Excellence in Government Fellows Program Fall 2012

August, 16, 2012


The deadline for applications for the Fall 2012 program is September 28, 2012. All applicants are required to complete an online application that includes:

  • Background information
  • Current resume
  • Supervisor recommendation
  • One essay

Who should apply to the Excellence in Government Fellows Program?

The Excellence in Government Fellows program is for GS-14 to GS-15 (or equivalent) leaders seeking to solve national challenges by driving innovation, inspiring employees and delivering results. Candidates must:

  • Have a record of strong accomplishment and demonstrate high-potential in OPM’s Executive Core Qualifications
  • Have the ability and interest to commit and contribute fully to the program
  • Be GS-14s to GS-15s or the equivalent in the military, state or other pay systems (exceptional GS-13s are also encouraged to apply)
  • Be capable of travelling to Washington and other locations for sessions
  • Have the support of their agency or department

Time commitment and dates:

During the year-long program, Fellows remain in their full-time jobs, meet every six weeks and spend a total of approximately 20 days in session. Fellows also devote up to five hours per week to their projects.

Fellows are expected to attend all seven class sessions. While exceptions are made for family and work-related emergencies, applicants should review the class schedule and confirm their availability before applying for the program.

  • Values, Vision, and Mission, October 22–25, 2012, Williamsburg, VA
  • Results, December 4–6 or 11–13, 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • Leading People, February 5– 7 or 12–14, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Leading Change, March 18–21, 2013, Location TBD
  • Building Partnerships and Coalitions, April 30–May 2, 2013 or May 7–9, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Business Acumen, June 18–20 or 25–27, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Synthesis and Celebration, August 13 –15, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Tuition for the Excellence In Government Fellows program

Tuition for the Excellence in Government Fellows program is $9,900* and includes:

  • All coaching and facilitation;
  • Course materials (e.g., books, articles and management tools);
  • Assessments, one-on-one coaching and individualized development planning;
  • Online collaboration tools;
  • Access to the Partnership’s resources, expertise and networks; and
  • Invitations to ongoing activities (e.g., events of excellence, continuing education programs).

*Sponsoring organizations are responsible for travel expenses associated with events held outside the greater Washington area. The estimated cost for these trips is $2,200 per fellow.

If you are interested in the program and would like more information, please contact:
Chris Wingo
Senior Program Manager
Partnership for Public Service
(202) 464-2690

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