"The Leadership Assessment course far exceeded all courses I have attended in my 24 years as a civil service employee. It was informative, interesting, professional, and fun, as we learned not only about others but about ourselves. I highly recommend supervisors attend this course as an important part of their continued learning process."
-- Sylvia A. Maine,
Department of the Air Force
Great leaders are made, not born. Whether a new supervisor or a seasoned executive, you can always enhance your leadership and management skills. Our open enrollment programs offer the opportunity to do so throughout the course of your career.
For more than 45 years, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has trained Federal managers and executives to be effective Government leaders. We recognize the need for leadership at all levels, encompassing the many roles that influence, create and implement good governance. We seek to empower Federal leaders by providing career-long training that enlightens and fortifies them on their Leadership Journey.
What makes our training programs unique is how they address contemporary leadership challenges through a perspective of public service and Constitutional values. The five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and comprising 28 competencies, form the foundation of our respected curriculum. Used in selection, development and performance management systems throughout Government, the ECQs also represent guideposts on the path to career and organizational success.
Our Mission: We are the Federal Government's human resource agency. We established the ECQs and designed the leadership framework that builds on them. We know what works in Government because we are the Government.
Our Approach: We have a public service orientation grounded in the latest public and private research on leadership development. We integrate policy and public governance into the development of effective leadership practices. Our training speaks the language and shares the values and concepts of government.
OPM's competency-based learning experiences in professional, residential environments foster the exchange of ideas, best practices and resources, and the development of cross-agency networks and partnerships.
Our History: We have defined what it means to be a Federal leader for five decades. The collective experiences and insights of thousands of Federal leaders who have implemented Government policies and have taken our courses are integrated into our programs.
Our Convenience: Since we are a Government organization, processes such as payment, training forms and applications are more easily shared and managed across agencies.
Our Core Leadership Curriculum stands as one of the most successful training programs ever conceived for Federal leaders. In our multi-phase approach, participants are engaged in a career-long process of leadership development.
Beginning with the foundational Collaborative Leadership Seminar and culminating with the highly regarded Leadership for a Democratic Society program, leaders prepare for progressively higher levels of responsibility, while ensuring their agencies have an effective blueprint for succession planning.
As you study the catalog, you’ll find some changes in our programming. In our continuing efforts to provide up-to-date and cutting-edge leadership development programs, we have revised the names of some courses to reflect changes in course content or focus.
The Core Leadership Curriculum Continuum offers intense, transformational classes that build on each other and offer insight into the increasing complexity of Government service as you move along your Leadership journey. See the below table for a list of courses.
|Individual Leader||Collaborative Leadership Seminar: Working with Others|
|Team Leader||Team Development Seminar|
|Supervisor||Supervisory Development Seminar I: Supervision Fundamentals
Supervisory Development Seminar II: Learning to Lead
|Manager||Management Development Seminar I: Leading from the Middle
Management Development Seminar II: Leading Organizations
|Executive||Executive Development Seminar: Leading Change
Leadership for a Democratic Society