Senior Leader Program

If you are a senior manager in the federal government or a comparable level military, state and local official who wishes to enhance your leadership potential or prepare for the Senior Executive Service, the Senior Leader Program will enable you to systemically develop the personal qualities that are vital to leadership success.

The program meets the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 80-hour, interagency training requirement in the Executive Core Qualifications, focusing specifically on higher-level competencies such as external awareness, strategic thinking, political savvy and accountability. Since its inception in 1982, thousands of managers and executives from more than 80 government agencies and departments have attended the SLP.

Learning Objectives:

The program objectives and curriculum are built around the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications, allowing you to hone the skills, develop knowledge, and strengthen the personal qualities you’ll need to excel in senior executive positions.

OPM Executive Core Qualifications:

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

Target Audience: Senior managers and executives in the federal government, or comparable level military, state, and local officials who wish to enhance their leadership potential or prepare for the Senior Executive Service.
Dates: Fall 2017: October 5-6; 12-13; 19-20; 26-27; November 2-3; Each session meets Thursdays/Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Winter 2017: December 8-16, 2017 Exclusive Residential Program at Bolger Center in Potomac, MD
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, COG members and groups of 5 or more.

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