Oregon Federal Executive Board Leadership Development

The Associates Program

The application for the FY 2019 program will open on September 17, 2018!  

  2018 ASSOCIATES PROGRAM Cohort (October 2017 - September 2018)

2018 ASSOCIATES PROGRAM Cohort (October 2017 - September 2018)


The Associates Program offers rising federal leaders in Oregon and SW Washington a unique opportunity for professional development within a group of motivated federal peers, who care deeply about the impact of public service. This challenging one-year program assesses the current effectiveness as a leader, develops core competencies, and teaches professional skills that are essential for the most successful federal leaders.

The Oregon FEB is partnering with Portland Community College’s respected CLIMB Center for Advancement and their outstanding instructors to deliver a rigorous training program aligned with Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications. In addition to the core competency focus, the program offers executive shadows, inspiring speaker panels, and a collaborative team project that will have a lasting impact on the local federal community.

Core Competency Highlights

  •  Leadership Assessment and Individual Development Plan
  •  Coalition Building and Leveraging Diversity
  •  Project Management and Business Acumen
  •  Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
  •  Accountability, Ethics, Public Service Motivation
  •  Communication and Presentation Skills
  •  Resiliency, Strategic Vision, and Leading Change

Benefits for the Associate

  • Professional Development Tailored to Your Career
  • Core Competencies: The Bedrock of a Strong Career
  • Instructors Who Understand Effective Leadership
  • Networking with Federal Peers and Executives

Benefits for the Agency

  • Developing skilled leaders
  • Sharing best practices
  • Aligning your agency's mission with public interest
  • Networking with local federal agencies to build a collaborative federal community

Cost per person:  $2,000 (Price reduced)

EligibilityFederal employees at the GS-11 to GS-13 level, nominated and submitted by a local agency senior leader.  

FY2018 Associates Program Overview

FY2018 Associates Program Training Schedule


2016 Associates Program Graduates

The Oregon FEB is proud to bring you our 2016 Associates Graduate Testimonials. Hear what our graduates have to say about the program:

  • Steve Bird, Transportation Security Inspector for the Compliance Division with the Transportation Security Administration, Oregon & SW Washington;
  • Mary Stirneman, Operations Research Analyst, Flight Safety at the Federal Aviation Administration, Portland Office;
  • Robert Hoffman, Technical Research Branch Chief, Engineering and Construction Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District;
  • Daniel Wilsey, Regional Export Division Development Officer, Small Business Administration, Portland Office;
  • Aaron Eklund, Civil Engineer, Bureau of Land Management, Portland.

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