This page is for staff and employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs only. Since 1995, Rick Rumford and On Target have partnered with the VHA on numerous training and development initiatives. The purpose of this page is to provide VA staff and employees with an easy way to retrieve documents that are related to training initiatives that are in progress. Occasionally, this page will also be used to make announcements regarding training programs or related materials that On Target is making available to the VA only. We will also use this page to provide links to other resources that you might find useful. If there is something that you would like to see included on this page, please call Rick Rumford at 713-729-7149 or use the e-mail or Contact Us tabs.

HPDM-based High Performance Leadership Series

We recently designed a training series for the VHA that fully supports HPDM and which can be used to meet the requirements for the VHA Supervisor Training and Development Directive 054. This flexible program offers dozens of titles that can be presented either by your own staff or by one of our facilitators. The links below provide additional information.

  • VA High Performance Leadership Series
  • Program Topics
  • Powerpoint Overview of Program
  • What is a Competency?
  • VHA Work Summary
  • Supervisor Training and Development Directive 054

    Free Articles

    Occasionally we will place articles on this page that support the training initiatives that we are currently engaged in at the various VHA locations.

  • Leading Change

    End of the Year Specials:
    It's that time of year when old budgets are ending and planning for the new fiscal year is in full swing. Why not take advantage of our fiscal year end VHA specials? We are offering a 20% discount on two of our most popular programs. Both programs support the HPDM core competencies and have received high reviews.

  • VHA Leadership Challenge
  • VHA Team Challenge

    To qualify for the discount, simply make your purchase decision before November 30, 2016 and schedule the training for Winter/Spring 2016-17.

    September Super Special:
    Dealing With Difficult People:
    How to Handle Difficult People and Challenging Situations

    This popular program was custom-tailored for the VHA and introduced last year to very high participant reviews. As our featured program of the month, we are offering this program at a 25% discount. To qualify for the discount, a PO for the program must be submitted to On Target by September 29, 2016. For more information about this program, call us at 713-729-7149 or use the "e-mail" or "Contact Us" tabs.

    Links to Free Performance Improvement Tools Other Helpful Links
    This page is updated regularly, so please check back.
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