Graduate School USA understands that every individual has their own unique style of learning, leadership, communication, and interacting with one another. Identifying and understanding these unique characteristics can be an invaluable tool for success as you strive to achieve your career objectives.

For questions about our organizational development services, including the assessment tools below, please email or call (202) 314-3580.

Leadership Effectiveness Inventory (LEI)

The Leadership Effectiveness Inventory (LEI) is a 360-degree assessment instrument developed by the Office of Personnel Management and revised by Graduate School USA for assessing job strengths and development needs for both individuals and groups. The LEI assists individuals planning their leadership development, organizations engaging in leadership development and succession planning efforts, and trainers identifying needs for new curricula.

Individuals are assessed against the 28 leadership competencies that comprise the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the Senior Executive Service. These "competencies" are skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that are observable and measurable.

The 360° feedback evaluates input from supervisors, peers, and staff for an enhanced picture of an individual's skills. In a graphic and narrative form, individual feedback reports present assessment data highlighting job strengths and development needs to serve as the basis for the individual development plan. Development suggestions and action planning support the identified development needs, while group feedback reports present an organization's overall strengths and target areas for development.

The LEI can form the basis of an organizational assessment. Graduate School USA can also design, develop and deliver a long-term leadership development program customized to address the specific needs of an intact work unit or agency.

To learn more about determining the next steps for your personal career development or to consider this tool for staff development, please email or call us at (202) 314-3580.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

For more than five decades, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument has helped millions of people all across the globe to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. The MBTI assessment tool reveals unique characteristics about each of us and shows how they influence our style of communicating and interacting with co-workers, bosses, direct reports, family members, etc. The assessment is key to both understanding the differences among personality types and improving communications in work and personal relationships.

Based on Isabel Myers' unique implementation of Carl Jung's theory of psychological type, the MBTI® instrument determines our preferences on four dimensions: extroversion-introversion, sensing-intuition, thinking-feeling and judging-perceiving. The various combinations of these preferences result in 16 personality types. The MBTI's wide-ranging applications promote personal growth in many organizational situations:

  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership development
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Organizational development
  • Stress management
  • Career management
  • Outplacement

Whether you are an individual interested in enhancing your people skills or a team leader or manager who wants to improve your workgroup's overall effectiveness, the MBTI is a proven, valuable tool. You may complete the assessment online, and an expert Graduate School USA facilitator certified in the MBTI will provide an interpretation of your results. For teams, we can arrange a group interpretation session on-site.

For questions about our organizational development services, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment, please email or call (202) 314-3580.

Executive Potential Program

The Executive Potential Program (EPP) is a 12-month competency-based leadership development program that provides training and developmental experiences for high-potential executives at the GS 13-15 levels or equivalent. The program theme is "Leading Change."

Executive Leadership Program

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is a nine-month competency-based leadership development program that provides training and developmental experiences for mid-level employees at the GS 11-13 levels or equivalent. The program theme is "Leading People."

New Leader Program

The New Leader Program (NLP) is a six-month program designed to prepare employees at the GS 7-11 levels for management and leadership positions. The program theme is "Leading Self."

Aspiring Leaders Program

The Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is a two-month program designed to prepare employees up to GS 6 levels (or equivalent industry professionals) for a foundational understanding of leadership competencies. The program theme is “Leadership Foundations.”