Government Leadership Development

Government Leadership Training With a Trusted Partner

Develop a pipeline of leaders who can collaborate together effectively while balancing regulations and budget constraints.

Working in a government agency or military and defense organization means facing unique and complex challenges.

Cross-boundary collaboration can be difficult for public sector workers. Leaders are bound by tight government budgets and regulatory roadblocks, and financial constraints often require a creative approach in motivating employees. Societal pressures and institutional changes mean government leaders must be agile, innovative, and resilient in adapting to change.

To address these and other challenges unique to leading in the public sector, we offer government leadership development training and have decades of experience developing public sector leaders.

We can deliver government leadership training solutions for leaders of all levels in government, aerospace, and defense agencies, departments, and organizations.

GSA Schedule for CCL: Center for Creative Leadership Contract Number GS-02F-0077T

We’re a pre-qualified vendor on the GSA Training Schedule and can work directly with you or partner with others who share our passion for providing research-based, transformative government leadership training.

Choose the Right Government Leadership Training for Your Agency or Department

Partner with our experts to prioritize and solve your short- and long-term issues with a custom leadership plan and strategy.

We start with a discovery process to pinpoint your organization’s most complex leadership challenges and then build a custom government leadership development experience that trains leaders to perform better, drive change, and solve agency challenges.

  • A research-based solution tailored to meet the needs of your government agency, department, or organization

Targeted to equip leaders at every tier of the organization, our time-tested, proven leadership programs help hone the key skills needed to meet the common challenges faced at each leader level.

Build these fundamental skills into scalable government leadership development training and develop cohorts of your leaders, teams, or administrators at once.

  • Flexible, with many available dates and options
  • Special pricing available for government agencies and departments via our GSA contract

Get the most of our research-based leadership development without a large investment of your staff’s time or agency budget.

Our government leadership training programs and tools approved on the GSA schedule for U.S. government clients include live virtual training, in-person government leadership development, self-paced online programs, leadership tools and assessments, and customized services.

  • A wide range of proven off-the-shelf and customized services and products for GSA leadership development

Multi-Day Government Leadership Training Program Delivery Options

Our government leadership development programs deliver lasting, impactful results. Depending on your timeframe, choose from scalable 1-day to 5-day programs. Below is a partial list of these offerings, which can be adapted for your agency. Options include:

  • Building Coalitions – Leading Across Boundaries
  • Cultivating Employee Engagement
  • Building Personal Resilience
  • Developing and Communicating Your Vision
  • Emotional Intelligence Workshop
  • Feedback That Works
  • Influencing Skills Workshop
  • Leading in Ambiguity
  • Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Teambuilding Skills for Leaders
  • Talent Development for Managers
  • Leading Across the Agency
  • Coaching Skills Workshop
  • Driving Innovation
  • Executive Leadership Program (SES/SIS)
  • Servant Leadership Program (all levels)
  • Strategic Leadership Program (no simulation and no coaching; GS15-SES)
  • Prepare to Lead (GS 9-11)
  • Federal Leader Development Program (GS13-15)
  • Leadership Enhancement Program (GS15 – SES2)
  • Transforming to a Culture of Innovation (mid- to upper level managers)
  • Senior Executive Leadership Program (SES/SIS)
  • Strategic Leadership Program (with simulation and coaching)
  • Leading Organizational Change (GS15-SES)

Other topics and competency programs available upon request.

What Our Government Clients Are Saying

For 50 years, we’ve worked closely with leading government and defense agencies to build stronger government leaders and achieve transformational change. Because of our long history as a partner for government leadership development training, we understand what it takes to develop effective leaders within the context of the public sector.

Our experience includes military and government leadership training initiatives for organizations including the Federal Agency Technical Division, teams at the U.S. Department of Defense, Afghan Army intelligence officers, high-potential officers in the U.S. Air Force, and many more.

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“The unit-of-effort, team-of-teams approach made us twice as powerful as we would have otherwise been.”

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General Lloyd Austin

Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
Alumnus of our Leadership at the Peak program

“CCL provided an outstanding senior leader development workshop for our U.S. Army Reserve Brigade during our 2-week annual training period. In the short amount of time we had, we tackled leading strategically, collaborating across boundaries, developing talented subordinates, having talent conversations, and developing a winning leadership culture. The Brigade put the tools to action and is the recipient of 2 prestigious awards; CCL helped us get there!”

Senior Army Leader and Former Brigade Commander

Impact of Our Government Leadership Training

What our clients in government and defense agencies are saying about partnering with us for government leadership development:

would recommend the course to others
1 %
have been able to apply program lessons at work
1 %
say they’re more effective as a leader
1 %

Our Military & Government Leadership Development Experts

Bill Adams

Bill Adams, MS

Leadership Solutions Partner

Bill works with government and military clients to design, develop, and deliver custom leadership and organizational development solutions. A former US Army officer and West Point faculty member, he has more than 25 years of experience leading government teams and more than 10 years of experience teaching psychology, performance enhancement, and leadership.

Chris Beckert

Chris Beckert, MBA

Senior Leadership Solutions Partner

With over 30 years of experience in the field, Chris designs and delivers specialized leadership development journeys and solutions for both public and private sector organizations. Before joining us, Chris was a US Army officer and Army War College faculty member. His expertise includes innovation, digital transformation, strategy development, executive team development, organizational development, and crisis leadership.

Chris Wingo

Chris Wingo

Strategic Business Partner

Chris works with our government leadership practice clients and brings more than 20 years of experience working with the public sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Let's Discuss Government Leadership Development Programs

Get in touch with us. We’ll partner with you to create the best government leadership development solution for your agency or organization.

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Partnering for Successful Government Leadership Training

Whether you’re looking for a skilled partner with the resources to handle a large, global initiative, or an engagement designated as a small-business set-aside, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of government leadership development solutions and can work directly with your agency or organization — or with other leadership development firms or partners, including industry experts with SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB, and 8A small businesses.

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We also partner with Management Concepts, the leader in federal training and workforce development services, to offer our most popular programs in versions customized for the context of leading in the U.S. federal government:

Frontline Federal Leader Impact: Asynchronous online development for managers leading on the front lines of the U.S. federal government.

The Effective Federal Leader: Live online program experience for mid-to-senior level federal leaders who lead managers.

Leading Strategically in the Federal Government: Online program for federal executives whose work has strategic implications for their agencies.

Partnering for Successful Government Leadership Training
Our Government Leadership Development Partnerships and GSA Training Schedule Offerings

Partnering for GSA Leadership Training

Depending on your needs, timeframe, and budget, you can choose from our leadership programs and solutions, or customize a government leadership training for your agency or organization. 

Hundreds of leaders attend our core government leadership development programs each year, as we are a pre-qualified vendor for the programs and services available on the MOBIS GSA Schedule. Tuition for these programs is a fixed price listed in our contract with GSA for federal government agencies.

Whatever government leadership training solution you choose, our public sector leadership experts will help you strengthen your organizational culture and ground your development efforts in proven research.