Claire Thurston is the Program Manager for OPM’s Leadership Education and Development [LEAD] Certificate Program. LEAD was designed to span a Federal Career and it is proud to offer coaching and other experiential learning often reserved for Executives at its entry level: the Project/Team Lead.
She was one of three team members that designed the program that is OPM’s first roadmap for Federal government employees and Agencies combining individual development and succession planning. Over 90 Agency divisions have participated in LEAD since its launch in 2009. There are five leadership levels from Team Lead to Executive as well as the Professional level for Policy Analysts, Scientists and others who do not supervise others but want to increase their strategic influence. She joined the Western Management Development Center as a Management Analyst in January, 2005. She is a Presidential Management Fellow who graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in 2004. She received her BA from Brown University.
Maximizing Your Early Years: From NextGen to SES
Friday, July 27
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Are you new to government? In the middle of a leadership program like PMF? Hosted by the YGL Los Angeles and Philadelphia Chapter Presidents, this session will be a discussion about setting your career goals and what you can do to achieve them. Even if SES isn’t your ultimate destination, this session can still help you direct your career path and avoid a regretful retirement. Providing a menu of options, as well as practical Dos & Don’ts, the panel will include an up-and-coming NextGen leader, an SES member sharing their journey, and an OPM representative sharing leadership development & training opportunities for aspiring young leaders from PMF to SES, and everything in between.