Executive Education offers a variety of training programs for federal, state, and local agencies; and international clients. A sampling of recent clients and offerings includes:
In the area of leadership development…
The Senior Leadership Program (SLP) for NIH is a ten day program based on the Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications: Leading People, Leading Change, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions. The program is offered to teams of senior NIH scientific and administrative staff at the GS-14 level and above. The program is spaced over a three-month period to maximize the potential for both individual practice and agency challenges. The SLP addresses current as well as future management and organizational challenges facing NIH as a whole as well as the individual institutes and centers that comprise NIH.
The Office of Executive Programs developed and delivered both the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) for employees at the GS-14/15 level and the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for the GS-13/14 level of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The SES CDP and the ELDP are components of Commerce’s executive development training which prepares participants for careers in the Senior Executive Service. The objective of the SES CDP and the ELDP is to develop participants’ proficiency in a set of core leadership competencies taken from OPM’s Executive Core Qualifications. The SES CDP and the ELDP are fifteen-day, 120-hour trainings. The courses rely heavily on interactive forms of learning, including experiential exercises, small group interactions, assessment data and other forms of feedback, and case studies.
Leadership for the Senior Intelligence Service is a multi-day program offered to the Intelligence Community to enhance the performance of technical officers in the Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications with an additional special emphasis on technical leadership, strategic and tactical awareness and planning, oversight and risk management, and effective change management. Executive Education also offers The Leadership Certificate program which allows participants to earn a certificate upon completion of a series of ten two-day leadership workshops. The Leadership Certificate is designed to provide a cost effective and integrated training program for technical professional and managerial staff. Executive Education also offers a Certificate in Managing a Learning Organization, based on the Five Disciplines by Senge, the certificate includes five, two-day workshops.
The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission is an agency of Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland that develops and maintains a regional system of parks as well as administers the general plan for the physical development of the two counties. Through this eight-day long program, MNCPPC employees receive leadership development training on topics such as Interest-Based Negotiation, Group Collaboration, Team-Building, Results-Based Facilitation, Leading for Results and Performance Accountability, and Systems Thinking. Program sessions offer tools and frameworks for learning diversity, service motivation, partnering and collaboration, and managing conflict.
The Office of Executive Programs entered a three-year partnership with the State Justice Institute and the Maryland Judiciary to design and deliver customized educational programs in performance management, collaboration, and innovation for teams of Judges, and Circuit Court and Trial Court Administrators. The programming featured highly interactive dialogue, hands-on applied learning, a focus on the development of key leadership skills and behaviors, individualized coaching and technical assistance, and the development of long-term peer networks. Program themes included: Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness; Levers of Leadership: Power, Conflict, Trust, and Forgiveness; Awareness of Court Culture; and Maximizing the Performance of the Courts.
In the area of public policy…
In 2013, the Office of Executive Programs began a new partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The partnership kicked off with a program entitled Understanding Public Policy and Legislation Program for a group of approximately 100 “CMS Fellows” who were tapped as future leaders of the agency. Through classroom programs conducted at CMS Headquarters in Baltimore and in a series of training webcasts for CMS Field Offices around the country, the Understanding Public Policy and Legislation Program has provided participants with a broad understanding of the public policy process and how Congress works to conduct the business of the federal government generally and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS specifically.
The program is an international study conducted for a delegation of high-ranking officers of the Army of Peru in order to (a) strengthen the education received by the officers with seminars and lectures on homeland security and defense policies of the United States; (b) give students an opportunity to better understand different realities by sharing their experiences and lessons learned with American public managers, in a different historical and cultural context; and (c) increase the international exposure of military officers by providing the opportunity of interacting with foreign authorities and experts on issues pertaining to their professional backgrounds.
The program is a look at how the United States’ local, state, and federal governments work. It combines classroom lectures on topics such as the making of economic policy, domestic social policy, trade policy, and the role of media in government with site visits to Capitol Hill, state and county governments, and think tanks.