Preparing to Lead

Preparing to Lead

Quick Details

26 total hours | 5 months
January – June, 2024
GS-7 to GS-11
federal employees
Apply by
January 5, 2024 - 5 p.m. EST

For more information, contact: Jennifer Benbow at or (202) 495-3339

Preparing to Lead

The Preparing to Lead program is a professional development opportunity for federal employees who are interested in pursuing a career in leadership at their agencies. Participants practice strategies to help them become more effective employees and develop critical leadership skills they will be able to use throughout their careers.

Through the course of this five-month program, participants will:

  • Aspire to continue a career in government service
  • Begin to develop essential leadership attributes
  • Develop a better understanding of self
  • Understand how to build and utilize relationships to more effectively manage responsibilities
  • Think strategically about how to deliver results and contribute to maximum impact on their agency’s mission

Application is closed Program details PDF

If enrollment for the winter Preparing to Lead session is full at the time an application is submitted, we will defer the application to the summer Preparing to Lead session. The Partnership will contact applicants who are deferred.