Executive Core Qualifications Series

Formats: 40-hour virtual course  |  10-day instructor-led onsite

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) are the leadership skills designated by the Office of Personnel Management required for entering the Senior Executive Service (SES). This expansive 5-part leadership program provides the foundation of ECQ skills needed on the pathway to SES.

Learning Objectives »

  • Manage strategic change to meet organizational goals.
  • Establish an organizational vision.
  • Implement vision, mission, and goals.
  • Create an inclusive workplace.
  • Facilitate teamwork and conflict resolution.
  • Meet organizational goals and customer expectations.
  • Make decisions that produce high-quality results.
  • Manage human, financial, and information resources.
  • Build coalitions internally and organizations.

Course Agenda »

ECQ 1: Leading Change

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. External Awareness
  3. Flexibility
  4. Resilience
  5. Strategic Thinking
  6. Vision

ECQ 2: Leading People

  1. Conflict Management
  2. Leveraging Diversity
  3. Developing Others
  4. Team Building

ECQ 3: Results Driven

  1. Accountability
  2. Customer Service
  3. Decisiveness
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Technical Credibility

ECQ 4: Business Acumen

  1. Financial Management
  2. Human Capital Management
  3. Technology Management

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions

  1. Partnering
  2. Political Savvy
  3. Influencing/Negotiating