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About the Program

The White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) is a one-year placement program for GS-15 career employees to work on the federal government’s highest priority challenges.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Career Senior Executives

Sponsored by the Executive Office of the President, the program offers participants:

  • A broad federal perspective on high-priority challenges and access to senior decision-makers;
  • Skill development through a cross-agency lens; and
  • Enterprise leadership development sessions.

Learn about our Program Goals and Objectives

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Building Community

Goal

Build a strong community among current Fellows and alumni that shares a common mission of strengthening each other's purpose, commitment, and ability to serve our nation.

Objectives

  • Create a space for community members to engage and create relationships through targeted development and learning sessions.
  • Strengthen the spirit of collaboration among senior government leaders through exposure to cross-cutting initiatives.
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Developing Talent

Goal

Develop the next generation of career senior executives with the skills necessary for successful enterprise leadership that benefits the interest of the government as a whole.

Objectives

  • Expose Fellows to high-priority challenges to develop and hone a broad federal perspective to address complex problems.
  • Provide Fellows with access to senior decision-makers to learn about and implement best practice solutions.
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Delivering Results

Goal

Recruit top talent from across the government to support implementation of key goal priorities and address mission critical challenges that support our nation's ability to meet the needs of the American people.

Objectives

  • Strengthen implementation efforts of cross-agency initiatives and goal priorities that require collaboration and coordination across the government.
  • Fortify long-term strategic planning work to drive tangible progress through the development of policy and performance management.