The Partnership’s Leadership Alumni Network provides a meaningful way for our program graduates to continue their personal and professional development. With more than 6,000 members, it is a community committed to pursuing excellence in government through ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.
We offer a variety of programs and opportunities for alumni to connect and learn from each other and other federal leaders. Through our alumni benchmarks, alumni networking receptions, brown bags with high-level leaders, online discussions and webinars, the Network provides alumni with many development opportunities.
For more information contact Derrick Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 292-1006.
In addition to participating in the network’s programming, there are also three ways to play an active role in the network community: Alumni can volunteer on the Leadership Alumni Board, serve as a cohort ambassador or act as an agency point of contact.
The Leadership Alumni Board is made up of volunteers from the various alumni groups and meets via conference call to share information. To join this teleconference or to learn more about the Board and how to get involved, please email Derrick Taylor at email@example.com.
The Board and the Partnership work together to develop a variety of activities, including networking events, social outings and continuous learning opportunities. The Board is also responsible for collecting nominations and selecting recipients of the Leadership Alumni Awards, which are given to alumni who have achieved exceptional results for their respective agencies at the annual Fall EIG graduation luncheon.
The Partnership welcomes one to two leadership alumni from each agency represented in the Partnership alumni network to serve as an agency point of contact. Agency POCs play an important leadership role in keeping alumni in their particular agency connected and informed of opportunities for networking and continuous learning. POCs are appointed for two-year terms, with the option to renew if they are still committed to fulfilling the position’s duties and have the alumni community’s support.
We estimate that POCs will spend approximately four hours each month on their duties.
The responsibilities of agency POCs may include:
Play a key part in keeping your cohort connected with one another and the Partnership for Public Service’s alumni community.
The Partnership would like to welcome one to two representatives from each graduating coaching group to serve as a Cohort Ambassador. The Ambassador will play an important leadership role in keeping their cohort engaged among their group and the entire alumni community. Cohort Ambassadors are elected for one-year terms, with the option to renew if they are still committed to fulfilling the position’s duties and have the cohort’s support.
We estimate that Ambassadors will spend approximately three hours each month on Cohort Ambassador duties. Their responsibilities may include:
Share success stories from your cohort with the Partnership. This could be anything from a promotion in the group to a results project making a difference post-program to an award given to a classmate.
Alumni from the following Partnership programs are considered part of the core Leadership Alumni Network:
ACF Potential Leaders Program
Department of Education leadership initiatives
DHS Fellows and Capstone Program
HHS ASPRing Leaders Program
Excellence in Government (EIG) FellowsLearn More
Executive Master Class
Financial Leaders ProgramLearn More
Emerging HR LeadersLearn More
Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program (LEAP)Learn More
USDA IT Fellows
Alumni from short-term programs and initiatives, including Partnership Leadership Seminars, Sammies winners, Student Ambassadors and the Call to Serve Speakers Bureau, are welcome to join our affiliate Alumni Network.
—Tina Barham, current Agency POC for the Navy Department and graduate of EIG Spring 2015
Presented annually by the Partnership for Public Service and the Leadership Alumni Board, this award showcases the important and high-impact work of our alumni community. The award is given to an alumnus/a or alumni-led team who exemplify public service through their work to improve the lives of the American people at home or abroad; or through work that transforms government operations for greater mission impact.
Nominations for the Leadership Alumni Award are open to all members of the Partnership’s core Leadership Alumni network. Core Alumni are those who graduated from the Partnership’s long-term development programs:
Nominations are reviewed according to the award criteria below. Please ensure the nomination describes how the person or team met the criteria.
Awardee(s) is determined by the Partnership for Public Service and the Leadership Alumni Board, following review and vetting of the nominations. Vetting may include interviews for clarification or additional information, reference checks and review of additional source material. The award recipient(s) is honored at the Excellence in Government Fellows graduation luncheon in August.
Nominees can be graduates from any program year, but nominations should highlight a recent accomplishment. The selection committee will assess the impact and innovation of the accomplishment, and public service values and leadership demonstrated by the nominee(s) in achieving the accomplishment.
If you have questions or need additional information, contact Derrick Taylor at the Partnership for Public Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 292-1006.Nominations closed
Presented annually by the Partnership and the Leadership Alumni Board, the Leadership Alumni Awards showcase the important and high-impact work of our alumni community.
In 2017, we presented three awards to worthy candidates:
The BAIR Award: The winning alumnus or team received a $5,000 prize for their work that has improved government effectiveness, demonstrated exemplary leadership in teamwork and engaged relevant stakeholders to achieve intended goals.
Established a formal partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Dream Foundation to fulfill the final dreams of terminally ill veteransRead More
The Leadership in Action Award: Recognized individuals or teams whose efforts reflect values-, people-, and results-driven leadership.
Created the first ombudsman’s office at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to help employees address workplace issues in an informal, confidential and safe settingRead More
The Citizen Impact Award: Presented to an alumnus or team that made a significant improvement in the lives of the American people and/or the environment.
Refurbished and delivered 70 laptop computers to underprivileged students at an alternative school in rural Mississippi through the Computers for Learning programRead More