The Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC) delivers its open enrollment courses, including the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate, in Washington DC, at locations around the country, and online. 

Where are the classes held in Washington, DC?

Washington, DC classes are held at OPM Headquarters in the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building, located at 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20415.

Why Washington, DC?

Washington, DC is home to hundreds of Federal agencies and close to many of our customers.  By holding courses here, the Federal workforce will have easier access to our world-class leadership development and education courses.  Washington provides our federal customers to also  reduce travel expenses for participants and ease in scheduling attendance. 

What is the closest Metro Stop?

The two closest Metro stops are::

  • Farragut North (1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Washington, DC). This stop is on the Red line and  is 1.1 miles from OPM.
  • Farragut West (900 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC). This stop is on the Blue/Orange lines and is .8 mile from OPM.

To find out more about Metro Rail service, including schedules and maps, please follow this link:

Where can I park?

There are several parking garages near OPM. They include:

  • 533 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 
  • 2112 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
  • 646 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC
  • 1729 G Street, NW, Washington, DC
  • 814 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC
How do I access the building?

Use the Visitor's Entrance on E Street.  You will need to provide your Government ID for entrance into the building.  

Where do I get lunch
There  are several restaurants close to the facility. A list of lunch options will be provided to you during your course.

Where are the closest hotels??

There are several hotels in the area. The two closest to OPM are:

State Plaza Hotel
2116 E Street, NW,
 Washington, DC 20037

Courtyard Washington DC/Foggy Bottom

515 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Where is the closest airport?

Reagan National is the closest airport; BWI and Dulles are other options.

What is the dress code for the class?

The dress code for all EMDC classes is business casual, regardless of location. Plan to be comfortable.

Will your course offerings change?

EMDC plans to offer all of very popular courses as scheduled. Please see the Schedule at a Glance for all our course offerings.

What are the hours of the course?

Please check the website or your welcome letter for the specific start and stop times for your course. Note that you are required to be present for the entire course to receive a Certificate of Completion. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

What is the difference between a "residential" and a "non-residential" course?

Tuition for courses designated as "residential" includes meals and lodging. For "non-residential" courses you are responsible for your own meals and lodging.

Where is the "EMDC-Residential" facility?

In addition to the Union Square classrooms, EMDC delivers residential courses at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA and the Bolger Center in Potomac, MD.

Can I commute to the residential facility?

Commuting to a course designated "residential" is strongly discouraged. EMDC's residential programs include evening work, such as small group projects, one-on-one coaching, and other program activities. After hours networking with other course participants also helps optimize your learning.

Questions about registration? Call 202-606-0008.

Questions about course logistics? Call 202-606-2005.

Last modified: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 11:36 AM