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Supervisors & Managers

The following learning and development programs are tailored to VA employees who serve as supervisors and managers.

  • Change Certificate for Supervisors & Managers (5 days)

    "Leading Change Initiatives" is a course at VA. It helps supervisors and managers lead change on teams. Explore team and personal change. In an interactive class, you will plan a change on your team.  You can make it happen as soon as you return to work.  

  • 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.

  • Credits for Reviewing a Tutorial

    Are you interested in getting credits for a review of a web tutorial?

    Here are the steps:

    1. Take any tutorial that is located on the TMS Resources page.

    2. Type detailed notes. Tell us was helpful, what was not, and how the tutorial could be improved in the future.  Feel free to include screen shots.

    3. Credit is granted on the honor system. Once you review a tutorial, contact your supervisor or local training managment staff. Provide your feedback and how long you spent on the review.
  • 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.

  • Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP)

    The SESCDP is an OPM-approved training program designed to develop a diverse, qualified, certified pool of SES Candidates to lead VA Transformation. The Program is comprised of tools, resources, activities, developmental assignment(s), evaluations, and reflections on learning which, when organized and matched to an individual’s development needs, help prepare the candidate for the Senior Executive Service (SES).  The VA SESCDP is designed to train, develop, and result in OPM certified individuals with the readiness and aspiration to lead the VA and Federal transformation efforts and steward the cross-functional, inter-agency challenges of the future. The program spans over an 18-24 month period and is announced on a bi-annual basis. 

    Contact the SESCDP Team for more information.

  • Supervisor and Management Training

    Supervisor and Manager Training provides competency- aligned supervisory and manager training that is required  by law or OPM mandate. This effort looks to implement the "New Supervisory Essentials" (NSE) Program and help VA Administrations develop an admin-specific follow-on. Additionally, it looks to implement an online refreshner training program for all supervisors and managers that is in accordance with OPM guidelines.


    • New Supervisory Essentials -- This course provides a strong first step toward building supervisory and leadership capabilities that will enable new VA supervisors to improve performance, productivity, and employee satisfaction within their team and the organization.


    • Supervisory Refresher Training -- The purpose of the Supervisor Refresher Training is to meet the OPM requirement for periodic supervisor training as specified in 5 CFR. This program provides training for established supervisors that will enable them to improve performance, productivity, and employee satisfaction within their team and the organization.


  • TMS 2.0 Supervisor Job Aids

  • VA Leadership Competencies