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Management Development I  (501363)        

(formally Seminar for New Managers)

About the Course

The Management Development I, conducted by the Office of Personnel Management's Management Development Center, provides new managers the opportunity to learn and hone the essential skills necessary for successful transition into entry level management. It is also appropriate for more experienced managers who have not yet had the opportunity for formal development of these skills. The program strengthens the employee's competencies in the areas of continual learning, resilience, service motivation, conflict management, cultural awareness, customer service, problem solving, technical credibility, human resources management, interpersonal skills, and written communication.

The training requires participants to be away from their position for 2 weeks.

Participant Objectives


New managers at the GS 12-14, WS 14-18, WL 15, O4, and O5 levels who are making the transition from supervisory to managerial responsibilities.


15-25 Sept 2014 (Application Deadline Closed)

Application Procedures

To apply:

  1. Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 501363.
  2. Write a statement that describes: (a) Your current leadership responsibilities, and 
    (b) a recent work experience that involved extensive collaboration. 
    1. E-mail the statement as an attachment .
    2. Include the course title and convening date within the subject line of the e-mail.
    3. Include your supervisor in the cc line of the e-mail.

Costs are paid by Coast Guard Headquarters (AFC 56 "C" school account).

Selection Procedures

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.

More Information

See OPM's web site at

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