SER, Virtual Pilot Future Leaders Program

Interested in Becoming a SER Future Leader?

The SER Future Leaders Program is being offered December 2021 through August 2022. The Future Leaders Program is eight months of intensive learning, development and applied learning. This is a blended learning opportunity delivered through virtual sessions and includes an assigned mentor. Participants will attend six virtual opportunities and complete all assignments exploring various aspects of supervision and leadership.

Becoming a successful supervisor requires a significant amount of learning and development. It can be challenging at best, to be a new supervisor, and then begin to develop supervisory competencies. In response to this challenge and as a succession management initiative, the Southeast Region developed the Future Leaders Program to prepare the next generation of National Park Service SER supervisors. Our program empowers individuals with an aptitude for supervision to develop and apply supervisory competencies prior to becoming supervisors. The objective is to attain a diverse pool of candidates, from multiple disciplines, with an aptitude towards supervision.

Who Can Apply?

The target audience for this opportunity includes permanent employees GS-07 through GS-11 and WG equivalent, high-potential employees, high-performing employees, who have demonstrated supervisory potential/qualities and have not previous served as a supervisor (other than an acting capacity). Grade waivers may be considered on a case-by-case basis with justification/supporting documentation.


The Southeast Region will cover all tuition, books and materials. Additionally, we will cover all travel, lodging and per diem for the four week-long residential portions of the training. Participants will be expected to participate in at least one detail/shadow opportunity. The detail/shadow opportunity will be at the expense of the benefiting account.


Please look for another opportunity to apply for the Future Leaders Program in 2022. For more information on the program, contact SER_Employee_Development@nps.gov


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