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Senior Leadership Development Program 2

Program Background

The second phase of the Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP2) is seeking up to 60 participants for those seeking advancement as Assistant Federal Security Directors (AFSD) at the K band level.  This program and new target positions were approved by the TSA Executive Resources Council (ERC) as part of the agencies Succession planning program.  The SLDP2, along with our other leadership programs, ensures that we accomplish our important mission and advance our goal of becoming a highly effective and agile organization, and an employer of choice.

Visit our frequently asked questions for answers to your questions concerning the Senior Leadership Development Program.

SLDP2 Program Highlights

  • SLDP2 is an 8-12-month leadership development program on focuses on developing competencies and skills for those aspiring to be an AFSD at the K band level.
  • Four Career Development Tracks:
    • AFSD / Operations
    • AFSD / Screening
    • AFSD / Regulatory Inspections
    • AFSD / Generalists
  • Intensive Program Components:
    • 360-degree assessment at the beginning and end of the program
    • An individual development plan (IDP), based in part on the initial assessment
    • Mentoring by senior leadership
    • At least two temporary assignments (e.g., one 30-day and one 60-day assignment)
    • Short learning activities, such as a shadowing experience
    • Participation in an Action Learning Project
    • Formal classroom leadership training

Applicant Qualifications

To be eligible for participation in the second phase of the Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP2), all applicants must:

How to Apply

The application period is open from February 8 through March 13, 2007. 

The SLDP2 application can be found on the USA JOBS website at this link “USAJOBS Link to SLDP2 Application” or search the homepage at

The application can be found through a search under the program announcement name SLDP2 or under TSA specific announcements (control number 131257). Very Important - prior to any searching, be sure first to indicate you are a federal employee. The federal employee button can be found under the search tab on the top left of the homepage.

» Click here to download the SLDP recommendation form (Word, 152kb)

TSA HQ Points of Contact

Further questions about SLDP2 should be directed to the TSA Office of Human Capital Leadership Training and Development group at  The Lead Program Managers are Elizabeth McGovern and John Bartolomeo.

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