Does the Federal Government offer training or seminars to those wishing to move into the Senior Executive Service (SES)? The answer is yes and the training is very comprehensive . I have listed here the next training seminar that will be available and the details that go with it.
Executive Development Seminar: Blended Course Blended Course, Online and Residential Overview
This blended Executive Development Seminar contains the same developmental activities as the Executive Development Seminar. It has been developed to strengthen the ability of senior managers in the federal government to transition into the (SES).
The seminar approaches the “leading change” concept from a Senior management level, involving strategy and policy. During the course of the seminar you will be required to design a Government agency, establish the agencies mission, it’s goals, and complete an strategic plan that will align with aligned with the President’s Management Agenda and the (PART).
You will determine which other Government agencies, which Congressional committees, and which special interest groups are the most likely partners and you will work on building those relationships. You will learn to act strategically and communicate orally in a variety of settings. There are eight hours of weekly work online that are academically “tough” and where you develop collaborative skills. In-residence sessions, led by experts and skilled academics, are interactive and hands-on. You will explore your leadership style through a 360-degree assessment and apply concepts that are applicable to today’s Federal Government structure.
These are the areas in which you will benefit:
Acquire and demonstrate new techniques and approaches for leading change within the Federal Government Construct a map of the political environment, identifying the diverse stakeholders involved in a policy area.
Enhance your skills in planning and delivering results-oriented performance Improve your political savvy by identifying valuable partnerships and coalitions.
Better understand the interrelationship of the Legislative and Executive Branches.
Improve your executive communication skills.
Understand the leaders responsibility for managing an ethical organization.
The seminar is specifically designed to meet the interagency training requirements for SES Federal Candidate Development Program enrollees.
Who Should Attend:
(GS-14s/15s) who find it difficult to be away for the standard two-week EDS seminar SES-level managers seeking focused skills development and promotion Individuals enrolled in a SES Federal Candidate Development.
Program Schedule: May 4 – Jul 16, ’09 @ WMDC – Aurora, CO
8 weeks online starting May 4-June 26, 2009, 3 days in residence July 14-16, 2009
Tuition includes materials, meals and lodging.
Competencies Emphasized: External Awareness,Strategic Thinking, Political Savvy, Oral Communications and Interpersonal Skills
Location WMDC – Aurora, CO, College Credits 4 Hours/Graduate