Executive Training

NIH Mandatory Training Inventory

The NIH Mandatory Training Inventory helps new employees determine the mandatory training courses they are required to complete based on where they work at NIH, as well as their full time equivalent (FTE) category, supervisory role, and job activities. Access more information on the NIH Mandatory Training Inventory.

Helpful Guide to Required Training

The Executive Onboarding Program offers a helpful guide to required training. The Onboarding team is available to guide the new executive through the mandatory training process and troubleshoot any issues as they arise.

Mandatory Supervisory Training

As part of a succession and performance management strategy, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) now requires that new scientific and administrative supervisors receive formal training in the initial twelve months of their new roles as supervisors. In addition, retraining is required every three years. Training must at a minimum cover actions, options, and strategies addressing unacceptable performance, mentoring employees, employee performance improvement and productivity, and conducting employee performance appraisals. The NIH Training Center offers a Supervisory Skills Training that meets the requirements of OPM-mandated supervisory training.

Optional Training Opportunities

The Executive Essentials training is an optional opportunity for new Executive Supervisors to complete their mandatory supervisory training in an abridged, convenient fashion.  The format is catered to a very small class of Executives as a one-day personalized event, with an additional, future one-hour session with the Director of OHR (unless it coincides well on the same day, per calendar availability).  The Executive Essentials course has been tailored to cover the most essential supervisory content requirements in six hours. The training covers the below:

  • Performance Management
  • Employee Relations
  • HR Staffing; Resources for Employees & Managers
  • Meet with OHR Director, Julie Berko, on selected and/or new topics

OPM mandates new supervisors to complete training in the initial twelve months of their new roles as supervisors.  Specific requirements are detailed for reference on the NIHTC website: NIH Resources for Mandatory Supervisory Training.

ICs may offer a similar training that meets the OPM/HHS requirements.  IC Executive Officers are asked to verify the training is equivalent and forward a notice of completion along with an outline of the training completed by IC Executives to the Executive Onboarding team

To enroll in this training session and to receive more information on training, please contact the Executive Onboarding team.