FY 17 PLA Orientation

Pacific Leadership Academy

The Pacific Leadership Academy for Emerging and Senior Leaders is offered annually in Honolulu, by a longstanding partnership between the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board and the Office of Personnel Management, Western Regional Management Development Center. The HPFEB is currently soliciting agencies for their FY-20 PLA quota requests.

  • Introduction

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development in partnership with the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board is proud to offer its annual Pacific Leadership Academy (PLA) Program in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Pacific Leadership Program began in 2003 and has graduated more than 1000 mid-to-senior level Fellows. This program is designed to meet the leadership development needs of selected federal professionals at the GS-13-15 and military equivalent levels (Senior Leader) and GS-09-12 and military equivalent levels (Emerging Leader) who work in federal government organizations in the Pacific Rim.

    The foundation for the Academy’s leadership program is a series of managerial/leadership competencies, knowledge, skills and behavior that are critical for success. These competencies are based on research done by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management with modifications to fit the needs of federal agencies in the Pacific region.

    Quotas to attend the Pacific Leadership are issued annually to interested federal agencies, which choose their candidates through a local competitive process. After quotas are assigned to agencies, and candidates are selected, the candidates then complete an application via their agency, register, and then their agency provides tuition payment directly to OPM. Each Fellow must make the significant time and work commitment to attend all of the course sessions and to complete the required assessments, papers and projects.

    Each year, the HPFEB allocates approximately 40 quotas to federal agencies for both the Emerging and Senior Leaders courses.  Agencies are required to rigorously screen candidates to help ensure they will complete the demanding class and course work.

    The guidelines and application process for the FY-2020 Pacific Leadership Academy will be posted here by June 30, 2019.

    After the guidelines are posted, agencies can request quotas be completing this web form:

    PLA Quota Request

    Agency Coordinators Use this Form to Solicit PLA 2020 Quota Requests
    • This is a pull down list of all FEB agencies
    • Title/First/Last Name of FEB Member (this is your agency leader, commander, etc)
    • Enter the Title/First/Last Name of the Agency PLA Coordinator for 2020
    • email address for PLA Coordinator
    • Enter PLA Coordinator Phone #
    • Please enter a number from 0 to 6.
      Enter # Quotas Requested for PLA Senior Leaders 2020
    • Please enter a number from 0 to 6.
      Enter # Quotas Requested for PLA Emerging Leaders 2020
The leadership program incorporates three major phases:
  • Learning the leadership competencies
  • Applying the competencies on the job
  • Evaluating the application of the competencies

Fellows represent an expansive cross-section of civilian and military agencies and organizations throughout the Pacific Rim. This inter-agency perspective provides the Fellows an opportunity to network with and gain peer support from professionals of other agencies to enhance the learning process and the value of the PLA experience.