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CXO Fellows Program: We've saved a spot for you

Program Overview

The CXO (Chief Executive Officers) Fellows Program is a VIRTUAL professional development program that engages the next generation of federal leaders in acquisition/procurement, financial management/budget, human capital, information technology, and data. Throughout the year-long program, CXO Fellows have the opportunity to grow professionally and build a diverse network of rising leaders from across the Federal Government.

CXO Fellows remain in their current positions at their home agency and come together about three times a month (on Fridays) as a cohort for developmental sessions in leadership, cross-functional and interagency collaboration, and career development. In these sessions, CXO Fellows meet with leaders in the federal management community and gain valuable insight into innovative initiatives and best practices.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Download the CXO Fellows Digital Brochure to learn more. Plus, share the brochure with your supervisor, colleagues, or anyone who may be interested in the program!

Image with a quote saying, “Through the CXO Fellowship Program, I had the unique opportunity to learn from the leaders from various agencies on their career journey, federal government new initiatives, and leadership skills. The topics discussed with the leaders and colleagues across the Federal Government have inspired me to come up with new ways for team-building and to share best practices. Image with a quote saying, “The CXO Fellows Program is a cohort of professional colleagues from a variety of Federal agencies with one identifiable goal: To become better leaders. The program will provide you with an opportunity to mingle, network, and develop relationships beyond your current agency. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with senior government leaders from some of the top agencies of the federal government.

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How to Apply

Application Period

The application period for the FY2024 cohort will begin on May 1. Click here to access the essay questions to prepare for the application. Please contact your agency for any agency guidelines.

Starting May 1, click here to apply to the program. The application period ends on June 9 at 5:00pm (EST).

Who Are the CXO Fellows?

CXO Fellows are mid-level federal employees (GS09-GS13) who have demonstrated leadership potential. To be considered, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be working within the acquisition/procurement, financial management/budget, human capital, information technology, or data functions.
  • Must be in the grades of GS09-GS13.
  • Must be approved by the applicant's agency supervisor.
  • Must be located within the United States of America. Applicants are no longer required to be stationed in the Washington, DC-area.
Image with a quote saying, “The CXO Fellowship Program has exposed me to ideas and people that I would have never come across being a first-generation American and the first person in my family/personal network to be a civil servant.

 

Mission, Vision, and Purpose

  • MISSION: Connect the rising leaders across government in Finance, IT, Acquisition, Human Capital, and Data.
  • VISION: Build relationships through cross-community collaboration and interactive discussions.
  • PURPOSE: Invest in outstanding federal employees by broadening the scope of their knowledge and developing well-rounded leaders.
Image with a quote saying, “This Fellows Program has focused on topics that not only help me personally (resume writing, ECQ writing, coaching vs mentoring) but it also helps me understand the big picture of government (finance, acquisition, IT, strategic, PMA) and understand how to work with other federal employees (emotional intelligence, A Seat at the Table). Image with a quote saying, “I cannot say enough about the positive impact the CXO Fellows Program has made in my life. During the first 6 months of the CXO Fellows Program, I have built a network of diverse, creative, and forward-thinking colleagues across government who offer advice, encouragement, and sharing of experiences. I have had numerous opportunities to network with senior executives and other agency leaders, who have all been more than willing to spend time in one-on-one conversations offering insight and supportive advice about the leadership journey in federal service. I am so excited to be on this journey in service to our country.

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