Leadership Development


About Our Leadership Programs

DOI University's leadership programs provide a planned, systematic, competency-based approach to developing future leaders, at all levels, for the Department of the Interior. At each level of leadership development, an emphasis is placed on individual development of core competencies within the context of the Department’s mission, vision, and critical leadership needs.

Emerging Leaders: programs provide an opportunity for those who are interested in becoming a formal leader at the Department of the Interior. Individuals learn skills that will increase their effectiveness regardless of position.

Supervisory Leadership Training: is designed to provide new supervisors and those in existing supervisory positions with the basic information to be successful in their role as a supervisor of employees. All supervisors are required to take the One DOI Supervisory course within their first year in position. After three years in role, supervisors take a Refresher to continue their development.

Mid-Level Leadership Development: provides leadership and managerial training to address the changing roles and competencies of Federal managers. A goal of mid-level leadership development training is to build a cadre of highly competent mid-level federal managers to address future leadership needs and support bureau and departmental succession plans.

Senior Leader Training: is designed to cultivate the leadership skills of those GS-14s and 15s who play a critical role as team and functional leaders. These skills are aligned with the OPM Executive Core Qualifications and enable these senior leaders to expand their talents to lead for overall DOI mission success.

Executive-Level Training: prepares senior managers to move up into Senior Executive Service positions and also provides continuing education opportunities for current senior executives.