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 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.
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 note that fellows will not be permitted to switch between both options during the program.
Due to current pandemic conditions, and following the guidance from federal agencies on training and travel, the program will kick off virtually for all participants and will be fully virtual through January 2022. We will continually assess conditions and agency guidance to determine when a safe return to in-person programming is possible. If conditions and policies allow, we will aim to welcome participants who choose to attend the program in person back on-site in February 2022.