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Executive Development Seminar (500912)

About the Course

The Executive Development Seminar, conducted by the Office of Personnel Management's Management Development Center, provides experienced managers the opportunity to strengthen their ability to make sound decisions that lead to meaningful change in critically important areas. The program strengthens the employee's competencies in the areas of external awareness, strategic thinking, vision, cultural awareness, integrity/honesty, accountability, decisiveness, financial management, oral communication, partnering, and political savvy.

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

Participant Objectives


GS 14-15 managers, O6 managers, and newly appointed SES



8-18 September 2014 (Application Deadline Closed)

Application Procedure

To apply:

  1. Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 500912.
  2. Write a statement that describes: (a) Your current leadership responsibilities, and 
    (b) a recent work experience that involved extensive collaboration. 
    1. Include the course title and convening date within the subject line of the e-mail.
    2. Include your supervisor in the cc line of the e-mail and send all documents in a pdf file and send as an e-mail attachment to

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

Learn more on how to be the best Executive you can be with OPM's Executive Development Best Practices Guide!

 See OPM's web site at

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