BOSTON – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Mr. Robert Nadeau of Maynard, Massachusetts, has been selected as FEMA’s candidate for the 2011-2012 Excellence in Government Fellows Program. During the year-long program, Fellows remain in their full-time jobs, meeting every six weeks to accomplish the strenuous course objectives.
To deliver the solutions that the times demand, our government needs a new generation of leaders who are more than managers – they must be innovators whose creativity in problem-solving stands up to the complexity of 21st century challenges. The Excellence in Government Fellows program strengthens the leadership skills of key federal leaders through a proven combination of innovative coursework, best practices benchmarking, challenging action-learning projects, executive coaching and government-wide networking.
Some of the concepts of the program include: Leaders Teaching Leaders; Observing the Best in Action; Solving Government Problems; Learning from Other’s Experience and Creating a Cadre of Change Agents. The Excellence in Government Fellows program has been designed by the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit organization that believes that good government starts with good people. Their focus on innovation in public service and their leadership trainings and seminars are designed to transform the way that government works.
Bob Nadeau is a long-time Maynard resident who has served with FEMA for the past three years. Prior to coming to work for FEMA, he served citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Nadeau is also a selectman in the Town of Maynard.
“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.”