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FELTG Webinars

FELTG’s outstanding instructors provide direction and guidance on the current, relevant topics most important to federal employment law practitioners and supervisors – live in webinar format. Join us from the convenience of your office, conference room or training center, all for one affordable, per-site fee.

Plus, you can schedule an off-the-shelf or customized webinar for your agency or union, on a day and time convenient to you. Contact us for more information.

COVID-19 Alert

FELTG is making its webinars easier to access during the COVID-19 closures and emergency telework scheduling, to ensure that proper training is still available when the majority of employees are working at home. Contact us at 844.283.3584 or [email protected] to find out how this applies to our webinars, or how you can bring FELTG’s off-the-shelf or custom webinars directly to your agency.

Standalone Webinars

These 60- or 90-minute training events fit your schedule and cover the current, relevant topics most important to federal employment law practitioners. From discipline to performance, leave to reasonable accommodation, discrimination to threats of violence, we have you covered.

Webinar Series - Supervising Federal Employees: Managing Accountability and Defending Your Actions

Targeted, one-hour sessions that benefit supervisors from line managers through SES. FY 2021 dates just announced. 

View details and registration information here

Webinar Series - Navigating Challenges in the EEO Process

Back in 2021 with new topics, this series explores some of the most problematic EEO issues agencies face, viewed through the lens of current law, regulation, case decisions, and EEOC guidance. Sessions begin March 4.

Webinar Series - Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace

One of FELTG’s most popular webinar series covers the important legal requirements when handling reasonable accommodation requests. Always updated to include the very latest guidance, this one is a can’t-miss.

2021 dates coming soon.

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Jul
16
Tue
Webinar Series – Managing the Federal Workplace in 2024: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Course Description

Being a Federal supervisor is a demanding job, made even more extracting by constant changes in Federal employment law. FELTG’s annual webinar series Managing the Federal Workplace in 2024: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors aims to make the job a little less demanding, while providing you guidance and tools to understand the latest changes.

If you’ve attended FELTG’s previous supervisory webinar series, UnCivil Servant: Holding Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct, or any of our other flagship courses, these fast-paced and engaging 60-minute sessions, held monthly from 1 – 2 pm ET, will expand upon the legal and foundational principles shared in those sessions with best practices to handle AWOL, improve performance, adopt coaching, accommodate employees with disabilities, and determine whether to invite the union to a meeting.

FELTG’s annual supervisory series will get you up to speed quickly, without wasting any of your time. Just 60 minutes each month. The sessions are taught live by FELTG’s experience instructors AND you’ll have the chance to ask questions and get answers — in real time.

2024 dates and topics:

April 9: Handling AWOL and Failure to Follow Leave Procedures

It’s one of the situations most managers would most like to avoid — an employee who doesn’t show up for work. As agencies order some employees to return to the physical workplace, the chances an employee will not show up and not provide notice has increased. Is the best way to discipline the employee to charge him with AWOL?  What if he comes up with a reasonable explanation for his absence?  Can you deny a leave request when an employee was AWOL? This class will give you all of the tools and knowledge you need to successfully and confidently respond when employees fail to follow leave procedures.

May 7: How to Use a PIP in 2024

Federal supervisors have a useful tool to deal with underperforming employees – the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). Yet, supervisors have consistently struggled with getting PIPs right. And then came the decision in Santos v. NASA, which requires agencies to have substantial evidence of poor performance BEFORE the implementing the PIP. This class will detail the ins and outs of this requirement and share clear guidance and the effective, time-tested FELTG approach to handling unacceptable performance in 2024. 

June 4: Coaching for Individuals and Teams – Tips for Supervisors

Working with a skilled coach can transform individuals and teams. When coaching an individual supervisor, the coach creates a safe and confidential space to clarify issues. A client learns to maximize strengths and minimize self-sabotage, and to improve communication (up, down, and across the organization). When working with a team, the coach employs observation, discussion and assessments to understand and minimize unproductive conflict and maximize the talents and perspectives of team members. During this hour-long class, participants will learn what to expect when working with a coach, the complementary roles of a facilitator, consultant, and coach, and examples of positive outcomes for individuals and teams.

