Leadership Development

Leading Others (Includes eLearnings) - Virtual or In-Person

This course fulfills Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-34-055 that requires new supervisors to attend management training within their first six months of assignment. You will learn tips, tools and techniques that you can use immediately. The Leading Others course focuses on the mindset, interpersonal skills, and technical knowledge it takes to successfully lead others in the public sector.

    Leading Others combines self-reflection, e-Learning, classroom instruction, cohort and small group work, and experiential learning. In this course we will explore how to motivate staff, manage risk, and develop effective teams to meet your organization’s objectives. You will learn to communicate better, manage conflict, and help those you supervise to navigate change effectively.

      This course is designed to briefly touch upon several different management topics. If you need more information on a certain topic, you can find many of these covered in one or two day individual courses.

      Performance Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

      • Define and describe your attributes as a supervisor and leader.
      • Understand your unique operating environment as a supervisor.
      • Identify your legal responsibilities as a supervisor.
      • Explain the use of performance development planning.
      • Employ performance improvement in any situation.
      • Perform a hiring requirement for your organization.
      • Understand and apply the compensation and benefit process.

      Competencies covered in this course: Performance leadership, interviewing, communications effectiveness, development and continual learning, enforcing laws, rules and regulations.

        Intended audience: Anyone new to supervising in Washington State government including those experienced in management but new to the State system. For more information, see the attached message to managers.

          Please note that agencies will be charged the regular, full price of the course if a registered student cannot attend the class or send a substitution. Please review the attendance policy for more information.

          Cost: Many leadership development organizations charge $2,000 or more for an introductory course. We are pleased to offer Leading Others at a cost of $785 per learner, or $500 per learner for state agencies that pay into the Personnel Services Fee (PSF). Not sure whether your agency pays into the PSF fee? List of Agencies

          NOTE: Classes outside of the Olympia area may have additional travel charges that vary by location.

          Virtually Led Trainings: If you’re registering for a virtual training, the classroom link and materials will be sent to you separately within 1-2 business days before the scheduled class date.

          Scheduled Class Location and Dates
          City / Facility Date and Time Course Cost Cancel Date Instructor
          1 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Nov 4 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Nov 10 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Nov 18 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Nov 24 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Dec 16 2020 9:30am-12:00pm
          $500.00 Sun, 10/18/2020 - 17:00 Multiple Multiple
          2 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Dec 1 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Dec 8 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Dec 15 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Dec 22 2020 10:00am-4:00pm
          • Jan 19 2021 9:30am-12:00pm
          $500.00 Thu, 11/12/2020 - 16:00 Multiple Multiple
          3 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Jan 7 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Jan 7 2021 3:00pm-5:00pm
          • Feb 25 2021 9:30am-12:00pm
          • Jan 14 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Jan 14 2021 3:00pm-5:00pm
          • Jan 21 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Jan 21 2021 3:00pm-5:00pm
          • Jan 28 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Jan 28 2021 3:00pm-5:00pm
          $500.00 Mon, 12/21/2020 - 16:00 DES Staff
          4 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Feb 3 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Feb 3 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm
          • Feb 10 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Feb 10 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm
          • Feb 17 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Feb 17 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm
          • Feb 24 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
          • Feb 24 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm
          • Mar 24 2021 9:30am-12:00pm
          $500.00 Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:00 DES Staff