Here are just a few comments from students about the training:

Thank you so much, Lee, I have shared my enthusiasm and happiness over your teaching style and curriculum with many!

Thank you SO much for your time and instruction! This was wonderful and very helpful!

Very helpful. I had a fairly limited understanding of the ECQ process and smaller understanding of best practices. Lee provided great insight into both and provided great real-world examples along with the simplified model.

Helped make the process and requirements more understandable. Can see how this can be used in more areas than just ECQ writing.

Kelley presented the content in a way that kept us engaged, and listened intently to our story pitches, providing valuable feedback.

Lee was excellent at de-composing the intricacies of each of the ECQs to make them understandable.

I highly recommend to all interested in this path!

I was extremely nervous about the mock interviews, but it was the best part of the course — putting learning into action.

2 favorite things – the incredibly clear, precise, and helpful instruction by Lee Kelley, and the opportunity to interact with and learn from so many impressive NASA colleagues.

Overall, the course is very well constructed. The resources are great and will help me tune up my ECQs. I now understand the mistakes I made in my initial writing.


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Training Objectives:

This class is designed to provide groups of 10-15 aspiring executives with the mindset, process, and tools to select and effectively write about their most impactful accomplishments, which demonstrate their executive thinking, planning, communication, and potential. This includes learning about the tactical, proven best practices for selecting ECQ stories and telling them in the most effective and impactful way possible on the page, and all in alignment with the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) stringent standards.

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Course Outline for two-hour and ½ day sessions:

Overview of proven best practices and executive storytelling techniques.

How to use our exclusive ECQ builder to select and share some of your top accomplishments.

Q&A with an expert ECQ writer

One and two-day workshops also include:

Deep dive on each ECQ with group discussion and example scenarios that others have used effectively to address the various categories and competencies.

Practical exercises in which students can begin to work on their own ECQs during the training.

Regardless of class length, all students will receive useful resources such as our exclusive ECQ builders, sample ECQs, and an electronic copy of our book Roadmap to the Senior Executive Service.

When considering your agency’s workforce/professional development needs, it is important to remember the major impact ECQ and SES Interview Prep Training (link bolded words to new page) can have on your future executives – enhancing their self-awareness, their level of polish and preparation, their confidence, and ultimately, their careers.

Course Length

We offer this course in four lengths: a two-hour webinar, a ½ day webinar, a one-day day workshop, and a two-day workshop. Hint: the longer the training, the more time students have for practical exercises to work on their own ECQs and get live feedback from an expert ECQ writer. In addition, the ECQ training is often paired with SES Interview Prep training.

*Note: Two hour and ½ day sessions only available virtually, unless scheduled on consecutive days with another one or two-day class.

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To receive a quote or ask questions, please contact our Chief Learning Officer Mr. Lee Kelley at 435-272-4618 or

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