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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Transition Center Training Division

FREE Evening Seminar – Encouraging Resilience in the Foreign Service Child (MQ500)

May 4, 2016, 6:00pm–8:30pm | This evening seminar is a valued added resource for all parents in the foreign affairs community. Participants will hear from both parents of children who were raised overseas and the Third Culture Kids themselves. Discussions will address the characteristics of an internationally mobile childhood; influences on cultural identity; characteristics of families living overseas; and strategies for raising resilient children.

FREE Evening Seminar – Legal Considerations in the Foreign Service (MQ854)

May 18, 2016, 6:00pm–8:30pm | The mobile foreign affairs lifestyle gives rise to unique legal implications for foreign affairs agency employees and their family members. This seminar includes a panel of experts provided by the American Foreign Service Protective Association to discuss contingency planning. Participants will learn steps in creating wills, trusts and powers of attorney; as well as identify legal responsibilities in owning real estate.

Career Transition Center

Early/Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 105)

Note new name: take this course early in your career!

Are you in the early-to-mid stages of your career and more than ten years away from retirement eligibility? This two-day future-oriented seminar is for you; it covers TSP, annuities, financial management, estate planning and more!

Course Dates
May 3–4, 2016
June 8–9, 2016
November 7-8, 2016 (FY 2017)

Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 101)

Do you have between one and ten years until you leave federal employment? Don't wait; prepare by attending the four-day seminar as soon as possible.

Course Dates
April 11 – 14, 2016
June 20 – 23, 2016
July 25 – 28, 2016
September 26 – 29, 2016
November 28 – December 1, 2016 (FY 2017) 

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