About the Program
The Executive Leadership Program, conducted by the
Graduate School, USDA, provides leadership and managerial training and
development opportunities for employees who have a high potential to be
a future federal manager. The program is designed to strengthen the
employee's leadership competencies and to teach them how to apply the
skills they learn in real-world situations. Participants gain knowledge
and practice the skills that will help them develop into effective
managers and leaders.
The training requires participants to be away from
their position for a minimum of 3.5 months over a 9-month period. The
program components include:
- Four 5-day residential sessions
- A team project that involves the design and
delivery of a one-hour presentation on a leadership related topic
- An individual needs assessment
- A Leadership development plan
- A project impact paper on how your training
experience will impact your career plans and goals
- A one-week assignment "shadowing" a
- One-on-one interviews with senior federal
- A 60-day developmental assignment
- Leadership readings
Strengthen basic competencies in leadership skills
such as teamwork, customer service, problem solving, self-direction,
flexibility, interpersonal skills, conflict management, decisiveness,
oral and written communication, and working effectively in a diverse
Full-time permanent employees at
the GS 11-13, WL and WG 10-15, and O3 to O4 levels.
September 7, 2014 - June 12, 2015
- Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to
submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access.
Course code: 500916.
- Complete a
Grad School Application Form, which includes statements from the
applicant and their supervisor.
- Submit a current OF-612, resume, or equivalent
documentation, signed and dated by the applicant showing current
- Include a letter of nomination in CG memo
format from the first flag officer or SES in the applicant's chain
Scan the documents (in paragraphs 2-4 above) into
a pdf file and send as an e-mail attachment
HQS-SMB-CG-12CTrainingCourses@uscg.mil . Include the course title
within the subject line of the e-mail.
Costs are paid by Coast Guard Headquarters (AFC
56 "C" school account).
- A selection panel will review the documents of
all eligible applicants.
- Selected individuals will be notified by record
message traffic of their selection.
- Alternates will be selected and will attend the
program in the event a primary candidate cannot attend.
- Selected individuals will be directed to submit
a completed SF
182, including the signed Continued Service Agreement (pages 4-5
of the SF 182).
Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities