Custard Consulting is pleased to announce in partnership with Hemsley Fraser, Inc. its 2013 Workshop schedule.

Why attend our training courses?
Custard Consulting LLC and Hemsley-Fraser bring an outstanding synergy of technical expertise, competitive pricing, and training delivery to these and the other workshops in our portfolio. Leveraging training best practices of self-assessment, supervisory “cueing” for learning, and direct and immediate feedback, combined with up-to-date training materials, and a state-of-the-art facility, workshop participants will return to work with immediately applicable skills and knowledge. For example, attending our RIF workshop, participants gain current knowledge of RIF and furlough practices, policies and procedures and leave with an implementable project plan. Our classification workshops are focused on applying different analytical tools to facilitate the classification process! And – using the technical knowledge of our skilled trainers, we are proud to facilitate knowledge transfer of the critical corporate expertise that will lead to well-developed HR specialists who can contribute to the success of your agency’s human capital management program in meeting your organization’s strategic goals and objectives.

2013 Schedule

Planning and Conducting a Reduction-In-Force (RIF)
As Federal agencies face unprecedented resource challenges, a key element of their human capital management toolkit is the ability to guide organizations through increases and draw downs of human capital. Working with experts in this course, you will learn how to plan, organize and execute a RIF, applying best practices in project, RIF and career transition management, and furlough.

The RIF workshop provides a 4 day learning experience designed to prepare attendees to immediately plan and execute a RIF within their respective agencies or organizations.

Dates:
July 9 -12, 2013
Nov. 12 – 15, 2013

Location:
Washington, DC

Managing the Maze – Position Management
This 2-day workshop will engage managers and HR staff in the effective deployment of best practices in organizational design and resource utilization that can be applied immediately. Federal agencies are facing unprecedented challenges in resource management requiring nimble and flexible approaches. Position management and organization design provide tools to assist management to achieve an economical and effective position structure. Leveraging current organizational challenges as well as OMB and GAO direction, this workshop uses applicable case studies to enhance learning. Focused on learning experiences that will foster knowledge of position management principles and concepts, this workshop will engage learners You’ll also receive the best-selling book, “Managing the Maze -Position Management” as a resource.

Dates:
July 23 – 24, 2013
Dec. 10 – 11, 2013

Location:
Washington, DC

Managing the Maze – Position Classification (Part I)
This 5-day workshop will provide attendees with in-depth, hands-on classification experience that can be applied immediately. Focused on learning experiences that will foster knowledge of classification principles and concepts, this workshop will engage learners through the study of case studies reflecting current classification issues and challenges. You’ll also receive the best-selling book, “Managing the Maze – Position Classification and Position Management” as a resource.

Dates:
June 3 – 7, 2013
Sept. 16 – 20, 2013
Oct. 7 – 11, 2013

Location:
Washington, DC

Managing the Maze – Position Classification (Part II)
This 4-day workshop will continues with an in-depth focus on classifying in the Federal Wage System, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) determinations, and other unique classification challenges. This workshop provides attendees with in-depth, hands-on FWS classification experience that can be applied immediately. Focused on learning experiences that will foster knowledge of classification principles and concepts, this workshop will engage learners through the study of case studies reflecting current classification issues and challenges. You’ll also receive the best-selling book, “Managing the Maze – Position Classification and Position Management” as a resource.

Dates:
June 24 – 27, 2013
Sept. 23 – 26, 2013
Nov. 5 – 8, 2013

Location:
Washington, DC

Managing the Maze – Your Senior Executive Service Application
Invest in your career by attending this workshop, provided by experts, to design and develop a competitive application for the Senior Executive Service! This two-day blended learning workshop will focus on your leadership skills, leveraging a formal assessment (aligned with OPM’s Executive Core Qualifications) to articulate your leadership strengths! Using project management techniques to develop an application strategy, you will apply the “language of leadership”, discuss the SES selection process, gain tips for managing the process, and complete the training with a fully-developed and critiqued Executive Core Qualification.

Dates:
June 11 – 12, 2013
Sept. 11 – 12, 2013
Dec. 5 – 6, 2013

Location:
Washington, DC

Workshop on Pathways Programs for Students and Recent Graduates
The Pathways Programs for students and recent graduates are streamlined developmental programs tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce. This one-day workshop will teach you how to use these programs to improve recruiting efforts; offer clear paths to Federal internships and to careers for recent graduates; and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.

Dates:
June 10, 2013
Aug. 16, 2013
Sept. 10, 2013
Nov. 4, 2013
Dec. 9, 2013

Location:
Washington, DC

Information regarding these workshops, which can be offered in either the Washington DC training facility, or customized for on-site delivery, can be found at either www.custardconsulting.com or at www.hemsleyfraser.com.

To learn more, please feel free to contact us at 360-852-8126 or susanc@custardconsulting.com.