Federal Government Executives Descend on San Antonio to Learn Best Practices from Local Organizations

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The Graduate School’s Center for Leadership and Management (CLM) has brought nearly 120 executives representing over 20 federal agencies to San Antonio this week to meet with local organizations as part of their yearlong training with the Graduate School’s Executive Potential Program (EPP).

San Antonio is a perfect location for our teams to learn about innovation, creativity and resilience

The Graduate School’s Center for Leadership and Management (CLM) has brought nearly 120 executives representing over 20 federal agencies to San Antonio this week to meet with local organizations as part of their yearlong training with the Graduate School’s Executive Potential Program (EPP).

Selected participants from the United States Marine Corps, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Aviation Administration among others are engrossed in a twelve-month executive training program with a Best Practices exercise in San Antonio. They are meeting with a variety of organizations including Port San Antonio, University of Texas Small Business Development Center, Brooks Development Authority, Morgan’s Wonderland, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, Haven for Hope and NuStar Energy.

“San Antonio is a perfect location for our teams to learn about innovation, creativity and resilience,” says Rick Henry, Program Manager, Center for Leadership and Management at the Graduate School. “We are thankful to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and all the participating organizations for their willingness to share their learning.”

The weeklong session kicked off on Monday with opening remarks by Richard Perez, President of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Ann Stevens, President of BioMed San Antonio. Teams spent the day on Tuesday with their respective organizations in an effort to uncover best practices they can bring back to their agencies and on Wednesday they presented their insights to the entire group, including the organizations.

“It’s a pleasure for Port San Antonio to receive this group of top level professionals from our nation’s capital,” said Bruce Miller, President and CEO of Port San Antonio. “Our redevelopment strategies at the Port are becoming an important success story in best practices, and we are glad to share our work so those lessons can be reapplied in other communities.”

This yearlong leadership development program prepares high-potential individuals at the GS 13, 14, and 15 levels for leadership positions in the federal government. Participants must be nominated by their agency. The Graduate School program, in its 27th year, graduates about 16 teams annually.

About the Graduate School
Since 1921, the Graduate School has served the D.C. metro community and is dedicated to providing relevant learning opportunities in public service. An independent, not-for-profit accredited educational institution; the School is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning. Services include individual assessments, career-related courses, certificate and degree programs, continuing education and distance learning. Graduate School experts provide training and education solutions, including conferences, workshops and symposia, for participants from U.S. federal, state and local government agencies as well as the private sector and international organizations. More information can be found at http://www.graduateschool.edu.

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