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Executive Development: Leading Change


  • Jul 20-24, 2020 at Byron Rogers Federal Building, 1961 Stout Street, Suite 16-111, Denver, CO, Tuition: $4800  (#24664)   REGISTER
    Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
  • Sep 28-Oct 2, 2020 at Bolger Center, Potomac, MD, Tuition: $6050  (#24665)   REGISTER
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM
    Residential Course - meals and lodging included


The foundational subjects in this course are based upon the concepts of leading change and using strategic thinking and planning in the process. The core curriculum in this course includes an understanding and discussion of how emotional intelligence enables the executive to act in an authentic way with all stakeholders. A significant element of this course teaches how to collaborate across boundaries within the Federal executive branch of government. Additionally, all participants will obtain a better understanding of the powers and role of the Presidency and the Congress. Participants will learn how to improve their innovation skills as a federal executive.

How You Will Benefit

  • Enhance your ability to interact positively with constituencies, and identify and plan for internal and external politics that impact vision, mission, and organization.
  • Develop new awareness of various aspects of your agency;
  • Thinking strategically, you will gain new knowledge, skills and understanding that will take you even further in your career;
  • Through a group project, you will learn the fundamentals and finer aspects of strategic thinking, strategic planning, and political research.
  • You will examine how policy is made and how to maximize the interest of all concerned stakeholders.

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites for admission to this course. However, 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

Full Participation in this Course is Mandatory:

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 3 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. Participants must have no more than a 3 hour excused absence for cause.


Unless the course is listed as RESIDENTIAL, lodging and meals are not included in the tuition.