Agency Forums

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Federally Employed Women (FEW) invites your agency to host a Forum in Orlando, Florida on Monday, July 20, 2020.  For many years, departments and agencies have successfully hosted forums in conjunction with FEW National Training Program (NTP). FEW offers the meeting space at no cost to participating agencies*. Click on the links below for more information..

*Cancellation fee applies after June 15, 2020.

NTP 2020 Agency Forum Application 

NTP 2020 Agency Forums Checklist


Purpose of an Agency Forum
Forums provide a unique opportunity for agencies to update their personnel on agency policies, procedures, and issues to include personnel changes, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs, and other “hot topics,” such as budget, training, and travel issues. An agency forum provides a venue to receive feedback on action items in their Annual EEO Reports, as well as identify problems and develop workable solutions related to special emphasis programs. Agencies may introduce new headquarters and field staff, provide a venue for the discussion of concerns, and network with their counterparts from throughout the U.S. and abroad.  The Forum affords agencies an opportunity to gather together with colleagues within your agency from across the country and overseas, to connect through networking and educational activities, panel discussions, etc.

Target Audience
An Agency Forum brings together headquarters and field staff, directors, full-time and collateral-duty Federal Women’s Program Managers (FWPMs), Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights (EO/CR), and other special emphasis program managers, coordinators of programs for individuals with disabilities, human resource staff, agency line managers and supervisors, and other attendees from the field.

Schedule
Agencies have the option to host a forum on Monday, July 20, 2020, during one of the following time slots:

Morning only: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Afternoon only: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forum Agenda
The forum agenda is set by the agency coordinators. Some agencies use the meeting time to update their staff on internal regulations, policies and procedures. Others also contract with trainers to present specific topics related to equal opportunity, career development, leadership, program management, and program-plan reporting. Many agencies invite their top-level management staff to attend and present information in their support of their federal EO/CR Programs.

Benefits
Combining a forum with FEW’s NTP results in savings in travel expenses for an agency, since many of the attendees will be onsite attending the NTP. The meeting agenda offers an opportunity for participants to meet face-to-face, an invaluable benefit in today’s work climate of limited travel and heavy dependence on technology for communication.

Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your agency to thousands of individuals while at the same time supporting a high-quality, affordable educational opportunity through FEW’s NTP! To host an agency forum, please contact:

Terrasena Jones, NTP 2020 Agency Forums Chair at NTPAgencyForums@few.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!