Senior Executives Association

On December 13th, 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Senior Executives Association and Senior Executives Association Professional Development League will host the 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit, a full-day event offering exceptional educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring government leaders.

The event will include:

  • Lunch Awards Reception Recognizing Meritorious Rank Award Winners & Evening Awards Reception Recognizing Distinguished Rank Award Winners
  • Expert Policy Panels and Educational Training Seminars Across Multiple Content Tracks on Advancing Public Leadership
  • Small-Group Speed Mentoring and Dedicated Networking Opportunities with Career Federal Leaders

The Summit will feature educational tracks that address the three most pressing areas of concern for Federal career senior leaders, including: Future of Work, Future of Workforce, Future of Workplace.

The conference will also recognize the extraordinary public service of senior career professionals by honoring the 2018 Distinguished and Meritorious recipients of the Presidential Rank Awards. The Presidential Rank Award represents the top award a civilian federal employee can receive, awarded by the President of the United States to the top 1% (Distinguished) and 5% (Meritorious) of federal employees, as nominated by their respective agencies. In 2017, more than 300 Senior Executives were among the event's 500 attendees.

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Communities of Change: Goal, Purpose, Structure & Resourcing


Utilize the expertise and experience of SEA members to address important issues affecting government leaders and produce legislative/policy solutions that result in a more effective and efficient government that is responsive to the exponential changes facing society at large.


Communities of Change (CoCs) will:

  • Provide a forum where SEA members and key SEA stakeholders can network and engage with one another professionally.
  • Inform the SEA Board of Directors about important policy issues affecting the CoC’s community.
  • Provide a platform from which SEA members can learn about practices and programs that will enable members to be more effective in their jobs and careers.
  • Produce reports, studies, and other products that are educational for SEA members and help inform SEA’s Strategic Direction.
  • Develop a long-term strategy that sustains the activities of the CoC.

Initial CoCs

SEA’s Board of Directors will charter six CoCs:

  • Acquisition
  • Cyber
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Governance Innovation
  • Human Capital/Leadership
  • National Security


Each CoC will be guided by a Charter (attached) and will report to the SEA Board of Directors. Some key characteristics of the CoCs include:

  • Each will be led by co-chairs, who will be SEA members and at least one co-chair will be an active SES.Associations and key interest groups will be invited to participate in the CoCs.
  • An industry partner will provide resources to enable the CoC to fully function, including providing assistance with studies and policy papers.
  • SEA staff will coordinate the CoCs and provide day-to-day management.
  • CoC members will have an opportunity to interact, as appropriate, with key policymakers, including at OMB, OPM and the Hill.
  • CoC’s will meet at least quarterly and will focus their efforts to produce reports, policy papers and other work products in time for the SEA Annual Conference and Meeting.


The co-chairs will recruit CoC membership from the following sources:

  • SEA Members
  • SEA Associate Members
  • SEA Rising Leaders
  • SEA Corporate Partners
  • Associations & Special Interest Groups


  • SEA, in partnership with the industry partner, will provide all of the staff resources for the CoC.
  • The industry partner will provide SEA with funding to support SEA staff activities.
  • SEA and the industry partner will conduct the research and writing required for CoC products, including policy positions, studies, communications, and presentations.

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Special thanks to SEA's Corporate Advisory Council, helping to support a federal career executive corps of excellence.
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