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Emerging Leader Program


  • Apr 2-4, 2019 at EMDC Learning Center, 1900 E Street NW (George Washington University Metro Stop) Washington, DC 20415, Tuition: $4600  (#24060)   REGISTER
    Start Time First Day 8:30 am - End Time Last Day 5:00 pm.
    Class Room April 2 - 4, 2019;
    Online May - September, 2019


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) predicts that by September 2017 nearly 31 percent of permanent career employees will be eligible to retire, government-wide. This will leave many agencies with an enormous talent gap and the need to prepare new leaders at all levels. What is your agency doing to prepare new leaders for the challenges ahead?

The OPM Emerging Leader Program (ELP) is an innovative early intervention in the growth of high potential leaders interested in expanding their capacity for leadership. The program is a blended design that is delivered over a six month period. As a cohort-based program, the ELP supports participants from across government in building strong relationships during the program and beyond.

The ELP is composed of the following components. Participants must complete each component to graduate from the program.

  • 3-day residential program at OPM

  • 5 monthly online meetings with pre-work

  • Action Learning project

  • OPM Leadership Potential Assessment

  • Career Planning

  • Final Paper

How You Will Benefit

  • Discover the foundation of leadership - increased personal and professional self-knowledge through individual assessments

  • Build powerful skills for leadership in the public sector based on OPM defined competencies

  • Apply leadership lessons through experiential learning and back at the office during the online portion of the program

Who Should Attend

The Emerging Leader Program targets Federal employees at the GS-5 to GS-11 grade levels and is a blended design that is delivered over a six month period.