It is required by law that the qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) be certified by an independent Qualifications Review Board based on criteria established by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES. This includes a set of 28 competencies, grouped into five clusters based on similarities of importance and content. AMA offers specific recommendations for training that can help candidates acquire the skills needed to satisfy the ECQ competency requirements.

Leading Change

Creativity and Innovation • External Awareness • Flexibility & Resilience • Strategic Thinking • Vision

Creativity and Innovation

Flexibility & Resilience

Strategic Thinking

Vision

Leading People

Conflict Management • Developing Others • Leveraging Diversity • Team Building

Conflict Management

Developing Others

Leveraging Diversity

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Team Building

Results Driven

Accountability • Customer Service • Decisiveness • Entrepreneurship • Problem Solving 
• Technical Credibility

Accountability

Customer Service

Decisiveness

Problem Solving

Technical Credibility

Business Acumen

Financial Management • Human Capital Management • Technology Management

Financial Management

Human Capital Management

Technology Management

Building Coalitions

Influencing/Negotiating • Partnering • Political Savvy

Influencing/Negotiating

Partnering

Fundamental Competencies

Continual Learning • Integrity/Honesty • Interpersonal Skills • Oral Communications 
• Public Service Motivation • Written Communication

Interpersonal Skills

Oral Communication

Written Communication

It is required by law that the qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) be certified by an independent Qualifications Review Board based on criteria established by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES. This includes a set of 28 competencies, grouped into five clusters based on similarities of importance and content. AMA offers specific recommendations for training that can help candidates acquire the skills needed to satisfy the ECQ competency requirements.