Read Below for Descriptions of Some of the Training and Educational Programs Offered Within the Federal Government.
Center for Leadership Development
OPM's Center for Leadership Development (CLD) is dedicated to transforming leaders to better serve the Federal government. CLD offers educational programs for every stage of your career. As the government designated provider of agency, interagency and tri-sector leadership development, CLD offers government-to-government educational courses, certificate programs, tailored solutions and technology systems by USALearning to respond to your immediate challenges and emerging needs. CLD innovative services are delivered through e-Learning, in classroom settings, at our residential centers of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, VA, the Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC) in Washington, DC and the Western Management Development Center (WMDC) in Denver, CO, your home agency, and locations across the United States. For more information go to https://leadership.opm.gov/index.aspx
Lead Certificate Program
OPM's LEAD Certificate Program empowers leaders to take charge of their professional development by providing a clear path to leadership education that is relevant at five different levels, from Project Team Lead through Executive. If you are already a Federal employee, LEAD offers "must have" leadership skills and provides interagency experience that puts you squarely on the path to career advancement. If you are a veteran, LEAD helps build skills to transition from a military career to a civilian career.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the LEAD program as a non-college degree program, LEAD offers excellent leadership education at every level for career-oriented veterans. For more information on the Lead Certificate Program go to https://cldcentral.usalearning.net/mod/page/view.php?id=249
HR University and Accredited Courses
HR University (HRU) is the Federal Government's "one stop" Human Resources Career Development Center. HRU is aimed at professionalizing the Federal HR career field and is designed to address competency and skill gaps within the HR community, achieve Governmentwide savings, identify and offer the best HR training across Government, provide supervisors, managers and executives with critical leadership competencies and HR technical knowledge needed to succeed, and establish a means for sharing resources across all agencies. Find out more about training opportunities at https://hru.gov/Training_Opportunities.aspx.
Partnerships with Universities
If you’re thinking about where to go to get the advanced learning that could help you take the next step on your career path, make sure you know about the tuition discounts on higher education that are available to you. Some of the agreements also extend the benefits to spouses, and legal dependents. These are opportunities for both in person and online learning, depending on the program. OPM has made agreements with several institutions. For additional information about the Federal Academic Alliances go here.
Student Loan Repayment
The Federal student loan repayment program permits agencies to repay federally insured student loans as a recruitment or retention incentive for candidates or current employees of the agency. The program implements 5 U.S.C. 5379, which authorizes agencies to set up their own student loan repayment programs to attract or retain highly qualified employees. For more information on Student Loan Repayment go here.