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Extraordinary Leadership


  • Jul 14-17, 2020 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $2800  (#24669)   FULL
    Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
  • Sep 8-11, 2020 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $2800  (#24670)   FULL
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM


Federal managers are constantly honing their leadership skills. This course focuses on developing your strengths rather than trying to improve your weaknesses, so you can go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader.

The curriculum is based on research presented in John Zenger and Joseph Folkman's groundbreaking book, "The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders", and is designed to help emerging leaders develop their strengths rather than improve their weaknesses.

Through small group discussion, experiential learning and individualized coaching, you will gain insight into your personal leadership strengths so you can achieve your full leadership potential.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the difference between good leaders and extraordinary leaders
  • Learn how to develop leadership strengths, instead of focusing on improving weaknesses
  • Examine the core competencies that all leaders must have, and know how to master them
  • Develop the strengths inherent in every manager's personality and skill set
  • Explore the Five Fatal Flaws that may lead to failure in leadership, and understand methods for identifying and correcting them

Who Should Attend

The federal manager and those moving up to manager positions, regardless of seniority, level of authority or experience. Those in formal leadership roles with direct reports (supervisors, managers, branch chiefs, etc.) or individual contributors without direct reports (scientists, engineers, lawyers, project or program managers, PMFs, etc.) will also benefit from this course.

This course meets one of the requirements for the Manager level of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate program. For more information go to the LEAD certificate  page.

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Unless the course is listed as RESIDENTIAL, lodging and meals are not included in the tuition.