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Mastering Action Planning

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings—derived from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data—reveal important insights about the state of your agency’s workforce. But, even with that knowledge, figuring out how to address employee engagement issues can be overwhelming.


The Partnership’s two-day Mastering Action Planning training helps break down this challenge into manageable steps. We provide instruction on the foundations of action planning and teach you how to develop a customized “MAP.” During the course of the workshop, you will begin creating this vital resource that will guide your agency through the process of cultivating a more engaged workforce.

Program Benefits

Training participants will:

  • Understand the Best Places to Work methodology and action-planning framework
  • Enhance essential skills for effective action planning, including:
    • Data analysis
    • Evaluation
    • Facilitation fundamentals
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Change management
    • Strategic communications
  • Become a member of the Partnership’s Alumni Network
  • Gain access to resources, information and best practices from agencies across government
  • Receive invitations to ongoing activities

I learned how to apply the principles of action planning to improve employee satisfaction at my organization. I now have an array of suggestions and lessons learned that I can use at my agency.

— Former Training Participant

Our Results

100% of previous participants would recommend this training to a colleague.


Workshop Structure

During the two days, you’ll engage in a series of dynamic, interactive sessions. We adapt our approach to accommodate multiple learning styles, ensuring that you can achieve your goals by the end of the program. Throughout the workshop, you’ll have opportunities for networking and interagency sharing to help you build a community of practice with peer leaders.


MAP is ideal for agency staff and managers responsible for creating action plans to improve employee engagement. This program is designed for those who:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years with their agency
  • Are GS-9 equivalent or above
  • Are at ease with public speaking


All sessions taking place in Washington, DC will be held at the Partnership’s offices.


The cost for a two-day facilitation training is $1695* and includes:

  • All facilitation and program support
  • Course materials (e.g., workbook, articles and management tools)
  • Meals (a light breakfast and lunch on both days)

*A discount is available for Federal Human Capital Collaborative members.


April 12-13

August 24-25

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