Online Leadership Training for Public Managers



The following links go to online training sites that offer some courses on leadership. If you know of any excellent online leadership training options not listed here, please contact us and we will be happy to add them to the list.

  • Graduate School USA

    Graduate School USA offers a number of instructor-supported distance learning courses covering issues such as team leadership, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills for non-supervisors.

  • GovLoop Academy

    GovLoop offers an extensive suite of online training videos that are free for registered members. (Membership is free too.) Includes some terrific offerings on Leadership and Management.

  • FasTrac

    Over 50 U.S. Government agencies subscribe to the FasTrac online training program, which has over 1,700 courses (mostly from SkillSoft and Netg).  The vast curriculum includes excellent courses on emotional intelligence, delegation, motivation, performance management, change management, coaching, mentoring, negotiation, and team building.  There is generally no fee to employees of agencies that have subscribed to the curriculum.

  • Partnership fpr Public Service

    In addition to its many in-person leadership training opportunities, Partnership for Public Service offers virtual training options, including a virtual component of their Emerging HR Leaders Program, a professional development program for HR employees, and their virtual series on Building a Culture of Engagement, which helps frontline supervisors and managers use appreciation, communication and empowerment, to engage employees.