At a Glance
Whether you are a new executive, or want to enhance your leadership skills, the Treasury Executive Institute (TEI) is here to support your leadership journey. TEI is your strategic partner, providing convenient developmental programs that focus on equipping and transforming federal leaders for greater impact in an interagency setting. TEI’s program lines cover Leadership and Executive Development, and Coaching Services. Consider us your leadership GPS. Using a variety of teaching and delivery methods, Leadership and Executive Development (LEAD) programming brings timely and relevant leadership programs to participants to help them address opportunities and challenges they and their organizations face. Each offering—including convenient, ondemand programs—is aligned to at least one Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and features contemporary themes such as performance management, inclusive diversity, engagement, and working in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment. Look for programs aligned to these contemporary themes. TEI’s Coaching Services provide onsite and remote coaching sessions for clients, and workshops for coaches interested in strengthening their coaching skills. Coaches may also serve as, and receive services from, a mentor coach. Coaching is a powerful tool for any leader or manager seeking to develop others and maximize employee performance and engagement within an organization.
On February 25, 1983, the Treasury Secretary established the Treasury Executive Institute. In 2002, TEI became interagency; and in FY 2015, TEI joined the Treasury Franchise Fund, becoming a shared service.
Frequently Asked questions
How do I contact TEI?
Phone: (202) 622-9311
What types of courses are offered at TEI?
Speakers –These programs tend to be less than two hours long and are intended to stimulate your thinking on a topic. They generally are one-way: from the speaker to you, although there is question and answer time. To get the most out of these programs, we recommend you think about how the topic applies to your area of responsibility and prepare questions for the speakers.
Workshops – Workshops are longer than speaker courses and give you the opportunity to have more interaction and application of the topic. Workshops can also include case studies in which you explore the situation from different angles and learn from peers as well as the facilitator.
On Demand – On demand programs are available anytime (24/7) from most devices (BlackBerry, smart phone, PC, and tablet). One advantage of these programs is that you can complete them at your convenience.
Facilitated Discussions – These are opportunities to discuss a few key concepts in a short timeframe with other TEI clients. Many facilitated discussions include significant time spent in breakout groups.
Courses delivered by phone may have multiple sessions and often require participants to complete some assignments in advance. Registered participants are expected to attend all sessions. Non-attendance in any session will result in being marked as not in attendance.
Who is eligible to register for classes at TEI?
Courses are available to SES, GS-15, GS-14, and comparable pay band employees in the Department of the Treasury and TEI partner organizations.
Our courses offer both information and context to make the training effective. Before taking a course, we recommend GS-15 and GS-14 employees discuss with their supervisor what their specific objective is for taking a course. After the course, continue the discussion about how to implement the information learned.
How do I learn about TEI Sessions?
TEI's website is the best source for our information, click on the Courses & Programs Tab for upcoming courses along with calendars and flyers for select courses. In addition, we publish monthly calendars and a bimonthly newsletter with resources and highlights of upcoming courses. To be sure to get the latest information directly, you can sign up for our listserv. The listserv allows participants to receive information, calendars, flyers, and general updates about what’s going on at TEI. To subscribe send your request to TEI-News@listserv.gsa.gov.
How do I register?
We recently refreshed TEI Connect for program registration with quick links by ECQ alignment, resources for the TEI coaching cadre, and program certificate applications. To register for programs and view information on coaching and other services, visit TEI Connect at https://tei.treasury.gov. If you need help accessing TEI Connect or registering for programs, contact TEI at TEI@treasury.gov or (202) 622-9311.
Registration may close a few weeks before the class if materials need to be distributed or prework needs to be completed by participants. Please note, TEI will close registration no later than one hour before a streaming or unlimited webinar session. You must have already established OMB Max and TEI accounts to register the same day as the session.
Is there a waitlist for programs?
Some programs may have a wait list. If a program reaches enrollment capacity, we’ll place you on a waiting list and notify you if space becomes available.
How do I get access to the TEI Connect website?
To access the TEI Connect website, you must self-register for an OMB MAX account. If you don’t have an established account, please follow all the instructions below. If you have an account, you can skip to step 2.
