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Leadership Intensives Course

Leadership Intensives (LI) are designed to deliver effective leadership experiences to a large population of the USGS in a condensed period of time. Leadership Intensives are open to all grade levels. The LIs are an investment in the development of our future leaders of the USGS. Information concerning the courses and the nomination process is provided below.

Course Objective

The primary objective of the Leadership Intensive course is to support the USGS goal of developing a leadership-centered culture throughout the Bureau by delivering effective leadership experiences to a large population within the USGS.

Purpose and Content

The two-day Leadership Intensive curriculum was specially designed and includes various components from the USGS Leadership 101 and 201 courses. The sessions are designed to be interactive and the facilitators and coaches are graduates of Leadership 201.

Course Topics:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Principle-Centered Leadership – Guiding Principles
  • Team Exercise
  • Purpose
  • Story as a Leadership Tool
  • Mentoring
  • Courage
  • Self Reflection
  • Closure/Reflecting Circles

Course Tuition

Tuition for a LI is $400.00 per participant with a maximum of 24 students and a minimum of 18 students per class. Salary and any travel related costs will be borne by the participant’s office.

Two Options to Register:

Sponsored Classes
Leadership Intensives classes have been coordinated and scheduled with regions and headquarters offices to prepare for fiscal year 2018 classes. To enroll in a sponsored class, listed below, employees must talk to their supervisor and request training through DOI Learn. All training requests in DOI Learn will be wait listed until approved by the sponsoring regional/headquarters office.

Open Enrollment Classes
Leadership Intensives open enrollment classes have been scheduled to accommodate employees located outside their region or headquarters location, and to accommodate those with schedule conflicts who are unable to enroll in a sponsored class. Registration is first-come, first served.

The OED reserves the option to cancel open enrollment classes if demand is less than 18 participants. Open enrollment classes bear the $400 tuition fee per student and require supervisory approval.

DOI Learn Registration Instructions

FY18 Leadership Intensive Dates and Locations

Below are the dates, locations, and funding mechanisms for the Leadership Intensive courses.

2018 Leadership Intensives Schedule
Date Sponsor Location Due Date DOI Learn Link Eligibility
February 14-15 Pacific Henderson, NV
Open to All Employees
February 21-22 Core Science Systems Denver, CO
Closed Registration
March 14-15 NWR Boise, ID
Open only to Northwest Region Employees
March 21-22 MWR TBD
Open only to Midwest Region Employees
March 28-29 SER Gainesville, FL
Open only to Southeast Region Employees
April 18-19 SER Little Rock, AR
Open only to Southeast Region Employees
April 24-25 OPEN Reston, VA
Open to all USGS Employees
April 26-27 Open Enrollment Reston, VA
Open to All Employees
May 9-10 NWR Tacoma, WA
Open only to Northwest Region Employees
May 16-17 Alaska
Anchorage, AK
Open to all USGS Employees
June 13-14 Jamestown, ND TBD
Open only to Midwest Region Employees
June 20-21 Pacific Sacramento, CA
Open only to Pacific Region Employees
July 11-12 Open Enrollment Denver, CO
Open to All Employees


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

After the class rosters have been compiled, the OED will send information regarding the class rosters to the selectees.

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