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Introducing the NIH Executive Leadership Program 2022–2023 Cohort

The NIH Training Center congratulates and extends a warm welcome to the 2022–2023 cohort of the NIH Executive Leadership Program (ExLP). There are 20 individuals from 17 ICs participating in the program this year. Their seven-month leadership journey began with an orientation on August 25 and an off-site leadership retreat experience in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in September. 

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The ExLP 2022-2023 cohort attends an off-site leadership experience on Sept 22. Pictured front row, center: Victor Voloshin; second row, from left: Liza Bundesen, Lisa Cunningham, Beth Chandler, Patricia Jones, Dorothy Beckett, Theresa Cruz, Carolyn Hutter, Keisha Berkley; back row: Shannon Zenk, Raymond Jacobson, Xavier Soosai, Pamela Thornton, Rebekah (Bekah) Geiger, Colleen Hadigan, Patrick Bellgowan, LeShawndra Price, Tiffani Lash, Larissa Aviles-Santa. Not pictured: Alice Chen and Michael Chiang.

For more information about our participants and this highly selective program, please visit the NIH Executive Leadership Program website. 

IDPs and Coaching and Group Training, Oh My!

A new fiscal year brings opportunities to focus on your personal developmental needs and those of your team. Not sure where to start? The NIH Training Center (NIHTC) offers the following services to help you and your team navigate the professional development journey successfully.  

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Calling All Experienced Supervisors  

And just like that, the new NIH three-year (2022/2023/2024) supervisory training cycle is in full swing! The NIH Training Center is here to provide you with classes to fulfill the requirements for experienced NIH supervisors.

We offer two formats to attain your requirements: Supervisory Refresher and SuperShorts. The information is the same in both formats—choose the option that works best with your schedule. Visit the Supervisory Training website to learn more about refresher training requirements.  

Mark Your Calendars for the 2023 Senior Leadership Program

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The Senior Leadership Program (SLP) annual Call for Nominations is coming this fall. Launched in 2001, the SLP is the NIH’s longest running leadership program with over 1,800 alumni from across the ICs. The SLP, part of the NIH Continuum of Leadership, focuses on organizational leadership and executive core qualifications through assessments, coaching, and experiential learning activities. 

The SLP contract is being recompeted and the Call for Nominations is slightly delayed. As soon as a new contract is finalized, we will move quickly to finalize dates and details for the Call for Nominations. Nominations are handled within each IC, and you can share your interest with your supervisor. Visit the Senior Leadership Program website for information on past program sessions, and check back later this fall for the 2023 program plans. 

2023 DDM Seminar Series Dates Announced  

Thank you for submitting speaker nominations for the FY2023 Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar Series. We are looking forward to announcing speaker selections later this year. While you wait for the topics and speakers, consider watching past seminars if you didn’t get to catch them the first time. Participants can earn continuous learning points (CLPs) to apply towards supervisory refresher credits or an FAI certification (FAC-C and FAC-COR). View our CLP website for more information about earning and reporting CLPs.

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December 15, 2022 February 9, 2023 April 20, 2023 June 8, 2023
11:00AM - 12:30PM

The DDM Seminar Series offers the NIH community engaging presentations that provide insights into leadership and management concepts, challenges, and solutions. Explore the DDM Seminar Series website for more information. For questions or comments, contact the

Welcome, Class of 2024 Interns and Fellows!

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On July 18, the incoming Class of 2024 Management Interns and Presidential Management Fellows participated in a two-week hybrid orientation organized by a committee of current interns and fellows. The NIH Management Intern Program (MI) and the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) are highly competitive, immersive professional development programs. Over two years, interns and fellows complete developmental rotations across and outside NIH, work with a mentor, and participate in a variety of NIH-wide projects.

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New interns and fellows attend a hybrid orientation at the Natcher Conference Center on July 18. Pictured from left, front row: Valery Rodrigue, Avanti Iyer, Jackie Chen, Lydia Wilson, Amina Chtourou, Michelle Dwyer, Christina Kenosky; second row: Emily Carlson, Alexandra Hudson, Christian Beata; projector screen, top row: Stephanie Tison, Lindsay Clements, Amanda Skarlupka; projector screen, middle row: Chissa Rivaldi; projector screen, bottom row: Kirsten Evans.

Click here to learn more about the NIH MI Program and the PMF Program. If you have rotational opportunities available for these highly motivated high performers, please post them on the MI/PMF SharePoint Site. (You can click the Request Access button to receive site access.) 

More Opportunities to Attend a Retirement Preparedness Workshop

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Whether starting or closing in on the end of your career, chances are that you have heard about the NIH Training Center’s (NIHTC) portfolio of Retirement Preparedness Workshops. For those of you within 10 years of retirement eligibility, the NIHTC offers a three-day workshop intended to assist you in mapping to your eventual retirement by offering considerations and strategies for the right now.

NEW in FY2023 will be three-day weekly workshops that will run across three Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays – depending on which day of the week works best for you! Of course, we’ll still offer our traditional format of three consecutive days of the same week. FY2023 dates to be announced soon.

Check out the full list of Retirement Preparedness classes. 

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