The Aspiring Leader Program,
conducted by the Graduate School, USDA, prepares federal employees for
positions as team leaders, supervisors and managers. The program is
designed to strengthen basic competencies in oral and written
communication, problem solving, leadership, interpersonal skills,
self-direction, flexibility, customer service, and decisiveness.
The training requires participants to be away from
their position for a minimum of 20 days over a three month period. The
program components include:
Three 5-day residential sessions
A team project that involves the design and
delivery of a one-hour presentation on a management related topic
An individual needs assessment (covering
Leadership Effectiveness Inventory (LEI) and Myers-Briggs Type
Formulation of a leadership development plan
A one-week assignment "shadowing" a
One-on-one interviews with federal managers
The reading and preparation of a written review
of two books on management issues
Strengthen basic competencies in team and
managerial skills so that they can excel in their current job and be
competitive for promotion opportunities.
Full time permanent employees at
the GS 4-6, WG 5-11, WL 1-14, and WS 1-8 levels, who are motivated
self-starters, and desire to acquire the skills they need to work well
in a team environment.
15 April 2013-24 May 2013 (Application Deadline 31 Jan 2013)
8 July 2013-16 August 2013 (Application Deadline
31 Jan 2013)
Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to
submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access.
Course code: 500926.