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Services for Agencies Center for Leadership Development



The Western Management Development Center (WMDC) Is a division of OPM’s Center for Leadership Development that provides custom leadership programs and executive and leadership coaching services for agencies. With more than 50 years of experience in leadership development, we have seen almost every challenge faced by federal agencies, as well as their executives and managers.

We work with your organization to assess leadership training needs for specific agency competencies and design programs to address those concerns. Our solutions include:

  • Long-term partnerships to give key personnel the tools for success
  • Custom workshops that build strong leadership competencies for leaders at all levels
  • Executive and leadership coaching services to support individual development at critical junctures and enhance overall performance

Coaching Services

We offer executive and leadership coaching services that can benefit both you and your agency. Our coaching services provide a sustained partnership, focused on improving your effectiveness in your organization. They can help you identify your developmental goals and pursue a plan to achieve them in a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment.

Benefits to you

  • Increased effectiveness through improved self-awareness of your patterns and behavior and how those factors influence your organization’s success
  • Development of new competencies designed to achieve your specific goals
  • Coaching is voluntary, confidential, and tailored to your expectations and schedule

Benefits for your agency

  • Coaching creates and supports a learning culture in an agency, creating a domino effect of growth development within the organization
  • Your agency can participate in setting general goals for the coaching process

Contact us today at Custom Solutions for more information on how coaching solutions for leadership development can help your agency.

Customized Programs

OPM is the leading provider of specialized learning opportunities and human resource solutions for the Federal Government. With a firm grasp on industry best practices and techniques, we use innovative products and services to transform our agencies’ challenges into opportunities. Find out if customized programs are right for your agency.

Consider customized programs if:

  • Your agency has a specific and immediate leadership challenge
  • A reorganization or new initiative has forced you to find a new approach to workforce planning
  • You want to implement a new strategy to improve your organization’s performance

Our programs are:

  • Customer-centric and driven: tailored to meet your agency’s needs and objectives
  • Flexible in location and length
  • Comprehensive in design and approach, offering everything from needs assessment to personal coaching to outcome evaluation
  • Created by thought leaders who know government
  • Based on federal leadership competencies and requirements

We offer:

  • Custom Workshops to build strong leadership competencies
  • Team Development Programs to help you and your associates work more effectively, especially across organizational or geographic barriers
  • Facilitated Planning Programs that focus on mission, budget, technology, strategic planning, performance improvement, and other critical issues
  • Organizational and Individual Assessments to help you understand your staff’s needs
  • and optimal alignment
  • Executive and Leadership Coaching Services to support individual development at critical junctures, or to enhance overall performance

Succession planning

Federal leaders have identified succession planning as a critical mission for Government agencies, since officials expect to lose as much as 60 percent of the federal workforce to retirement over the next two decades.

To address this looming challenge, Congress mandated Government succession planning and required agencies to establish comprehensive succession management programs to develop the next generation of supervisors, managers, and executives.

We deliver individualized succession-planning programs to help agencies build their leadership pipelines and talent pools through workforce analysis and long-term planning. Our solutions include:

  • Organizational and individual assessments to help understand behavioral types, identify development gaps and foster optimal personnel alignment

Programs to build leadership capacity for today and in the future

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