Just look at what your tax money is going for! Isn't it wonderful?!
The 2008 event took place in New Orleans, and the keynote speaker was the recently indicted (and since convicted) Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. Some of the 2008 workshops taught bureaucrats to navigate the bureaucracy, and are at least sort of related to training for government work -- for example, "How to Win" when suing the government through an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint, or "How to Succeed (get Promoted) in Government." Many were self-help workshops on personal finance, maintaining one's credit rating, and "Starting Your Own Business Using Government Money/Buying Investment Properties."
Go get a federal job so that you, too, can get an extra vacation, paid for by your boss, on which you can learn how to cook, steer your way to a promotion, start your own business on the side, and improve your credit rating.