REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for the 2014 Training Workshop, Leading People, September 8th and 9th, 2014 at the Department of State Marshall Conference Center in Washington DC.

Registration closed on September 2nd, 2014; there will be no onsite registration. Only confirmed registrants will be admitted.

This two-day event features workshops and presentations that focus on the programs, policies, practices, and processes that promote career-enhancing opportunities and the core subjects critical for becoming a member of the SES. Topics include:
  • Mentoring
  • Prepare for the Executive Interview
  • Conflict Management
  • Creating Parity for Women
Speakers include Veronica Villalobos (SES), Office of Personnel Management, Director - Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Clarence Johnson (SES), Department of Defense, Director - Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness); Dr. Jarris Taylor (SES), Air Force, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Integration; and Georgia Coffey (SES), Department of Veterans Affairs, Deputy Secretary for Diversity and Inclusion. Other invited speakers and workshop leaders include current and retired members of the SES, Ivy League faculty, and corporate executives.

The AAFEA Training Workshop is intended for government employees and military personnel. The sessions are geared towards professionals with experience at the GS-13 and above level (or equivalent experience outside the federal government). AAFEA membership is not required to attend the workshop.

Join the more than 1,000 federal employees who have benefited f rom AAFEA's training workshops.
CLICK HERE to download the Leading People brochure.

If you have additional questions or need more information, please send us an email or contact us at 866-600-4894.

OPM APPROVAL On June 16, 2014, the Office of Personnel Management released a memo stating that the 2014 AAFEA Training Workshop "qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41". To download the memo, click here.

The inaugural SES Dinner promises to be an incredible experience with exceptional members of the Senior Executive Service attending. The dinner provides an exclusive opportunity for workshop attendees to get suggestions about their own career paths and network with peers and SES members in a relaxed environment.

SES members will share personal insights into their journeys and the executive responsibilities and challenges faced by members of the Senior Executive Service.

Please select SES Dinner when you register for the workshop to be part of this exciting night. The optional SES Dinner will be held Monday, September 8, 2014, near the Marshall Conference Center.

AAFEA MEMBERSHIP AAFEA membership is open to active and retired federal employees in grades GS-13 through SES (or equivalent grades). AAFEA membership is also available to uniform members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Public Health in grade Major (or equivalent) and above.

Membership entitles you to participate in quarterly meetings, receive electronic copies of meeting minutes, request a mentor through the AAFEA Fellows Program, and apply for scholarship funding for career advancement.

Annual dues are $125.00 for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and $100.00 for all other grades.

Please review the Membership Application and contact us if you have any questions. If you are a ready to join or renew now, please CLICK HERE.


Joins the CFC AAFEA, Inc. is pleased to participate in the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The Combined Federal Campaign runs from September 1st through December 15th, providing federal, postal, and military employees an opportunity to support AAFEA and other eligible nonprofits through workplace contributions.

We encourage our members and supporters to choose AAFEA as they consider the CFC list this year. The AAFEA CFC code is 43702.

Your support is used to provide scholarships, mentoring, and educational outreach programs for federal employees as well as working to increase senior level opportunities for federal employees. Last year we trained and mentored more than 200 federal employees and sponsored small group discussion forums where SES leaders provide personal insights into the journey to the SES and the executive responsibilities and challenges faced by established and newly minted members of the Senior Executive Service.

This year, AAFEA continued to collaborate with various federal agencies. A highlight was our partnership with the Department of Defense to provide high quality Federal Executive level webinar training, addressing challenges that adversely impact minority's matriculation into senior positions.

We need your support to continue this work. Please pass the word to all your Federal employee friends and encourage them to consider AAFEA, CFC Code 43702, as they make their CFC designations.

Thank you.

Board of Directors