New Leader Program
About the Program
The New Leader Program, conducted
by the Graduate School, USDA, is for employees who have just entered
leadership positions or have a high potential for leadership. 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 skills
that will help them develop into effective leaders.
The training requires participants to be away from
their position for a minimum of 50 days over a 6 month period. The
program components include:
- Three one-week residential sessions
- Individual assessment
- Leadership development plan
- Learning teams/team projects
- 30-day developmental work assignment
- Management readings
- Management interviews
- Shadow assignment
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 7-11, WG 10-15, WL 6-14, and WS 8-13 levels who have just entered
leadership positions or have a high potential for leadership positions
such as: first line supervisors, team leaders, project leaders,
administrative support, and members of self-directed work teams.
August 10, 2014 - February 6, 2015
- Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to
submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access.
Course code: 500917.
- 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 commanding officer at field units or appropriate
office/division chief for HQ, Area, MLC, or District staffs.
- Scan the documents (in paragraphs 2-4 above)
into a pdf file and send as an e-mail attachment
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).
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