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OPM's LEAD Institute


The Office of Personnel Management's LEAD Institute empowers federal leaders to take charge of their professional development by providing a clear path to leadership education and development that's right for them and their careers. The LEAD Institute offers essential role-based leadership skills that help individuals fulfill their Individual Development Plan (IDP), putting them squarely on the path to career development. 

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Project Team Lead Supervisor Manager Senior Leader
Learn and practice the skills and tools to understand how to build and lead teams, practice being an effective team member, and complete a work-based project plan.

$5,885

Foster a diverse and inclusive workforce where individual similarities and differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

$6,960

Execute the mission, vision, and goals of your organizations while operating from the middle and applying systems thinking to tackle complex problems.


$7,450

Instill accountability, inspire individual excellence, and drive exemplary organizational performance in support of national objectives.

$7,980

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Develop strong leadership skills for an extraordinary career path.

By training tomorrow's leaders today, the LEAD Institute helps training officers, managers, and supervisors meet the challenge of succession management. In each role-based program, current and future leaders assess their leadership effectiveness, gain core knowledge and develop critical skills for leadership success.  Each program culminates with a certificate signed by the Director of OPM to formally recognize the employee's achievement.




Frequently Asked Questions



What can I expect when enrolling in a LEAD Institute program?

What is the LEAD Institute?


I was enrolled in the legacy LEAD Program - how do I complete my certificate?


What is a cohort program?


Which LEAD Institute program is right for me?


How do I enroll in a LEAD Institute program?


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What can I expect when enrolling in a LEAD Institute program?


OPM created the LEAD Institute with busy federal professionals in mind, giving learners a path to complete an Institute program in just five months. Classroom time is maximized by enhancing the transfer of learning through web-conferencing modules between self-paced activities. In each LEAD Institute program, rising and established federal leaders participate in content rich modules that provide: 

  • Assessments of current leadership effectiveness and/or potential
  • Overviews of key leadership competencies critical to success
  • Intensive development of workplace relevant skills

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What is the LEAD Institute?


OPM established the legacy LEAD Certificate Program in 2008, with the first program launching in 2009. Now known as the LEAD Institute, LEAD lets Federal employees take charge of their professional development by providing a clear path to leadership training that is right for their career. Each program is designed to deliver core knowledge and develop capabilities for leadership success. 

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I was enrolled in the legacy LEAD program - how do I complete my certificate?


If you have been pursuing a legacy LEAD Certificate under the previous program and have not declared to complete a certificate, you may still be able to receive a certificate at the completion under the LEAD Teach-Out Plan. If you have already notified us in writing of your intent to obtain a legacy LEAD certificate, we are tracking your completion for the courses specified in your plan agreement. If you are unsure if you meet the criteria for the LEAD Teach-Out Plan, please contact us at LEAD@opm.gov for a review. 

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What is a cohort program?


Each cohort will be capped at 24-40 participants based on the specific program. This maximizes learner/instructor interaction, group learning, collaboration, teamwork, and skills development. 

The cohort program is structured to engage learners in similar roles across federal service who bring their collective experiences to the cohort’s learning environment, magnifying interaction and learning. Throughout the five months learners will interact, learn, and participate in projects with cohort members in a virtual classroom setting: a combination of asynchronous and synchronous online projects and activities which may include webinars, group work, assigned readings, and an online community of practice.

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Which LEAD Institute program is right for me?


The LEAD Institute offers four role-based programs to help you fulfill your Individual Development Plan (IDP):

  • Project Team Lead - for individuals aspiring to or currently leading teams and/or projects.
  • Supervisor - for new federal supervisors or supervisors in their first year (completes the new supervisor training requirement).
  • Manager - for second-level leaders (duties include program management; direct work of an organizational unit; exercise influence, design and implement policy, and work in broad partnerships within and outside their agency; and/or supervisor of supervisors or accountable for success of specific line or staff functions)
  • Senior Leader - for third-level leaders (supervisors of managers – GS-14 equivalent plus) responsible for organizational results.

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How do I enroll in a LEAD Institute program?


You can enroll on our LEAD Institute program registration page

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Please contact register@opm.gov. We look forward supporting your leadership development needs.

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