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WEBINAR: The Senior Executive Service (SES): Navigating the Pathway to Leadership in the Federal Government

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Senior Executive Service (SES) was established in 1979 when the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 went into effect. Its mission is to ensure that the executive management of the Federal Government is responsive to the needs, policies and goals of the nation. The SES is a corps of approximately 7,000 women and men who administer public programs at the highest levels of the federal government. Members of the SES serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees, and are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the federal workforce. Senior Executives operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies. These members are selected for their leadership qualifications, possess well-honed executive skills, and are charged with leading the continuing transformation of the Federal government. As leaders of the federal civilian workforce, Senior Executives strive each day to create a more citizen-centered, results-oriented Federal Government, and share a broad perspective of government and a commitment to public service that is grounded in the U.S. Constitution.

This topic is best suited for all military service members, veterans and military spouses interested in learning strategies to navigate successful career transitions into SES leadership roles within the Federal Government. There is no cost to attend.

This webinar will help you discover:
1. A further understanding of what the Senior Executive Service (SES) is, and an overview of its key features.
2. The two types of positions and four types appointments available in the SES.
3. The criteria, qualifications and critical leadership skills required from those seeking SES positions.
4. Qualifications Review Boards (QRBs), appeals and the process of securing an appointment as an SES.
5. Advice from a retired SES member (and Executive Coach) regarding ways to assess your fit for the SES.
6. Tips, best practices and lessons learned for navigating the SES appointment process and succeeding in your role once appointed.

Participants of the eMentor Webinar Series have the opportunity to submit their profiles into the Professional Profile Directory (PPD). The Professional Profile Directory features the highly sought-after skills, talents and leadership competencies of current and former military officer women, senior enlisted women and degreed military spouses in career transition. Military men joining this webinar are also welcome to submit their profiles.

This directory will be shared with AcademyWomen and eMentor partners who may be able to facilitate hiring, a group that includes a wide array of top-caliber corporate, nonprofit and government entities. The PPD is an optional resource if you are interested in seeking new career opportunities.