"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." — Jane Goodall
If this sounds like you, the Chief Data Officers (CDO) Council might have just the perfect solution, through the CXO Fellows Program. Check with your agency POC for any internal application processes as well as find out more about the program and how to apply here. The application period for the FY 2024 CXO Fellows Program opens May 1 and ends on June 9th at 5 p.m. (EST).
As a GS-09 to GS-13 employee (or equivalent) working in data, you have shown a good understanding of how the Federal Government operates and how to get the job done within your agency. Imagine taking that to the next level by meeting semi-monthly for one year with other rising leaders in the government data field as well as other areas such as IT, Human Capital, Finance, and Acquisition. Together, you will brainstorm with other data professionals ideas on how each one of you can develop your career and expand your network. The idea is simple but the positive impact each class of Fellows has on each other is dramatic.
The CXO Fellows Program offers participants training in new skills that will enhance your performance in your current job as well as help direct your career into leadership roles. The topics discussed by Fellows are chosen to prepare these rising leaders for new challenges in their professional life.
Fellows will learn new leadership skills, but more importantly they will learn how to put those skills into action. After all, an effective leader needs to be a great motivator and the ability to motivate others comes from having great people skills. Fellows improve these skills by interacting with other Fellows from other agencies to practice a governmentwide collaboration that is rarely experienced in our often-siloed agencies. The program also gives you the chance to share problem-solving strategies and build relationships — all skills you can leverage to develop your career.
The CXO Fellows Program is an initiative of the CDO Council and other members of the Executive Councils. It is a great opportunity to invest in yourself and all it will cost you is your time, focus, and commitment to grow.
To apply, candidates must:
- Seek supervisor approval.
- Be able to dedicate 10 to 15 hours a month and attend Friday meetings.
- Be a GS9 to GS13 or equivalent.
- Work in Data, Acquisition, IT, Finance, and Human Capital.
- (Check with your agency to see where your job description falls.)
The application period for the FY 2024 CXO Fellows Program opens May 1st and ends on June 9th at 5 p.m. (EST).