Leadership Alumni Network

“Our alumni don’t stop learning when they graduate from our programs.”

Leadership Alum

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For more information, contact Chantelle Renn and Ife Shoola at [email protected].

The Partnership’s Leadership Alumni Community is dedicated to providing our program graduates with an environment of continuous growth and learning. This network of over 10,000 members is comprised of change-agents committed to pursuing excellence in government through ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.

We offer a variety of programs and initiatives for alumni to connect and learn from each other and other leaders within the federal, private and non-profit sectors. Through conferences and trainings that focus on the most relevant topics and challenges federal employees face today, networking receptions, and discussions with high-level leaders, the Partnership’s network provides alumni with ample development opportunities.

How to Get Involved

To take part in the Partnership’s continuous learning initiatives, alumni can register for the EIG Alumni Training Series or the Mission Support Day of Training. These programs are tailored to specific groups within the community, with the Training Series offered to EIG graduates, and the Mission Support Day of Training offered Business Functional graduates. In addition to participating in our programming, there are several ways to play a leadership role within the community. Alumni can serve as a Cohort Ambassador or Agency Point of Contact, volunteer on the Leadership Alumni Board, and recognize the outstanding work of their peers by submitting nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award.

EIG Alumni Training Series

As part of the Partnership’s ongoing efforts to reinvigorate our alumni community and establish an environment of ongoing learning, we are now offering our first-ever Alumni Training Series. This package offers a discounted price, affordable coaching on a variety of challenges federal leaders face today and a guaranteed spot at three quarterly breakfasts and our now annual EIG Alumni Day of Training. All events are hosted by the Partnership and offered exclusively to EIG graduates. Register now to reserve your spot at these trainings, where you can network with peers and senior fellows from your cohort and gain valuable insights from federal government leaders, EIG coaches and executives in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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Mission Support Day of Training

This day-long professional development Conference is open to all alumni of our business functional programs who represent dozens of agencies and fields of work. Led by executives and expert coaches, this training will address challenges that federal employees face in the workplace today and provide participants with relevant leadership practices to tackle them. Don’t miss the opportunity to continue personal and professional development, learn from leaders across the federal and private sectors and strengthen old connections as you make new ones, and register today.

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Outstanding Alumni Award

Offered annually, the Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to an individual or team who exemplifies public service through their work to improve the lives of the American people at home or abroad. Its goal is to showcase the mission-critical work of the Partnership’s leadership development program graduates.

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Leadership Alumni Board

The Leadership Alumni Board is made up of volunteers from the various alumni groups and meets via conference call to share information.

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.

Board Chair

Kala Shah Surprenant
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Committee Co-Chairs

Professional Development and Networking

Geoff Abbott
[email protected]

Communications Committee Chair

Princess Martin
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Sarah Eckert
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Agency Points of Contact

The Partnership welcomes any interested alumni to represent their agency by serving as an Agency Point of Contact (POC). Agency POCs play an important leadership role in keeping alumni in their particular agency connected and informed of opportunities for networking and continuous learning. They also serve as the liaison between their agency and the Partnership and help shape the Partnership’s alumni strategy and engagement offerings.

POCs spend approximately four hours each month on their duties. Responsibilities include:

  • Sending emails to Partnership alumni within your agency, including event announcements and other alumni news
  • Organizing at least one agency-wide function for alumni within your agency each year (e.g., benchmark, panel, networking event)
  • Participating in occasional strategy meetings with Partnership staff and other alumni community leaders on how to increase alumni engagement and participation
  • Fielding suggestions from alumni within your agency about future professional development and/or social networking events
  • Maintaining current contact information for other alumni within your agency
  • Championing the Partnership’s leadership development programs (e.g., the Excellence in Government Fellows program, Emerging HR Leaders program) to rising leaders within your respective agency
  • Serving as a point of contact and key resource for promoting the annual Leadership Alumni Awards program within your respective agency
  • Agreeing to have contact information shared with other agency POCs and cohort ambassadors to facilitate more communication and best practice-sharing between groups

Cohort Ambassadors

The Partnership welcomes one to two representatives from each graduating group to serve as Cohort Ambassadors. The Ambassador plays an important role in keeping the members of their cohort engaged within their group and among the broader alumni community.

Ambassadors will spend approximately three hours each month on Cohort Ambassador duties. Responsibilities include:

  • Sending emails to your cohort which include event announcements and other alumni news
  • Organizing at least one reunion for your cohort each year
  • Participating in strategy meetings with Partnership staff and Leadership Alumni Board on how to increase alumni engagement and participation
  • Fielding suggestions from your cohort about future Leadership Alumni professional development and/or social events
  • Maintaining current contact information for your cohort members & share with the Partnership
  • Serving as a point of contact and key resource for promoting the annual Senior Fellows Award program within your cohort
  • Agreeing to have contact information shared with other Cohort Ambassadors and Agency POCs to facilitate more communication and best practice-sharing between groups

“The leadership alumni network improves government because we can share the ideas that are working and change the ones that aren’t.”

Tina Barham
Agency POC for the Navy Department and graduate of EIG Spring 2015


Alumni from the following Partnership programs are considered part of the core Leadership Alumni Network:

ACF Potential Leaders Program

Excellence in Government (EIG) Fellows

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Executive Master Class

Department of Education leadership initiatives

Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals

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USDA IT Fellows

DHS Fellows and Capstone Program

Federal IT Leaders Program

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HHS ASPRing Leaders Program

Emerging HR Leaders

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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