Great leaders create and communicate a vision and move people into action to achieve it. They ignite our passion and inspire us to do our best. To be successful, leaders must develop the essential skills to effectively communicate, motivate their employees, fine-tune critical thinking skills, and build and leverage partnerships. They must also understand the organizational and political environment that surrounds them and be proficient in planning and managing human, financial and technology resources. Future leaders must possess the ability to think strategically, identify trends and be innovative. Being technically adept in your field will no longer be enough. Therefore, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) identified five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and six Fundamental Competencies that all aspiring and emerging government leaders and executives must possess. They are based on extensive research regarding the attributes of successful executives in both the private and public sector. The ECQs represent the best thinking of organizational psychologists, human resources professionals, and members of the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES).
This catalog includes nationwide information about more than 860 leadership programs, courses and resources from more than 260 educational organizations to help you gain or improve your leadership skills. Included also was consideration for institutions that are recognized for their academic excellence and support for minority students; these include the Historically Black Universities and Colleges; American Indian Colleges and Universities; and Universities and Colleges Predominantly for Women; as well as Universities and Colleges which are noted for their support of Hispanic & Asian students, and finally Universities which have historically served students with disabilities.
If you are on the leadership journey and have team leader, supervisory, or managerial experience, but need to hone in on certain skills or if you are an aspiring leader who wants to become an effective team leader, supervisor or manager, this catalog provides information about programs, courses and resources to build your leadership skills. It predominantly lists short-term training programs and longer-term courses from universities, colleges and non-profit organizations such as think-tanks; and lists such by ECQs and Fundamental Competencies.
For each institution in this catalog, we have provided a representative list of courses and programs. When you access the institution’s web site you, you will be able to determine the full range of courses and programs available for your consideration. The resources listed will facilitate your growth and development as an incumbent or aspiring leader; and will be helpful in preparing an Individual, Leadership or Executive Development Plan. Before making final plans to register, please be sure to check each institution’s website or call the contact number provided to confirm that the information is still current.
Please note, the listing of these courses does not constitute endorsement of their content by the Department of Energy or any agency of the Federal Government.
Two documents are available on this download page. Click on the icons at the bottom the page to download them.
The first document is the current edition of the Leadership Development Catalog. To make it easier for you to locate training specific to your needs, the catalog has been organized with each course matched to a primary ECQ, though many courses fit the parameters for more than one. When you find a course within the catalog that interests you, CLICK on the hyperlink for the training institution’s web pages for additional information on the course.
The second document is the Master Course Index. All of the courses from the Catalog are listed in this searchable index. In addition to the primary ECQ many of the courses have secondary ECQs identified. After downloading the Master Course Index you may search by primary or secondary ECQs or by location, institution or cost.
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