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The Office of Personnel Management's LEAD Institute empowers federal leaders to take charge of their professional development by providing a clear path to leadership education and development that's right for them and their careers. The LEAD Institute offers essential role-based leadership skills that help individuals fulfill their Individual Development Plan (IDP), putting them squarely on the path to career development.
How a LEAD Institute Program Works
OPM created the LEAD Institute with busy federal professionals in mind, giving learners a path to complete an Institute program in just ten months. Virtual classroom time is maximized by enhancing the transfer of learning through a variety of real-time and self-paced learning activities and program elements.
In each LEAD Institute program, rising and established federal leaders participate in content rich modules that provide:
LEAD Institute Program: Senior Leader
The LEAD Institute Program: Senior Leader is a rigorous five-month program delivered in a virtual learning format incorporating both asynchronous and synchronous online activities and culminating in an action plan to aid the senior leader in continued development of essential leadership behaviors.
This program will provide senior leaders with tools and awareness for effective self-management in order to instill accountability, inspire individual excellence, and drive exemplary organizational performance toward successful mission accomplishment in support of national objectives.
Program learning objectives include enabling the senior leader to:
Together, learners will consider…
Individually, learners will create learning action plans with concrete, measurable, time-bound goals to guide their professional development and support transfer of learning to their organizations.
This program is for third-level leaders (supervisors of managers; responsible for organizational results).
Restricted to grades GS-14/equivalent and above.
Each Cohort will be capped at 24 participants to maximize learner/instructor interaction, group learning, collaboration, teamwork, and skills development.
What is a Cohort Program?
The cohort program is structured to engage learners in similar roles across federal service who bring their collective experiences to the cohort’s learning environment, magnifying interaction and learning. Throughout the five months learners will interact, learn, and participate in projects with cohort members in a virtual classroom setting and a combination of asynchronous and synchronous online projects and activities which may include webinars, group work, assigned readings, and an online community of practice.