July 16: Providing Effective Reasonable Accommodations in 2024 for Disability, Pregnancy, and Religion 

The reasonable accommodation process has always been challenging and full of surprises. The past year alone has seen the introduction of a new reasonable accommodation requirement for pregnant employees and the Supreme Court’s decision changing the undue hardship definition for religious accommodations. This fast-paced webinar will provide you with the most current legal and practical guidance.

August 6: The Union Doesn’t Get to Attend Every Meeting

Why do unions have the right to attend formal discussions? Why did Congress use the word “formal?” What does “formal” mean? What if the employee doesn’t want the union to attend the meeting? Is it better to just invite the union to every meeting? You have questions, questions, and more questions – and we have the answers in this webinar series finale.

Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Susan Schneider, Bob Woods

Registration

Download Individual Registration Form

Pricing

Early Bird Tuition (register by March 8):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • All Access: $655
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register March 9-August 6): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • All Access: $695
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through March 8. Contact FELTG.

 

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.

Jul
18
Thu
Webinar – Understanding Disability Accommodation
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructor

Katherine Atkinson

Course Description

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with new and updated material. We kick off the series with a webinar that lays the important groundwork necessary to understand how to successfully manage disability accommodation requests.

This 60-minute class offers and an overview of the current state of disability law and details how the ADA, ADAAA, and Rehabilitation Act apply to qualified Federal employees with disabilities. This overview will cover the legal steps required when an employee requests an accommodation, and the information the employee must provide in order to be granted an accommodation.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the process for making disability determinations.
  • Discuss what “qualified individual” actually means.
  • Explain the purpose of the interactive process.

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

Price

  • Early Bird Tuition: (payment by June 18) $145
  • Standard Tuition: (payment made June 19-July 18) $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

 

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.

Webinar Series – Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace: 2024 Edition Webinar Series
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Katherine Atkinson, Meghan Droste, Ricky Rowe

Course Description

There is no reason to fear the reasonable accommodation process. Yet many Federal supervisors do. They’re not alone. Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, HR and EEO professionals, program managers and even attorney/advisors have approached reasonable accommodation requests with a bit of trepidation.

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with all-new updates, laying the important groundwork to make the process of managing requests for accommodation (for disability, pregnancy, or religion) a positive one – for you, the employee, and the agency.

For 2024, we offer six 60-minute sessions that will give the proper framework for providing accommodations for people who are entitled, along with the confidence to do so. And you will have the skills necessary to avoid the pitfalls that lead to unwanted findings of failure to accommodate. FELTG’s experienced instructors will allot time for your reasonable accommodation questions.

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

Click on any event for a full description.

6 (1 per webinar)

Session 1: Understanding Disability Accommodation (July 18)

Session 2: Navigating the Interactive Process (July 25)

Session 3: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (August 1)

Session 4: Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ (August 8)

Session 5: The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees (August 15)

Session 6: Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024 (August 22)

Price

Early Bird Tuition (register by June 18):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • Five webinars: $655
  • All Access: $775
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register June 19 through August 22): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • Five Webinars: $695
  • All Access: $825
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Jul
25
Thu
Webinar – Navigating the Interactive Process
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructor

Katherine Atkinson

Course Description

The second session in FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series builds on the first and focuses on the step that is critically important yet seemingly indescribable for many Federal supervisors, HR and EEO specialists, and program managers – the “interactive process.”

Reasonable accommodations should generally be determined after a discussion between the employee and the agency, through what is called “the interactive process.” This 60-minute webinar will tackle what you need to know about this process, when working with employees to determine a reasonable accommodation.

 1

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

Price

  • Early Bird Tuition: (payment by June 18) $145
  • Standard Tuition: (payment made June 19-July 25) $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Webinar Series – Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace: 2024 Edition Webinar Series
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Download Individual Registration Form

Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Katherine Atkinson, Meghan Droste, Ricky Rowe

Course Description

There is no reason to fear the reasonable accommodation process. Yet many Federal supervisors do. They’re not alone. Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, HR and EEO professionals, program managers and even attorney/advisors have approached reasonable accommodation requests with a bit of trepidation.

