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Annenberg Leadership Seminars

Our Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® research shows that leadership is the number one driver of organizational performance—yet federal employees consistently indicate that this is where government underperforms most significantly. With a focus on the practical application of classroom lessons, our two-day Annenberg Leadership Seminars develop participants’ leadership skills and help federal agencies build the long-term, in-house capacity to innovate and solve management problems.


Leaders learn best by doing. We invite participants to bring challenges they are currently facing on the job into the classroom. We then help each participant create an action plan to improve their performance and we provide ongoing guidance after each seminar to ensure the implementation of lessons learned. With this emphasis on action, we help translate classroom lessons into results.

Program Benefits

Seminar participants will:

  • Learn how to apply best practices from the public and private sectors
  • Participate in interactive class discussions and exercises
  • Reinforce class lessons by creating an action plan to address real-time challenges
  • Receive after-class support from Partnership staff after classes to ensure implementation
  • Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units
  • Become a member of the Partnership’s Leadership Alumni Network
  • Participate in Partnership programs such as seminars, workshops and events held to release research reports
  • Gain access to resources, information and best practices from agencies across government

Program Details

Who Should Apply
We set recommended GS grade ranges for each of our seminars to ensure that the content is appropriate for participants. Throughout the class, we encourage participants to discuss their challenges and develop solutions jointly. For this reason, we want to ensure that our participants have similar levels of experience. If you are not in the reccomended grade range for a seminar you think would benefit you professionally, please contact Jonathan McGee at or(202) 617-3139 for more information.

All sessions will take place at the Partnership’s offices in Washington, D.C.

The cost for a two-day seminar is $995 and includes:

  • All session facilitation and program support
  • Course materials (e.g., assessments, books, articles and management tools)
  • Breakfast and lunch for the two days
  • Access to the Partnership’s resources, expertise and networks
  • Invitations to ongoing activities

Upcoming Seminars


Driving Innovation

OPM Competency: Results Driven and Leading Change
Continuing Education Units: 1.5

This session will focus on:

  • Identifying root causes of challenges you face at work
  • Learning fresh approaches to innovation from best-practice public and private organizations
  • Testing ideas in a supportive and engaging environment
  • Implementing solutions upon returning to the office
  • Networking with leaders across government

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October 29–30 Register Now »

Recommended for
GS-12 to GS-14

August 26–27 and
October 29–30

Motivating and Leading People

OPM Competency: Leading People
Continuing Education Units: 1.5

This session will focus on:

  • Better understanding your leadership style and that of your colleagues
  • Adapting your leadership style to the needs of your employees
  • Coaching and motivating both your struggling team members and your best performers
  • Delegating effectively to your employees and peers
  • Networking and action planning with leaders across government

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November 13-14 Register Now »

Recommended for
First- and Second-line Supervisors

September 11–12 and November 13–14

Leading From Your Level

OPM Competency: Results Driven and Building Coalitions
Continuing Education Units: 1.5

This session will focus on:

  • Exploring your leadership style and that of your colleagues
  • Building credibility and influence within your organization
  • Expanding your professional and personal networks
  • Leading peers without authority
  • Strengthening your relationship with your manager
  • Action planning to ensure that you can apply lessons learned to your job

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October 2-3: Registration for this session has closed.

Recommended for
GS-9 to GS-12

October 2-3

Registration and Payment

Participants may register in one of two ways:

  1. Online through our website (please select the seminar of interest to you and click on the "Register Now" link). When registering online, you may opt to pay with credit card or request an invoice to be sent to you.
  2. Directly with the Partnership by contacting Jonathan McGee at or(202) 617-3139. We can process credit cards over the phone or issue an invoice to be paid by check or money order.

The training and billing address for the Annenberg Leadership Seminars is:

Partnership for Public Service
1100 New York Avenue NW
Suite 200 East
Washington, DC 20005

For additional information on the payment process or completing training forms (e.g., SF-182), please visit our FAQs or contact Jonathan McGee at(202) 617-3139 or

Contact Information

For more information, please visit our FAQs or contact:

Jonathan McGee
Program Associate, Center for Government Leadership
Partnership for Public Service
(202) 617-3139

This program is made possible in-part by the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.