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The FPD Executive Committee is pleased to announce the initial details of the 2022 FPD Annual Training Workshop. All details will be posted on the workshop website at www.FPDworkshop.com

Any questions may be directed to the Workshop Chair, Abbey Ness, at FPDWorkshopChair@gmail.com.

Date and Location

The workshop is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, 6-9 June 2022, in Norfolk, VA at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. While we are currently planning for the event to be held in person, there is the possibility of switching to a hybrid or virtual approach depending on COVID-related concerns.

We have not yet set up the room block details; please wait to make a hotel reservation until we set that up so that FPD can get credit towards our room quota.


We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on workshop committees. Please fill out the Google form at this link or email FPDWorkshopChair@gmail.com to sign up. Workshop committees include the following:

  • AGENCY COMMITTEE: conducts outreach to, and solicits involvement, from a wide range of federal agencies
  • AWARDS COMMITTEE: manages the FPD Awards Program, establishes scoring criteria, coordinates submissions and jury involvement, announces the awards (*The Awards Committee does not judge the awards program. A call for jurors will be sent out at a later date.*)
  • DESIGN COMMITTEE: puts together digital and printed workshop materials, including advertisements, workshop program, signage, and the workshop app. Committee members should be familiar with Excel, InDesign, and/or Canva.
  • EVENTS COMMITTEE: plans special events outside of the educational sessions (e.g., networking events, awards ceremony, mobile tours), handles venue setup and food details
  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE: coordinates the session proposal application process and selects sessions for presentation at the workshop
  • SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE: compiles sponsorship opportunities and recruits workshop sponsors
  • STUDENT COMMITTEE: solicits student involvement from local universities and student FPD members

*We would also appreciate having on site volunteers who can help introduce speakers, coordinate A/V issues, sit at the registration desk, etc. If you are interested in being an on-site volunteer, please indicate so in your email or in the Google form.


Please stay tuned for more details about registration.

Hotel Rooms

We will have a room block of per-diem rate rooms available at the hotel. Please wait to reserve your hotel room until we have the room block set up so that FPD gets credit for our room quota. Stay tuned for more details.

Session Proposal Submittals

The session proposal window is open until January 28, 2022. Please see www.FPDworkshop.com for more details.

Agency Sessions

More details about agency involvement at the workshop will be posted within the next few months. Please stay tuned for more details.

Annual Awards

The awards nomination window is open until January 28, 2022. Please see www.FPDworkshop.com for more details.

The awards juror nomination window is open until January 21, 2022. Please see www.FPDworkshop.com for more details. 

Workshop Schedule

Please stay tuned for more details about the workshop schedule.


We will have multiple opportunities available for conference sponsorship and will be updating the website with a sponsorship/marketing packet in the coming months. Please continue to check online for additional information.


If you’re a current or recently graduated student, we’d love to have you come to the FPD workshop and learn more about federal planning. Please stay tuned for more details.

Additional Information

Please don’t hesitate to contact Abbey Ness, Workshop Chair, at FPDWorkshopChair@gmail.com with any additional comments or questions. We will post information about the workshop on this site and in email blasts to the FPD listserv as soon as we have details available.

If you are not currently an FPD member, you will not receive the email blasts about the workshop. Please check the status of your membership and join FPD if your membership has lapsed. More information about FPD membership is available at this site: https://federal.planning.org/membership/

2021 Workshop Presentations

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We could not have done this without the support of our generous sponsors!

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Why attend the FPD Workshop?
It is the premier training and networking opportunity for Federal planners. 

Earn AICP Certification Maintenance credits while learning about innovative best practices in Federal planning; gain new technical capabilities through skill-building workshops;  network with practitioners from other sectors and agencies, and explore successful Federal planning initiatives. 

FPD 2021 Keynote Speakers

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