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with all-new updates, laying the important groundwork to make the process of managing requests for accommodation (for disability, pregnancy, or religion) a positive one – for you, the employee, and the agency.

For 2024, we offer six 60-minute sessions that will give the proper framework for providing accommodations for people who are entitled, along with the confidence to do so. And you will have the skills necessary to avoid the pitfalls that lead to unwanted findings of failure to accommodate. FELTG’s experienced instructors will allot time for your reasonable accommodation questions.

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

Click on any event for a full description.

6 (1 per webinar)

Session 1: Understanding Disability Accommodation (July 18)

Session 2: Navigating the Interactive Process (July 25)

Session 3: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (August 1)

Session 4: Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ (August 8)

Session 5: The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees (August 15)

Session 6: Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024 (August 22)

Price

Early Bird Tuition (register by June 18):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • Five webinars: $655
  • All Access: $775
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register June 19 through August 22): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • Five Webinars: $695
  • All Access: $825
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Aug
1
Thu
Webinar – Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructor

Deborah J. Hopkins

Course Description

The third session in FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series focuses on one of the most commonly requested accommodations for individuals with physical and mental disabilities – telework. It turns out telework may also be one of the most effective accommodations, but it’s not for everybody.

This 60-minute webinar will dive into a discussion on recent and relevant Federal cases – won and lost – involving telework requests as reasonable accommodation. This course will explain the circumstances and that make telework “unique” among reasonable accommodation requests and prepare you to do the appropriate interactive discussion and analysis.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize when an agency can legally deny telework as an accommodation.
  • Determine what to do if telework would be an effective accommodation, but something else would work, too.
  • Identify what the EEOC says about accommodating an employee’s commute.

 1

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

Price

  • Early Bird Tuition: (payment by June 18) $145
  • Standard Tuition: (payment made June 19-August 1) $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Webinar Series – Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace: 2024 Edition Webinar Series
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Download Individual Registration Form

Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Katherine Atkinson, Meghan Droste, Ricky Rowe

Course Description

There is no reason to fear the reasonable accommodation process. Yet many Federal supervisors do. They’re not alone. Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, HR and EEO professionals, program managers and even attorney/advisors have approached reasonable accommodation requests with a bit of trepidation.

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with all-new updates, laying the important groundwork to make the process of managing requests for accommodation (for disability, pregnancy, or religion) a positive one – for you, the employee, and the agency.

For 2024, we offer six 60-minute sessions that will give the proper framework for providing accommodations for people who are entitled, along with the confidence to do so. And you will have the skills necessary to avoid the pitfalls that lead to unwanted findings of failure to accommodate. FELTG’s experienced instructors will allot time for your reasonable accommodation questions.

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

Click on any event for a full description.

6 (1 per webinar)

Session 1: Understanding Disability Accommodation (July 18)

Session 2: Navigating the Interactive Process (July 25)

Session 3: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (August 1)

Session 4: Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ (August 8)

Session 5: The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees (August 15)

Session 6: Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024 (August 22)

Price

Early Bird Tuition (register by June 18):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • Five webinars: $655
  • All Access: $775
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register June 19 through August 22): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • Five Webinars: $695
  • All Access: $825
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Aug
6
Tue
Webinar — The Union Doesn’t Get to Attend Every Meeting
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Course Description

Why do unions have the right to attend formal discussions? Why did Congress use the word “formal?” What does “formal” mean? What if the employee doesn’t want the union to attend the meeting? Is it better to just invite the union to every meeting? You have questions, questions, and more questions – and we have the answers in this finale of the Managing the Federal Workplace in 2024: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors webinar series.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Better understand what makes a meeting “formal.”
  • Decide when a union needs to be invited to a meeting.
  • Determine what types of meetings the union does not have the right to attend.

Date and Time

August 6, 2024; 1 – 2 pm ET

Instructor

Bob Woods

Registration

Download Individual Registration Form

Pricing

  • Early Bird Tuition (register by March 8): $145
  • Standard Tuition (register March 9 or later): $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through March 8. Contact FELTG.

