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


Two days


$1,195–$1,695 per person


Seminars can be adapted for any experience level


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 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.

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 collaborative and engaging environment
  • Implement solutions upon returning to the office
  • Network with leaders across your agency

OPM Competency: Results Driven and Leading Change

First- and Second-line Supervisors

Motivating and Leading People

  • Understand your and your colleagues leadership styles
  • Adapt your leadership style your employees’ needs
  • Coach and motivate both your struggling team members and your best performers
  • Delegate effectively to your employees and peers
  • Network and develop action plans with leaders across government

OPM Competency: Leading People

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
  • Lead peers without authority
  • Strengthen your relationship with your manager
  • Action plan to ensure you can apply lessons learned to your job

OPM Competency: Results Driven and Building Coalitions

GS-9 and above

Crucial Conversations

  • Learn how to apply best practices from the public and private sectors
  • Practice techniques to more effectively address conflicts with employees
  • Understand where we get stuck in difficult conversations and how to get unstuck
  • Learn the “STATE My Path” method for initiating crucial conversations
  • Develop skills for drawing out the other’s perspective by making it safe

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

Send a Request