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Overview

This is the online home of the catalogue of Federal Government Leadership Development Programs (FedLDP). Here you will find a searchable electronic library of programs offered by Federal departments and agencies to foster the development of leadership skills in their employees. Information on programs can be found by searching the catalog by agency, pay level, key words, and/or audience scope. Even more information can be accessed by using the URL, email, and/or phone number listed next to each program under Get More Info.

Bookmark this site as a one-stop reference for finding programs which will meet the career development needs of Federal employees. Employees can independently look for programs that suit their developmental needs, while learning and development professionals can use the site to provide guidance for employees and benchmark their training programs.

Start your search by selecting 'Search the Catalogue' tab above.

Note:

Federal departments and agencies that wish to update the information on their leadership development programs or add new ones to the site should send their requests to HRDLeadership@opm.gov

Search the Catalogue

Identify available leadership development programs for which you are eligible by using any of the following search options: Selecting an agency from the drop-down list; Filling in a Pay Level (e.g., GS-12, Pay Band K, FS-03); Typing in keywords; and/or Restricting your search based on the targeted audience scope. You can use any search criteria independently or in combination with other search criteria. *

* Federal departments and agencies that wish to update the information on their leadership development programs or add new ones to the site should send their requests to HRDLeadership@opm.gov.



     
Agency Fed Non-Fed



In Agency Only - Means the program is only open to current employees of the specified agency.
Fed Gov-Wide - Means the program is open to employees of all Federal agencies.
Outside of Fed Gov - Means the program accepts participants who are not currently employed by the Federal government.




Search Guidance

Welcome to the FedLDP site! This site is populated with information about Leadership Development Programs available within agencies of the Federal government who have chosen to list their programs on this site.

How to Search the Site

You can search for programs in several ways on the search page, as follows:

Select a Department or Independent Agency from the drop down list.

For example purposes, we selected the Department of Commerce as shown in the graphic below.  Then click on Search.  All the Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) offered by the Department of Commerce will appear.

Graphic of the search interface with Department of Commerce selected

Do not choose an agency.  

Fill in your Pay Level with the appropriate letters and numbers such as GS-12, Pay Band K, or FS-03.  See the graphic below in which GS-7 was filled in to search the catalog.  Then click on Search.  All the LDPs offered for a Federal employee in a GS-7 position will appear.

Graphic of the search interface with GS-7 in the Pay Level field

For the most refined search, use multiple criteria.

Select a Department or Independent Agency from the drop down list. Next, fill in your Pay Level.  In the example below we have refined the search of programs offered by the Department of Commerce by also filling in the Pay Level with GS-7.  After you click on Search, all the LDPs offered by the Department of Commerce to a Federal employee in a GS-7 position will appear.

Graphic of the search interface with Agency selected AND GS-7 in the Pay Level field

Understanding the List Page

Grade/Pay Level identifies the compensation level of participants who are eligible to participate in the program.

Scope identifies the audience category of which you must be a member in order to participate in a program. The meanings of the icons used in this field are:

In Agency Only - The program is only open to current employees of the specified agency or department.
Fed Gov-Wide - The program is open to Federal employees of all Federal agencies.
Outside of Fed Gov - The program accepts participants who are not currently employed by the Federal government.

Name displays the formal name of the program.

Description generally provides more detailed, yet brief, information about the nature and duration of the program as well as additional information about the target audience.

Components provide a listing of the method(s) used to deliver the content during the program.

Get More Info provides methods of obtaining more information about a specific program. You should expect to find one or a combination of the following items in this column.

  • Name of Contact Person
  • Email address of Contact Person
  • Phone number of Contact Person
  • Web address where you can view more information about the program.

