Certificates and Programs

LEAD | State/Regional Leadership Development Programs | Executive MPA | Academic Credit | Agency Partners | Executive in Residence

Continuing education through degree or certificate programs is critical to your development as a manager, leader or executive in service to the Federal Government. Regardless of your agency or specialty, exercising and challenging your own skill levels as well as the skills of those around you translate into greater personal satisfaction and better public service.

The US OPM's Center for Leadership Development is committed to helping you fulfill your leadership development requirements. That’s why we offer a unique set of certificate and training programs designed to meet your particular needs no matter where you are in your Federal career. Take a minute to find out which is best for you:

LEAD Certificate Program

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program focuses on the specific career track training requirements of Federal project/team leaders, supervisors, managers or SES-level executives. Find out how to reach your particular Federal career goals.

State/Regional Leadership Development Programs

The Eastern Management Development Center offers innovative State/Regional Leadership Development programs to provide a year-long leadership development experience at convenient locations. The program is designed to meet the leadership development needs of selected federal professionals at the GS-13-14 level as well as high potential GS-12’s or equivalent and is based on a “whole person” model comprised of four dimensions: intellectual, emotional, physical and behavioral.

Executive Master of Public Administration Degree

Our Management Development Centers have established a strategic partnership with the American University for those in the public and nonprofit sectors seeking a Master of Public Administration degree.  Interested? You can find detailed and contact information on the MPA page.

Academic Credit

The American Council on Education (ACE) certifies many of our courses for graduate or undergraduate credits. Credit hours vary depending on the length and content of the course but generally range from two to four hours.  Find out how to build your skills and gain college credits.

Agency Partners Program

We maintain a full-time staff of national sales representatives ready to help you select the most appropriate leadership development training to attain your career objectives.  Take a minute to locate your agency’s representative.

Executive in Residence Program

Feel like you have something to offer other Federal leaders and managers? Here’s the perfect opportunity to impart your knowledge and experience on a new generation of leaders -- and maybe learn something yourself along the way.   Learn more here. 

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