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FEMP Certified Training Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) works with key individuals to accomplish energy change with organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable Federal agencies to meet energy-related goals and provide energy leadership to the country.  DOE/FEMP develops and delivers training within its core mission to assist Federal agencies (energy and facility managers) in achieving their legislated and executive-ordered energy, greenhouse gas, and water goals. 

Click here to find out more about the FEMP certified training program.

 

National Defense University’s (NDU) Degrees and Certifications

Master’s of Science in Government Information Leadership – successfully complete the Advanced Management Program.  Apply and be admitted to the Government Information Leadership (GIL) degree program. Continue with the Chief Information Officer concentration and complete 5 additional graduate-level courses.  

A student may also obtain a Master’s of Science in Government Information Leadership by selecting a concentration area which corresponds to the College’s certificate programs, at the time of admission.  Concentration areas include:  Chief Financial Officer Leadership (CFO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Cyber Leadership (Cyber-L), Cyber Security (Cyber-S), Enterprise Architecture (EA), Government Strategic Leader (GSL), and Information Technology Program Management (ITPgM)

  • Chief Information Officer Certificate – complete the Advanced Management Program (AMP) which is a 14-week program consisting of eight courses or twenty-four credits. 
  • Government Strategic Leader Certificate (GSL) – complete eight graduate-level courses that may be taken in any order.  The following is the breakdown of the eight graduate-level courses:
    • Two  are foundation courses required that focus on organizational culture and the dynamic landscape of government security
    • Two additional courses in management
    • Two courses  in leadership
    • Two course in technology to meet the professional and/or organizational needs
  • Chief Information Officer Certificate (CIO) – complete eight graduate-level courses:
    • Three required core courses
    • Five additional elective courses from five competency areas
  • Chief Financial Officer Leadership Certificate (CFO) – complete eight graduate-level courses:
    • Four required core courses
    • Four elective courses
  • Cyber Leadership Certificate (Cyber-L) – complete eight graduate-level courses:
    • Two courses from Cyber Governance, Privacy and Civil Liberties competency
    • Two courses from National Security in Cyberspace competency
    • Two courses from Inter-Agency Collaboration and Cyber Workforce Protection
    • Two courses from Global Cyber Commerce and Technology competency
  • Cyber Security (Cyber-S) Certificates -4011, 4012/15/16, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
    • NSTISSI 401 Certificate-complete four graduate-level required courses
    • CNSSI No. 4012, 4016, NSTISSI 405 Certificates- complete five graduate-level courses
    • CISO Certificate – complete eight graduate-level courses
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) Certificates – consist of three certificates, Architect, Enterprise Architect and Chief Architect.  Before being awarded the next level certificate, the student must successfully complete the four graduate-level courses for it.
  • Information Technology Program Management (ITPgM) Certificates – consist of two certificates programs, Information Technology Project Management (ITPM) and the Information Technology Program Management (ITPgM).
    • Information Technology Project Management (ITPM) Certificate
      • Four core graduate-level courses
      • Two specialty graduate-level courses
    • Information Technology Program Management (ITPgM) Certificate – successfully complete the Information Technology Project Management (ITPM) Certificate and 2 graduate-level program management courses

Masters of Art in Strategic Security Studies – apply and get accepted to the NDU.  Complete the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) application.  Complete a 10-month, full-time, in-residence program at the NDU main campus in Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.  This Master’s program is also delivered at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (JFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg, N.C. to U.S. Army Special Operations Forces.

Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy – apply and get accepted to the NDU.  Sponsored by the NDU’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.  Complete a 10-month, full-time, in-residence program at the NDU main campus in Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.  Classes start the first week of August and end the first week of June.

 

Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

OPM created LEAD with busy Federal professionals in mind, giving you the option to decide what courses to take and when. You can choose from a variety of targeted courses within each leadership track, and you will have three years to complete your certificate.

