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The Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC) holds open enrollment courses, including the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certificate program, in Washington, DC, and other locations around the country and online.

Getting There

1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415
Public Transportation
The closest Metrostations are a six-block walk from OPM.
  • Farragut North (Red line)
  • Farragut West (Blue, Silver, and Orange lines)
There are several parking garages in the area.
Closest Airport
Reagan National is the closest airport; BWI and Dulles are other options.
Getting in the Building
Access the building using the E Street entrance. Please be prepared to show identification to the security guard, who will direct you to your classroom.


State Plaza Hotel
2117 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Hampton Inn Washington, DC/White House
1729 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Dress Code

The dress code for all EMDC classes is business casual, regardless of location. Plan to be comfortable.

Getting Lunch

There is a cafeteria in the building as well as several restaurants close to the facility. A list of lunch options will be provided to you during your course.

Other Questions

Please check the website or your welcome letter for the specific start and stop times for your course. Note that you are required to be present for the entire course to receive a Certificate of Completion. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Tuition for courses designated as “residential” includes meals and lodging. For “non-residential” courses you are responsible for your own meals and lodging.

In addition to the Washington, DC, classrooms, EMDC delivers residential courses at the Federal Executive Institute. Please check the website for class locations.

Commuting to a course designated “residential” is strongly discouraged. EMDC’s residential programs include evening work, such as small group projects, one-on-one coaching, and other program activities. After-hours networking with other course participants also helps optimize your learning.

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