Senior Leader Program

GW-CEPL is committed to building a 21st century federal executive corps, and 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.  Our SLP covers the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and meets the required 80-hour interagency tranining 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.

Target Audience:

Federal GS 14-15s and comparable levels in military, state or local to enhance their leadership potential or prepare for Senior Executive Service (SES)

Learning Objectives:

The program objectives and curriculum 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.

OPM Executive Core Qualifications:

  • Leading People
  • Leading Change
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Building Coalitions

Dates:  Winter 2017: December 8-16, 2017 (Residential); Summer 2018: June 22-30, 2018 (Residential); Fall 2018 (Thur/Fri): Oct 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26; Nov 1-2, 2018 (Non-residential);  Winter 2018: December 6-14, 2018 (Residential)

Venue: GWU Alexandria Graduate Center, 413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22314 (5 min walk from Blue/Yellow Line and 15 min driving from the Regan National Airport)
Cost: Summer or Winter $8,950 Residential Program; Fall $7,100
*We offer a 10% discount for GW-CEPL alumni and groups of 5 or more.

Ina Gjikondi-Cecchetto
Director, Executive Education and Leadership Coaching Services
Phone: 202-994-5313