- On the OMB MAX home page (https://max.gov/maxportal/home.action), click the Register Now button in the top right corner and follow the process to register your account.
- Contact us (202-622-9311 or TEI@treasury.gov and request to be added to your agency or bureau group. You’ll receive a confirmation email once we’ve added you to the group. After you receive the email from TEI, log in to OMB MAX, click on the words TEI-[your bureau or agency] for example, TEI-TREASURY, and it will take you directly to our webpage. The group will be listed under your Collaboration Groups whenever you log in to www.MAX.gov.
- Log on to the TEI website, https://home.tei.treasury.gov/ with your OMB Max credentials (you will need to log in again to authenticate the account). From there you will be directed to the TEI website where you can search for programs and explore other information regarding the services that TEI provides. When you register for your first program, you will be directed to provide user information.
- Once you complete all the fields continue with the registration.
For questions or additional information, please contact the TEI staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (202) 622-9311.
What is TEI's No-Show/Attendance Policy?
TEI reserves the right to cancel future registrations for individuals who do not show, do not complete, or cancel late from programs. The same policy applies to those who do not complete all modules for an on-demand program or do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course.
We collect attendance information in the following ways:
- Live streamed programs - We collect attendance through logging in (or “registering”) when you click the link to join the program.
- Online programs and on demand programs - We collect the information from the platform’s analytics, so please use your name and not something anonymous when signing in. Otherwise we won’t be able to give you credit for attending. In person programs - We ask you to initial by your name as you enter the classroom.
Where and when are courses held?
Please check the website for each course’s location. Courses can be held by streaming, online, phone, or in person in the TEI classroom or other location. All times listed in publications are Eastern time.
Most in-person courses are held at TEI. Occasionally, an in-person course may be held at another location. Please look carefully at the location information when registering. If you have any questions or are unsure of a course location, please call (202) 622-9311 or email us at TEI@treasury.gov. We are located at 1722 I Street, NW, (Lower Mezzanine Level) Washington, DC 20006. Google Maps https://goo.gl/Q9A8SO.
TEI is less than ½ block from the Farragut West Metro Station (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) and about two blocks from the Connecticut and K Street exit of Farragut North Metro Station (Red line).
The TEI suite includes a participant lounge with refrigerator and microwave. We encourage you to use the lounge for individual or group activities relating to TEI programs as well.
When you arrive, enter through the front doors and go to the security desk. You will need a photo ID to get into the building. If you have any problems, you can contact the TEI program manager at (202) 622-9311.
How do I receive class materials?
TEI is committed to providing electronic materials for programs whenever possible. These materials may include electronic books, case studies, assessments, and presentations. This green initiative reduces TEI mailing costs, eliminates geographical barriers for our participants, and reduces their costs to participate.
If a course uses printed materials you must provide a current mailing address when you register by emailing TEI@treasury.gov. We will mail or deliver through interoffice channels the materials to you.
If you drop out of the class, you must return the course materials to TEI within one week of cancellation.
How early can I arrive?
For in-person programs, we recommend that you arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the program begins, unless otherwise noted.
Do you recommend a certain browser for streaming webinar programs?
Typically, our webinars have better success with Chrome and Firefox browsers, but some also work with Internet Explorer and Safari. Please note that access to online programs ― including webinars ― is subject to your agency’s IT policy.
How can I share TEI with my team?
We encourage teams to take advantage of our services together. If your team members don’t meet the grade criteria to attend, they can watch the streamed programs when you attend at your location.
What is your weather policy?
If the operating status of the government in the National Capital Region is closed, all in-person programs for that day will be cancelled. However, virtual programming will occur. If the government is operating under a delayed arrival, you will receive guidance the morning of the program.
How do I request a reasonable accommodation?
The Department of the Treasury provides reasonable accommodations to training participants with disabilities who attend a session at TEI. These accommodations include training materials in alternative formats, special seating arrangements, sign language interpreters, service dog accessibility, and others. TEI also provides hearing assistance equipment. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of a training session, please notify TEI at (202) 622-9311 or email us at TEI@treasury.gov at least 30 days in advance or as soon as possible before the training date. A TEI representative will address your request for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.