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The Office of Executive Programs (OEP) has designed and delivered programs for federal agencies for the past 25 years.  As the federal government today must learn to do more with less, leaders and managers must possess a set of skills and understandings that allow them to operate efficiently, effectively and well. And so, many OEP federal programs are leadership development programs. The Office of Executive Programs' leadership development programs are based on the U.S. Office Personnel Management's Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) --  Leading People, Leading Change, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions – and the leadership competencies that underlie them.

OEP offers the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) for federal government employees at the GS 14-15 level. The SES CDP is a component of executive development training which prepares participants for careers in the Senior Executive Service.  The SES CDP offers two options, with ten (10) or fifteen (15) days of core leadership training.  The program relies heavily on interactive forms of learning, including experiential exercises, small group interactions, field trips, assessment data and other forms of feedback, and case studies.  Training sessions include: Negotiations and Collaboration; Valuing and Incorporating Diversity: Leading Change and the Role of Culture; The Structure of Congress; Managing Across Sectors; Contemporary Issues Facing the Administration; The Current Congress, Administration and Leadership. The SES CDP:

§  Assesses individual leadership styles and competencies through a variety of assessment instruments, including a 360 degree assessment, and feedback opportunities.

§  Provides workshops and interactive simulations based on OPM’s Executive Core Qualifications.

§  Assists participants in developing individualized leadership development plans.

§  Introduces a variety of leadership tools and techniques to assist in addressing the challenges facing an agency and its divisions. 

OEP also delivers a leadership development program for employees at the GS 13-14 level, the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), which is offered either in a ten (10) or a fifteen (15) day format.  The program relies heavily on interactive forms of learning, including experiential exercises, small group interactions, field trips, assessment data and other forms of feedback, and case studies.  Training sessions include: Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Effective Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, Interest Based Negotiation, Moral Leadership for Public Servants, Diagnosing and Managing Team Dynamics, Leaders and the Use of Situational Power.

Executive Education is a GSA MOBIS Contractor:

SIN 874-1     Consultation Services

SIN 874-4     Instructor-Led Training

SIN 874-7     Program and Project Management