Executive Survival Skills (ESS) is a three-day course designed for high-potential managers and executives. The course helps participants be better equipped to lead change through a deeper understanding of leadership and team building skills and practices. The curriculum covers topics such as leading in turbulent times, emotional intelligence and leadership roles, leadership presence, situational leadership, change dynamics and tools, team development and trust, and appreciative inquiry.
The course will address the theoretical and practical leadership aspects essential for survival in today's changing environment. Examine how the leader's attitude, values, and beliefs influence organizational performance. Analyze your critical thinking/ decision-making processes and apply strategies to improve them. Learn to be resilient, overcome setbacks and avoid career derailment in the rapidly changing, high-pressure environment of executive leadership
Individuals at the GS 13-15 level, participants in agency Candidate Development Programs and SES members seeking additional or refresher training. In order to receive a certificate of completion from Executive Survival Skills, learners must attend all days of instruction and complete all course requirements.
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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."
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."
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The Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is a two-month program designed to prepare employees at the GS 4-6 levels for a foundational understanding of leadership competencies. The program theme is “Leadership Foundations.”