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
Leadership development plan
Learning teams/team projects
30-day developmental work 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.
17 Mar 2013-20 Sept 2013 (Application Deadline 31 Jan 2013)
4 Aug 2013-7 Feb 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: 500917.