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"The course leader and expert instructors at the Executive Development Seminar did a great job of helping us understand what's important, and why. It was a ‘forest’ view, instead of the same old 'trees.' I have recommended the experience to my colleagues, and will continue to do so."Doug BoyntonInternational Broadcasting Bureau
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.
An OPM 360 Degree Assessment is included for those participants who have not previously taken the assessment. Interested participants decide during the class, if they wish to take this the assessment at the end of the class.
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.
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.