Advancing HR Leaders

Federal agencies rely on high-performing HR teams to play a proactive role in setting workforce priorities. Given their unique perspective, HR employees must be empowered to lead recruiting, hiring and engagement efforts to bolster the overall capabilities of their agency’s workforce.

The Advancing HR Leaders program is a professional development opportunity for federal HR employees looking to increase their individual impact and influence on team and agency operations. Throughout this six-month program, participants develop skills needed to take initiative and cultivate support for their ideas. Each session focuses on different methods to help individuals become more confident and capable stewards of their agency’s critical HR strategy.

Participants learn how to identify opportunities for change and collaborate with others most effectively, both within their teams and across the organization.

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Quick Details


May – December 2020




High-performing HR employees who have reached the GS-12 to GS-14 level at the time of application

Program Details PDF


For more information contact Diana Starkes at or call
(202) 292‑1014.

How to Apply

Completed applications must include your personal information, professional experience and objectives, an up-to-date resume and your supervisor’s endorsement. Carefully consider your short-answer responses to ensure your government career objectives align with our high expectations of participants.

You do not need to complete the application in one session. You may save your application and return to it later.

If you have further questions, please see the FAQ section.