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Executive Leadership Program

Program Overview: Participants are required to attend four one-week residential training sessions, beginning on Sunday evening and ending each week at noon on Friday. Key training is developed under the Executive Core Qualifications designed by the Office of Personnel Management with an emphasis on Leading People. Training focuses on competencies such as Team Building, Conflict Management, External Awareness and Critical Thinking. There is a special emphasis on the study of Emotional Intelligence, Mentoring and Coaching. A 360 Group Report identifies additional training that may be critical to a specific cohort of students.

Program participants work with an experiential learning team throughout the nine-month program. Teams consist of peers representing diverse agencies and job series. The team environment provides an opportunity for participants to practice new leadership concepts. Additionally, each team is tasked with developing a team project and delivering their results to their class peers. The ELP emphasizes sharpening skills that define the role of a leader on a team. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used as a tool to help teams better understand member preferences resulting in successful team engagement.

Target Audience: The target audience is GS 11-13 or equivalent

Tuition:  $4,625.00

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

Deadline for ELP 1-2016 is 04/06/2015 and course start date of 05/04/2015

Deadline for ELP 2-2016 is 08/10/2015 and course start date of 09/14/2015

Nomination packages must include Executive Leadership Program Application, and information about the applicant, the applicant’s immediate supervisor, and the program coordinator at the applicant’s organization.

·         A statement from the applicant indicating the purpose for applying and how participation in the Executive Leadership Program will support the applicant’s career goals.

·         The applicant’s current resume, signed and dated by the applicant.

  • Payment must accompany the application before it will be processed. We accept:
    • Organization purchase order; a completed and signed government training authorization form (e.g., SF-182)  can be submitted in lieu of a purchase order.

Completed application packages should be emailed to the DOE program manager, Johnny McChriston. Alternately, you may call him for concerns or to address your questions at 301-903-9862.

NOTE: At a minimum, participants complete one eight-week developmental assignment outside of the position of record. Assignments are to be completed during the nine-month program. Participants complete a three-day assignment "shadowing" a federal manager or executive at the GS-13 to Senior Executive Service (SES) level. By observing executives in action, participants gain exposure to managerial duties, responsibilities, and various leadership styles. They observe how the concepts learned in the program are applied in real-world situations.