FY 17 PLA Orientation

Pacific Leadership Academy

The Pacific Leadership Academy for Emerging and Senior Leaders is offered annually in Honolulu, by a longstanding program of the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board. Due to continued travel and gathering restrictions, HPFEB is required to cancel the FY-2021 class and resume with the FY-2022 class starting on the traditional timeline in the fall of 2021.

  • Introduction

    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 1400 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 agency. 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 HPFEB is holding the FY-2022 class,  starting on the traditional timeline in the fall of 2021.  Use the button links on the right to download the official guidelines, fill out the web form to request quotas for your agency, and complete the on-line application.

    The HPFEB team, instructors and facilitators are very excited to resume PLA this Fall in its traditional format.  

    If you are a PLA Alumni and would like to update your contact information or join the LinkedIn Alumni PLA Alumni Network please let us know what you are up to by completing the PLA alumni web form:  https://honolulu-pacific.feb.gov/pla-alumni-network-update/

    For questions about PLA,  please contact: brian.mikel@navy.mil

    for payment details, visit: https://www.fcg.gov/events . Additional information here: Pacific Leadership Academy for Emerging and Senior Leaders
    The Pacific Leadership Academy for Emerging and Senior Leaders is offered annually in Honolulu, HI by a longstanding facilitator partnership between the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board (HPFEB) and the Department of the Interior, Federal Consulting Group (FCG). The HPFEB is currently soliciting agencies for their FY-22 PLA quota requests. Delivery dates are below:

    Senior Leaders Program (SLP):
    Week 1: November 1-5, 2021
    Week 2: March 28 – April 1, 2022
    Week 3: July 18 – 22, 2022

    Emerging Leaders (ELP):
    Week 1: October 25 – 28, 2021
    Week 2: April 4-7, 2022
    Week 3: July 19-22, 2022

    Payment information:

    Please select one of the three payment methods (GPC, SF-182, or DD-448) by clicking but button on the right and downloading the desired form and instructions. NOTE: Payment for multiple attendees attending the same course is allowed. Please do not combine payment forms for both courses. Send completed payment form to Mr. Jeffrey Barrows at jeffrey_barrows@ios.doi.gov and then click on the Register button.

    – Agencies paying with Credit Card (preferred) should register candidates and submit payment by 1 September 2021. Complete Credit Card form (see sample below – FCG Credit Card Form) and submit either via fax (928) 227-0931 or email patricia_buel@ios.doi.gov. Completed forms are processed the same day. NOTE: Please do not email credit card number, Ms. Buel will call the card holder for the number. If there is a charge limit on the credit card include that information on the form. If you cannot fax your credit card information, call Pattie at 202-425-7885 (cell) Available 6AM – 3PM Mountain Standard Time.

    – Agencies paying with FY-21 funding using an SF 182 or DD 448 (MIPR) should register candidates and submit payment by 1 September 2021. Complete the SF 182 or DD 448 form (see instructions below) and email to the FCG POC (Jeffrey Barrows) jeffrey_barrows@ios.doi.gov (202) 725-8004. The suspense for FY21 funding to the FCG is 1 September 2021.

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.