To deliver solutions that the times demand, our government needs a new generation of leaders who are more than managers – they must be innovators whose creativity in problem-solving stands up to the complexity of 21st century challenges.
The Partnership’s Annenberg Leadership Institute Seminars help federal agencies build the in-house capacity to innovate and solve management problems. These intensive, two-day seminars develop participants’ leadership skills through the real-life application of classroom lessons.
Our 2009 Seminar topics include:
– Motivating and Leading People (May 14-15): The most successful organizations have highly-engaged employees. Creating an engaged workforce requires a systematic approach to managing talent that begins on day one. This seminar teaches first- and second-line supervisors practical approaches to managing and motivating people.
– Managing Across Levels (June 15-16): Given government’s traditional hierarchy, it is often challenging for rising leaders to effectively present information and make recommendations to executives. This two-day seminar prepares GS-9 to GS-12 federal employees to lead from their current position by more effectively influencing and negotiating with peers and managers.
– Driving Innovation (July 23-24): Today’s government employees must accomplish more than ever before, with increasingly limited resources. To meet this challenge, public servants must rethink the way they do business. This seminar will teach GS-12 to GS-14 employees a new approach to driving innovation and winning support for their ideas.
Leaders learn best by doing. It is our focus on action that has made the Annenberg Leadership Institute Fellows program so successful – 97 percent of participants report applying the lessons learned in the classroom to their jobs. Using this same approach, we will invite participants in our Seminars to bring challenges they are facing on the job to the classroom. Each participant will leave with an action plan for implementation.