 

Event FAQs

  • Can I attend Virtual Training from my government computer?
    • FELTG uses Zoom to broadcast 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. Group discounts are available through March 8. 

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.

Webinar Series – Managing the Federal Workplace in 2024: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Course Description

Being a Federal supervisor is a demanding job, made even more extracting by constant changes in Federal employment law. FELTG’s annual webinar series Managing the Federal Workplace in 2024: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors aims to make the job a little less demanding, while providing you guidance and tools to understand the latest changes.

If you’ve attended FELTG’s previous supervisory webinar series, UnCivil Servant: Holding Employees Accountable for Performance and Conduct, or any of our other flagship courses, these fast-paced and engaging 60-minute sessions, held monthly from 1 – 2 pm ET, will expand upon the legal and foundational principles shared in those sessions with best practices to handle AWOL, improve performance, adopt coaching, accommodate employees with disabilities, and determine whether to invite the union to a meeting.

FELTG’s annual supervisory series will get you up to speed quickly, without wasting any of your time. Just 60 minutes each month. The sessions are taught live by FELTG’s experience instructors AND you’ll have the chance to ask questions and get answers — in real time.

2024 dates and topics:

April 9: Handling AWOL and Failure to Follow Leave Procedures

It’s one of the situations most managers would most like to avoid — an employee who doesn’t show up for work. As agencies order some employees to return to the physical workplace, the chances an employee will not show up and not provide notice has increased. Is the best way to discipline the employee to charge him with AWOL?  What if he comes up with a reasonable explanation for his absence?  Can you deny a leave request when an employee was AWOL? This class will give you all of the tools and knowledge you need to successfully and confidently respond when employees fail to follow leave procedures.

May 7: How to Use a PIP in 2024

Federal supervisors have a useful tool to deal with underperforming employees – the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). Yet, supervisors have consistently struggled with getting PIPs right. And then came the decision in Santos v. NASA, which requires agencies to have substantial evidence of poor performance BEFORE the implementing the PIP. This class will detail the ins and outs of this requirement and share clear guidance and the effective, time-tested FELTG approach to handling unacceptable performance in 2024. 

June 4: Coaching for Individuals and Teams – Tips for Supervisors

Working with a skilled coach can transform individuals and teams. When coaching an individual supervisor, the coach creates a safe and confidential space to clarify issues. A client learns to maximize strengths and minimize self-sabotage, and to improve communication (up, down, and across the organization). When working with a team, the coach employs observation, discussion and assessments to understand and minimize unproductive conflict and maximize the talents and perspectives of team members. During this hour-long class, participants will learn what to expect when working with a coach, the complementary roles of a facilitator, consultant, and coach, and examples of positive outcomes for individuals and teams.

July 16: Providing Effective Reasonable Accommodations in 2024 for Disability, Pregnancy, and Religion 

The reasonable accommodation process has always been challenging and full of surprises. The past year alone has seen the introduction of a new reasonable accommodation requirement for pregnant employees and the Supreme Court’s decision changing the undue hardship definition for religious accommodations. This fast-paced webinar will provide you with the most current legal and practical guidance.

August 6: The Union Doesn’t Get to Attend Every Meeting

Why do unions have the right to attend formal discussions? Why did Congress use the word “formal?” What does “formal” mean? What if the employee doesn’t want the union to attend the meeting? Is it better to just invite the union to every meeting? You have questions, questions, and more questions – and we have the answers in this webinar series finale.

Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Susan Schneider, Bob Woods

Registration

Download Individual Registration Form

Pricing

Early Bird Tuition (register by March 8):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • All Access: $655
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register March 9-August 6): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • All Access: $695
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through March 8. Contact FELTG.

 

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.

Aug
8
Thu
Webinar – Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructor

Meghan Droste

Course Description

The reasonable accommodation process is full of pitfalls that could land your agency before an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission administrative judge (AJ). The fourth session in FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series explains in detail when that happens – and you’ll hear it directly from an AJ.

