A 360-Degree Assessment used to identify ECQ competency gaps.
An Executive Development Plan (EDP) that is developed with an SES mentor to address identified ECQ gaps through various development activities.
Executive Education Classroom Training through courses that address individual ECQ gaps and general skills needed to succeed as a Homeland Security executive.
Developmental Assignments that are six to eight months in length and at the executive level. These assignments include one continuous four-month assignment outside the candidate's home component.
AnSES Mentor to assist candidates in developing their EDPs and meet with regularly throughout the program to provide guidance.
Other Development Activities that may include events and projects to further develop a candidate’s understanding of the Homeland Security mission, programs and challenges.
Orientation Session: The SES CDP begins with a mandatory, two-part orientation with sessions near Washington, DC and Denver, CO that will include completion of a 360 degree assessment to assist candidates in identifying development needs.
Mentoring Partnerships: Candidates will work with an SES mentor who will provide assistance and guidance throughout the program. Mentors will assist candidates in the preparation of tailored Executive Development Plans (EDPs) describing all training, developmental assignments, and activities they will complete during the course of the program.
Executive Development Plans: Candidates must develop EDPs based on individual needs and competencies. A DHS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will approve each candidate's EDP. At periodic intervals, the ERB will review each candidate's performance and progress in completing the EDP activities.
Training and Development Assignments: Each EDP must include: (1) Formal interagency training exercises (approximately 20-30 days) that address the Executive Core Qualifications and their application to SES positions governmentwide; (2) At least 6-8 months of developmental assignments outside the candidate's position of record (including one continuous 4-month assignment outside the candidate's component of record); and (3) Supplemental training and activities depending on each candidate's needs and objectives.
Office of Personnel Management QRB Certification: Upon the candidate's successful completion of the CDP, the agency will request ERB approval and certification of the candidate's Executive Core Qualifications by an OPM Qualifications Review Board. This certification permits career appointment to the SES without further competition to any position for which the individual is determined to be otherwise qualified (e.g., meets technical qualifications).
The highest purpose of your life is to be yourself to the best of your ability and live each moment as fully as possible.
not this moment
I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful. If not, it can't be helped.
Gestalt prayer by Fritz Perls
I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.