NTP Toolkit


Are you concerned about approval for training offsite?  Hundreds of people like you are being approved for OPM-supported training tracks mapped directly to CEU’s on federal employee learning plans.  You can be one too.

Get the funds to attend, ask your supervisor!

We have gathered all of our best resources in one convenient place to help you make your case and get the approval you need to attend in July of 2019.

1) Build the FEW National Training Program into your Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Take the time to map the courses to your individual career growth and make the connection for your supervisor. You can attend the training courses that will help you grow and thus provide your supervisor with every reason to allow you to attend.  To assist view our Training Rationale Tips.

2) Create a Justification Letter
Alongside your IDP submission, you should be prepared to have a “Justification Letter” ready. This is a more detailed plan of how each session you will attend will help you grow professionally and personally to be a better colleague and employee. Use this letter to demonstrate how essential the courses offered are towards your duties and how they would positively impact your job performance.   If you need an example, please click here.

The FEW National Training Program “qualifies as a training activity in accordance with 5 U.S.C. Charter 41 and 5 CFR 410.404.”   Note: The OPM issued certificate to Agencies will not be provided this year.  However, the OPM issued this memorandum  on May 1, 2015 which states, “When making this determination, agencies should review the conference’s agenda, session descriptions and additional information, as appropriate.  We encourage agencies to continue to consider professional training organizations and affinity groups as a source of training.” 

3) Know Your Facts

  • All FEW National Training Program training sessions are mapped to OPM’s Senior Executive Service Executive Core Qualifications (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions) and the underlying fundamental core competencies.
  • The schedule is developed by rising leaders, expressing what they need to learn, and senior leaders providing input and vetted topics to make sure they meet the needs of agencies.
  • For several years, OPM has approved our training for federal agencies.
  • This is your best personal and professional investment.

Join our premier training experience for all governmental affiliations.   The National Training Program workshops and presenters provide essential skills to build successful careers and opportunities for advancement. The 50th annual NTP in July of 2019 will be jam packed with information focused on educating, networking and inspiring day-to-day career advantages and new abilities.