Annual Refresher for Federal EEO Counselors and Investigators - September 2016

Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Annual Refresher for Federal EEO Counselors and Investigators - September 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

AAAED National Office
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 206
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States

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You have entered the registration site for the September 21, 2016 Annual Refresher for Federal EEO Counselors and Investigators, offered by the AAAED Professional Development and Training Institute (PDTI). 

AAAED Members:
$225.00 for the 8-hour course before August 15, 2016
$295.00 for the 8-hour course after August 15, 2016

$255.00 for the 8-hour course before August 15, 2016
$325.00 for the 8-hour course after August 15, 2016

Regular and Onsite Registration Tuition
Onsite Registration accepted if space remains available


Registrations of two or more individuals in the same group will receive a $50.00 discount for each registrant.
Contact the AAAED national office (202) 349-9855 for more information. 

Participants will receive a AAAED Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

Training Location:

AAAED National Office:
American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 206
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 349-9855
(202) 355-1399 (fax) 

The training site is near the Farragut West Metro Station and is diagonally across the street from the Old Executive Office Building and the White House. A government - issued ID is required for entry into the building.  After entry go to the third floor, Suite 300.

Course Objectives and Faculty

Course Objectives:  To ensure compliance with the EEOC requirement to provide an annual refresher training of eight hours to EEO Counselors and Investigators; to continue the effort to apply EEO Counseling and Investigation best practices in the processing of complaints of discrimination and to provide a better understanding of the relationship between the different complaint processing stages.  The session will include:  An overview of the methodologies covered in conducting counseling and investigations; applicable EEO regulations and laws; Connecting the informal pre-complaint process to the formal process; Preparing and writing effective Counseling Reports and Investigative Plans; Review of Case Studies as they relate to the EEO process.


Delia Johnson

Delia L. Johnson served as the Director for the Office of Civil Rights at the International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board).  In this position,   Ms. Johnson was principal adviser to the Board and Senior Management on all matters relating to equal employment opportunity, civil rights and diversity issues.   In her position, she enhanced the Agency’s Mentoring Program and established the Diversity Leadership Council.  She actively continued  to introduce diversity related seminars and forums into the Agency’s training curriculum.   In August of 2008, Ms. Johnson was acknowledged by the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with an award for her outstanding accomplishments in the area of Federal Sector EEO Programs.  Ms. Johnson was also the Chair of the Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives addressing common concerns of Federal EEO practitioners as they administer the anti-discrimination laws and regulations.  Ms. Johnson serves on the board of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity.

Angela Hart-Edwards
Angela Hart-Edwards is a partner in the Employment group of Gordon & Rees and chair of its Federal Sector EEO Practice Group. Ms. Hart-Edwards is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience and 57 cases tried to verdict. She has obtained favorable outcomes in more than 40 cases for clients. She has extensive experience handling both individual and class action lawsuits from oversight of an investigation through judgment and appeals. Ms. Hart-Edwards is also an attorney on a national toxic tort litigation team and serves as lead local counsel for large manufacturing and distribution clients.

Ms. Hart-Edwards brings a wealth of litigation and investigation experience to her clients, having served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. She also served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia before she entered private practice in 2008.

Ms. Hart-Edwards focuses her practice in the areas of employment and civil rights law, government investigations and corporate compliance, and federal sector EEO employment law.

Ms. Hart-Edwards serves as investigations counsel for companies and nonprofit organizations in government investigations and corporate compliance. She represents corporations and their executives in labor and employment related litigation, agency proceedings, arbitrations and mediations and investigations. She also serves as “fire wall counsel” for agencies where she oversees and ensure objectivity of the federal sector EEO complaint process. Additionally, she provides counsel regarding federal and state regulatory compliance; negotiates and prepares employment and related agreements; prepares employment manuals and policies; advises management on preventative measures to avoid litigation in the context of human resource and EEO regulatory compliance counseling and training; and serves as corporate diversity counselor. She provides neutral EEO services to government agencies (e.g., write agency decisions, EEO investigations, ADR, employee and labor relations counseling for management EEO training, defensive litigation). Ms. Hart-Edwards also provides defensive Federal Sector EEO litigation services to agencies.

She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, Labor Studies, 1987; a J.D. and LL.M. from Temple University.







































Contact Information

  • American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)

    1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Suite 206
    Washington, DC 20006

Payment Instructions


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