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Excellence in Government Fellows

Program Overview:  The Excellence in Government Fellows program brings public, private, and nonprofit-sector leaders together to focus on key leadership and management principles, including the government’s Executive Core Qualifications.  This yearlong program meets the interagency training requirements for OPM-approved candidate development programs for Senior Executive Services. Participants receive a combination of innovative coursework, best practices benchmarking, action-learning projects, executive coaching and government-wide networking. Fellows benchmark some of the most successful organizations for a behind-the-scenes look at strategies for delivering results.  Fellows remain in their job while participating in the program. During the year long program, participants will meet every six weeks, spending a total of approximately 20 days in session. Fellows will also devote up to five hours per week to their projects.  Moreover, participants are expected to attend all seven class sessions.

Target Audience:  GS-14 to GS-15 (or equivalent), capable of travelling to Washington, DC and other locations for sessions, and have the support of their agency.

Tuition: Tuition for the Excellence in Government Fellows program is $9,900 and includes:

  • All coaching and facilitation
  • Course materials (e.g., books, articles and management tools)
  • Assessments, one-on-one coaching and individualized development planning
  • Online collaboration tools
  • Invitations to ongoing activities (e.g., forums, workshops, continuing education programs, etc.)

Application Procedures:  Applicants are advised that their organization may have different requirements and deadline dates to submit applications. Please check with your organization coordinator to determine if there is an internal competitive process before submitting applications. Applicant packages must be received by the following deadline date:

Deadline due date is April 10, 2015 and course start date is May 4, 2015.

All applicants are required to complete an online application, by going to the application in the right rail.            

  • Background information
  • Current resume two pages
  • Supervisor recommendation
  • One page essay on benefits of attending program
  • SF-182 for payment

Please email a copy of the completed application package to the DOE program manager via email to Johnny McChriston. Alternately, you may contact Mr. McChriston by calling at 301-903-9862 to address any concerns or questions which you may have.

Note:  Sponsoring organizations in headquarters are responsible for tuition cost and all travel expenses associated with events held outside of the greater Washington D.C. area. The estimated cost for these trips is $900.00 per Fellow.  Sponsoring field organizations are responsible for tuition cost and all travel expenses to Washington, DC, as well as events held outside of the Washington, DC area.  The estimated travel cost for field office participants is approximately $4000.00 per Fellow.