Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.
An official website of the United States Government.

Frequently Asked Questions Training

Leadership for a Democratic Society

  • It is recommended, but not required to complete the Assessment and Core seminars first before taking the Policy and Skill categories. Click here for more information: LEAD Certificate Program
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • 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.
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • 1. Within 90 days of completing the last of the 5 seminars at a given level, email the list of the 5 seminars 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 seminars,  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 Program
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • You are welcome to bring your laptop if you wish. There are ethernet cables and wireless access points available in the hotel rooms. The WMDC has computers in each breakout room and 22 computers in the second floor participant lounge with various types of software and Internet access. A wireless signal is available also. There are six computers for participant use in the hotel’s Participant Lounge in Suite 618.
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • For each additional night you elect to stay beyond the term of the seminar you will be charged the per diem rate,  For children who are 12 years old and under, the cost is free. For guests 13-17 years of age, the additional cost is $10 per night. For guest 18 years and older, the cost is $20 per night. Please note on your lodging and transportation sheet any additional nights. For further information please call Angie Kutcher, Clarion Hotel EMDC Liaison, at  304-870-7021.
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • The Clarion Hotel provides shuttle transportation at a cost between the three area airports and the EMDC.  Service must be scheduled in advance.  Instructions for reserving transportation are provided with seminar pre-course materials. Payment is due at the hotel's front desk upon check out. Pricing is one-way
    • Reagan - $145
    • BWI - $145
    • Dulles - $95.60
    Contact information
    • Clarion Hotel front desk: 304.87.7000
    • EMDC Liaison/Shuttle Coordindator: Annie Kutcher, 304.870.7021 (Monday-Friday 8 am - 430 pm)
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • Transportation is not required since the Clarion Hotel and the Eastern Management Development Center are in the same complex. Shuttle service is provided between the Dulles, Reagan and BWI airports and the EMDC. If your agency has authorized a rental car, one can be rented at your arrival airport or the Clarion Hotel. Many participants get together to rent a car for weekend trips. Enterprise Rental has weekend discounts available for Clarion Hotel guests, and parking is free at the hotel and the center. Contact Angie Kutcher, the EMDC Liaison, at 304-870-7021 to make shuttle arrangements.
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.
  • Personal transportation is not necessary since the hotel and training center are adjacent. Complimentary hotel shuttle service is provided between the airport and the hotel. If your agency has authorized a rental car, one can be rented at the Denver International Airport or Enterprise-Rent-A-Car located in the hotel. Many participants get together to rent a car for weekend trips. Enterprise be contacted directly at 720-748-6939. Parking is free at the hotel and the WMDC.
    How well did this answer your question? Submit
    Submitting rating...
    Thank you for your feedback!
    An error occurred while trying to submit your feedback.
    Please try again later.

Unexpected Error

There was an unexpected error when performing your action.

Your error has been logged and the appropriate people notified. You may close this message and try your command again, perhaps after refreshing the page. If you continue to experience issues, please notify the site administrator.

Working...