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  • Shepherdstown is approximately 85 miles from downtown Washington DC. A map will help you get to Shepherdstown.
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  • Yes, for each additional night stay you will be charged the government rate of $79 per night. For further information please call Kelly Krall, the WMDC Hotel Liaison at 303-306-3367 or Kelly.krall@redlion.com.  
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  • You can find information about course content in the leadership catalog. The Program Director of the specific class can answer in depth questions about the curriculum. The Program Coordinator can answer logistical questions.  Please call 304-870-7021.
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  • Permanent professional opportunities at FEI and the Management Development Centers are very limited. We do select three to five Executives In Residence each year at the FEI, and all centers have an active adjunct faculty program. All openings are posted at http://www.usajobs.gov . To discuss requirements for permanent Program Directors or other faculty, please contact each site independently: Federal Executive Institute Director 1301 Emmet Street Charlottesville, VA 22903-4899 Voice: 434-980-6200 TDD: 434-980-6299 Fax: 434- 979-1030 Email: fei@opm.gov Eastern Management Development Center Director 239 Lowe Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9601 Voice: 304-870-8000 Fax: 304-870-8001 Email: emdc@opm.gov Western Management Development Center Director Cherry Creek Place 3151 South Vaughn Way, Suite 300 Aurora, CO 80014-3513 Voice: 303-671-1010 Fax: 303-671-1018 Email: wmdc@opm.gov
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  • 1. The LEAD Certificate Program is a self-paced program, which means OPM is not formally involved until you complete the 5 required seminars for a given level of leadership. This also means you register for each course individually as you progress through the seminars. 2. Within 90 days of completing the last of the five seminars at a given level, you must email a list of your 5 completed courses with the start dates to validate completion within the three year period to the OPM LEAD Certificate Program Manager.  The contact information is LEAD@opm.gov and 303-671-1136. 3. Once validated, you will have 90 days to submit a 4-6 page capstone paper, detailing lessons learned and describing at least one application example at your job. The paper will be reviewed for Pass/Fail by an OPM Program Director/Faculty Member. 4. Once a "Pass" rating on the capstone paper is attained, you will received a LEAD Certificate. Click here for more information: LEAD Certificate Program
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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 seminars for a higher level than your current position. Click here for more information: LEAD Certificate Program
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  • The WMDC is located in the eastern suburb of Aurora and is only 16 miles from downtown Denver. The Red Lion Hotel Denver SE provides free hotel shuttle service to/from the airport. There is also a  light-rail transit stop close to the WMDC. Information is available at the hotel bell stand.
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  • There are several ways: 1.Car: The driving distance from Washington, DC to FEI is 110 miles (2.5 hours). Click here for directions:  Driving 2. Train: Amtrak has three routes, Crescent, Cardinal and Northeast Corridor. Click here for information: Amtrak 3. Plane: There are three airports, Dulles, Charlottesville and Richmond Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chantilly, Virginia Driving distance from IAD to FEI: 99 miles (2 hours, 15 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website:  Dulles Charlottesville Albemarie Airport (CHO), Charlottesville, Virginia Driving distance from CHO to FEI: 8 miles (17 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website: Charlottesville Richmond International Airport (RIC), Richmond, Virginia Driving distance from RIC to FEI: 80 miles (1 hour, 25 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website: Richmond
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  • Shepherdstown is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the weather is similar to weather in DC, but often a few degrees cooler. Even in summer the evenings can be cool, so it would be advisable to bring along a sweater during the summer.
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  •  Colorado weather can be unpredictable. Be prepared by bringing layered clothing. It can be chilly in the summer evenings. It is advisable to bring a warm coat and sweater in the winter, and a light sweater or jacket during spring and summer.
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