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The Rocky Mountain Region of FEW is pleased to announce the Regional Training Program on April 5, 2019

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Building 25

  • RTP Date April 5th (Friday)
  • Denver Federal Center, Building 25 Lecture Hall
  • Theme:  Propelling Your Career.  Unapologetically.
  • This is going to be an intimate training.  We’re capping at 75 registrants.
  • Federal Women’s Regional wards ceremony at lunch.

Congratulations to the 12th Rocky Mountain Regional Unsung Shero Winner

Ann Vanderslice and Retirement Planning Strategies congratulates the Inaugural Rocky Mountain Regional Unsung Shero winner

Dr. Alisa Mast


Dr. Mast is a Research Hydrologist in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Colorado Water Science Center (CWSC), where she has conducted studies related to snow, soil, surface-water, and groundwater chemistry since 1992.

Read more about Dr. Mast




Rocky Mountain Regional Training-April 20, 2018


The Wasatch Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) will be hosting our Rocky Mountain Regional Training Program (RTP) on April 20, 2018 at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Every year our Regional Training Program has a theme that is reflected in the presentations throughout the day. This year the theme is Reaching Up Reaching Out, how each person can attain their goals through community and workplace involvement.  We are confident the workshops will develop and contribute to the skills needed to navigate through our communities and careers.

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Another Great Training Event!

Jeri Peterson-National Vice President for Diversity and People with Disabilities

Jill Tietjen-President and CEO of Technically Speaking


Ann Vanderslice-Retirement Planning Strategies

Valerie Caruso-Retired Air Force; Host of the Wine Two Five Podcast

Jennifer Marie Johnson-Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs

Linda Broker-Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute

2017 Regional Training Program! Save the Date!! REACH FOR THE PEAK

The Columbine Chapter of Colorado Springs has been working hard to prepare an amazing training experience for you. There will be finance, health, career advancement tips, keynote speakers like Jill Tietjen (biography below), and best of all, women from all walks of government in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Prices are a bargain and include lunch and snacks!

Our registration for the Rocky Mountain Training Program has closed. See you next year!

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Regional Training Program a Success–Looking forward to the National Training Program in July

Congratulations to the High Plains Chapter for organizing an informative and exciting day! March 16 was a day of learning with friends. Thank you to everyone that attended.

Here’s our 2015 winners:

Congratulations to Debra Taylor, US Geological Survey. She was the coveted SHERO AWARD winner.

Congratulations to Linda Kopman for being selected as the Rocky Mountain FEW regional lifetime achievement winner!

Congratulations to Kerbi Jacobson for being selected as the Rocky Mountain FEW regional outstanding individual member!

And finally, congratulations to the Denver Federal Center Chapter for winning “best chapter newsletter” and “best chapter programs”. These wins propelled them to the BEST OVERALL OUTSTANDING CHAPTER in the Rocky Mountain FEW region for 2015. Great job!

Please see the awards and nominations documents for more detail. Pictures of our winners coming soon.


March 11– The 2016 Regional Training Program

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM BY CLICKING ON THE Spring Regional Training Program 2016 TAB Above this notice.

Your Training Day begins with Continental Breakfast at 7 am (Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Pastries, Orange Juice, Tea, or Coffee)! Enjoy meeting others or quietly preparing for the day ahead. Programs of the day’s agenda will be available along with a “goody bag”.

Federal Employed Women-Rocky Mountain Region is delighted to announce that our Regional Training Program (RTP) in 2016 will feature a very special guest as our breakfast keynote – Dr. Judith Wright. Judith will be sharing surprising and powerful relationship skills to help you advance in your career and life. Mark your calendar now for March 11, 2016! Dr. Judith will be speaking at 8 am. Don’t be late!

The Heart of the Fight: Learn the Skills You Need to Take You to the Next Level in Your Business and Career

Excelling in your career and leadership means creating robust, dynamic, trusting relationships. Current research is exploding the myths on what that really takes. Join Dr. Judith Wright for this fun, dynamic, and powerful keynote presentation where she’ll share the secrets she has discovered through her research. Be prepared to be delighted, inspired, and surprised as you get some power tools to build resilient relationships filled with trust, truth, and personal responsibility.

About Dr. Judith Wright

A media favorite, sought-after speaker, respected leader, bestselling author, world-class, coach, and corporate consultant, Dr. Judith Wright has appeared as a featured lifestyle expert and coach on ABC’s 20/20, Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show and hundreds of radio and television shows. She is Professor of Transformational Coaching at the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and president of the Wright Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping individuals bring out their best personally and professionally. She is a best-selling and award winning author of many books including Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living, The Soft Addiction Solution, and her newest book The Heart of the Fight: A Couples Guide to 15 Common Fights, What They Really Mean & How They Can Bring You Closer.

