lot of the advice you get is BS. But not from FELTG. This keynote gets to the heart of how to handle performance challenges. Attendees will learn the FELTG Way to manage an opportunity to demonstrate performance. And if the employee fails the ODAP, attendees will be able to confidently, effectively, and quickly remove the employee for poor performance.


KP-8: How Much Do You Really Know About Disability Accommodation?

Course Description: The Rehabilitation Act is more than 45 years old, and the amendments that changed the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act became effective more than 10 years ago. Yet, too many agencies continue to follow outdated procedures that are not compliant with the law. Let FELTG take the complexity out of the process. An overview of the latest in disability law and walk through the most complex reasonable accommodations, such as requests for telework, will feed attendees the knowledge and confidence to effectively address requests for reasonable accommodation.


KP-9: The Civil Civil Servant: Protections, Performance, and Conduct

Course Description: Your new employees have a lot to learn. And if their new job is their first, or if they formerly worked for the private sector, then they have a lot to unlearn. That’s where Civil Civil Servant comes in. The keynote version of FELTG’s half-day and full-day course for new employees explains those aspects of employment that are unique to the federal workplaces, such as merit system principles, as well as EEO, whistleblower, and retaliation protections. And we’ll explain that they can be fired for misconduct and performance – and they do have to abide by supervisors’ rules. Civil Civil Servant meets the requirements for the mandatory No FEAR Act training for new employees.



Upcoming Training Events

Virtual Training Event – Mastering Sick Leave and FMLA: A Roadmap for HR Practitioners
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day

Course Description

The Federal workplace is impacted daily by absence due to illness. And it’s not just the illness of employees. Huge amounts of hours are tied to family member medical conditions.

It starts with sick leave. Administering sick leave has become a complicated task, one that gets challenging each year, making proper documentation critical. But practitioners also need to have a solid understanding of other types of leave, such as LWOP and Disabled Veteran Leave.

But wait, there’s more. FMLA adds a further layer of complexity to illness-related absences. There is required notice – for management and for the employee.  Eligibility requirements are stricter than those for sick leave. Substitution of paid leave in place of the unpaid FMLA creates additional challenges. Since 2020, Paid Parental Leave has arrived on the scene with its own list of complicated questions.

Do you know everything you need to know about absence related to illness? Do you have everything you need to answer those tough questions on sick leave and FMLA? Can you ensure that the adverse action case you assemble will withstand the scrutiny of the MSPB?

If the answer to any of those questions is “no” or “I’m not sure,” then this virtual training is just for you. Join FELTG Senior Instructor Barbara Haga for one, two, or all three of these sessions as she guides you through some of the thorniest issues you’re likely to face as an HR professional, ER/LR specialist, or attorney.

Tuesday, July 11

Sick Leave: Earning and accumulation; authorized uses of sick leave; family care sick leave – documentation and limits; advanced sick leave; notice requirements; medical certification – what is required and what needs to be in it; sick leave abuse; taking action on sick leave-related absences; LWOP, Disabled Veteran Leave, and more.

Wednesday, July 12

FMLA Part I: Eligibility to use FMLA leave, covered family members; notice requirements; basic entitlement; administration; request procedures.

Thursday, July 13

FMLA Part II: Serious health conditions; certifications; intermittent FMLA; substitution of paid leave; corrective actions and FMLA – excessive absence, falsified information, failure to comply with notice requirements, last chance agreements.

Date and Time

July 11-13, 2023

1 – 4:30 pm ET each day


Barbara Haga


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Early Bird Tuition (register by June 26):

  • 3 days = $995
  • 2 days = $725
  • 1 day = $395

Standard Tuition (register June 27-July 13):

  • 3 days = $1095
  • 2 days = $825
  • 1 day = $495


Event FAQs

  • Can I attend Virtual Training from my government computer?
    • FELTG uses Zoom for this Virtual Training Institute event. Many government computers and systems allow Zoom access. If for some reason your firewall will not allow access, you’re welcome to use your personal email address to register, and to attend the sessions from your personal device.
  • Can I earn CLE credits for this class?
    • CLE applications are the responsibility of each attendee; FELTG does not apply for the credits on behalf of attendees.  If you are seeking CLE credit, attendees may use the materials provided by FELTG in submission to your state bar. Attendees may also request a certificate of completion which will contain the number of training hours attended.
  • Can I share my access link with co-workers?
    • No. Registration for this event is per individual, and access links may not be shared. Each link may only be used by one person.
  • Can I register a teleworker?
    • This event is individual registration, so the cost is the same whether the person is teleworking or in an agency facility.
  • How do I receive a group rate discount?
    • Group rates are available for agencies registering 10 or more individuals for the full event. Group discounts are available through June 26, 2023.
Webinar – How Do I Know if Someone is Making an Accommodation Request?
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Katherine Atkinson

Course Description


The reasonable accommodation process starts with a request from an employee or applicant. However, that request does not need to be in writing or be formalized in any certain way. In fact, an agency cannot require that a request for reasonable accommodation even include the words “ADA,” “request,” or even “reasonable accommodation.”

Heck, the request doesn’t even have to come from the employee.

If a employee makes a reference to a need for an adjustment or change and it’s related to a medical condition, then you have a request for reasonable accommodation.

During this training, you’ll receive guidance on how to “spot” a reasonable accommodation request, discuss the importance of having a reasonable accommodation policy, and provide examples of each.

This program meets the President’s mandate to provide training on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the Federal workplace.


  • Early Bird Tuition: $270 per site, per session (payment made by July 10).
  • Standard Tuition: $295 per site, per session (payment made July 11 or later).
  • Register for all five webinars in the series by July 10 and pay only $1295!

Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $60 per teleworker, per webinar, on a space-available basis.

Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.

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