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Federal Executive Institute offers the Leadership for a Democratic Society Program (LDS) Blended-Learning Program

For over forty years, the in-residence Leadership for a Democratic Society Program (LDS) has been one of the most highly valued learning opportunities available for Federal Government executives. In response to your requests to make this educational experience available to those who cannot be away from their offices or families for four weeks, we are excited to announce a new option: the LDS Blended-Learning Program.

The LDS Blended Learning Program executives will meet all of the educational requirements of the four-week resident program and graduates will earn an identical certificate.

For this prototype session, FEI is limiting enrollment to a 32-executive cohort, so your agency will need to act quickly. In addition, FEI is reducing the cost for participation in this prototype by 25% - $14,800. Executives who wish to participate will be consulted for advice on improving the program for future participants and will, therefore, be critical to the success of this new delivery mode.

Participants interested in joining the first-ever LDS blended-learning class should be comfortable with online communications, have something of an "adventurous spirit" and be ready to share their perceptions with faculty and staff. In return, the members of this "founding class" will get individualized attention and a strong voice in the future of Federal executive leadership development.

For more information or to register, please contact Terry Stotts, LDS Registrar, at 434-980-6232 or by email at

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