Speaker Nomination Period is Open for the FY21 DDM Seminar Series!

Visit now to submit YOUR nomination for the 2020-2021 Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar Series!  Help us to continue identifying outstanding DDM Seminar Speakers by nominating someone to speak on a management and leadership topic of compelling interest to the NIH community.

All NIH employees are invited to submit speaker nominations for the 2020-2021 DDM Seminar Series. Nominees should be dynamic, experienced public speakers from business, academic, non-profit, or government sectors who can offer the NIH community an interesting perspective on a specific leadership or management issue or challenge. As you consider possible speakers for the future, please note that cost and availability are always considerations when selecting speakers, and a committee review of nominees takes place before final selections. Nomination season remains open until July 31, 2020.

And don’t forget to attend the last DDM Seminar of FY20 featuring Dr. Carla Harris speaking on Career Sponsorship on July 16, 2020. Visit for details.

The Only Constant Is Change

Events over the last several months have made it abundantly clear that effectively managing change is a core competency for leaders at all levels. To be effective, leaders need to be personally adaptive and resilient. They need to be able to articulate a path forward and provide support for their teams. Understanding the organizational system and how to leverage the resources around them is critical. 

Join leadership coach, Steve Kullback on July 16 for the NIHTC’s Leading Change workshop. These topics will be discussed along with providing practical strategies for leading change in your work. Coaching is another resource to help you manage change. Visit for details.

Introduction to the NIH Budget - Updated and Virtual!

The first running of the updated Introduction to the NIH Budget class is July 16-17. This course was revised recently to include an expanded portion on Budget Execution based on expressed needs of the community. Participants will learn everyday NIH business terms, how NIH receives its budget, and be introduced to activities that range from operating budget to hands-on fiscal year-end close outs. 

Coaching and Individualized Career Support

Secure a coach to help you maintain your focus, enhance your leadership skills, and improve your productivity. The  August 5th deadline to use FY20 funds and work with an Executive Coach is fast-approaching. Additionally, August 21st is the deadline to notify Keisha Berkley ( of your intent to renew your external coaching request with your existing coach.

There are also leadership coaching services or Individual Development Plan (IDP) support for you or your team’s personalized development during these transitional times. Consider Leadership Coaching and IDP Consulting/IDP Workshops that are available virtually, at a time that works for you!

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