Five Leadership Levels in the LEAD Certificate Program are:

  • Project/Team Lead
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Executive (SES level)
  • Professional Leader

LEAD Certificate by Level of Leadership Table
Required training for a LEAD Certificate at a Given Leadership Level 

Leadership Level Assessment Core Development Policy Awareness Skill Immersion
Project/Team Lead

(No formal
appraisal responsibility)

Take the following:

Leadership Assessment Program - Level 1

Take the following:

Team Development: Team Building
and Team Leadership - Blended

None Required Choose Any Three:
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Writing in the Federal Government
  • Facilitation Skills for Leaders
  • Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors
  • Project Management Principles
 Supervisor

(Conducts performance
appraisals for non- supervisory staff)

Take one of the following:

  • Leadership Assessment 
    Program- Level II
     
  • Leadership Assessment

    Program- Level I (may be used for the Supervisor Certificate
    if taken before or during 
    your first year of being a supervisor).

Take both:

  • Supervisory Development I:
    Fundamentals 
  • Supervisory Development II:
    Learning to Lead
None Required

Choose Any Three:

  • Coaching and Mentoring for Excellence
  • Communicating Face to Face
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Effective Writing in the Federal Government
  • Managing the Flexible Workplace
  • Resiliency 2.0
  • Women's Leadership: Succeeding in the Workplace
Manager

(Conducts performance
appraisals for one or more supervisors  and staff)

Take the following:

Leadership Assessment Program Level II

Take one of the
following:

  • Management Development:
    Leading from the Middle(suggested
    for managers with less than 2 year's experience)
     
  • Management Development:
    Leading Organizations (suggested
    for managers with 2+ years
    experience)

Take one of the following:

  • Dynamics of Public Policy
  • Federal Regulatory Policy
  • Federal Budgetary Policies and Processes
  • Science, Technology and Public Policy National Security Policy

Take two of the following:

  • Coaching and Mentoring for Excellence
  • Communicating Face to Face
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Developing Customer-Focused Organizations
  • Extraordinary Leadership
  • Innovation: Tools and Techniques
  • Organizational Resiliency
Executive

(Senior manager
level)

Take one of the following:

 

  • Senior Executive Assessment Program (GS-15)
  • Leadership Assessment Program Level II (GS 14)

Take one of the
following:

 

  • Executive Development:
    Leading Change
  • Leadership for a Democratic Society

Take one of the
following:

  • Dynamics of Public Policy
  • Federal Regulatory Policy
  • Federal Budgetary Policies and Processes
  • National Security Policy
  • Science, Technology and Public Policy

Take two of the
following:

  • Conflict and Negotiations for Federal Executives
  • Creating and Sustaining Organizational Excellence
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Leadership Competencies: Preparing for the Next Step
  • Emotional Competence: Working with Others for Results
  • Executive Communication Skills: Leading the Process of Change
  • Inter-Organizational Collaboration
  • Leadership for a Global Society
  • Organizational Resiliency
  • Strategic Planning for Executives
  • Working with Congress for Federal Executives

Professional
Leader

(Federal
professionals who
are not in a
formal
management
position but who
exercise
influence, design
and implement
policy, and work
in broad
partnerships
within and
outside their
agency.)

Take the following:

Leadership Assessment Program Level 1

Take the following:

Collaborative Leadership: 
Working with Others for
Results

Choose any three from
the Policy Awareness
and Skill Immersion
electives:

Policy Awareness

  • Dynamics of Public Policy
  • Federal Budgetary Policies and Processes
  • Federal Regulatory Policy
  • National Security Policy
  • Science, Technology and Public Policy

Skill Immersion

  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Effective Writing in the Federal Government
  • Facilitation Skills for Leaders
  • Innovation: Tools and Techniques
  • Project Management Principles
  • Resiliency 2.0
  • Women's Leadership: Succeeding in the Workplace

This information was taken from the OPM/Center for Leadership Development  website.