FEW to hold leadership training event

Federally Employed Women (FEW), a federal employees advocacy group, is holding a leadership summit and training event later this summer. 

The event will offer courses on a variety of subjects. These will include Management and Leadership, Project Management, Human Resources, as well as information technology classes. The courses are all designed to “align with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Competencies," the website states. These will include topic areas including Leading People, Leading Change, Business Acumen, Result Driven and Building Coalitions.

FEW's Virtual Leadership Summit II will be held from August 9 through August 13, as a fully virtual event. 

“This is top notch training for each registrant to partake with an interactive and engaging experience through a new dynamic virtual platform,” Karen Rainey, FEW’s president, says in the online announcement. “The FEW virtual platform will have interactive exhibition features and includes plenty of opportunities for networking right from the comfort of your home or office. The additional benefit is that there is no lodging or travel expense, just training.” 

FEW was founded in 1968, as an “organization dedicated to promoting equality for women and addressing concerns of women in the federal workforce.” The group was created soon after the civil service was prohibited from discrimination based on sex, under Executive Order 11375. FEW focused on ensuring the EO was effected properly and perpetuated, and has evolved in the decades since to help shape the contemporary federal workplace.

Reader comments

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Patrick: Looking around, you got a point there.

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Watch the movie 9 to 5 and you'll see what it was like for women in offices not long ago. There's a documentary on it coming out, how true it was. Jane Fonda great in it. You go, FEW!

Thu, Jun 24, 2021 Patrick

Reverse discrimination. The new normal.

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