On-Line Leadership Training Resources for
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.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) operates
Internet-based training resource for government employees. Any
government employee with a .gov or .mil email address can take the
on-line courses for free. They currently offer over three dozen courses,
including a few courses on leadership and management, emotional
intelligence, negotiation, conducting
effective meetings, and several other areas. The
courses, which were developed by SkillSoft and NETg are done as self
study, and most of them take only 2-3 hours to complete. The Gov
Online Learning Center also offers the entire NETg and SkillSoft
catalogs (or portions thereof) to employees of agencies that have
subscribed to them.
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. For more
information and a full course listing, please click
The University of
Wisconsin-Madison's Continuing Studies Program offers several online
courses on public management. Offerings include "Assessing,
Developing, and Documenting Your Managerial Abilities," "Leading
and Leadership," "Improving Productivity and Quality," and "Public
Sector Labor Relations." Each course lasts 6 weeks, and enrollment
is open to anyone interested in public sector management.