Annual Webinar Schedule

SEA has started recording full video and audio of webinar presentations for SEA members to view online at their own convenience (excluding "What's So Different About the SES Anyway?," which is presented twice yearly). Click here to view these videos if you are currently logged-in.  If not, log-in to SEA's website, click "Events" on the list at the right side of the page, and then click "Webinar Slides." For Mike Miles' "Financial Intelligence" series, only the video of his most recent presentation will be placed online and will be replaced monthly by the newest edition in the series.

October
"10 Common Pitfalls for New Executives"

This 1 hour session offers practical advice gleaned from years of providing information and counseling to SEA members, as well as input from seasoned Senior Executives. It will be of special value to those new to the Senior Executive Service, whether from the GS ranks or from outside government, and to those in SES candidate development programs. Several experienced executives will join with SEA's President Carol Bonosaro to present the session

November
"Making the Most of Your Federal Benefits in Retirement"

Mike Miles, Federal Times' financial expert and the SEA's Financial Planner in Residence, hosts this 2 hour session which covers the Thrift Savings Plan; life, health and long term care insurance; the annuity survivor benefit election; FERS special retirement supplement; CSRS voluntary contributions; the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision; as well as Social Security and Medicare. Rather than the basics, it will provide members with higher order insight into these resources and strategies for using the rules and options of each to their best advantage.

January
"What's So Different About the SES Anyway?"

This member benefit is offered twice yearly to SEA members. Because the SES is a completely separate personnel system with distinctive provisions, very different from the General Schedule, it is extremely important that new executives - and SES candidates - fully understand the system.

The 1 ½ hour session covers rights and responsibilities, benefits, job protection and limited appeal rights, fallback rights, pay and performance management, mobility, the 120 day rule and more (this material is not covered in OPM's SES orientation sessions). It is led by SEA's General Counsel Debra Roth and SEA President Carol Bonosaro.

March
"Retirement: It's a Lot More than the Money"

Packed with exercises, this webinar is a results-oriented, interactive workshop and will help you answer such questions as: "What are my options at this stage in life?" and "What is the psychological impact of the transition from a full time career to a new job or a new phase of life?" Attend and overcome fears as you network with other professionals facing the same challenges and leave prepared for success rather than dreaming about it!

The agenda covers 1) Finding an Environment that Meets Your Needs and Suits Your Preferences, 2) Identifying Elements of The Work or Activity You Love, and 3) Creating a New Network In Your Area of Interest

Peter Sherer, former HHS executive and Deputy Director of The President's Commission on Executive Exchange, and now the CEO of Experience Matters (the Executive Transition Experts) serves public, private, and non-profit executives and senior professionals. Their mission is to help senior executives design a working life they love. Their clientele include senior executives throughout Government, including the Department of Defense, EPA, the Commerce Department, IRS and the US Postal Service.

May
"Managing Your TSP Account in Retirement"

As a TSP Account owner near or in retirement, you are a juicy target for scam artists. In fact, some of the biggest brokerage, mutual fund and insurance companies have your TSP account clearly in their sights. Their goal is simple: to find ways to turn your retirement savings into their profits. Variplan Principal Advisor Mike Miles knows, because he used to work for one of those companies and can tell you from experience that they define success in terms of how much money they can extract from their customers, rather than how much wealth they can create for them. Rolling over your TSP account in retirement can be one of the biggest financial mistakes you'll ever make.

SEA's Financial Planner in Residence Mike Miles presents a concise, informative webinar that every TSP investor near, or in, retirement should attend. You'll learn about the alternatives to the TSP and their pros and cons, the tactics used to try to rob you of your savings, and the reasons why the TSP is superior to just about every other alternative out there.

June
"Getting Your Will and Estate Planning in Order"

Tom O'Rourke, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, will provide a comprehensive look at getting your affairs in order, including the goals you should consider, and both formal and informal planning tools for wills, trusts, and tax planning. If you haven't completed your estate planning, you can't miss this webinar, and, if you have, the session will provide a review and a nudge toward any necessary updating. Be prepared, not only for the inevitable, but also in the event of your incapacity. You may attend either on-line or at the SEA office.

July
"What's So Different About the SES Anyway?"

This member benefit is offered twice yearly to SEA members. Because the SES is a completely separate personnel system with distinctive provisions, very different from the General Schedule, it is extremely important that new executives - and SES candidates - fully understand the system.

The 1 ½ hour session covers rights and responsibilities, benefits, job protection and limited appeal rights, fallback rights, pay and performance management, mobility, the 120 day rule and more (this material is not covered in OPM's SES orientation sessions). It is led by SEA's General Counsel Debra Roth and SEA President Carol Bonosaro.

September
"Medicare Part B: Do You Need It?"

Whether you're retired or soon to be retired, you will eventually face a decision - whether to enroll in Medicare Part B and pay a premium in addition to that for your FEHBP insurance. So that you can make an informed decision, Malcolm Gaskins and Gayle Nelson, Account Executives with the Federal Employees Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, present a 1 ½ hour session, explaining how Medicare Part B works with your Federal health insurance and the factors you should consider in reaching a decision.

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