Senior Executive Services (SES)

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SES Application Writing & Consulting Services

The SES Application Writing Service is a collaborative writing and developmental editing service. We depend on you to give us the best examples in a draft or outline. Our role is to rewrite, expand, enhance, write at the executive level, tell a compelling story, and complete the project on-time and on-budget. Our ECQ service includes:

  • Consulting with you on your accomplishments and working with your Top Ten List of Accomplishments homework
  • Analyzing your Accomplishment Record to see how your accomplishments will map into the Executive Core Qualifications
  • Brainstorming and discussing your best accomplishments for the 5 ECQs: Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen and Building Coalitions
  • Matching your accomplishments to the ECQs and coaching you in obtaining more details on each accomplishment
  • Reviewing your Accomplishment Record to make SURE the CCAR format is followed
  • Editing and rewriting your drafts to meet OPM’s writing requirements and to place emphasis on your executive leadership experiences
  • Ensuring the writing style is at an executive level, in active voice, concise, and positive

We are experts in writing the Executive Core Qualifications – your Leadership Accomplishment Record that demonstrates your expertise for the 5 ECQs:

ECQ 1 – LEADING CHANGE. The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 – LEADING PEOPLE. The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 – RESULTS DRIVEN. The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 – BUILDING COALITIONS. The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.


Free 30-Minute Webinar – 7 Tips for Preparing Your SES Application & ECQs

With 60% of the SES cadre eligible to retire between now and 2016, now is the perfect time to prepare the SES application including executive resume and ECQ narratives. Diane Hudson Burns is an experienced trainer in Senior Executive Service, ECQ/TQ, KSA and Federal Resume Writing topics for SES Leadership Development program candidates. Agency instruction experience includes Commander’s Leadership Development Program at the Naval Ship Yard, Air Force Headquarters, US Army Missile Command, Defense Acquisition University, EPA, and PTO. Join Diane as she provides the top tips for developing your SES resume and ECQs.

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