Workshop Overview

AAFEA, Inc. invites you to attend our 2014 Training Workshop: Leading People, September 8th and 9th, 2014 at the Department of State's George C. Marshall Conference Center in Washington DC.

This event features a three-track curriculum focusing 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

Our workshop leaders include current and retired members of the SES, Ivy League faculty, and corporate executives.

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. Many other distinguished speakers are also scheduled to attend.

This workshop is intended for government employees and military personnel 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.

Attendees must register in advance in order to attend. Registration closes on September 2nd, 2014; there will be no onsite registration. Only confirmed registrants will be admitted.

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


Registration for the 2014 AAFEA Training Workshop is $550. Late Registration (after August 15, 2014) will be $600.

Registration includes the workshop luncheon and all workshop program materials.

Please note: workshop attendees must pre-register. There will be no onsite registration. The workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 am on September 8th and continue through 4:30 pm on September 9th. Only confirmed, paid registrants will be admitted.

Registration payments may be made via credit card, PayPal, purchase order/training request, or check.

Click HERE to register now.

If you have questions or need more information, please call AAFEA at 866-600-4894.


Workshop attendees may also register for the optional SES Dinner on Monday, September 8, 2014. This event provides an exclusive opportunity for workshop attendees to receive suggestions about their own career paths and network with peers and SES members in a relaxed environment.

The cost for the SES Dinner is $50 and includes full dinner at a highly rated local resturant within walking distance to the Marshall Conference Center.

The AAFEA workshop registration does not include the cost of rooms. If you are travelling from outside the Washington DC area, please contact AAFEA for information regarding nearby hotels.