Senior Executives Association

Welcome to the Senior Executives Association

Senior Executives Association (SEA) is the professional association for career members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and equivalent positions. SEA is not only the voice of the SES through a strong advocacy program, it empowers senior leaders across government by providing the tools, resources and connections they need to succeed in the 21st century.

SEA's membership spans across government agencies, missions and functions, giving SEA a unique whole of government perspective and the ability to connect to the skills, tools and people (both public and private sectors) that senior leaders need. SEA members receive access to research and news, strategic networks, and connections to the good practices across government that they may not receive on the job.

Above all else, SEA is guided by dedication to public service and to helping career federal leaders better serve the American people.

SEA - Empowering Career Leaders For Success

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What SEA Is Doing

Presidential Transition Resources

SEA, through its Professional Development League (PDL), has drawn upon the knowledge and experience of the members of its Distinguished Executives Advisory Network, the DEAN’s List, to provide advice and support to help career executives prepare for, navigate, and succeed in the upcoming transition. The DEAN’s List is comprised of accomplished career executives who have received the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, presented for “sustained extraordinary accomplishment” and given to a maximum of only 1% of the career corps each year.

In support of DEAN’s List efforts, SEA is hosting, with List members, a series of webinars throughout the year:

Webinar 1 - May 18, 2016 - "Be Prepared"
Webinar 2 - July 21, 2016 - "What Agencies Are Required to Do - And Are Doing Now - To Prepare for Transition"
Webinar 3 - September 21, 2016 - "Update: The Work of the White House Transition Coordinating Council and the Agency Transition Directors Council"
Webinar 4 - October 5, 2016 - "Update: The Work of the White House Transition Coordinating Council and the Agency Transition Directors Council"
Webinar 5 - October 26, 2016 - "SES Personnel Rules During Presidential Transition"
Webinar 6 - December 7, 2016 - "How to Engage Effectively and Support New Political Leadership after Arrival"

You can register for remaining webinars here. Links to PowerPoints and audio of past webinars can be found at the bottom of this page.

The series is being complemented by the production of a Handbook on Presidential Transition for Federal Career Executives, providing written guidance, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as links to key transition references. SEA PDL is releasing sections of the Handbook as they are developed throughout the year rather than awaiting the completion of the webinars. It will build, update, and revise the Handbook as new material becomes available and feedback is received. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed!

Our Corporate Advisory Council

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Special thanks to SEA's Corporate Advisory Council, helping to support a federal career executive corps of excellence.
Looking for SEA's partners? Check out the organizations we partner with.

Business Hours

The Senior Executives Association is
available eight hours a day during normal business hours.

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm 
Weekend: Closed

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