Announcing SEA's New Strategic Direction
Senior Executives Association (SEA) President Bill Valdez today announced that the association will move in a dramatically different direction to equip Federal government career leaders with the tools and resources they need to be successful in the 21st century.
The four pillars supporting SEA’s new Strategic Direction are:
- Strengthen the SES and Career Leadership Corps to Meet Current and Future National Requirements
- Contribute to a Leadership Pipeline that Produces Passionate & Dedicated Federal Executives
- Become a Thought Leader in Washington’s Policy Debates
- Build a World Class Senior Executives Association
“Since 1980, SEA has been ‘the voice’ of Federal government career senior executive leaders, but simply being a voice of career leaders isn’t enough,” said Valdez. “We need to give Federal government career leaders the tools and the training they need to respond to and grow with our rapidly changing society.”
SEA will empower Federal government career leaders using a combination of policy and program initiatives that focus on developing a “Leadership Profession” within the Federal government. Working through the SEA’s Professional Development League, and in partnership with key academic institutions, the training will start at the earliest point in a civil servant’s career and continue through retirement.
“Especially during Public Service Recognition Week, it’s important to see investments in supporting federal employees,” said U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. “Public service employees improve the lives of American families every day – protecting our communities, defending us at home and abroad, and supporting the health and safety of our loved ones. Thank you to SEA for recognizing the value of investing in people, and for the work it does to enable public servants across the country to thrive.”
In addition, SEA will seek to ensure that the experience and wisdom of senior career leaders is used in new ways to promote a stronger and more effective government. “Senior career leaders are an untapped resource – they should be thought leaders – empowered to improve the functioning of government, solve critical national challenges, and enhance the public’s trust in the Federal government,” said Valdez.
Click on the image below to download the full Strategic Direction: