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Training​ Services

Enrich your organization's performance  culture

Training designed specifically for public servants

Discover insider tips and strategies at our federal employee trainings designed to help you navigate the complexities of government operations. From advancement opportunities and building strong workplace cultures, equip your team with the knowledge needed to thrive in the federal workforce.

 

Target audience: Each training is designed for professionals, managers, and executives seeking to develop their organization’s capabilities.

 

Training format: Activities include practical exercises, self-assessments, case studies, role plays, discussions, and application-planning. On-site and Zoom-based virtual options are available.

 

Each training day covers 8 hours of engagement to accommodate lunch and breaks. These courses are highly experiential sessions that build both knowledge and practical skills.

Training Descriptions

Career Transition

  1. Federal Resumes that work: How to get a government job (1 day)

Topics:

  • Federal careers at a glance

  • Market research: How to target your ideal career

  • Resume writing strategies

 

2. Mastering Federal Job Interviews: Strategies for Success (1 day)

Topics:

  • Understanding the Federal hiring process

  • Interview preparation strategies

  • Navigating the interview day

 

3. Federal Networking Mastery: Building Connections in Government Careers (1 day)

Topics:

  • Foundations of networking in the Federal sector

  • Strategies and techniques for effective networking

  • Maintaining and growing your network

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4. Workplace Etiquette: Soft skill professionalism tools to springboard your career (1 day)

Topics:

  • The Map is the Territory: Professional image and perception as reality

  • The Ties that Bind: Interpersonal and virtual interactions for strong relationships

  • Personal branding: How to stand out as the clear choice

 

5. Hiring paths to the Senior Executive Service (SES) (1 day)

Topics:

  • Understanding executive hiring authorities and positions

  • Preparing for SES candidacy

  • Navigating the SES selection process

 

6. Navigating ECQs: Writing Your Way to Federal Leadership (1 day)

Topics:

  • Understanding the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

  • Crafting effective ECQ statements

  • Strategies for demonstrating ECQs in application materials

7. Career Fulfillment in Public Service (2 days)

Topics:

  • Happy Employees: How to build a fulfilling career

  • Federal resumes that work: Strategies to get a government job

  • Hiring Authorities for Government Executives

8. The Art of Professional Development (1 day)

Topics:

  • Start with Why: Differentiating oneself from the competition

  • Emotional Intelligence and Career Growth: How to foster ongoing professional development

  • Career Positioning: Techniques for personal branding and networking

9. People Hire People Not Resumes: Career networking for government success (1 day)

​Topics

  • Understanding Your Network: How to understand your colleagues and shared opportunities

  • Be Known for a Good Reason? Tools to Develop your brand and message

  • Deliver on Your Value Proposition: Best practices for engagement

 

10. Leadership Skills—Managing Up (1 day)

​Topics:

  • Leadership from a subordinate position

  • Communication and influence skills for a positive relationship with your supervisor

  • Addressing work styles, expectations, resources, and goals

  • Dealing with difficult relationship patterns

 

Leadership and Management

 

1. Collaboration in the Workplace: How to build a culture of transparency and trust (2 days)​

Topics​:​

  • Determining when it is helpful to collaborate

  • Self-aware communication skills to support collaboration

  • Organizational success moves at the speed of trust

2. Influence and Negotiation: How to nurture your leadership capabilities (1 day)​

Topics: ​

 

  • Influencing strategies and principles

  • Approaches and strategy in negotiation

  • Skills for negotiating win-win solutions

 

3. Stepping into Leadership: Assembling your managerial toolkit (2 day)

Topics:

  • Management vs. leadership: The keys to career success and fulfillment

  • Transitioning to a leadership role: 5 key pitfalls to avoid

  • Building a team: How to embrace differences as a competitive advantage

 

4. Change Management for the Organization and the Individual (1 day)

​Topics:

  • Time to Level-Up: Change as a multi-dimensional challenge and opportunity for growth

  • Growth is Possible: Understanding and supporting the emotional experience of change

  • Tools for leading effective organizational change: Planning, communications, and buy-in

5. Building Team Performance: How to drive performance through feedback (1 day)

Topics:

  • Show Some Empathy: Performance coaching to support supervisory development

  • Put it Into Practice: Techniques and approaches for performance coaching

  • Different Strokes for Different Folks: Apply your skills with care and joy

 

