Excellence in Government Fellows Program Overview
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Experience: Developing more than 3,600 federal leaders from over 50 agencies
Success: 100 percent of graduates surveyed would recommend the program
Results: 99 percent of graduates surveyed applied lessons learned on the job

Excellence in Government
Fellows Program

Our Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) program prepares leaders to be more than managers. They are innovators whose creativity in problem-solving stands up to the complexity of our 21st century challenges. Our graduates deliver results—helping government effectively defend the homeland, ensure public safety, protect the environment, respond to natural and man-made disasters, improve public health and serve those in need.

Through a proven combination of innovative coursework, best practices benchmarking, challenging action-learning projects, executive coaching and government-wide networking, our program meets the interagency training requirements for OPM-approved candidate development programs.

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Coursework: Leaders Teaching Leaders

The Excellence in Government Fellows program brings world-class public-, private- and nonprofit-sector leaders together to help fellows apply leading management principles—including the government’s Executive Core Qualifications—to their jobs.

Benchmarks: Observing the Best in Action

The fellows benchmark some of the most successful organizations for a behind-the-scenes look at their strategies for delivering results. Previous benchmarks have included Accenture, Ben & Jerry’s, Deloitte, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks and Teach for America.

Results Projects: Solving the Government’s Problems

Leaders learn best by doing. Fellows reinforce lessons taught in the classroom by working with agency executives to tackle complex issues confronting our country. Past fellows have developed strategies for streamlining drug approvals, strengthening collaboration during food recalls and improving recruiting for mission-critical occupations.

Coaching/Mentoring: Learning from Others’ Experiences

Coaching is a critical element of leadership development. Fellows receive targeted support from experts and experienced government leaders. In addition, fellows will have access to the Partnership’s extensive network of public-, private- and nonprofit-sector leaders.

Networking: Creating a Cadre of Change Agents

Too often, leaders complete development programs and return to an environment where they feel isolated from the energy and creativity experienced during the program. Our fellows join a community of leaders, who support continued learning through networking, online forums and other ongoing professional development opportunities.

Participating in the Excellence in Government Fellows Program

Participants may enroll in the program at two points during the year: the spring and the fall. For more information about the time commitment, tuition and application process, please click here or contact us.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Wingo
Senior Program Manager
Partnership for Public Service
(202) 775-9111

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.