Professional Development Courses

Our professional development courses are designed to help you enhance your existing skills, improve your effectiveness, and prepare you for career advancement at NIH.  Classes range in length from ½ day to multi-day sessions.

Course ID: NIHTC6520

The Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People multi-day workshop helps participants to develop the ability to effectively lead themselves, influence, engage and collaborate with others, continually improve, and renew their capabilities.

Course ID: NIHTC9552

This one-day course highlights the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) role, responsibilities, conduct, authority and ethics as well as the acquisition phases including planning, solicitation, evaluation and award and contract administration.

Course ID: NIHTC9546

Please note that the Basic COR Essentials I class is NOT a pre-requisite.

Course ID: NIHTC5262

This 3 hour course is designed for Principal Investigators, Staff Scientists, and others involved in scientific programs (Intramural and Extramural) whose work may include budget management.

Course ID: NIHTC4506

Your ability to build effective teams requires on-going communication. Learn new techniques on how to enhance your communications and hold your people accountable.

Course ID: NIHTC4401

In today's complex, data-driven world, professionals face many "gray" areas in which they need to think critically and exercise personal judgment.

Course ID: NIHTC4017

The late great poet Maya Angelou once said, "I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." At NIH, we are each other's customer; every encounter is a g

Course ID: NIHTC5301

This 2-day course is designed to go beyond the qualitative side of data analysis. Explore proven quantitative tools and methods for analyzing, interpreting, and utilizing data.

Course ID: NIHTC4203

The language we use and the conversations we have are key causal elements that influence virtually everything we do and every result we achieve.

Course ID: NIHTC2116

Want to transform your writing from good to great? Good writing isn't just for Hemingway; it makes good sense for daily business, too.

Course ID: NIHTC4022

Crystal clear charts and graphs are valuable - they save an audience's mental energy, keep a reader engaged, and help to persuade your audience.

Course ID: NIHTC9414

Are you looking for a more in-depth, structured approach to project management that can also lead to Project Management Professional (PMP) certification?

Course ID: NIHTC5260

This course is designed for new Administrative Officers and Technicians, entry-level Budget Analysts, and Administrative Lab Managers.

Course ID: NIHTC1017

Gaining a Following: Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors This course will explore the mystery of why we follow some people and ignore others.

Course ID: NIHTC4101

Tired of wasting your time in meetings that do not produce results? In today's team- driven environment, skilled facilitation is crucial to the delivery of outstanding results and organizational success.

Course ID: NIHTC4510

Taking your career to the next level requires professional relationships and a reputation for producing stellar results. One must be able to combine technical skills with interpersonal skills.

Course ID: NIHTC4505

Leadership and coaching skills are essential for today's managers.

Course ID: NIHTC2100

Email - the quickest communication that is often interpreted differently. Managing challenging emails in the workplace requires a combination of interpersonal communication skills, self-awareness, and organizational understanding.

Course ID: NIHTC4103

Is your office in the process of a physical move to a new location?
Have you been asked to supervise a restructuring?
Are you a leader who has just received a new supervisor to report to or new subordinate to manage?

Course ID: NIHTC5110

Do you experience never ending to-do lists, pressure deadlines, and constant interruptions, change, or stress? Managing your work day is a skill that needs constant sharpening regardless of your years with the NIH.

Course ID: NIHTC4500

Supervisors have far more power to motivate and engage employees than they may believe.

Course ID: NIHTC9590

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop equips NIH employees with a unique perspective to assist with personal tools for better self-management, communication, and relationship management.

Course ID: NIHTC4003

This course provides innovative strategies to help you deliver presentations you can be proud to call your own.

Course ID: NIHTC4501

Have you ever struggled to make sense of your Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results?
Do you wonder how to turn the data into actionable results?

Course ID: NIHTC4900

You've heard of the Gallup Poll to monitor political races. Now Gallup brings you tools to use in the workplace.

Course ID: NIHTC4502

Are you a manager who sometimes freezes up when asked tough questions on the spot? Do you prefer one-on-one conversations to boisterous meetings?

Course ID: NIHTC4504

This dynamic workshop series is designed to provide you with insights, tools, and strategies to improve your leadership skills and expand your capacity to lead effectively.

Course ID: NIHTC2114

In this one-day workshop, you'll learn the three dimensions of professional writing: organization, format, and style.