Join us in New Orleans!


Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) National Training Program (NTP) 2017 is JUST OVER A MONTH away.  If you register and pay your registration fees before June 15th, you can save $200 on your registration.

I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to invest in your training and self-development and “Investing in our Future” is exactly what we will be doing July 17-20, 2017 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.  The NTP is a very important focus for FEW because it provides valuable class time with subject matter experts in a number of career fields.  This training program is open to all Federal employees, military, private and public sector who want to invest in their futures and take the next step in their career from entry-level to senior leadership…there is something for everyone.

NTP also presents networking opportunities to improve the quality of life for attendees, personally and professionally and employees return to work refreshed and more committed and productive, creating a stronger workforce and less turnover.

We have some dynamic speakers scheduled that you don’t want to miss for the opening session and the Legislative Luncheon Program.  In addition to the outstanding training and speakers (See  for a complete listing of courses), we also have some fun and informative activities planned.  So come renew old friendships and make new ones as the exciting week begins.

  • The Welcome Reception and Newcomer’s Orientation, held on Sunday evening, July 16, 2017, will have a JazzFest flair, so come and stroll the streets of New Orleans and sample traditional New Orleans cuisine.
  • The Exhibit Hall is always an attendee favorite. Greet the supporters of FEW and join us for great deals and sound information shared from our sponsors.  FEW anticipates 30 sponsors, along with vendors, FEW National and Regional representatives, supporters of FEW, FEW Foundation for Education and Training, along with many others in the Exhibit Hall.  Plan to visit as often as your schedule permits. The Exhibit Hall will open on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:10 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • The FEW Annual Awards Program, held on Tuesday evening, July 18, 2017, is an opportunity for Chapters and Individuals to be recognized for their achievements throughout the year.
  • Our annual Health Fair is focused on women’s health and we have a great day planned for you. It will be “Wear Red Tuesday”, July 18, 2017 – and we are asking everyone to wear something red all day.

We know that with the lack of travel and training dollars available it might be a challenge for you to participate.  But we’ve provided an NTP Toolkit to offer you some ideas on how to approach your manager or supervisor to request your attendance at the NTP.

For more information, please visit under the Training and Education link.  Be sure to make your reservations now to insure you are part of the host hotel. Hotel reservation information:

NTP 2017 Online Hotel Reservations

Or call: 1-800-445-8667 and make sure you identify yourself as booking through the group Federally Employed Women 2017 Event July of 2017.


Thank you for investing in your future, and I hope to see you in New Orleans!

Wanda V. Killingsworth
National President