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Happy New Year from the NIH Training Center

New Years 2023

Thank you for learning with us in 2022! We hope you will continue to entrust the NIH Training Center (NIHTC) with supporting your learning and development needs in 2023. As you think about your New Year’s resolutions, it is the perfect time to focus on training and how to reach your professional and personal goals. The NIHTC is here to assist you with finding the classes, programs, and services to meet your unique learning needs. Thank you for your continued support and here’s to 2023!

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Enhance your technical, professional, and leadership skills by attending training classes.

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Identify your strengths, areas for growth, and how to set goals with IDP consulting and workshops.

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Explore the various leadership development and career development programs available at NIH.

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Work with a coach to strengthen your skills, solve complex problems, and focus on your career growth.

New Professional Development Classes

You ask—we deliver! We’ve added new classes to our robust course catalog. Check out these classes designed to enrich your leadership skills and enhance your expertise in the virtual workplace. Click the class titles below to register. 

Strategies for Adapting to Change at NIH

Gain a greater ability to develop change resilience through your career and work from a new understanding of strategies to navigate and promote useful change.

Implementing Change as a Leader at NIH

Implementing change is a critical responsibility of any leader. Participants who attend this course will have a pragmatic and actionable framework for implementing change and an improved ability to identify course corrections necessary to fully achieve critical goals and outcomes.

Mastering Work in a Hybrid Workplace

The hybrid workplace is here to stay. This workshop provides proven best practices that will help NIH staff and leaders succeed by addressing the most common issues and obstacles that teams face as they adapt to hybrid work realities.

Managing Hybrid Teams

Teams comprised of people working at a physical location and working from home has become the new normal. This class provides leaders with a toolkit for managing hybrid teams and strategies for maximizing team performance for your hybrid workplace.

These classes will be offered throughout this year. Explore the entire NIH Training Center course catalog for classes to meet all your training needs.

2023 DDM Seminar Series Schedule

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We hope you joined us for the first Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar, “Forging the Hybrid Workplace,” on December 15th, which featured Alexandra Samuel, who shared her insights on how to carve a path towards a thriving and productive hybrid work culture. If not, you can find the archived videocast—along with other previous DDM seminars—on our Past Seminars page.

The FY23 DDM Seminar Series continues with topics that address purposeful inclusion; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the workplace; and preventing Zoom fatigue. In addition, we anticipate hosting two hybrid seminars in April and June featuring a return to in-person presentations in the Masur Auditorium in Building 31 along with simultaneous videocasts. Please monitor the DDM website for location updates for those two particular seminars. Mark your calendar from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on the dates below!

Ruchika Tulshyan | February 9
Inclusion on Purpose
LMS Course ID: NIHTC6104-FY23-2

Albert Rizzi | April 20
DEIA in the Workplace
LMS Course ID: NIHTC6104-FY23-3

Allison Gabriel | June 8
Zoom Fatigue
LMS Course ID: NIHTC6104-FY23-4

For more information about upcoming seminars and receiving supervisory refresher training credits and Continuous Learning Points (CLPs), visit the DDM Seminar Series website.

Contact the with questions or comments. 

Management Intern Opportunities Ahead

Recruitment Information

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The NIH Training Center (NIHTC) is recruiting a few outstanding NIH employees to participate in the NIH Management Intern (MI) Program. The competitive two-year MI Program, established in 1957, has a rich history in developing future professionals and leaders. As an MI, you will gain insight into administrative career opportunities and develop a robust professional network of colleagues by rotating across the NIH. 

The MI Program vacancy announcement will be posted on USAJOBS in March 2023. Join the MI Recruitment Information listserv if you would like to be notified when the vacancy announcement is available.

For more information, visit the NIH MI Program website.  

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Rotational Opportunities

The NIH Training Center (NIHTC) hosts a SharePoint site to enable ICs to post rotational opportunities for the NIH Management Interns (MI) and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF). These two-year programs are highly competitive and attract the best and the brightest candidates into public service. NIH MIs and PMFs work across the entire NIH on 3 to 4-month rotations in a broad range of administrative areas, including budget and finance, grants management, contracts management, human resources, and as management/program analysts.

Rotational opportunities provide on-the-job training with exposure to senior leadership and help MIs/PMFs complete program requirements. Share your rotational opportunities on the NIH MI/PMF Rotation Opportunities SharePoint site.

Waitlisted Registration—What Does it Mean? 

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I registered for a class and was placed on the waitlist—is the class full?

If you have registered for a class at the NIH Training Center (NIHTC), you may be familiar with the registration process. But we get it…it may not be as clear for first-time students, so here’s a breakdown:

Step 1

All registrations are initially sent to the waitlist

The NIHTC uses a two-level approval process. Until those approvals are complete, your registration will remain on the waitlist.

Step 2

Registration pending direct supervisor’s approval

Your direct supervisor will receive a notification that your registration is pending their approval. They approve in the LMS.

Step 3

Registration pending final approver’s CAN entry and approval

Your final approver will receive a notification that your registration is pending their approval. They should approve and enter the CAN for billing in the LMS.

Step 4

Registration confirmed if there is space in the class

If there is space in the class, your registration will move to a confirmed status on the class roster. If the class is full, your registration will remain on the waitlist. Your waitlisted registration may be moved to the roster if someone drops the class.

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So how do I know if a class is actually full?

You can always reach out to with questions about NIHTC classes. You will be directed to the program manager or training coordinator who manages the class logistics and can provide more information about the number of available seats. You can also follow these tips when registering for classes:

  1. Register at least four weeks prior to the class—some of our classes fill quickly!
  2. Ensure your request for registration receives prompt approvals.

Visit our Course Registration website for more information about the registration process and what to expect. Browse the course calendar or course catalog for upcoming classes.

Our Doors are Open! Attend Training Onsite in 2023

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For almost three years, the NIH Training Center (NIHTC) has delivered all classes and most programs virtually. It’s time to head back to the Training Center for more in-person learning. Using FY22 class evaluations, the NIHTC identified classes that students indicated they would like to attend in person. While the NIHTC will continue to provide the majority of classes and programs virtually in FY23, a select few will be onsite. Any class or program scheduled to occur in person will have clear instructions regarding the location on the course calendar. The NIHTC will monitor in person enrollment and, if necessary, the class or program may convert to a virtual session. Students will be notified well in advance.  

If you have questions about a particular class, program, or service, please contact us: We thank you for your commitment to learning and we look forward to seeing you in person in an NIHTC classroom.

LMS Reporting Corner

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Need a copy of your transcript in the Learning Management System (LMS)? You’re in luck! All LMS users can run an NIH Transcript Report without the assistance of an LMS administrator. Follow these easy steps to run the report:

  1. Log into the HHS Learning Portal (LMS) through the HHS Access Management System (AMS).
  2. Select Reports from the left-hand menu. 
  3. In the name field, enter NIH Transcript Report and click Search.
  4. Next to the NIH Transcript Report in the search results, select the Actions link and choose Email.
  5. Complete the report fields:
    • To Email Address(es): Enter your email address.
    • Subject: Leave as is or change, if desired.
    • Mail Text: Insert text you would like to see in the body of the email message.
    • Report Format: Leave as default Acrobat Format (PDF).
    • Completion Date After: Select Fixed Date and insert the start date for the timeframe you are running the report on.
    • Completion Date Before: Select Date on which report is run OR select Fixed Date and insert the end date for the timeframe you are running the report on.
  6. Click the Send button. The report will be emailed to you.

For additional assistance, visit the LMS Support website or submit a ticket to the HR Systems Support Help Desk.

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Elena Juris, Editor in Chief
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