The AAGEN SES Development Program is a tuition-free program that offers executive development courses, coaching in mock interviews, individual mentoring, and career counseling for candidates to gain the skills to effectively compete for SES positions. Each candidate will be assigned a SES or a Flag officer mentor who will provide guidance throughout the program. Other benefits include:
• SES application preparation
• Public speaking tutorials
• Leadership training
• Networking opportunities
Applicants must have the explicit approval and support of their current organizations to apply and be a registered AAGEN member by the Application Deadline to be considered for selection into the program . The next class will commence in April 2014 and the program will continue to March 2015. The training sessions will be held each quarter in the Washington, DC metro area.
For more information about the program and application requirements, please visit www.aagen.org.
The AAGEN SES Development Program will select candidates for its 2014-2015 Class. Eligible applicants must be at the GS-15 equivalent level or higher, and have at least one (1) year of supervisory experience and a registered AAGEN member for the the current year of application. Current federal government employees and qualified professionals from outside the federal government may apply. AAGEN will select up to twenty-four candidates for the class, up to four of whom may be selected from applicants outside the federal government.
Please register electronically using the registration box next to this announcement and respond to all the questions online, then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information to complete your application package:
- A completed Executive Development Plan (see sample)
- Completed Executive Core Qualifications (see the OPM guidance for further details).
- A current resume in MS Word or PDF.
- Up to two written references (optional).
Online Registration begins on 24 October 2013 and ends at 11:59PM on 15 January 2014 due to end of year holidays. The complete application package is also due by 15 January 2014 to ensure that our Panel members have adequate time to review the candidacy and determine selection. We will notify your selction via email prior to mid March 2014.
Both the online application submission and the e-mail with attachments are a part of your application package. Incomplete applications will be rated as "ineligible" and will not be considered.
Applicant can submit first the online application without all supported documents. Applicants have until the closing date to submit the rest supported documents/materials via email to email@example.com.
Please follow the referenced OPM guidance for ECQ writing: each ECQ cannot exceed 2 pages, and the font should be regular and legible (no less than 12pt font). One page per ECQ is also encouraged and acceptable.
If you have any questions, please contact Programs@aagen.org.