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Federal Executive Institute: Leadership for a Democratic Society

About the Course

The Leadership for a Democratic Society program, conducted by the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va., helps executives develop broad corporate viewpoints, understand their constitutional roles, enhance essential skills, and improve government. Students link individual development to improved agency performance. The program addresses the Executive Core Qualifications of leading change, leading people, building coalitions/communication, results driven and business acumen.

The training requires participants to be away from their position for 2 two-week sessions.

Participant Objectives


Senior Executive Service, GS-15, and NF 5-6 managers


Aug 3-29, 2014

Enrollment Procedures

1. Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 500913.

2. Complete a SF-182

3. Complete a resume (the resume should address job accomplishments)

4.     Scan and email the SF-182 and resume as a PDF attachment to

   (a) Include the course title and convening date within the subject line of the e-mail.

   (b) Include your supervisor in the cc line of the e-mail


Costs are paid by the AFC 56 "C" school account.

Selection Procedures

The application packages of all eligible nominees will be reviewed by a selection panel at Headquarters. Candidates 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.

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