Provided by the Office of Chief Counsel
The FEMA Leader Development Program has been selected for the Training Officers Consortium 2013 Distinguished Service Award in the Leader Development category.
The Distinguished Service Awards Program was launched by the TOC in 1955 to stimulate improved government-sponsored training programs through recognition of individuals making significant contributions to the field of human resource development.
The award was presented to Cheryl Seminara for her leadership of this program in a ceremony June 11. She takes great pride in the FEMA Leader Development Program and its results.
“Our program takes an innovative approach at leader development. It isn’t just a series of courses – it is a whole range of activities, workshops and programs designed to change the culture of how we develop leaders in this agency,” Seminara said
“So many people have played an important role in bringing this program to life. From the folks who led the initial analysis, to the Regional Training Managers and Training Partners who are integrating the program throughout their organizations,” Seminara said. “When we announce a need to have SES as mentors at an event, I am always amazed at how quickly they are willing to step up. I want to especially recognize Randy Jones who is leading this effort with me, and the senior leaders of FEMA who continuously support our efforts. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone at FEMA”.
The FEMA Leader Development Program continues to expand its offerings. This program will continue to grow, with new offerings for Team Leads, GS-15s and SESs in FY14. Seminara, Jones and their new team members are busy doing analysis to find out what is needed within FEMA so that we continue offering a “best-in-class” program.
“They have set very high standards, some of which are being adopted by other DHS components and the federal government,” according to Corey Coleman, Component Human Capital Officer, acting chief
Find more information on the FEMA Leader Development Program at on.FEMA. net.