The SFFEB Sponsors Three Leadership Development Programs. The FEBs in Pennsylvania also sponsor a Gettysburg Battlefield leadership training event called: In The Footsteps of Leaders. Contact us if you are interested in the Gettysburg training for a reduced cost with their best trainer! For a list of some Federal training opportunities, check out our calendar. Please know that OPM also manages a list of Federal Leadership Development Programs.

1. SFFEB’s Leadership Development Program

For Staff at GS 11-13 or equivalent
The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a program developed by the SFFEB competency-based program that provides training and developmental experiences for high-potential GS11-13s and prepares them for leadership positions in the Federal government. It holds special significance for employees who need to complement their technical expertise with professional leadership knowledge, skills, and experience. A structure has been designed for program participants to acquire or build on the competencies needed to become successful Federal leaders.

We partner with Coro Northern California as our Program Director. Coro Northern California is a nonprofit organization that focuses on training collaborative leaders who can tackle pressing public problems.  Our training aims to prepare you to take risks, disrupt old patterns, and make way for new ways of thinking, doing, and leading.

Leadership Development Program goals:

  • Prepare participants for senior leadership positions within the Federal government
  • Assess and develop members’ aptitude and capabilities about the Executive Core Qualifications through a variety of experiential training methods
  • Enable participants to work with Federal agencies to identify and solve real organizational problems
  • Expose participants to leadership and management best practices of both governmental and non-governmental organization

For more information, email:

2. OPM’s Presidential Management Council Rotational Development Program

Focus on GS 13-15 or equivalent

Developing future leaders is an important aspect of agency management. The SFFEB is excited to share information about an initiative led by the President’s Management Council (PMC). This program matches high-potential GS 13-15s with six-month interagency rotational assignments that enable emerging Federal leaders to expand their management skills, broaden their organizational experience, and foster networks they can leverage in the future.

Please encourage high-potential GS 13-15s within your agency to participate in a rotation, with the concurrence of their immediate supervisor and component management, and encourage managers to host a PMC Rotations Fellow. During a time of limited resources, releasing a top performer for six months is a difficult decision. This is a chance to offer high-potential staff members an exceptional learning experience. You may also want to consider hosting one of the program’s participants.

PMC Rotations are typically from April – September. We appreciate your support for this effort. If you have questions, please email our Executive Director Sara Russell at

The links below include a brief program overview with additional details and a recently released memorandum from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management encouraging our participation.

Available downloads:

3)  Intergovernmental Management Training Program

For Team Leaders and Managers with 3-5 years experience – SFFEB Co-Sponsor

The IGMT program, now starting its 53rd year, is designed to foster and improve inter-governmental relationships among promising mid-management staff. Participants come from all sectors of government (city, county, state, federal, education, special district, as well as affiliated organizations), and virtually every profession represented by those agencies.

Applications Open Now, Federal Applicants can apply past the deadline.

Lisa Crowe, Program Administrator
Department of Business Oversight
1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916·324·6623