Partnership Leadership Seminars

“My experience was all positive. The approach was like a breath of fresh air in comparison to other seminars I have attended. New, progressive and out of the box!”

–Former seminar participant
Seminar Details

Quick Details


1–2 days

Class Size

25 participants


$12,000 - $15,000 for a 1-day seminar, and $24,000 - $30,000 for a 2-day seminar


Seminars can be adapted for any experience level

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To request a seminar for your office, or to receive more information, please contact Rachel Klein-Kircher at

Effective government depends on capable leaders. Each federal agency needs a strong cadre of leaders throughout its workforce to streamline operations, find efficiencies and drive results.

The Partnership Leadership Seminars are one- and two-day programs ideal for agencies looking to develop the leadership skills of their employees. These adaptable seminars leverage proven best practices from the private and public sectors to instill the fundamentals of leadership into a workforce. Participants have demonstrated their ability, following the seminar, to use the leadership skills they learn to solve their agencies’ unique challenges. And by returning to work with these strategies, participants are helping agencies build the long-term, in-house capacity to innovate and solve management problems.

Seminar Details

Each seminar consists of thought-provoking discussions and practical exercises designed to help participants understand and use proven leadership strategies. At the end of each seminar, participants create a plan of action that they will use to address current challenges within their agency.Throughout the seminar, participants are encouraged to discuss their challenges and develop solutions jointly. To ensure effective collaboration, participants should have similar levels of experience and we set recommended roles or GS grade ranges for each seminar.

1 Day

Recommended for GS-9 to GS-15

Becoming a Self-Aware Leader

  • Identify your personal leadership style and strengths
  • Understand others on a deeper level
  • Lead by motivating employees and managing conflict
  • Enhance working relationships by focusing on each party’s strengths
  • Distinguish motivation from behavior and discover why the difference is important

1 Day

Recommended for all levels

Building Resilience and Managing Energy

  • Examine the concepts of resilience and “growth mindset”
  • Learn to manage your energy, not your time
  • Discover strategies to cope with change and setbacks
  • Enable employees to build a culture of support to increase team resilience
  • Take away ideas and commitments to action related to resilience and energy management

2 Days

Recommended for GS-9 and above

Crucial Conversations

  • Learn to apply best practices from public and private sectors
  • Practice techniques to more effectively address conflicts with employees
  • Understand how difficult conversations get stuck—and how to “unstick” them
  • Learn the “STATE My Path” method for initiating crucial conversations
  • Develop skills for drawing out the other’s perspective by cultivating a safe space

2 Days

Recommended for GS-12 and up

Driving Innovation

  • Identify root causes of challenges you face at work
  • Learn fresh approaches to innovation from best-practice public and private organizations
  • Test ideas in a supportive and engaging environment
  • Develop a plan to implement solutions upon returning to the office

1 Day

Recommended for GS-12 and above

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

  • Foster an inclusive organizational culture
  • Examine the concept of “covering” and implicit bias
  • Encourage authenticity in the workplace— a fundamental pillar of diversity and inclusion
  • Devise strategies to evaluate self-awareness and mitigate unconscious preconceptions
  • Articulate a business case for diversity to influence others to support your efforts

2 Days

Recommended for GS-15 and above

Leading Change

  • Understand how people respond to change
  • Assess readiness for change given your office or team culture
  • Align your workforce to new or shifting organizational objectives
  • Learn strategies to implement large and small changes in your organization
  • Develop a change management plan

2 Days

Recommended for GS-9 to GS-12

Leading From Your Level

  • Explore your leadership style and that of your colleagues
  • Build credibility and influence within your organization
  • Expand your professional and personal networks
  • Learn how to lead peers without authority
  • Strengthen your relationship with your manager
  • Establish a plan to apply lessons learned to your job

1 Day

Recommended for GS-12 to GS-14

Managing Change

  • Understand the psychological factors that impact people’s ability to change
  • Coach employees to adapt to organizational change
  • Learn the fundamentals of a change management framework and how to apply it
  • Identify ways to overcome team inertia
  • Respond productively to individual resistors who impact team dynamics

1 Day

Recommended for all supervisors

Managing Performance

  • Communicate with employees and peers more effectively
  • Develop strategies for managing employees who perform at a range of levels
  • Cultivate tools to boost employee performance
  • Hone your situational leadership skills
  • Practice providing employee feedback, incorporating coaching tools to guide improvement

1 Day

Recommended for First- and Second-line Supervisors

Motivating and Leading People

  • Understand your leadership style and that of your colleagues
  • Adapt your leadership style to the needs of your employees
  • Coach and motivate both your struggling team members and your best performers
  • Delegate effectively to your employees and peers

1 Day

Recommended for GS-12 and above

Raising your Emotional Intelligence

  • Strengthen your ability to handle stress productively
  • Turn self-awareness into more effective actions
  • Understand the impact of poor EQ, including overdone strengths
  • Learn strategies to leverage your strengths and also recognize when they are overdone
  • Apply EQ principles to contribute to better team performance

99% of participants found our facilitators to be highly effective

98% of participants would recommend our seminars


Members from the Partnership staff will work with you on throughout the program to ensure that your experience goes smoothly.

Virginia Hill

Kevin Johnson
Senior Manager

Andrew Marshall
Director for Leadership Development

Request a Seminar

To request the Partnership deliver a seminar for your agency’s leaders, or to receive more information, please contact Rachel Klein-Kircher at (202) 464-8588 or

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