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2017 FTI Excellence in Service Uniformed Services Public Service Award

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) since its inception has valued extraordinary voluntary activities contributing to the wellbeing of our country’s citizenries by the uniformed services and civilians of DOD, NOAA and HHS who support those in uniform. In recognition of individual and team contributions to our fellow citizens, The League of United Latin American Citizens request nominations for its Uniformed Services Public Service Awards in accordance with the following criteria.

2017 FTI Symposiums


2017 FTI Collegiate Symposium Flyer

Young professionals, college students, redent graduates, teachers, and career counselors are invited to attend and learn about federal government educational and career opportunities.



2017 FTI Youth Symposium Flyer

Junior high school and high school students, teachers, and career counselors are invited to attend and learn about federal governement educational and career opportunities

FTI News


2017 FTI Workshop Request for Proposals Application Package

LULAC is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal for the FTI Senior Executive and Leadership Development Training workshops. We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the aforementioned event to be held in San Antonio, TX from July 4 through July 8, 2017. (PDF format)


2016 OPM Guidance

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About the FTI

Vision Statement

The Federal Training Institute is dedicated to the belief that increasing the knowledge and skills of staff through educational opportunities contributes to the advancement of human fulfillment. Therefore, a diverse, well-educated and informed workforce will be able to adapt and better respond to the future challenges of their agencies.

Mission Statement

The Federal Training Institute is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to develop and enable participants to realize their potential by strengthening their knowledge, skills, and professional competencies. We provide continuing education by expanding opportunities for personal growth and fostering the development and dissemination of public policies and social change activities.

We realize the rapid changes of our nation present all agencies and companies with new and additional challenges in completing their various missions. We are committed to providing the support, training, and development at times to keep abreast of these changes. Our core value is committed to facilitating educational opportunities to participants to acquire or enhance the skills necessary to progress and develop within and beyond their potentials.

The Federal Training Institute (FTI)

The Federal Government is in a constant stage of growth and change. A knowledge-based economy and dramatic advances in technology are having a dramatic impact on how government work is accomplished. An increased emphasis on results and rising expectations of service by those it serves creates an additional layer of complexity to how federal agencies implement their missions. America’s diverse and dynamic society requires a special brand of leadership skilled in keeping pace with its changing needs. As a result, the Federal Government Civil Service workforce is changing by becoming more diverse, expecting more flexibility, and creating more vehicles to develop its workforce. As human resource management is reshaped to leverage its employees as capital to be invested in, government agencies are moving to recruit a diverse cadre of people and retain the best through carefully crafted career development and training programs that build strong leaders who can serve America in the future. This three day training is open to all employees; it presents a unique opportunity to develop competencies essential to the new leadership culture in the Federal Government. FTI is dedicated to presenting a recommended progression for maximum development throughout an individual’s career leadership path.

FTI in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management, and other Federal agencies offers a leadership development curriculum that includes situational leadership, conflict management, and strategies for success. Each year FTI builds upon the success of its past curriculum by offering courses that meet federal agency training requirements and directly address each of the five Senior Executive Service Core Qualifications and or new initiatives within the government that may impact the employee development and the community it serves. Listed below are some of the workshops offered:

  • “Doing More with Less: Effective Process Improvement and Change Management”

  • “Emotional Intelligence for Leaders”

  • “Transforming Yourself into a Strategic Leader”

  • “Branding Yourself: How to Create a Professional Portfolio!”

  • “Strategic Diversity Recruitment”

  • “Understanding and Working with Different Generations”

  • “The 3 “G”s to a Successful Assignment”

  • “Diversified Recruitment Strategies and User Friendly Websites”

  • “Leadership Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) Competencies – GS 14 and 15

  • “Leadership ECQ Competencies GS-14 and 15 Inventory"

  • “Hispanic Employment Symposium”

What You Will Gain

While developing your knowledge in the re-engineered Leadership Journey Program specifically designed to effectively serve the American people. Included in the program’s Core Leadership Curriculum, are competencies that encompass the Executive Core Qualifications, (ECQ’s). Skills to be gained through this curriculum include: situational leadership skills, team and coalition development, project management, budget and procurement competency, interpersonal skills; and, thereby, satisfy individual development program related to Leadership Development Training.

