We believe that good government starts with good people—and that leadership is the most important factor influencing government performance.
But for federal leaders to provide vital services, serve as stewards of the public trust and move the country forward, they need to develop a robust set of critical skills.
At the Partnership, we equip federal employees working across government with the knowledge, resources and networks they need to succeed, offering a wide range of leadership development opportunities, fostering continual collaboration within and across agencies, and convening public, private, academic and nonprofit leaders who inform our strategies for developing public service leaders.
For government to address the critical issues of today and tomorrow, it needs effective leaders who drive change, engage diverse workforces and act as stewards of the public trust.
Our leadership development programs are more than bullet points on a resume. We provide leaders across government—from entry-level career employees to members of the Senior Executive Service and political appointees—with the skills they need to make a positive impact at their agencies, and plan, design and implement creative solutions to government’s most intractable problems. We also enable enrollees to assess their own performance and progress as leaders using the Public Service Leadership Model and provide agencies with more targeted support for their management needs. and provide agencies with more targeted support for their management needs.
In all, our work provides federal leaders with tools, techniques and relationships they will use to create a better and more effective government throughout their careers.LEARN MORE EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS
About two million federal employees work in 15 Cabinet departments and more than 400 independent agencies and subcomponents across government. To maximize their impact, these employees must work together, build cross-agency and cross-sector connections, and find structured time to share best practices.
We make this possible by providing federal leaders, former government officials and individuals from the private sector unique opportunities to exchange ideas on current and future challenges, uncover creative ways to make government work better and collaborate to implement change.
About 85% of federal employees work outside of the Washington, D.C. area. To support many of these employees—and their agencies—we expanded our programming to California—home to the largest regional population of civilian federal workers outside the Beltway—as well as Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
Partnership West works to build a better government on the West Coast by fostering cross-agency and cross-sector collaboration, developing new generations of federal leaders and building strong federal talent pipelines that possess the skills to address the public’s most critical needs. These core activities will help ensure our government innovates today, flourishes in the future and more effectively serves all.LEARN MORE