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Extraordinary Leadership

Schedule

  • Nov 16-19, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $3900  (#25833)   Limited Space
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)
  • Feb 15-18, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $3900  (#25834)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)
  • Mar 15-18, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $3900  (#25835)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Pacific Time and end no later than 5:00pm Pacific Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)
  • Jun 7-10, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $3900  (#25836)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)
  • Sep 27-30, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $3900  (#25837)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and end no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks and some team-work time)

Overview

Federal managers are constantly honing their leadership skills. As an emerging leader, how can you build leadership skills that generate success for you, your teams, and your organization?

You can elevate your position as a good manager to that of an extraordinary leader by focusing on your strengths rather than weaknesses, and by developing these strengths in combinations.

In this course, you’ll gain competency in multiple areas, accelerating your leadership performance beyond incremental improvements in a weakness. You’ll also gain insights into your own leadership style and abilities through two leadership assessments: StrengthsFinder 34 and the Hogan Development Survey.

How You Will Benefit

Through a combination of lectures, small group discussion, experiential learning, and individualized coaching, you’ll learn to develop and implement attributes and competencies of extraordinary leaders:

  • Modeling and promoting personal accountability to benefit the organizational culture.
  • Practicing integrity and honesty to recognize different ways to resolve ethical situations.
  • Developing interpersonal skills by practicing openness and approachability to employees at all levels.
  • Exercising continual learning by developing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to address areas for growth.
  • Demonstrating decisiveness by selecting, implementing, and evaluating optimal decisions based on desired outcomes, value, costs, and risks.

Who Should Attend

  • Federal managers and those moving up to manager positions.
  • Those in formal leadership roles with direct reports (supervisors, managers, branch chiefs, etc.)
  • Individuals without direct reports (scientists, engineers, lawyers, project or program managers, PMFs, etc.)

Additional Information

The curriculum is based on research presented in John Zenger and Joseph Folkman's book, "The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders." You’ll also study Zenger and Folkman’s Five Fatal Flaws that lead to failure in leadership and methods for identifying and fixing them.