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Schedule at a Glance

Executive Development: Leading Change

Schedule

  • Mar 14-18, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $4850  (#25830)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)
  • Jun 13-17, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $4850  (#25831)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)
  • Sep 12-16, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $4850  (#25832)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)

Overview

Today’s federal executive lives in a world of constant change, requiring proactive and strategic leadership skills for success. As a high-performing leader, it’s likely you will play a role implementing change within your organization, if you haven’t already. Change often impacts more than just the employees within the organization – but how do you identify those other stakeholders and prepare for change with them in mind?

If you’re facing this question, this course is the next step in your development as an executive. You’ll learn tools for mastering change management, as well as practices to think and act strategically. Learning alongside your peers in a group project, you’ll practice collaborating across boundaries, review ways to manage stakeholders, and better understand how elements of the Executive Branch can influence governmental change.

How You Will Benefit

Through collaborative learning and practical application, you’ll up your political savvy, interpersonal and communication skills, and external awareness by:

  • Identifying and plan for internal and external politics that impact vision, mission, and organization, which will enhance your ability to interact positively with constituencies.
  • Gaining a better understanding of Congressional and Presidential roles and powers in relation to change within government.
  • Applying concepts of innovation to think and act more strategically and collaboratively.
  • Engaging in a group project that emphasizes work teams as well as critical aspects of strategic thinking, strategic planning, stakeholder management, and political research.
  • Becoming more self-aware and better manage work relationships by exercising emotional intelligence skills.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for highly effective managers at the GS-14 or 15 levels who are eligible to transition to the Senior Executive Service (SES), including those who are in SES Candidate Development Programs as this course partially meets the requirements for 80 hours of interagency training.

Additional Information

Participants must attend all sessions and participate in the small group project which will require meeting for two hours each evening of the course, in addition to approximately three hours of pre-course work. Participants are required to bring a 1-2 page summary of a current leadership challenge or issue facing them in their work.