Senior Leader Program
GW CEPL is Committed to Building a
federal executive corps
Our Senior Leader Program (SLP) provides the opportunity for executives in high demand to invest in continuing professional development while balancing commitments already in place. This program covers the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and meets the 80-hour interagency training requirement, focusing specifically on higher-level competencies. The opportunity allows you to learn more about common and emerging leadership and management issues while developing strategies for effective change.
- Ideal For
Federal GS 14-15s and comparable levels in military, state, or local government
- Learning Objectives
The program objectives and curricula are built around the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM's) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), allowing you to hone the skills, develop knowledge, and strengthen the personal qualities leaders need to excel in senior executive positions.
The program is offered in two formats: online and in-person.
- Senior Leader Program Fall Virtual Classroom
The Senior Leader Program (SLP) Virtual Classroom is offered as a five-week experience. Participants meet 2 times a week for five consecutive weeks for a total of 80 hours of total class time. Each day will be structured in such a way as to provide ample breaks and opportunities to break out into groups and connect with leaders across other agencies.
Fall 2023: October 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, November 6-7, 13-14 (8 AM - 4 PM EST)
Orientation: September 26 (1 PM – 2 PM EST)
"I was brought out of my comfort zone and stretched to think about where I see myself in the next 5-10 years as a future leader. The most helpful takeaways were the leadership lessons, learning about the different styles for leading teams."
Associate Director, Enterprise Talent Development, VHA Healthcare Leadership Talent Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
Fall 2023 Virtual:
Oct 16 - Nov 14*
Spring 2024 Intensive:
Small group of up to 25
Intensive: In-Person Daily
Applicants must be US Government employees
GW CEPL Alumni, Groups of 5+
*Fall Virtual schedule two days per week October 16 - November 14, Orientation September 26, 1- 2 pm EST
"SLP prepared me for navigating the dynamics of changing leadership and being able to assist that leadership to be successful with management agendas. It also opened up my aperture to look at things differently in regard to leading change, strategic planning, interacting differently with other executives and staff – producing results that add value to the agency."
Program Office Director of the Office of Legacy Management, U.S. Department of Energy