NIH Mid-Level Leadership Program
The NIH is committed to playing an active role in advancing the skills of mid-level staff serving as front-line leaders. In addition to providing a collection of junior professional development as well as senior and executive leadership programs, the NIHTC offers a multifaceted, mid-level leadership development program that builds an effective bridge between senior leadership and junior staff. In filling this gap, the Mid-Level Leadership Program provides a core component to a deliberate continuum of leadership development for inspired NIH staff.
Program Features and Structure
- Initial 360-degree feedback and leadership assessment
- Five 2-day training sessions taking place over a period of six months
- Cohort size of 26-30 participants
- No travel requirement as all sessions hosted in the Bethesda/Rockville area
- On-the-job assignments to apply learning in the workplace between sessions
- Two hours personal coaching to review feedback instruments and define your specific developmental areas (included in base price)
- Leadership development plans
- Six months of applied learning sessions to follow-up on initial six months’ of training
This program is structured to assess your leadership readiness and provide feedback and developmental guidance. It incorporates a variety of instructional approaches, and makes available reinforcement activities following program completion.
Rather than targeting technical supervisory skills, which are addressed through OPM-mandated Supervisory Training, the program will emphasize the following leadership developmental areas:
- Self-awareness and fulfilling the leadership function
- Understanding and collaborating with others
- Strategic business acumen
Note: The program also complements the NIH Leadership and Management competency group.
- View Program Overview
Current supervisory and non-supervisory GS-12/13/14 and equivalents
GS-12 and equivalents: One year NIH experience. None required for GS-13/14.
Must have received at least AE – Achieved Expected Results on recent PMAP.
Nominations for FY17 program participation is closed. Check back with us this fall for FY18 nominations, which are made through the Executive Officers.
Mid-Level Leadership Program Manager
NIH Training Center