Emerging HR Leaders

Emerging HR Leaders Forum


The federal HR workforce is critical to managing government’s most important asset—its people. The Emerging HR Leaders Forum is a professional development program for HR employees early in their federal careers. Through monthly education sessions featuring group discussions, facilitated activities and guest speakers, participants will develop the knowledge, network and perspective necessary to lead in the federal human capital community.


Overview

Program participants meet for content sessions where they will learn from their peers, network, and take part in professional development activities. Sessions are offered at the Partnership’s DC offices for local participants, and online for participants outside of the DC-area.

In addition to the content sessions, emerging HR leaders work on a capstone project with a team of program participants to take a deeper look into a specific topic of interest to the federal HR community. Teams produce interagency white-papers, develop case studies, create HR toolkits and work on other deliverables that are shared with the group and participating agencies.

After graduation, emerging leaders build on the connections they developed by joining the Partnership’s Leadership Alumni Network. Multiple cohorts of the Emerging HR Leaders Forum graduate each year, providing the emerging leaders with a continual pipeline of federal HR professionals to share experiences with, to learn from and to meet.

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Program Benefits

Participants benefit from being able to:

  • Network and share knowledge within a group of 40-50 other top HR professionals from other agencies
  • Identify challenges to be addressed by subject matter experts and through peer presentations
  • Develop the management, leadership and presentation skills needed to excel in the HR profession
  • Participate in capstone projects to apply lessons learned in the program
  • Gain access to resources, information and best practices from agencies across government
  • Join the Partnership’s Leadership Alumni Network, a growing self-managed professional organization composed of previous graduates

Treasury is a strong supporter and participant in the Partnership’s Emerging Leaders Program. We have had two dozen graduates from across all our bureaus. This is exactly the type of program critical to developing the strategic partners we need.

— Anita Blair, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of the Treasury

This was a fantastic program... A must have for any HR professional that wishes to advance to the next level. My knowledge toolbox is overflowing.

— Former Program Participant

I love the interactions and discussions that we have within our groups and as a collective. They help me to connect with other HR specialists with innovative ideas and who are experiencing and overcoming similar challenges.

— Former Program Participant

PROGRAM DETAILS

Who Should Apply

The Emerging HR Leaders Forum is for high-potential HR employees in the early stages of their federal careers. An emerging HR leader:

  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and develop professionally
  • Enjoys engaging with peers and meaningfully contributing to group discussions
  • Has the ability to commit fully to the program
  • Is typically within the first ten years of a federal career
  • Is normally at the GS-9 through GS-13 grade level

Tuition

Tuition is $2,500 and includes:

  • All session facilitation and program support
  • Course materials (e.g., books, articles and management tools)
  • Online collaboration tools
  • Access to the Partnership’s resources, expertise and networks
  • Invitations to ongoing activities
Federal Human Capital Collaborative Members

Agencies that have joined the Federal Human Capital Collaborative may enroll employees at no cost. The number of employees a Collaborative member may enroll at no cost varies depending on the size of their agency. For more information contact Chris Wingo cwingo@ourpublicservice.org or (202) 464‑2690.

Our Results

97% of participants said they would recommend the program to a colleague.

89% of participants said they gained insight into the workings of other agencies and benefited from information sharing.

87% of participants said the program gave them tools to do their jobs better.


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For more information contact Chris Wingo cwingo@ourpublicservice.org or (202) 464‑2690.

DC Program

Location

All sessions will take place at the Partnership’s offices in Washington, D.C.

Time Commitment

During the year-long program, participants remain in their full-time jobs, meet once per month and spend a total of 33 hours in session.

Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming program.

Winter 2017

KICK-OFF
January 2017
YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE
February 20176
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
March 2017
LEADING TEAMS
April 2017
MOTIVATING AND ENGAGING OTHERS
May 2017
DRIVING INNOVATION
June 2017
LEADING AT ALL LEVELS
July 2017
BUSINESS ACUMEN
August 2017
ACHIEVING RESULTS
September 2017
CAPSTONE PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
October 2017
PROGRAM SYNTHESIS AND GRADUATION
November 2017

Virtual Program

Location

All sessions will take place online. Participants who are based outside of the D.C. metro area should apply for the virtual cohort.

Time Commitment

During the six-month long program, participants keep their full-time jobs and meet once every two weeks online. No travel is required.

Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming program.

Winter 2017

KICK-OFF
January 2017
YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE
January 2017
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
February 2017
LEADING TEAMS
February 2017
MOTIVATING AND ENGAGING OTHERS
March 2017
CAPSTONE PROJECT CHECK-IN
March 2017
ACHIEVING RESULTS
April 2017
BUSINESS ACUMEN
April 2017
DRIVING INNOVATION
May 2017
CAPSTONE PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
May 2017
PROGRAM SYNTHESIS AND GRADUATION
June 2017

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