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Executive Fellowship Program

Develop new ways of thinking, acting and driving results in Brookings Executive Education’s Executive Fellowship program.

During the nine-month program, you learn with — and from — a mission-driven cohort that serves as a career-long professional network. The skills you acquire help you become a more-strategic leader.

The program’s research-based curriculum is grouped into five four-day sessions. These sessions prepare you to meet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications for the Senior Executive Service.

After you finish your 20 classroom days, you receive Brookings Executive Education’s Certificate in Public Leadership. You also can use your fellowship as an on-ramp to the Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) program. Nine credit hours of fellowship courses can be applied toward the graduate degree.

Admissions requirements

  • Application (GS-level 14 and above only)
  • Up-to-date resume
  • Approximately 300-word statement describing how the fellowship would enhance your career
  • Recommendation from your supervisor
  • Approved and signed training form, with a valid billing address and purchase-order number

Application deadline

  • August 31, 2019


  • $14,500

Note: The 2019/2020 Executive Fellowship cohort will have an MSL option that includes the Daring to Lead residency, held at Washington University in St. Louis.

 “I love my job, and I wanted to get better at it. The fellowship kickstarted my ability to achieve strategic and interpersonal goals, which, in turn, is allowing me to deliver the leadership my stakeholders need.” – 2017-18 Executive Fellow

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