In this 60-minute webinar, EEOC AJ Meghan Droste will share the embarrassing gaffes and challenging issues that she’s seen in her time as an EEOC AJ — and how to avoid them. Join us for an inside look at this stage of the EEO process.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Gain a better understanding of how hearings before an EEOC AJ work.
  • Recognize potential mistakes in the accommodation process – before you make them.
  • Identify the most challenging types of reasonable accommodation cases.

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

Price

  • Early Bird Tuition: (payment by June 18) $145
  • Standard Tuition: (payment made June 19-August 8) $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Webinar Series – Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace: 2024 Edition Webinar Series
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Download Individual Registration Form

Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Katherine Atkinson, Meghan Droste, Ricky Rowe

Course Description

There is no reason to fear the reasonable accommodation process. Yet many Federal supervisors do. They’re not alone. Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, HR and EEO professionals, program managers and even attorney/advisors have approached reasonable accommodation requests with a bit of trepidation.

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with all-new updates, laying the important groundwork to make the process of managing requests for accommodation (for disability, pregnancy, or religion) a positive one – for you, the employee, and the agency.

For 2024, we offer six 60-minute sessions that will give the proper framework for providing accommodations for people who are entitled, along with the confidence to do so. And you will have the skills necessary to avoid the pitfalls that lead to unwanted findings of failure to accommodate. FELTG’s experienced instructors will allot time for your reasonable accommodation questions.

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

Click on any event for a full description.

6 (1 per webinar)

Session 1: Understanding Disability Accommodation (July 18)

Session 2: Navigating the Interactive Process (July 25)

Session 3: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (August 1)

Session 4: Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ (August 8)

Session 5: The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees (August 15)

Session 6: Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024 (August 22)

Price

Early Bird Tuition (register by June 18):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • Five webinars: $655
  • All Access: $775
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register June 19 through August 22): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • Five Webinars: $695
  • All Access: $825
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Aug
15
Thu
Webinar – The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Download Registration Form

Instructor

Katherine Atkinson

Course Description

The fifth session in FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series focuses on a law that went into effect in 2023: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which requires agencies to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who are pregnant or have medical restrictions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn answers to the following questions: What are your responsibilities under the PWFA? What are some examples of PWFA reasonable accommodations? What is the best way to prepare for the interactive process when discussing accommodations for pregnancy?

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify potential accommodations for pregnant employees.
  • Determine an appropriate length of time for a pregnancy-related accommodation.
  • Understand how the EEOC will analyze charges regarding accommodations for
    employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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

Price

  • Early Bird Tuition: (payment by June 18) $145
  • Standard Tuition: (payment made June 19-August 15) $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Webinar Series – Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace: 2024 Edition Webinar Series
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Katherine Atkinson, Meghan Droste, Ricky Rowe

Course Description

There is no reason to fear the reasonable accommodation process. Yet many Federal supervisors do. They’re not alone. Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, HR and EEO professionals, program managers and even attorney/advisors have approached reasonable accommodation requests with a bit of trepidation.

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with all-new updates, laying the important groundwork to make the process of managing requests for accommodation (for disability, pregnancy, or religion) a positive one – for you, the employee, and the agency.

For 2024, we offer six 60-minute sessions that will give the proper framework for providing accommodations for people who are entitled, along with the confidence to do so. And you will have the skills necessary to avoid the pitfalls that lead to unwanted findings of failure to accommodate. FELTG’s experienced instructors will allot time for your reasonable accommodation questions.

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

Click on any event for a full description.

6 (1 per webinar)

Session 1: Understanding Disability Accommodation (July 18)

Session 2: Navigating the Interactive Process (July 25)

Session 3: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (August 1)

Session 4: Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ (August 8)

Session 5: The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees (August 15)

Session 6: Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024 (August 22)

Price

Early Bird Tuition (register by June 18):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • Five webinars: $655
  • All Access: $775
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register June 19 through August 22): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • Five Webinars: $695
  • All Access: $825
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Aug
22
Thu
Webinar – Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Instructor

Ricky Rowe

Course Description

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series comes to a close with this 60-minute session on accommodations of the religious variety. There are significant distinctions between religious accommodations and those for individuals with disabilities and pregnancy. It’s important for you to understand those differences. A recent Supreme Court decision changed the undue hardship standard for religious accommodations, on the heels of increases in employee requests for accommodations for religion.

