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!”

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1-2 days


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.


To request a seminar for your office, or to receive more information, please contact Rachel Klein-Kircher at [email protected] or (202) 464-8588.

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 all levels

Building Resilience

  • Examine the concepts of resilience and growth mindset and their relevance to coping with change and setbacks
  • Share best practices for building resilience and adopting a growth mindset, both individually and organizationally
  • Enable employees to build a culture of support to increase resilience as a team
  • Gather ideas and commitments to action related to resilience and energy management

2 Days

Recommended for GS-9 and above

Crucial Conversations

  • Determine when crucial conversations are necessary and learn how to get “unstuck”
  • Learn how to manage emotions to build better relationships and better outcomes for self, others, and the organization
  • Cultivate active listening skills to ensure the other person feels heard
  • Practice specific communication skills for a conversation you need to have and take away practical tools to bring back to the office

2 Days

Recommended for GS-12 and above

Driving Innovation

  • Understand how innovation works in the federal context
  • Know the attributes of innovative leaders, and how to assess yourself and others
  • Apply a set of tools to specific innovation efforts in your office
  • Apply assessment and measurement approaches to innovation efforts

1 Day

All levels (content can be tailored to level)

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

  • Increase understanding of the cultural dynamics and organizational barriers that negatively impact individuals with certain social identities. Seminars are tailored for individual contributors, supervisors and team leads, affinity group members, senior executive and intact teams.

2 Days

Recommended for GS-9 to GS-12

Leading From Your Level

  • Discover how self-awareness and emotional intelligence can improve interpersonal relationships
  • Discuss and practice communication models for coordinating work and leading peers and volunteers
  • Generate your own framework for navigating your agency, including developing a stronger relationship with your manager
  • Learn ways to plan and manage your career
    Discuss resilience and ways for managing stress

1 Day

Recommended for GS-12 to GS-14

Managing Change

  • Understand the factors that cause resistance to change and how to address them
  • Learn the fundamentals of a change management framework, and how to apply it to changes on your team
  • Identify ways to overcome team inertia, and address individual resistors that impact team dynamics

1 Day

Recommended for all supervisors

Managing Performance

  • Diagnose factors contributing to high and low performance
  • Develop and use tools for improving poor performance
  • Effectively deploy appropriate strategies for managing varying levels of performance (both high and low performers) and increasing future performance

1 Day

Raising your Emotional Intelligence

Raising your Emotional Intelligence

  • Turn self-awareness into more effective actions
  • Understand the impact of poor emotional intelligence (EQ), including overdone strengths
  • Strengthen the ability to handle stress productively
  • 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.

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 [email protected] or (202) 464-8588.

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