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Leadership for a Democratic Society

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for the Leadership for a Democratic Society program must be submitted by your agency training office to FEI. Most spaces are sold to agency training representatives prior to the start of each fiscal year, but a limited number of spaces are available throughout the year. Training offices may register executives up to four weeks prior to the start of a program.

Voice: 434-980-6232
TDD/TTD: 434-980-6299
Fax: 434-980-6267
Email: FEIRegistrar@opm.gov



Schedule

  • Jul 9-Aug 4, 2017 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $19875  (#22526)   REGISTER
    Standard 4-week format.
  • Aug 6-Sep 1, 2017 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $19875  (#22527)   REGISTER
    Standard 4-week format.
  • Sep 10-Oct 6, 2017 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $19875  (#22528)   REGISTER
    Standard 4-week program.
  • Oct 15-Nov 10, 2017 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23156)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Dec 3, 2017-Jun 1, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $15627  (#23157)   REGISTER
    Blended Learning Program. Residential: December 3-15, 2017. Online: December 16, 2017 - May 30, 2018. Conclusion/Graduation: May 30 - June 1, 2018.
  • Jan 7-Apr 13, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23158)   REGISTER
    Applied Learning Program. First Half: January 7 - 19, 2018. Second Half: April 1 - 13, 2018.
  • Jan 21-Apr 27, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23159)   REGISTER
    Applied Learning Program. First Half: January 21 - February 2, 2018. Second Half: April 15 - 27, 2018.
  • Feb 4-Mar 2, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23160)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Mar 4-30, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23161)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Apr 29-May 25, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23162)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Jun 3-29, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23163)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Jul 8-Aug 3, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23164)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Aug 5-31, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23165)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.
  • Sep 9-Oct 5, 2018 at Federal Executive Institute (FEI), 1301 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, $20869  (#23166)   REGISTER
    Residential Learning Program. Standard 4-week format.

Overview

Transformational leadership is one of the most significant issues influencing federal government performance and agency effectiveness. Government leaders are being asked to reimagine operations, function with fewer resources and find new ways to tackle complex challenges. Bringing visionary thinking to these situations in transformational ways is a skillset that distinguishes great executives from good.

Since its founding in 1968, the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) has empowered more than 20,000 senior executives to become visionary leaders who can think broadly and manage strategically. As your agency leadership faces the challenges ahead, FEI serves as to provide an executive leadership-development opportunity that challenges government executives to reach beyond their past practices to embrace a broader perspective of governance and new leadership capacity to better serve and support the American people.

Using the U.S. Constitution as the principal foundation, the Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program guides executives to understand the diverse goals of the government and the citizens it serves. FEI challenges executives to excel in a 21st-century world while remaining connected to the Constitutional values forged in the 18th century. Through this program of study, government executives find their voices and access wisdom to move their agencies in the strategic directions necessary for it to better achieve its mission. The LDS program provides a life-empowering and career-strengthening experience that will serve as the enduring foundation of each executive leader’s journey of personal and professional growth.

Leveraging the expertise and experience of each executive, the LDS establishes a learning community where the participants and faculty are both teachers and learners. Anchored in scientifically validated leadership theory and principals, the core curriculum is aligned with OPM’s Executive Core Qualifications and Leadership Competencies. In addition to the LDS Core Curriculum, LDS participants, through a selection of learning environments and topics, tailor their learning experience to meet their self-determined goals and interests. Each executive completes several introspective assignments, at least one action learning project, and produces plans to transform themselves and their organizations.

How You Will Benefit

LDS prepares senior-level leaders for today’s complex challenges, including:

  • Broadened understanding of the U.S. Constitution as the foundation for Federal public service;
  • Increased critical self-awareness as an individual, team member, and leader;
  • Enhanced leadership and management strengths and areas for improvement, especially in the areas of team-building, strategic thinking, influencing/negotiating, political savvy, and external awareness;
  • Enhanced ability to identify problems and plan for action to improve organizational effectiveness;
  • Appreciate more fully the importance of Federal service and the diverse talents and resources of Federal executives;
  • Improved ability to leverage the diverse talents of the Federal workforce;
  • Expanded professional networks, enabling improved inter-organizational collaboration and problem-solving;
  • Increased resiliency, mental and physical wellness, and work-life balance.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Executive Service members, GS-15s or their equivalents
  • Selected senior non-federal employees, to include Private sector, state and local government who are of an equivalent grade/level (as determined by FEI)
  • GS-14 Federal employees (and equivalents in other pay systems) who have executive-level duties may request a grade waiver to participate in the LDS program. Please contact the FEI Registrar for additional information and guidance.

HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for this course must be submitted by your agency training office to the FEI Registrar. Many spaces in this program are sold to agency training representatives prior to the start of each fiscal year. However, individual spaces may be available in specific programs. Please contact the FEI Registrar at FEIRegistrar@opm.gov or 434-980-6232 for more information.

Voice: 434-980-6232
TDD/TTD: 434-980-6299
Fax: 434-980-6267
Email: FEIRegistrar@opm.gov