This 60-minute webinar will provide guidance as you handle accommodation requests involving religious clothing and headwear, grooming, religious displays in the workplace, and work schedules, among other things.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Define the term “undue hardship” and provide case examples.
  • Determine whether the agency can provide an effective religious accommodation.
  • Handle requests to be excused from performing certain job tasks because of religious
    reasons.

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

Price

  • Early Bird Tuition: (payment by June 18) $145
  • Standard Tuition: (payment made June 19-August 22) $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Webinar Series – Reasonable Accommodation in the Federal Workplace: 2024 Edition Webinar Series
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Download Individual Registration Form

Instructors

Deborah Hopkins, Katherine Atkinson, Meghan Droste, Ricky Rowe

Course Description

There is no reason to fear the reasonable accommodation process. Yet many Federal supervisors do. They’re not alone. Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, HR and EEO professionals, program managers and even attorney/advisors have approached reasonable accommodation requests with a bit of trepidation.

FELTG’s annual Reasonable Accommodation webinar series returns in 2024 with all-new updates, laying the important groundwork to make the process of managing requests for accommodation (for disability, pregnancy, or religion) a positive one – for you, the employee, and the agency.

For 2024, we offer six 60-minute sessions that will give the proper framework for providing accommodations for people who are entitled, along with the confidence to do so. And you will have the skills necessary to avoid the pitfalls that lead to unwanted findings of failure to accommodate. FELTG’s experienced instructors will allot time for your reasonable accommodation questions.

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

Click on any event for a full description.

6 (1 per webinar)

Session 1: Understanding Disability Accommodation (July 18)

Session 2: Navigating the Interactive Process (July 25)

Session 3: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (August 1)

Session 4: Reasonable Accommodation Mistakes: Lessons From an AJ (August 8)

Session 5: The Dos and Don’ts of Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees (August 15)

Session 6: Providing Religious Accommodations in 2024 (August 22)

Price

Early Bird Tuition (register by June 18):

  • One Webinar: $145
  • Two Webinars: $275
  • Three Webinars: $395
  • Four Webinars: $525
  • Five webinars: $655
  • All Access: $775
  • Rates per registrant.

Standard Tuition (register June 19 through August 22): 

  • One Webinar: $195
  • Two Webinars: $315
  • Three Webinars: $430
  • Four Webinars: $550
  • Five Webinars: $695
  • All Access: $825
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through June 18. Contact FELTG.

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.

Oct
8
Tue
Webinar – Do You Really Know How to Use the Douglas Factors?
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Course Description

It’s been over 40 years since we were all introduced to those 12 factors identified in the Merit System Protection Board’s landmark Douglas v. VA decision, the most cited case in Federal employment law. But you don’t have to go back to the Reagan Administration to find examples of agencies misunderstanding and/or misapplying those factors.

Just look at a any recent batch of MSPB decisions, and you’ll find continued confusion about how to appropriately determine a penalty – and clarity from the Board about their view on Douglas.

Instructor and attorney Ann Boehm will share recent case law, highlighting how agencies correctly use the Douglas factors and also how they have been misapplied. She will answer all your Douglas questions, such as: Do the factors go in the proposal or the decision? What do OPM’s new regs say about the Douglas factors? What’s the best way to prevent penalty mitigation?

Learning takeaways

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the Douglas factors principles
  • Explain when and how to use each factor
  • Avoid the too-common Douglas mistakes that sink your case

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

Instructor

Ann Modlin Boehm

Registration

Download Individual Registration Form

Pricing

  • Early Bird Tuition (register by September 6): $145
  • Standard Tuition (register September 7-October 8): $195
  • Rates per registrant.
  • Want to register a group? Group discounts for 10 or more attendees are available through September 6. Contact FELTG.

 

Event FAQs

  • Can I attend Virtual Training from my government computer?
    • FELTG uses Zoom to broadcast 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. Group discounts are available through September 6. 

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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