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Mid Level Staff

The following learning and development programs are tailored to VA employees at levels GS 9 - 13.

  • Community Learning Model (CLM)

    Whether you have worked at VA for 2 months or 20 years, this multimedia course is for you. 

    Learn the history of VA in a game. Read stories. Hear interviews. Watch videos. Learn about ground-breaking research. 

    Go on a historical journey to:

    • Serve Veterans better.
    • Think about future challenges.
    • Learn why change matters to the mission at VA.
    • Learn how your work moves change forward.

    Team with other VA employees, and let the VA avatars guide you. Learn how your daily choices can make VA more people-centric, results-oriented, and forward-thinking.

  • Leadership Infusion

    The “Leadership Infusion Training” program provides various training opportunities for VA leaders and managers through Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  One effort is “seats” in training programs offered by OPM catalogue such as the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) handle by VALU.  A second effort is training courses regionally delivered across the VA under OPM’s VA customized face-to-face “Mini Roadshows” program.  An additional effort under this program is the delivery ability of open enrollment training/customize training instances such as Senior Executive Assessment Program and SES Orientation Briefing. 


    Program Manager - Rhonda Carter


  • Leadership VA (LVA), GS 13-15

    LVA develops high-performing, results-oriented leaders (GS-13, GS-14, GS-15 and Title 38 Equivalents) who are prepared to meet the needs of a diverse population of Veterans, family members, survivors, employees, and stakeholders. LVA Fellows collaborate across VA to build strategic leadership skills and competencies and leave the program prepared to take on executive leadership roles with an enterprise-wide perspective.

    Through a combination of four one-week residential sessions, self-paced intersessions specifically designed to target all of the VA Competencies, and an InnoVAtion Project Symposium briefing to senior leaders, LVA Fellows receive broad exposure to VA strategic leaders and national industry leaders, academic readings, and highly interactive workshops.

    Recognizing that each LVA Fellow brings a unique educational background, professional experience, and personal history to the program, LVA is uniquely designed to address and incorporate individual differences and strengths. The program draws upon active engagement, self-assessment, and personal reflection to not only identify and fill gaps in Fellows’ leadership skills, but to create personal leadership development plans that will guide their leadership journey.

    For more information please visit the LVA Overview  or email the LVA Program Team at

    The LVA 2016 Fellows roster is now available.

  • Profiles in Leadership

    PIL is a series of self-tutorial courses available through the VA Talent Management System (TMS).  You can self-register for the course through TMS and receive VA learning credit upon completion.  Once in TMS, go to the “Browse the Catalog” link and enter the PIL course number in the search engine (e.g., OHRA-079).

    Profiles in Leadership: Emerging Leader (OHRA-079): This curriculum provides Emerging Leaders with an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to manage oneself, and prepare to plan, coordinate, and perform as a Team Leader.  An Emerging Leader embodies the attitudes necessary to be proactive and offer outstanding service to America’s Veterans.  

    Profiles in Leadership: Team Leader (OHRA-084): This curriculum provides Team Leaders with effective techniques and skills to plan, coordinate, and monitor the work of a team.

  • VA Leadership Competencies