What Your Agency Will Gain

Federal agencies will benefit from the timely and cost effective implementation of their mission through the broadening of employee ability to drive organizational results, serve customers, and build teams, partnerships and coalitions as reflected in the newly designed programs that build strong leaders to serve America in the future. Employee attendance will assist agencies in meeting their training requirements, in managerial succession planning through development of current and future managers and leaders. Attendees will return to their agencies with increased enthusiasm for their leadership role and with the knowledge and tools to make more confident and effective contributions. Members of the Senior Executive Service, seasoned Federal employees with vast knowledge in their areas of expertise and private contractors that serve as and/or facilitate training for the different Federal agencies facilitate workshops, breakout, and plenary sessions in the Core Leadership Curriculum.

Who Should Attend

FTI is designed for public sector employees, including educational and military personnel, in team leader, supervisor, manager or senior executive level positions, and professional administrative and technical personnel who are in various stages of their careers. This program is also designed for those interested in engaging in a career development plan that prepares the individual to meet the challenges of the new workplace environment.

Attendance Justification Statement

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a non-profit employee advocacy, training and education professional development organization that executes a preeminent annual Federal Training Institute (FTI). The FTI is a recognized leader in developing the values and competencies that are the foundation of public service, transcending individual professions and missions.

FTI provides low cost/high benefit quality individual career development planning that meets federal agency requirements as reflected in the newly designed programs in and outside government. Attendees benefit from the recommended career path, designed to establish them as competitive candidates for selection to upper level managerial and senior executive candidate positions. The instruction and mentoring offered prepares FTI participants to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and to recognize, appreciate and embrace a leadership role consistent with the essential elements required to become part of the nation’s 21st century workforce.

FTI workshops and forums follow closely the U. S Office of Personnel Management Development Centers (OPMDC) and other Federal agencies. The FTI faculty includes experts who provide perspectives on key issues affecting the workplace. These perspectives include strategic integration of human capital management, effective leadership, budget and performance integration and career development planning for Individual Development Plans, emerging technologies, leveraging diversity and equal employment opportunity.

Participation in FTI will benefit Federal agencies through broadening their employees’ abilities to drive organizational results, serve customers, and build teams, partnerships and coalitions in and outside government. It may also assist participants charged with the recruitment, retention and development of employees in identifying appropriate practices to improve the effectiveness of each agency's efforts to recruit, hire, promote, retain, develop, and train a diverse and inclusive workforce, consistent with merit system principles and applicable law as required in Executive Order 13583-- Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce. The enhanced competency of their workforce will result in the increased ability for Federal agencies to implement their mission in a timelier and cost effective manner.

The LULAC Federal Training Institute qualifies as training in compliance with:

5 U.S.C. Chapter 41; Federal Government, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 251 (5 CFR Part 251) titled Agency Relations with Organizations Representing Federal Employees and Other Organizations; Executive Order 11348 as amended by Executive Order 12107 titled Further Training of Government Employees, and the Executive Order 13111 titled Using Technology to Improve Training Opportunities for Federal Government Employees.


Established in 1984, recognition of the LULAC Federal Training is demonstrated by the following partners:

  • Department of Agriculture
    o Food and Nutrition Service
    o Food Safety and Inspection Service

  • Office of Personnel Management Development Centers

  • Graduate School, USDA

  • Department of Defense
    o United States Air Force
    o United States Army
    o United States Navy

  • Department of Homeland Security

  • Department of the Interior
    o Bureau of Land Management

  • Department of Justice
    o Federal Bureau of Investigation
    o Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Office of Personnel Management

  • Department of Transportation
    o Federal Aviation Administration

  • Department of Energy

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Social Security Administration

  • Department of Health and Human Services
    o Office of Minority Health

Past Events

2016 LULAC Federal Training Institute

2016 LULAC National Convention

87th Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition in Washington DC from July 12 through July 16, 2016

2016 FTI Presentations

Power point presentations.

