Mission Support Leadership Program

Mission Support Leadership Program

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Virtual, Washington, D.C.
Virtual and in-person sessions
105 total hours | 6 months
October 2023 - February 2024
15 days in session
GS-12 to GS-14
Leaders of acquisitions, IT or HR. Leaders of supervisors and technical experts who lead projects, typically at the GS-12 to GS-14 level
Apply by
September 22, 2023

For more information, contact: Diana Starkes [email protected]  (202) 292–1014

Mission Support Leadership Program

The federal government’s effectiveness directly depends on the strength, expertise and leadership of its mission support—the acquisitions, financial management, human resources and information technology professionals. While their work is usually done behind the scenes, it is imperative to build the leadership attributes of these professionals because of their wide-ranging impact, the interconnectedness of their business functions and their ability to positively impact strategic decisions.

The Mission Support Leadership Program, designed for GS-12 to GS-14 federal employees in acquisitions, financial management, HR and IT, prepares these mission-critical federal professionals to become more effective leaders by focusing on the four core tenets of the Partnership’s Public Service Leadership Model—self-awareness, engaging others, leading change and achieving results. By the end of the course, participants are able to make values-based decisions, use their roles to build strong partnerships, identify how to drive positive impact within their organizations and demonstrate enhanced leadership attributes.

Participants will be placed in cohorts according to their professional track, and the program includes plenary-style sessions where all cohorts join together and participate in cross-functional activities. Experienced instructors will introduce proven leadership techniques, facilitate engaging conversations and guide activities and workshops on course concepts. Throughout the program, participants will also work in a team of four to seven people to tackle a critical challenge in the federal government. In addition to time spent in session, participants should plan to spend an average of five hours per week working on this project throughout the program.

Please note that while our goal is to have full tracks for each mission-support function, demand for in-person and virtual programming may result in cohorts comprised of participants working in different functional areas. In either case, participants will learn and network with colleagues working in the same mission-support functions as they do and with individuals in other specialties.

Apply by September 22    Details PDF

Professional Track Speakers
Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals CAOs, CPOs, GS-15s/SES in field
IT Leaders Program CIOs, CTOs, GS-15s/SES in field
HR Leaders Program CHCOs, GS-15s/SES in field