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  • 1. Within 90 days of completing the last of the 5 courses at a given level, email the list of the 5 courses with their start dates to validate completion within the three year period to the OPM LEAD Certificate Program Manager at LEAD@opm.gov . 2. Once OPM has verified that you have completed your required courses,  you will have 90 days to complete a capstone paper (4-6 pages). You will email the paper to the LEAD Certificate Program Manager at LEAD@opm.gov. 3. Once you receive a "Pass" rating on your capstone paper, the LEAD Certificate Program Manager will email  you the notification of the "Passing" rating as your official record for personnel. You will be notified about the date of the annual LEAD commencement ceremony in Washington DC where you will receive your certificate (signed by the OPM Director) with other LEAD graduates.  If you cannot attend the ceremony, your LEAD certificate will be mailed to you. Click here for more information:   LEAD Certificate
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  • If you have taken the courses after October 1, 2005, then they can count. The 3 year window for the LEAD Certificate will begin as of the start date of the first course taken. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to complete the necessary courses for the LEAD Certificate. Click here for more information: LEAD Certificate
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  • No. The certificate will show your future employer that you have mastered a certain body of knowledge that OPM recommends for a specific level of leadership. Click here for more information: LEAD Certificate
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  • You may earn a LEAD certificate for a level of leadership, even if you are not at that level. We strongly recommend checking with your agency's training manager whether there are specific rules regarding taking courses for a higher level than your current position. Click here for more information:  LEAD certificate
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  • Several courses are ACE accredited for either or both undergraduate and graduate credit. Information about each course will specify the type and amount of credit for each course. Contact the LEAD Certificate Program Manager at  LEAD@opm.gov. 
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  • The Denver International Airport is approximately 25 miles from the Red Lion Hotel Denver SE. Upon arrival at DIA, proceed to the Baggage Claim Area. Exit through Door 508 of the West Terminal and proceed to Island #3.  Note: Ensure you board the shuttle for the Red Lion Denver Southeast in Aurora.  It is advisable to check with the driver prior to boarding.  The shuttle departs the hotel at the top of the hour and picks up passengers at the airport within the hour under normal weather, traffic and road conditions. Be prepared for up to an hours' wait, depending on  your arrival time. It takes about half an hour each direction during normal traffic and road conditions. Hours for the shuttle are 4am-12pm seven days a week. If you miss the last shuttle due to your arrival time, please call the front desk at 303-695-1700 to request a pick up at West Terminal, Island #3.
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  • The Federal Executive Institute offers three types of programs. All are designed to help Federal executives improve the performance of their agencies. the programs and their points of contact are: 1. Leadership for a Democratic Society: FEI's four week leadership development program Federal executives.  Contact the LDS Registrar, Terry Stotts, at 434-980-6232. 2. Interagency Courses: FEI's two-day to one-week courses focus on specific leadership issues. Contact the customer service representative, Joyce Reedy, at 304.870.8008. 3. Custom Programs: FEI's single agency sessions are designed to meet specific organizational needs. Contact either Account Managers Karen Kimmel at 434-980-6230 or Claudia Lowe at 434.961.6403.
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  • Course information can be found at http://cldcentral.usalearning.net/ You can also call the Customer Service office at 304-870-8008 ext 1 and ask to speak with one of our customer service specialists.
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  • Yes, the facilities can be rented to other government agencies. We offer residential meeting space, lodging space, and food services. For further information contact our Management Conference Services  
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  • Please let us know of any special needs or accommodations. We will work with you to make the needed arrangements.  
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