For the government to carry out its many missions—from defending against cyberattacks to promoting health and wellness for all Americans—agencies need effective leaders at the helm.
The Excellence in Government Fellows program is the premier leadership development course for federal employees at the GS-14 to GS-15 levels. For more than 30 years, EIG has helped federal employees develop strong leadership skills through application-based learning, highly interactive activities, authentic self-reflection, personalized coaching and governmentwide networking. Our graduates go on to plan, design and implement innovative solutions to address the federal government’s biggest challenges and improve their agencies’ effectiveness.
We at the Partnership for Public Service remain fully committed to our nonprofit, nonpartisan mission. We also remain fully committed to your professional development. To help you achieve your agency’s mission and grow your skills as the pandemic situation evolves, you will have the option to attend the fall 2021 EIG program either in person or virtually. Both formats will be delivered by highly experienced facilitators who use research-supported methods to help participants learn and expand their skill sets.
The Partnership’s number one priority is the health and safety of our participants. We will follow a number of safety protocols, detailed below, for in-person programs. However, we recognize that participants may not be comfortable with this option yet. As a result, participants may join the fall 2021 EIG program virtually as well.
Fellows will choose to participate in the full program either virtually or in person. Please note that fellows will not be permitted to switch between both options during the program.
While we understand it may be challenging to select the in-person or virtual option now, doing so will help us create appropriate cohorts for the program. EIG’s cohort-based structure is essential to our goal of prioritizing your learning and development. In this structure, participants journey through EIG with the same cohort of 25-30 participants, the same executive coach and the same small-group project teammates. We ask that you make the choice to attend either in-person or virtually so we can create cohorts accordingly and allow you to remain with your group for the duration of the program.
Please review the guidelines below. On the application, please select the option that is best for you, in consultation with your supervisor and in accordance with your agency’s policy. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate any changes to cohort assignments once the program begins.
In compliance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and regulations from the District of Columbia, the Partnership will observe the following safety protocols for in-person programs:
- Participants who are vaccinated and can verify their vaccination status will not be required to wear masks.
- Participants who are not vaccinated or choose not to disclose their vaccination status will need to wear masks in all spaces, including classrooms, hallways and other common areas.
- All participants may be required to wear masks on buses and/or while participating in off-site visits during the program.
- Classrooms and other spaces will be set up for full capacity with no social distancing protocols.