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Welcome to the FY24 first quarter edition of the NIH Training Center’s (NIHTC) Highlights newsletter. This fiscal year, we are celebrating the NIHTC’s 20th anniversary. Hear from the Director of the Training Center, Elena Juris, as she captures a bit of our history and how the Training Center has grown over the years in this opening letter.

New Classes, New Fiscal Year

The NIHTC is excited to kick off the fiscal year with classes to fit your learning and development needs. The majority of our robust portfolio of classes remains unchanged, and we’ve added the following new classes to our course catalog for FY24.

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NIHTC classes are available for registration in early October. Browse our online Course Catalog—or the downloadable eCatalog—to plan for your professional development in the new fiscal year. Contact with questions or feedback.

NIH Leadership and Career Development Program Updates

In the last edition of Highlights, we provided a look-ahead for the planned nomination periods for NIH Leadership and Career Development Programs. We’re here to keep you in the know about the status of each program’s call for nominations.

Management Seminar Series (MSS)

Nomination Period: The call for nominations for the 2024 MSS is available in October. Each IC has an internal process for nominations. Please discuss with your supervisor if you would like to be nominated for the MSS.  

Program Structure: The 2024 MSS consists of seven 2-hour seminars, breakout group sessions, and networking events from February through August 2024. An overview of the seminar topics and dates will be available on the MSS website in mid-October. 

Target Audience: NIH employees at the GS-7–12 levels, NIH Management Interns, Presidential Management Fellows, and non-supervisory GS-13 NIH employees.

NIH Senior Leadership Program (SLP)

Nomination Period: The 2024 SLP call for nominations is currently open until November 3, 2023.

Program Structure: Four to five-month program with a blended delivery format (a mixture of fully virtual or fully in-person sessions). Visit the SLP website for 2024 session details. 

Target Audience: GS-14/15, SES, and equivalent leaders.

NIH Mid-Level Leadership Program (MLP)

Nomination Period: The initial call for nominations went out in late August with final IC nominations due on October 4, 2023. The NIHTC is planning a second call for nominations in March 2024 for up to four more series to begin in May and June. 

Program Structure: The MLP series is offered as either entirely virtual or in a blended delivery format (a mixture of fully virtual or fully in-person day sessions). Visit the MLP website for details.

Target Audience: GS-12, 13, 14, and equivalent leaders.

NIH Executive Leadership Program (ExLP)

Nomination Period: Recruitment for the 2024-2025 session will begin January 2024 and the program will be launched next summer. Monitor the ExLP website for updates.

Program Structure: Seven-month program offered every other fiscal year. 

Target Audience: Aspiring or existing “Top 6” leaders at NIH (GS-15, SES, and equivalent leaders).

For questions about these leadership and career development programs, please contact 

Attention Supervisors: It’s the Final Countdown! 

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We are entering the last year of the NIH three-year supervisory refresher training cycle (2022/2023/2024). New supervisors are required to fulfill initial training requirements within 12 months of their new role. In addition, refresher training is required every three years. The NIHTC is here to provide experienced supervisors with options to fulfill their refresher training requirements.

We offer two formats to fulfill your requirements: Supervisory Refresher and SuperShorts. Take our two-day Supervisory Refresher class to cover all the required topics at once. If you only need a few more continuous learning points (CLPs) to meet your supervisory refresher training requirements, take what you need a little at a time with our SuperShorts. SuperShort topics include Effective Feedback, Performance Conduct, and Work-life Balance and are covered in three-hour training sessions to support more challenging work schedules. Both class formats are offered virtually. 

Visit the Mandatory Training website for additional training options and to learn more about supervisory training requirements. 

Hot Off the Press: 2024 DDM Seminar Series Dates

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To those who submitted speaker nominations for the 2024 Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar Series, we thank you. The DDM Seminar Series offers the NIH community engaging presentations that provide insights into leadership and management concepts, challenges, and solutions. We look forward to announcing speaker selections later this year. In the meantime, save these DDM Seminar dates to your calendar!

January 11, 2024 March 14, 2024 May 15, 2024 July 11, 2024
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

While you wait for seminar speakers and topics, consider watching past seminars. Participants can earn CLPs to apply towards supervisory refresher credits or a Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C, FAC-COR, FAC-P/PM). View our CLP website for more information about earning and reporting CLPs.

Explore the DDM Seminar Series website for more information. For questions or comments, contact

Calling All NIH ExLP Alums – Pack Your Bags and Join Your Peers at NIEHS

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The NIHTC invites all NIH Executive Leadership Program (ExLP) alums to join us for a training and networking opportunity onsite at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, on March 6-7, 2024.

Dr. Trevor Archer, NIEHS Deputy Director and 2020 ExLP alum, is graciously hosting this event. In addition to connecting with NIEHS leadership and learning about interesting NIEHS priorities, research, and initiatives, we will explore the NIEHS campus and participate in facilitated sessions led by the Partnership for Public Service on Mentoring, Sponsoring, Employee Advocacy, and Leading in a Hybrid Work Environment. 

It has been quite a few years since we have had an alumni activity, and this will be our first event out-of-state. This is an excellent time to reconnect with members of your own cohort and others at NIH who have a shared ExLP experience. You won’t want to miss this event!      

Executive Leadership Program Alumni Event:
Explore NIEHS, Hybrid Work and Mentoring Best Practices

Dates: March 6-7, 2024
Location: Onsite at NIEHS (Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium, 111 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709)
Tuition: $790 (excludes travel and lodging which is handled by your IC)

Click here to register!

Please contact if you have any questions about this ExLP alumni event. 

NIHTC Welcomes New Class of Management Interns

After a very competitive process, the NIHTC is happy to introduce the Class of 2025 Management Interns! The NIH Management Intern (MI) Program was established in 1957 and offers a few outstanding NIH employees a two-year opportunity to rotate through different administrative career fields, gain invaluable insight into the NIH, and develop a vital network of administrative professionals across NIH. This year’s MIs came from various offices across NIH, and we are excited to see them begin their MI journey of rotations, networking, and growth. Welcome, interns!

Rachel Doherty

Rachel Doherty

Candace Holt

Candace Holt

Nailah Shaw

Nailah Shaw

Stay tuned—in our next issue, we’ll introduce the new class of Presidential Management Fellows (PMF). For more information about the MI Program, visit the MI Program website or contact

LMS Reports Corner

In this edition, we are highlighting the NIH NBS Transaction Report. This report allows managers and supervisors to view helpful financial information about their employees’ registrations in NIHTC classes. Check out Helpful LMS Reports for step-by-step instructions to run this report and more!

Check Out Our eCatalog

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Click here to view or download a copy of the NIHTC eCatalog or scan the QR code to view on your mobile device.  

View Our Past Issues of Highlights

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Take a look at our previous newsletters dating back to FY17 Q1.

Editorial Team

Danielle Sullivan, Editor
Barb LeClair, Managing Editor
Elena Juris, Editor in Chief
John Edmond, Media Content and Web Specialist


Keisha Berkley
Sandy Giordano
Rick Hawkins
Elena Juris
Bob Michon
Nabilah Pape
Michele Schwartzman
Pam Welbon