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Professional Development League

The SEA Professional Development League, founded in 1981, is a non-profit educational organization committed to advancing the professionalism of career federal executives through the sponsorship of training and recognition activities and research. PDL activities are open to all career federal executives, irrespective of whether they hold membership in SEA.

PDL sponsors high-caliber professional development events, including an annual career executive leadership conference and seminars on relevant executive topics. PDL also sponsors an annual Presidential Distinguished Rank awards banquet, to honor Senior Executive Service members who have won the highest federal civil service award, and a "Morning of Reflections" which brings these executives together to discuss their experiences and views of the future.

Finally, PDL supports research on executive issues. Such efforts have included studies comparing compensation of career federal executives with their private-sector counterparts.

PDL is supported by fees from training events and by contributions from private sector donor corporations committed to a civil service of excellence. Contributions are made to the annual program of PDL, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax-deductible contributions are also accepted from individuals.

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The SEA Professional Development League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is grateful to the  following corporations, which made financial contributions to PDL's annual program in 2013. We encourage you to visit these companies' web sites where links are available. Private sector firms interested in supporting PDL may contact us for a full explanation of the benefits of contributing to PDL's annual program.

The following organizations have offered generous support to PDL:


Business Hours

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

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

Our Office Location

  • 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
    McLean, VA 22102 USA
  • (202) 971 - 3300

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