Do You Have the Soft-Skills You Need to Be a Great Leader or Contributor?

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In today’s complex and dynamic work environment, being an expert at what we do is simply not enough to be successful. Technical proficiency is critical, but of equal importance is having “soft skills,” or the ability to work well with others. Did you know the NIH Training Center dedicates the month of September to “Soft-Skills?” That’s how important these skills are to having a highly effective workforce! 

Space is limited and courses are filling quickly, so don’t delay! All LMS registrations must be fully approved by September 7. 

“Soft Skills September” Classes – Available at the NIH Training Center

Course Date Location
Women in Leadership: Strategies for Success Aug 18 - Sept 11 Natcher
Effective Writing Refresher Workshop (Half Day) Sept 4 Rockledge I
Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, and Bosses Sept 5 Natcher
Difficult Conversations: Moving from Conflict to Collaboration Sept 6 Natcher
Success Strategies for Introverted Leaders Sept 7 Natcher
Powerful Presentations and Storytelling: Small Group Coaching Workshop Sept 10 Rockledge I
Hands-On Data Visualization Workshop Sept 13 Natcher
Managing Challenging Email Sept 18 Rockledge I
Motivating and Engaging NIH Employees Sept 18 Rockledge I
Putting the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) Results to Work: An Action-Planning Workshop Sept 18 Rockledge I
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Sept 19 Rockledge I
Writing Skills for NIH Employees Sept 20 Natcher
StrengthsFinder 2.0 - Discover What You Do Best Sept 21 Natcher
Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors Sept 24 Natcher
Making Meetings Matter: The Art and Science of Leading Effective Meetings Sept 24 Rockledge I
Manage Up and Accelerate Your Success: Taking Your Career to the Next Level Sept 24 Rockledge I
Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors Sept 25 Natcher
Cultivating a Culture of Service at NIH: Practical Tools to Improve the Customer Experience Sept 26 Natcher
Myers Briggs Training Sept 26 Rockledge I

Check out our latest version of Highlights!

4th Quarter 2018

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We’re On the Move!

This Fall, the NIH Training Center (NIHTC)  is moving the Rockledge facility to 3 White Flint North in Rockville. We’re excited about our new home, which is adjacent to the White Flint Metro Station! Having our facility in a well-connected area of Rockville means you can enjoy a top-quality training class and a wide range of walkable lunch options. Our newly designed training space will also feature the latest in audio-visual technology to enhance your learning experience -- whether you are an on-site or remote learner. You’ll be able to reach us by shuttle, metro, and car. Note- the NIHTC second location on campus in Natcher (Building 45) remains unchanged.

Once construction accelerates on the new NIHTC at White Flint, we’ll share more updates here. We will offer FAQs based on what YOU, our customers, would like to know. If you have any questions,  please submit them to: Rest assured if you are taking a class with us around this transition, you’ll receive ample guidance on where to go and how to get there -- as usual.

Classes with Availability

August Classes

Interested in External Executive Coaching? Beat the End-of-Year Deadlines!

The end of the fiscal year is quickly approaching. If you plan to use FY18 funds for external executive coaching services, please be mindful of the deadlines below. 

Want to submit a new coaching request. Complete the online request form at Deadline: August 3
Want to begin a new package with your current coach? To renew, contact Keisha Berkley at Deadline: August 16

Coaching Packages

6 hours/3 months: $2,660

12 hours/6 months: $4,600

24 hours/12 months: $8,495

For more information about the NIH Training Center’s coaching services, visit

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