2016 LULAC Excellence in Service Awards

LULAC is happy to announce that we are accepting nominations for 2016 LULAC Excellence in Service Awards that will take place at the 87th National Convention & Exposition’s Defenders of Freedom Breakfast. Attached you will find The LULAC Excellence in Service Award information package for your nominations with detailed information on the same. If you should require any additional information, you may contact Sara E. Clemente, Director of Federal Affairs via Email or by calling 202 734 7200.

LULAC Excellence in Service Award

I. Purpose: The LULAC Excellence in Service Award honors military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, men and women, who have supported the LULAC priorities as well as the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective Military Service or other DoD Component.

The LULAC priorities are: Civic Participation, Civil Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Health, Housing, Immigration, Public Service, and Technology. For detailed information on the LULAC priorities, please visit

Timeline & Location:
Date of Event: 12-15 July 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Civilian Employees and Military Members
Performance Period: May 2015 - May 2016
Due Date: 2 May 2016
LULAC Point of Contact information: Ms. Sara E. Clemente, or by calling 202 734-7200.

Award Nominations and Submission
All Military and Civilian award nominations should be submitted directly to LULAC for consideration via E-mail for receipt on or before COB May 2, 2016.

Awards will be offered to service members from the following Components: Army Active, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Navy Active, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Active, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Active, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard Active, and Coast Guard Reserve and from a Defense Agency, a DoD Field Activity, and/or a Combatant Command.

All packages should include a nomination form, a biography, a write up narrative, public release statement, and an official photo.

We look forward to your Component’s submission and participation.


Sara E. Clemente
LULAC Director of Federal Affairs

2015 FTI Monterey: Cultivating Talent for Tomorrow Workshops

2015 FTIP event page

2015 FTIP event page

Clivk here for more information about the event, agenda, exhibit and registration links.

Federal Training Institute Partnership: Back by Popular Demand

LULAC is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Third Annual Federal Training Institute Partnership Training (FTIP) in collaboration and partnership with our Federal partners. This year the FTIP will have 2 components and 2 host agencies NIH & Department of Education.

The registration for both components will open on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:00am EST and will close as soon as all slots are taken. Please read more details following the link below.

We look forward to seeing at the FTIP!

2015 Federal Training Institute Partnership

2015 LULAC Federal Training Institute


2015 DOD Excellence in Service Award

The LULAC Excellence in Service Award honors military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, men and women, who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective Military Service or other DoD Component.

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The LULAC Federal Training Institute Partnership (FTIP) is a Public Non-Profit Partnership with Federal Agencies and the League of United Latin American Citizens. The FTIP was created May 2013 by LULAC and cadre of Federal employees who have served or are currently serving in Federal leadership positions. It engages employees throughout the Federal government.

2014 Federal Training Institute Partnership

2014 Federal Training Institute Partnership

2014 Federal Training Institute Partnership

Free Leadership and Senior Executive Training for Federal Employees

2014 LULAC Federal Training Institute

2014 Federal Training Institute website

2014 Federal Training Institute website

The League of United Latin American Citizens invites you to participate in the 85th Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition in New York from July 8 through July 12, 2014.


2014 OPM Certificate

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2013 LULAC Federal Training Institute

2013 LULAC National Convention website

2013 LULAC National Convention website

Find more information about the 84th Annual LULAC National Convention and the Federal Training Institute (FTI) in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 17 through June 22, 2013.


2013 LULAC FTI OPM Letter

The Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management approved LULAC 84th National Conference and Exposition as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. chapter 41 ...

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