We will post updates on this page as we make changes to our regular operations and policies during the ongoing public health emergency.      

General Information

 

Is FTLF operating normally?

Yes, while we are not physically in the office, our the entire firm, including the Training Team, is working remotely. 

How do I contact FTLF?

If you have questions about a training or need assistance from the Training Team, our contact information remains the same.

If you are trying to reach an attorney you work with, you may email or call them directly or contact our main reception desk at (202) 466-8960. We’re also happy to connect you. 

Do you have resources on how to manage the Coronavirus pandemic?

Yes! We have a COVID-19 Resource Page for recent news, analysis, and industry updates. You can also find our recent Client Alerts linked above on the Blogs menu or on the Resource Center. In addition, keep an eye on your email for industry updates and new training opportunities on relevant topics or review our dedicated COVID-19 training page.

Webinars

 

Are you still hosting webinars?

YES! Our online programming continues to go forward and we are adding more sessions to the schedule every day. Announcements for new trainings are sent to our current email lists and displayed on our dedicated COVID-19 training page.

Do you offer CPE credits for webinars?

Yes! We are approved to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for live online group learning. Learn more here

In-Person Training

 

Are in-person trainings canceled?

Yes and no - we are not hosting any trainings in-person right now, but the trainings are not canceled, we just moved online! When Washington, DC issued its "Stay At Home" order back in March, we rescheduled most of our remaining Spring 2020 workshops for dates later in the summer and fall. Starting in May, we moved all in-person trainings to our virtual classroom. We will proceed with the online alternative until it is safe to proceed with in-person trainings again. Once we resume in-person events, we will continue to offer a virtual attendance option. If you have questions about a specific training, you can read more below or contact us.

What is the status for trainings scheduled for Summer or Fall 2020?

  • Summer: all trainings scheduled through September 2020 will be held virtually. This includes workshops originally scheduled to be in our Washington, DC office as well as national events planned for Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
  • Fall: We will make a decision about Fall 2020 events on a rolling basis as more information becomes available. We certainly hope to return to in-person trainings soon, but will continue to host our trainings virtually until it is safe to host you in our office again.

Which trainings are now in the Virtual Classroom?

To date, the following trainings have been moved to a virtual setting:

TrainingOriginal DatesRescheduled DatesFormat
Health Center Contracting StrategiesApril 15 - 16, 2020June 23 - 24, 2020Virtual
Head Start Fiscal ManagementApril 20 - 21, 2020July 15 - 16, 2020Virtual
FTCA AcademyApril 22 - 23, 2020August 11 - 12, 2020Virtual
Health Center Compliance: FundamentalsApril 28 - 29, 2020July 21 - 22, 2020Virtual
340B Drug Discount Program May 6 - 7, 2020August 3 - 5, 2020Virtual
Federal Funding Academy: San Diego, CAJune 17 - 19, 2020August 26 - 28, 2020 Virtual
Mastering the Compliance Manual: Chicago, ILJuly 8 - 9, 2020July 7 - 9, 2020Virtual
Medicare for FQHCs: Las Vegas, NVJuly 14 - 15, 2020July 13, 14, & 17, 2020Virtual
Mastering ERSEAJuly 29-30, 2020July 29-30, 2020Virtual
 
Can I attend a workshop remotely?

Yes: starting in mid-May 2020, we transitioned workshops and other in-person trainings to a virtual classroom (read more below). We will offer a virtual attendance option for all 2020 trainings, even if we are able to proceed with the event in-person.

Should I sign up for a future training given all the current uncertainty? 

Yes! We know that current circumstances make it difficult to plan ahead, which is why the virtual attendance option will be available for all of 2020 (and quite possibly into 2021). Due to the unknown duration of “Stay-at-Home” and “Shelter-In-Place” regulations, we are waiving transfer fees for in-person trainings impacted by the pandemic. We understand that restrictions may differ across communities and want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible while holding your seat for a training.

Virtual Classroom

 

What is the FTLF Virtual Classroom?

Everything you love about our small group workshop experience, retooled for an online venue to maintain social distancing for your safety. 

Where is the Virtual Classroom?

We use Zoom Meetings for workshops hosted in our Virtual Classroom. This platform allows us to make both video and audio available for speakers and participants; makes it possible to share slides, resources, and take notes on a virtual whiteboard; and provides many opportunities for participation by raising hands and splitting up into breakout rooms.

How does the Virtual Classroom compare to your in-person workshops?

Our small group workshops were designed to encourage interactive discussion, peer-to-peer networking, and direct access to our attorneys. While the online environment is different from an in-person experience, we are working hard to ensure that our Virtual Classroom meets the same standard. In our virtual classroom, we're bringing you the same high-quality materials, live video of our attorneys, ample opportunities to ask questions, and dedicated time to connect with your peers in breakout rooms. 

When will you begin hosting trainings in-person again?

Like many businesses, we don’t know when we will be able to resume normal operations. We certainly hope to go forward with in-person trainings soon, but as long as it remains unwise to gather together in groups, we will host our trainings virtually to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, our clients, and our community.  For now, we are following guidelines from the CDC, local recommendations on reopening from the District of Columbia government, updates from our building management, and many other sources in order to make the most informed decisions possible. 

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