Program Overview: The Aspiring Leader Program is a two-month program structured around two, one-week seminars. Classroom learning and self-study assignments allow you to tailor the program to specifically fit your developmental needs. In addition, the program contains several developmental work assignments to be completed outside the classroom. Because teamwork is critical to good management, you are also assigned to a Leadership Development Team during your residential sessions. These teams strengthen leadership and interpersonal skills, stimulate commitment to personal development and provide a forum for exploring and addressing current issues facing supervisors and managers in the federal workplace. Each team will prepare and deliver a one-hour presentation on a management-related topic for their class.
Program participants will continue in their present positions and perform their normal duties. This program does not involve a promotion or a change in position.
Nomination Due Dates: Close of business March 14, 2014 (Program ALP 2014-1); May 24, 2014 (Program ALP 2014-2), and August 28 Program ALP 2014-3). Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted. Applicants are advised that their organization may have different requirements and deadline dates to submit applications. Please check with agency coordinators to determine if there is an internal competitive process before submitting an application to the ALP.