White House Leadership Development Program
Through the White House Leadership Development (WHLD) Program, the Administration is focused on developing and unlocking the full potential of the Federal workforce to drive greater effectiveness and efficiency within government and better harness taxpayer resources.
A high-performing government relies on an engaged, well-prepared, and well-trained workforce. Whether defending our homeland, restoring confidence in our financial system, providing health care to our veterans, conducting diplomacy abroad, providing relief to victims of disasters, or searching for cures to the most vexing diseases, we are fortunate to be able to depend upon a skilled workforce committed to public service.
As part of the President’s Management Agenda, the Administration is focused on developing and unlocking the full potential of the Federal workforce to drive greater effectiveness and efficiency within government and better harness taxpayer resources to spur economic growth for the American people. That is why, as part of a broader commitment to investing in the civil service, on December 9, 2014 the President announced a new White House Leadership Development Program for future career senior executives.
The White House Leadership Development (WHLD) Program, sponsored by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and supported by the President’s Management Council (PMC) and the Performance Improvement Council (PIC), will provide a unique growth opportunity focused on developing high-potential career GS-15s and equivalents poised to enter the next generation of career senior executives. Participants will work on the Federal government’s highest priority and highest impact challenges that require the coordination of multiple Federal agencies to succeed.
The program will have a number of benefits, including:
- Developing Talent: Develop the next generation of career senior executives through a rotation focused on the complex, cross-agency challenges which increasingly confront the Federal government and a development component to build and strengthen enterprise leadership skills.
- Delivering Results: Harness top talent from across the government to support implementation of key priorities and address mission critical challenges, such as the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals.
- Provide Fellows a broad federal perspective on high-priority challenges and access to senior decision-makers; Develop Fellows as a cadre of leaders with the skillsets and networks to address challenges through a cross-agency lens and implement solutions across organizational boundaries.
- Strengthen on-going implementation efforts on specific Administration initiatives (including Cross Agency Priority Goals) that require collaboration and coordination among multiple organizations, as well as long-term strategic planning to ensure delivery of tangible results.
For more information, contact WHLDP Program Director Jenny Mattingley.