|Modern DCPDSCourse Code||11SEF|
|Length of Program||4 Weeks|
John F. Kennedy School of Government,|
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Suspense Dates |
Dates of Program
Army Civilian managers at the GS-14/15 or equivalent levels. This course is directed
primarily to promising upper-level managers who have advanced rapidly into senior positions
and are now required to focus on "the larger picture" of the organization.
To equip leaders to become executives by focusing on the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) spelled out by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Though the faculty adjust the curriculum regularly, emphasis is placed on skills relating to Policy Making, Authentic Leadership, Strategy, Negotiations, Persuasion, Implementation, Decision Making and Understanding and Using Data.
The Harvard SEF Program provides participants with practical, effective tools that help:
This program does not teach answers to specific problems - it provides a strategic approach to problem-solving. From the start, participants will take on a leadership role, discovering ways to look at issues from new perspectives. Through classwork, group work, and individual study, participants will practice strategic analysis daily, until it becomes a natural, ingrained response.
Participants are expected to contribute their professional expertise to complement the program's learning experience, and are selected to reflect a broad cross-section of functional and operational responsibilities. The program is a unique opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy and management, to strengthen managerial skills and acquire insights into managerial practice, and to interact across agency and executive-legislative branch boundaries.
Application packages (original plus a copy) will be forwarded through command channels
- rrespective Army Commands (ACOM), Army Service Component Commands (ASCC), Direct Reporting Units (DRU), or the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (OAASA), Civilian Personnel Director. The nomination suspense dates in this announcement are HQDA suspense dates. Please check with your local/command training manager for Army Command suspense dates so your application meets all local/command suspense deadline(s). Application packets received from individuals who do not meet ALL eligibility requirements by the designated HQDA suspense date will be returned without action. Complete application packages (original and one copy) must be sent through command channels for forwarding to G37/TRV - Army Commands will include an Order Merit List.
COMMANDS ARE LIMITED TO TWO NOMINATIONS.
Command-endorsed nomination packets, to include an OML, may be sent via regular mail or FedEx to the following address:
Headquarters Department of the Army
Career Program-Funded Packets: All packets requesting Career Program/ACTEDS-funding support must be submitted via the GoArmyEd process. All HQDA nomination deadlines still apply.
DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO HARVARD
|Selection and Notification|
Nomination packets are reviewed/vetted by HQDA and will not be processed if they are incomplete, poorly written, or applicant does not meet eligibility and/or program requirements. Harvard University reserves final selection authority. Selection/non-selection notification is made by DAMO-TRV through command channels. Army receives approximately 11 Harvard SEF allocations per session.
Tuition (program fee) for Harvard SEF is $21,200. This cost includes tuition, curricular materials, housing, and most meals. Funding of tuition, travel, and per diem and incidentals is the responsibility of the nominating activity. All selectees are required to stay in assigned accommodations.
Applicants/commands requesting career program funding support must
contact the respective FCR for additional information prior to applying.
The ACTEDS Training Catalog