LED6201 - Project Leader Academy

Course CodeLED6201
Course TitleProject Leader Academy
DescriptionOpen only to FWS employees.

This course covers general knowledge and skills needed for Project Leaders to be successful across all program areas in the Service. The focus is on effective leadership, supervising others, training and development, change management, budget and administrative requirements, decision making, developing and maintaining partnerships including those with Congressional staff and media, leveraging resources and motivating staff.

Prior to the first day of class, participants must have completed an entry level supervision course, such as Supervisory Skills Workshop. If you are unsure whether your previous training qualifies, please contact the Program Manager, Stephanie Engle at 304-876-7344 or stephanie_engle@fws.gov.

  1. Manage and lead staff so employees can achieve excellent performance.
  2. Address performance, conduct and/or conflict situations.
  3. Develop employees for current job responsibilities and achieve their full potential.
  4. Create a professional growth plan that focuses on developing leadership skills.
  5. Develop and implement short and long term strategic station plans.
  6. Make effective decisions and/or solve problems.
  7. Lead staff through change.
  8. Develop effective budget work plans and manage station financial programs.
  9. Leverage resources by developing and maintaining effective partnerships based on Service and Partner goals.
  10. Effectively work with Congressional staff and media.
Target Audience:
New Project Leaders in their first 18 months from all program areas of the Service. Assistant Project Leaders and Deputy Project Leaders may also attend on a space available basis. More experienced Project Leaders (18 months to approximately four years) may attend through Regional Recommendation.

For the purposes of this program, a Project Leader is someone from any program area who is the head of a field station and where supervision of staff and budget responsibilities is required.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,990.00
Instructional Hours80
Course Content ContactStephanie Engle; stephanie_engle@fws.gov; (304) 876-7344; stephanie_engle@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryAcademies
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value3
Extracted from DOI LEARN on12/15/2018 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  LED6201 - Project Leader Academy