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Training & Education

AFGE NVAC Training & Education

Our department is designed to support the mission of the National VA Council by effectively educating and training union leaders and members on issues that affect their employment. We provide training that promotes a better understanding of laws & regulations, employee rights, unions, your role as a steward or officer, Master Agreement, and other relevant topics. Training & Education is here to help you develop and hone your skills to be able to help other locals in your area.

National Training & Education Committee (NTEC)

This committee is made up of a Committee Chair, the President of NVAC, the NVAC Director of Training & Educationfive National Reps, and one District Rep. 

Meeting monthly to discuss past and upcoming training initiatives, the objective is for the NTEC to outline training needs on the local level to be scheduled throughout the year and how to execute it.

The National (Joint) Training & Education Committee (NTEC) based on the Charter for the NTEC, which is in the Master Agreement (Article 4, Section 6) is to meet 4 times a year. The committee is co-chaired by Chair (Management) and a Chair (Labor).  Other committee members include the NTEC (Internal to NVAC) and the Training Committee (Management). The purpose of this committee is to plan joint training initiatives to be executed throughout the year. 


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Upcoming Training

Upcoming Training

Title 38 Training

All segments of the agenda are appropriate for official time. Please note that VACO LMR does not grant or control local official time; this is done at the local level.

Follow this link to CVENT registration.

November 18, 2021 - November 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Zoom virtual training
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Stewards Training

AFGE has created online training to help new Stewards understand their role.

Follow this link to AFGE and stay informed!

Online AFGE Stewards Training

Training By Request

Union Training Request Form

Are you looking for ways to engage with new members?

We're here to help you learn and stay up to date on administrative and regulatory changes.

Helping you connect with information needed

Being added soon – Union Training Request Form

Joint Training Request Form

Needing assistance developing training to stay relevant?

The Joint National Training & Education Committee (Joint NTEC) is here to provide training to help local unions on various topics.

Download the form and return to the Director of Training & Education

Previous Training


AFGE National VA Council
2021 Health & Safety Training

Continuing to break new ground in the virtual landscape, NVAC hosted its first virtual conference, and it was AMAZING! Special guest speakers such as VA Secretary Denis McDonough, AFGE President Everett Kelley, Doug Dulaney, Managing Director, VHA Office of HEFP, our keynote speaker Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP. During our closing plenary we had the pleasure of the Acting Under Secretary, Deborah Kramer interacted with the audience in a Q & A session.

10th Annual New Local Presidents' Training

Training is geared toward new Local presidents who have not attended this training and those who need a refresher. When available, previous training will be uploaded to our AFGE National VA Council Document Database.


9th Annual New Local Presidents' Training

The AFGE National VA Council hosted its first-ever VIRTUAL New Local Presidents’ Training, and it was a HIT! With participants from across the country, NVAC jumped feet-first into the virtual training world. COVID did not stop us from engaging in thoughtful discussions and group interactions with expert presenters. Click the link below to view videos from this training. Once you click the button below, you will be taken to the searchable database to view the training videos.

Click the link to view training videos and materials.
Once you click the button, you will be taken to the searchable database to view the training videos

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AFGE National VA Council
Health & Safety Conference

With COVID-19 changing the way we do things, it’s our mission to provide individuals and Locals with critical tactics and strategies that help you become better leaders. 
Get ready for Denver, Colorado!

Grow your knowledge at the
AFGE National 2022 Health & Safety Conference

Think Safety - Act Safely

April 3 - 8, 2022

A continued commitment to meet the needs of union members is important to NVAC. Please SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming conference to be held in Denver, CO. Once registration opens, you will be able to click this link to view the conference agenda.

Knowledgeable Instructors

Each instructor is a subject matter expert (SME) in his/her field. These instructors have a wealth of knowledge that they will be sharing which provides you the opportunity to take that information back to your Local to share. Once registration opens, you will be able to click this link to view instructor bios.

Training In a Fluid Environment

During this time, your safety is our utmost concern. Our conference location has a ‘Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment’ that focuses on the safety and wellbeing of guests. While you are staying at the Hyatt take the opportunity to network with others as well as visit exhibitors. Once registration opens, you will be able to click this link to learn more about the conference and hotel accommodations.

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