The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Chapter 4
Government/Non-Government Training
Section I - Government Programs

Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS)
at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI)

Length 4 weeks
Location The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Program Dates
Program Suspense
Class Dates
Blended Learning Program
Tuition: $14,883.00
06 Mar 15 Residential: 10-22 May 15
Online: 23 May 15 - 13 Jan 16
Graduation: 14-15 Jan 16
412 27 Mar 15 31 May - 26 Jun 15
413 08 May 15 12 Jul - 7 Aug 15
414 05 Jun 15 9 Aug - 4 Sep 15
415 2 Jul 15 13 Sep - 9 Oct 15


Army Civilian managers at GS-15 or pay-band equivalent levels ONLY will be accepted into the LDS program.


  • Completion of Civilian Education System (CES) Advanced Course - (Copy of Advanced Course Certificate of Completion or CHRTAS Advanced Course Credit Documentation must be included in nomination packet).
  • Nominees must have completed three (3) years, or any combination thereof, of service in a permanent Department of the Army Civilian position(s) by the HQDA suspense date for the respective session.

To develop career executive competencies, linking individual development to improved agency performance.

Description This four-week program is targeted for Army Civilian Managers at the GS-15 or pay band equivalent level. It is held at the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. LDS is designed to improve the leadership skills of senior career federal government executives to enhance individual and organizational performance. It focuses on personal leadership, transforming organizations, policy in a Constitutional system, and global context for executive action. Training consists of large seminar and small breakout sessions guided by professional facilitators.

Application Process

Applications packages (original plus a copy) will be forwarded through command channels - respective Army Commands (ACOM), Army Service Component Commands (ASCC), Direct Reporting Units (DRU), or the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (OAASA), Civilian Personnel Director. The nomination suspense dates in this announcement are HQDA suspense dates. Please check with your local/command training manager for Army Command suspense dates so your application meets all local/command suspense deadline(s). Application packets received from individuals who do not meet ALL eligibility requirements by the designated HQDA suspense date will be returned without action. Complete application packages must be sent through command channels for forwarding to G37/TRV. - Army Commands will include an Order Merit List. Command-endorsed nomination packets, to include an OML, may be sent via regular mail or FedEx to the following address:

Headquarters Department of the Army
G-37 Training Directorate
Civilian Training and Leader Dev Division
450 Army Pentagon
Room 2D639
Washington, D.C. 20310-0450

Career Program-Funded Packets: All packets requesting Career Program/ACTEDS-funding support must be submitted via the GoArmyEd process. All HQDA nomination deadlines still apply.


Applications that are sent directly to the school will be returned without action.

Selection And Notification

The nominations are reviewed by HQDA and will be disapproved if they are incomplete, poorly written, or applicant does not meet eligibility and/or program requirements. Selectees are notified by DAMO-TRV through command channels.

Funding Tuition cost $19,875.00.
  • Tuition includes all instructional services, course materials, and food and lodging charges.
  • Nominating agencies reimburse FEI via government credit card, interagency agreement, SF-182, IPAC or MIPR. The following information must be included on the payment document(s): complete billing address, appropriation/fund cite, requisition/purchase order number, Agency Locator Code/IPAC number, Treasury Account Symbol and approval signatures.
  • Tuition costs are non-refundable if agencies must cancel attendance. All costs are paid by the participant's organization. Command funded nominations/endorsements must state that local resources are available. Nominations packets received that do not contain this statement will NOT be processed.
  • Applicants/commands requesting career program funding support must contact the respective Career Program Functional Chief Representative for additional information.

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