6. Driving Organizational Growth: Techniques for Effective Meeting Facilitation (1 day)

Topics:

  • Get it Down on Paper: Preparation activities including building agendas

  • One Step at a Time: Creating strong dialogue at a positive pace

  • Building Concurrence: Managing disagreement and challenging behaviors

  • We All Win, or We All Don’t Play: Methods and tools for group decision making

7. Team Leadership Tools: Techniques to cultivate career satisfaction (1 day)

Topics:

  • Start Your Engines: Teamwork and the contexts that support a team to thrive

  • How Stuff Gets Done: Tools for the key roles and responsibilities of a team leader

  • I Love it When a Plan Comes Together: Facilitating team development and performance

 

8. Leadership Effectiveness Through Emotional Intelligence (1 day)

Topics:

  • Are You a Good Leader? Self-assessment of current emotional intelligence

  • Act with Authenticity: The impact of emotional intelligence on leadership effectiveness

  • Skill development and action planning: How to foster individual growth opportunities

 

9. Leveraging Diversity in Generational Differences (1 day)

Topics:

  • Generations in the workplace: How to embrace everyone’s traits and values

  • Leveraging Diversity: How and build collaboration across differences

  • We Win Together: Ensuring all are heard and all benefit

 

10. Virtual Communication and Management (1 day)

Topics:

  • The Virtual Workplace with Actual Results: How challenges become opportunities

  • I Think You’re on Mute: Self-assessment of communication style and virtual collaboration

  • Building a Strong Connection: Tools for communication, relationship building, and success

Workplace Development

1. Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEIA) in the Federal Government (2 day)

Topics:

  • Fostering DEIA and psychological safety in your workplace

  • Analyzing components of your social identity to build greater self-awareness

  • Strategies to recognize and combat unconscious bias

  • Strategies to create a plan to advocate for DEIA in your workplace

2. Managing Conflict—Workshop for Personal Effectiveness (1 day)

​Topics:

  • Know Your Conflict Management Style: Self-assessment and monitoring strategies

  • Conflict Management Approaches: How to lead with authenticity and influence

  • Self-Control for Team Success: How to manage personal “triggers”

3. Leveraging Difficult Conversations: Effective Communication Strategies for Government Professionals (1 day)

​Topics:

  • Constructive Conflict Resolution: Key components of a difficult conversation

  • Positive Approaches to Difficult People: Strategies for success in difficult interactions

  • Building Personal Awareness: How to connect your perceptions to partnerships

4. Cultivating Emotional Intelligence for Effective Governance: Strategies for Government Leaders (1 day)

​Topics:

  • Foundations of emotional intelligence

  • Practical Strategies for enhancing emotional intelligence

  • Applying emotional intelligence in leadership and work environments

 

5. Fueling Motivation and Achieving Goals in Government (1 day)

Topics:

  • Foundations of purpose in public service

  • Building resilience and well-being in public service

  • Meaningful leadership and impact in the Federal government

 

6. Maximizing Strengths: A Strategic Approach for Government Professionals (1 day)

Topics:

  • Identifying and harnessing personal strengths in government roles

  • Building effective teams through strength-based approaches

  • Strategic career development: Maximizing strengths for advancement in government

 

7. Building Positive Relationships: Essential Skills for Government Professionals (1 day)

Topics:                                  

  • Positive Interpersonal Relationships

  • Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Cultivating a Collaborative and Inclusive Work Environment

 

8. Realizing Resilience: Strengthening Mental Fortitude in Public Service (1 day)

Topics:

  • Foundations for positive relationships in government

  • Communication and conflict resolution in Federal government settings

  • Building and maintaining strategic partnerships in the Federal government

 

9. Embracing Self-Acceptance: Exploring the Science for Personal Growth in Public Service (1 day)

Topics:

  • Understanding Self-Acceptance in the Federal Workplace

  • Cultivating Resilience and Confidence as a Federal Employee

  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Self-Acceptance

 

10. Creating Meaning & Valued Living: A Journey to Purpose and Fulfillment in Public Service (1 day)

Topics:

  • Discovering Personal and Professional Purpose in Public Service

  • Creating Impact: Strategies for Meaningful Public Service

  • Sustaining Fulfillment and Avoiding Burnout in Public Service

 

11. Empowering Government Employees: Team Development and Growth Strategies (1 day)

Topics:

  • Understanding Team Dynamics and Roles

  • Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Goal Setting and Performance Enhancement

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