Human Capital

How do I take a Leadership Class?

» Classroom Leadership offerings are suspended until further notice. «
Once it is feasible to be back in the classroom, those participants that were scheduled to attend a cancelled Leadership 101 class will be notified and a nomination process will be communicated for any remaining available slots. A process will also be communicated for signing up for Leadership Intensive Classes.

Annually, the USGS announces a Call for Nominations for the Leadership Intensives and Leadership 101 classes. This announcement is traditionally communicated early in October to the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and is announced to all employees.

If you are interested in attending one of the Leadership classes, talk to your supervisor and let them know you would like to be nominated.


Leadership Intensives
Numerous classes are hosted each year by the Regions and Headquarters offices around the country. In addition, open enrollment classes are offered for employees who are not able to attend in their duty locations.


Leadership 101
is offered two times per year and takes place at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Regional Directors have the option to host a region-specific class in the location of their choice. All costs are borne by the sponsoring region. Regional Directors should discuss this option with OED staff in the fiscal year prior to the year the class will be held.


Leadership 201
is given two times per year at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Leadership 101 is a prerequisite and graduates are automatically enrolled in part two of their training. If you are a graduate of Leadership 101 and were not able to attend Leadership 201 with your cadre and would like to complete your leadership training, call or email the program manager for further information.

For all classes, selected employees must register in DOI Talent.


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Leadership Program
Attendee/Student Info:
     Scheduled Courses
     Brief Descriptions of Courses
NCTC Information
History of the Program
Action Learning Scenarios
Past Participants
Leadership Tools
USGS Guiding Principles
Excellence in Leadership Award Info.
Acts of Leadership Coin
Acts of Leadership Stories


Kim Miller

Leadership/Mentoring Program Manager
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 304-743-5429