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Chief Learning Officer Federal Government

Executive Development Program

Participants will develop the knowledge, skills and practices to:

• Contribute as a senior strategic leader within the agency with the                 ability to translate business goals into learning and training plans.

• Align talent development activities with the mission, goals and                         strategies of the organization.

• Effectively lead an innovative and performance-focused talent                         management organization that increases the recruitment, retention,           and maximization of human capital.

• Develop and sustain a career in talent management within the federal         government and across agencies.

Program Objectives

Participants will develop the knowledge, skills and practices to:

• Contribute as a senior strategic leader             within the agency with the ability to                   translate business goals into learning and       training plans.

• Align talent development activities with         the mission, goals and  strategies of the           organization.

• Effectively lead an innovative and                       performance-focused talent management     organization that increases the                             recruitment, retention, and maximization     of human capital.

• Develop and sustain a career in talent               management within the federal                             government and across agencies.

The Chief Learning Officer (CLO) role continues to gain importance as the federal government recognizes the fundamental contribution of this role to mission fulfillment, including attracting, retaining, and maximizing talent. 

George Mason Executive and Professional Education has custom-designed a Federal Chief Learning Officer Program for those currently serving in the critical CLO role or are on the CLO career track.  In partnership with the Mason Federal CLO Advisory Council, the program was created to build the strategic capabilities of participants and the contribution they make to their organizations.  Each of those who complete the five-month program will be prepared for a leadership role at the executive level of the organization, possessing the knowledge and skills to guide the organization in realizing the full value of its human capital.  

Apply now to build your leadership and career potential with this first-of-its kind program created specifically for federal government CLOs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the CLO program, participants will be able to:

• Implement strategic initiatives with an increased confidence in  personal leadership abilities and business knowledge.

• Demonstrate a capacity to think strategically, establishing a learning     and talent development plan that supports the delivery of an                       organization’s objectives and strategic plan.

• Develop leadership practices that are grounded in solid business             acumen.

• Communicate clearly and effectively with professionals at all levels         to articulate the role of learning and talent function as an agent of           organizational change.

• Manage processes for assessing talent development opportunities.

• Engage the talent management team and drive performance                       outcomes through coaching, mentoring, and sharing ideas

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CEO

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Application Criteria

• Submit your completed application and a copy of your resume to 

• Within one week of receiving your application you will be contacted to schedule a 10-15 minute phone interview.

• An application decision letter will be forwarded within one week of your interview. 

• If accepted, please sign and return your intent to register to bagan@gmu.edu or fax to 703-993-2121.

about our Executive and Professional Education and our other programs

John Bersentes

Global Account Manager – Federal Civilian Workforce 

Monster Government Solutions

Feli Solá-Carter

Executive Coach and Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer (Ret.)

Social Security Administration

Dr. Vicki A. Brown

Acting Executive Director for Strategic HR Programs and Chief Learning Officer

Department of Defense (DOD)

Dr. Alfonz Ruth

Director and Chief Learning Officer

U.S. Department of Transportation – FTA

Jeffrey Vargas

CLO/Workforce Futurist

Leo M. Grassi

DHMSM/DMIX Training Officer 

Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM)

Module 1: Sep. 14 - 16, 2017

Strategic Thinking and Drivers of Value Creation in the Public Sector

Leading Innovation in Learning and Technologies of Learning

The CLO as a Leader

Program is designed for federal government employees who have:

• A minimum of six or more years of experience in the learning space

• Instructional systems design expertise

• Experience managing and facilitating learning programs

• Solid communications skills

• An undergraduate degree or the equivalent experience

The program incorporates classroom and online learning activities to be delivered over five consecutive months. Total classroom time is 12 days. In-person classes will be held at George Mason University’s Arlington CampusProgram Cost: $6950

Application Instructions

Advisory Council

Program Sessions

Nada Dabbagh - Professor, Division Director, Learning Technologies, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

Instructors

Coming soon:  Private Sector Chief Talent Officer Executive Education program

Tom Davies- Executive-in-Residence, School of Business, George Mason University

Janet Faughnan - Instructor of Accounting, School of Business, George Mason University

Roy Hinton - Associate Dean and Director of Program Design, George Mason University

Mahesh Joshi - Director of Research and Practice, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, George Mason University

Rich Klimoski - Area Chair, and Director of Faculty Research, School of Business, George Mason University

Kevin Rockmann - Associate Professor of Management, School of Business, George Mason University

Jim Sheegog - Founder, Rowhill Consulting Group

Neil Sicherman - Executive Leadership Coach, The Center for Intelligent Leadership

Greg Unruh -Arison Chair in Values Leadership, Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University

Shahron Williams van Rooij - Associate Professor, Learning Technologies, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

Chief Learning Officer

Federal Government

Executive Development Program

• Submit your completed application and a copy of your resume to 


• Within one week of receiving your application you will be contacted to schedule a 10-15 minute phone interview with the program director, Roy Hinton.

• An application decision letter will be forwarded within one week of your interview. 

• If accepted, please sign and return your intent to register to bagan@gmu.edu or fax to 703-993-2121.

Program is designed for federal government employees who have:

• A minimum of six or more years of experience in the learning space

• Instructional systems design expertise

• Experience managing and facilitating learning programs

• Solid communications skills

• An undergraduate degree or the equivalent experience

Module 2: Nov. 9 - 11, 2017

Financial Management in the Public Sector

Learning Analytics and Metrics

Federal Regulations and Implications for Talent Development in the Public Sector

Module 3: Jan. 18 - 20, 2018

Leadership in Action for the CLO

Value Proposition of Learning and Talent Management

Managing the Learning and Talent Development Operation

Building a Culture of Performance

Module 4: Mar. 1 - 3, 2018

Innovation and Change Management: Leading for the Future

Effective Negotiating

Generative Action Workshop: From Current to Future Reality

Strategy Projects: Integration and Application

bagan@gmu.edu

or fax to 703-993-2121.

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Upon completion of the CLO program, participants will be able to:

• Implement strategic initiatives with an             increased confidence in  personal                         leadership abilities and business                           knowledge.

• Demonstrate a capacity to think                           strategically, establishing a learning and         talent development plan that supports the     delivery of an organization’s objectives           and strategic plan.

• Develop leadership practices that are               grounded in solid business acumen.

• Communicate clearly and effectively with     professionals at all levels to articulate the     role of learning and talent function as an         agent of organizational change.

• Manage processes for assessing talent             development opportunities.

• Engage the talent management team and       drive performance outcomes through               coaching, mentoring, and sharing ideas

The program incorporates classroom and online learning activities to be delivered over five consecutive months. Total classroom time is 12 days. In-person classes will be held at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus

Program Cost: $6950

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