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
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.
28 April 2013 - 31 Jan 2014
(Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2013)
8 Sept 2013-13 Jun 2014 (Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2013)
Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to
submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access.
Course code: 500916.