The Day’s Schedule (March 11)


7:00 -8:00           Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10   Storrey Wells Welcome/Introduction of Key note Speaker

8:10-9:10              Keynote Speaker, Dr. Judith Wright

Transformational Mind Tools: A Five Year Career Plan

9:10-9:30   James La Femina, Investment Advisor with Prudential

9:30-10:00             BREAK (Door Prizes)

10:00-10:45     Bennie Miller, Executive Director Denver’s Road Home

10:45-11:15         BREAK/Set-Up for Lunch

11:15-11:45           Lunch

11:45-12:30       Presentation of Shero AWard –Ann Vanderslice

                             FEW Program Awards-Mary Hammack

12:30-1:15     Joe Schumacher, Training Program Director of OPM

Getting Noticed and Moving Up!

1:15-2:00            Laurel Nichols, Manager, Safety &   Security Porter Adventist Hospital

2:00-2:30                    BREAK (Door Prizes)

2:30-3:15           Brian Bindle, Retirement Benefits Specialist

3:15-4:00   Closing Remarks, Survey Pictures and Social Media Checkup

YOU belong with us on Friday!

Plated Lunch to include:
Choice of Salad
Rolls and Butter
Grilled Chicken with a Roasted Shallot & Lemon Sundried Tomato Sauce
Served with Cranberry Rice Pilaf, Sugar Snap Peas & Carrots
Pasta Primavera: Penne Pasta with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables in a Light Tomato Sauce (VEGETARIAN OPTION)
Choice of Dessert
Iced Tea, Iced Water, Coffee, Decaf and Hot Tea

(if you haven’t e-mailed your choice of lunch (chicken or vegetarian), please contact Marsha at

Sponsorship Opportunities and Vendor Information:

2016 RTP Sponsorship_Opportunties_Brochure_

News for the Summer

Nina Else (Rocky Mountain) writing on board, Marsha Strackany (Columbine) in the middle and Carol Culbertson (High Plains, now Phoenix Valley of the Sun) holding a paper. Carol joined us for the 2015 NTP and hasn't changed one bit!

Nina Else (Rocky Mountain) writing on board, Marsha Strackany (Columbine) in the middle and Carol Culbertson (High Plains, now Phoenix Valley of the Sun) holding a paper. Carol joined us for the 2015 NTP and hasn’t changed one bit!

What we learned at the National Training Program in New Orleans!

1. Over 800 attendees were counted for the 2015 NTP, 80% were not FEW members. Think about that for a minute.

2. We initiated a new chapter president for Wasatch Chapter. She is Theresa Slade (VA). Please welcome Theresa to FEW leadership. Anne Kestner of the DFC Chapter was a NTP scholarship winner. Congratulations, Anne!

3. The FEW Foundation will provide a $150 scholarship to any RTP. Get with our regional manager, Sherry Henderson, if you are interested.

4. There are 9 regions in FEW. The Rocky Mountain Region covers the most land area (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and North and South Dakota).

5. The largest regions by # of chapters are: DC Metro  (27); Southeast (16); Southwest (11); the Great Lakes (10); the Western Region (8); The Mid-Atlantic  and the Mid-Continent (both 7); Rocky Mountain region (6); The Pacific Northwest (3); and the Northeast region (2). If you are counting, this is 97 chapters.

6. The FEW executive board wants to hear from you! Do you prefer another NTP or a legislative event (i.e. Advocacy Day) for July 2017? E-mail Sherry Henderson or the Executive Vice-President for training (Suzi Inman).

Debbie and Anne-2015

Debbie McGinnis with award presenter Ann Vanderslice of Vanderslice Retirement Planning Strategies

Our 2015 Spring Regional Training Program (RTP)  was a success–looking forward to the High Plains Chapter hosting the 2016 RTP. See you in Aurora soon!

Here’s nod of recognition and congratulations to our 2015 Rocky Mountain regional award winners:

2015 Unsung S/Hero: Deborah McGinnis (Librarian) – US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (Downtown Denver Chapter)

Outstanding Individual Member Achievement Award: Peggy Andreasen (retired IRS) (Wasatch Chapter)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Hammack (retired DOE) (Rocky Mountain Chapter)

Best Legislative Program: Rocky Mountain Chapter

Best Newsletter: Rocky Mountain Chapter

No awards: Best Chapter Programs; Best Chapter Fundraising; Membership; and Overall Outstanding Chapter Achievement

** See the winning narratives in the Award Documents tab**

Stick around for Summer 2015. More fun!!

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