Preview of Sample Listing

Graphic of sample listing

Definitions

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Benchmarking Site Visits
Visits to Federal, state and local governments, major corporations, universities, and nonprofit organizations, where program participants talk with "best practice" leaders. Through benchmarking, participants become skilled at using dialogue to gain insight beyond their individual understanding, an essential skill for leaders responsible for strategic planning.
Coaching
Formal one-on-one relationship between a program participant and an individual trained to provide specific feedback to improve the participant's job performance. Feedback is based on such factors as observation of on-the- job behavior and individual needs assessments. Coaching is more focused on specific job performance than mentoring.
Components
Methods used to deliver the content of a program, such as coursework and coaching.
Conferences
Participants attend full-day meetings consisting of presentations made by individuals knowledgeable in topics related to leadership development. Such meetings may last several days.
Consulting
Providing advice to an organization on processes that it can implement to develop the leadership/managerial skills of its employees.
Coursework
Attending classes or workshops, which may also involve home assignments such as completing readings or writing papers.
Developmental Assignment(s)
Work assignment(s) designed to provide exposure to different leadership experiences and perspectives. They include rotations, shadowing, and interviews, which provide visibility at high levels of organizational leadership as well as critical knowledge for long-term career planning.
Discussions
Participants talk about the topics of presentations with the speaker and the other participants.
Distance Learning
Training that is offered via CD-ROM, the Internet, video-teleconferences, and/or correspondence.
Fellowship
Programs designed to fund employees' attendance at university and other external development programs.
Individual Development Plan
A plan written by program participants to be used as a roadmap for career development. The format includes provisions for defining and meeting specific objectives such as rotations and independent study activities, which will promote leadership development both during and after the program.
Individual Needs
Assessment(s)
Assessment(s) designed to assess an individual's level of leadership/managerial skills and aspects of interpersonal style. The results of these assessments are given to the program participants to help them design their individual/leadership/executive development plan.
Interagency Rotational Assignment(s)
Work assignment(s) at an agency different from the one in which the participant has a permanent position.
International Transfer(s)
Being assigned to (a) post(s) outside of the United States for the purpose of further developing one's leadership skills.
Interviews
Appointments with Federal leaders, during which a program participant interviews them about their careers. The interviews provide an opportunity for participants to interact with leaders and to gain critical information for long-term networking and career planning.
Lectures
Presentations by prominent individuals on topics such as foreign policy and leadership development.
Mentoring
Informal or formal relationship between a program participant and a Federal leader; the relationship consists of dialogues meant to support and guide the participant in his/her career.
Networking
Meeting and developing relationships with other professionals who can assist in the development of one's career.
On-the-job Training
Learning how to fulfill duties by doing them as part of a specific position, usually under the guidance of a mentor.
Orientation
Meeting(s) during which new hires learn about the vision, mission, and processes of the agency in which they work.
Residential Coursework
Attending classes or workshops in a location away from one’s typical place of work for an extended period of time.
Rotational Assignment(s)
Work assignment(s) away from a program participant's current position. During these assignments, participants learn to adapt and successfully lead in a new position.
Self-development Activities
Activities such as reading certain books or completing a work-related project, which will further develop the participant's leadership skills.
Seminars
Single sessions or short, often one-day meetings devoted to presentations on and discussion of a particular topic.
Shadowing Assignment(s)
Observing a Federal leader in daily activities for a defined period of time. By watching leaders in action, the program participant gains exposure to leadership duties, responsibilities and approaches, and observes how concepts learned are applied in real-world situations.
Site Visits
Visits to Federal, state and local governments, major corporations, universities, and nonprofit organizations, where program participants can see "best practices" in action.
Speaker Series
A sequence of presentations by individuals knowledgeable in the field of leadership development.
Team Projects
Program participants are assigned to a team made up of other participants. These teams are designed to strengthen leadership and interpersonal skills, stimulate commitment to personal development, and provide a forum to explore current issues facing Federal leaders.
360° Feedback Assessment
Assessments submitted by a program participant's supervisors, peers and staff for a full picture of the participant's leadership skills. Individual feedback reports present the results of the assessments, highlighting job strengths and development needs.
540° Feedback Assessment
Assessments submitted by a program participant's supervisors, peers, staff, and other stakeholders for a full picture of the participant's leadership skills. Individual feedback reports present the results of the assessments, highlighting job strengths and development needs.
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