The OPM leadership development experience cultivates the growth and aspirations of the comtemporary government leader. Located in peaceful environments free from day-to-day workplace distractions, OPM’s centers foster intensive learning that recognizes every Federal professional as a unique individual. These full-service facilities offer the latest business technologies, tension-relieving amenities and contemplative settings for an enriching learning experience.
OPM’s locations in the eastern and western United States provide a welcoming hub for interagency learning and networking. A stay at one of our facilities brings together leaders throughout Government, spurring conversations, idea exchanges and connections that last for years, and enrich your leadership resources.
The Eastern Management Development Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is a self-contained residential training facility. It is located 70 miles from downtown Washington, DC.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains above the Potomac River, Shepherdstown, once considered as a site for the nation’s capital, balances its past with the future by blending history, education, culture, and recreation in a way that attracts a diverse and vibrant population. This small cosmopolitan community, with many amenities, meets the needs of the metropolitan area while still maintaining a cozy and quaint atmosphere for the state’s oldest town. In 2000, Shepherdstown was the focus of world attention as the site for peace talks between Israel and Syria.
The Eastern Management Development Center combines 168 comfortable private rooms, complete food and beverage services, office space, a fitness center, and 14,000 square feet of training space. The state-of-the-art classrooms are equipped with ergonomic chairs and tables, video/computer monitors, and built-in whiteboards. The classrooms are also equipped with networked computers, and have breakout rooms.
The Western Management Development Center is a campus-style learning environment convenient to both the Denver metropolis and the vast natural and recreational resources of the majestic Rocky Mountains. It is 30 minutes from Denver International Airport in Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
The Western Management Development Center campus is a self-contained center for living and learning. Participants stay in comfortable private rooms and enjoy complete food and beverage services. Classrooms and breakout rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped. The Center offers computer facilities, access to a full-service fitness center, and places for informal gathering to foster reflection, conversation, and networking.
Additionally, the city of Aurora offers challenging golf courses, recreational areas such as the Aurora and Cherry Creek Reservoirs, and community parks with extensive interconnecting trails and open space systems for hiking and aquatic pursuits. Aurora also boasts a mild and dry climate with more than 310 days of sunshine a year.