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NOAA Workforce Management Office

Serving NOAA's Most Valuable Asset - People


2018 NOAA Leadership Seminar

August 20-24, 2018

Location: Warrenton, VA


To express interest in attending the 2018 NLS, we recommend you communicate your interest to your supervisor. Each Line/Staff Office makes their own attendance selection decisions.

For additional information, please contact the 2018 NLS Program Manager Tim Calohan at:

photo of NLS Class of 2016



Background: The NOAA Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a 4+ day residential training program for employees from all NOAA Line and Staff Offices, all occupations, from both the field and headquarters. The 2018 NLS will be the 13th training program of its kind. The NLS is coordinated by NOAA's Workforce Management Office/Strategic Human Capital Division.

Date/Location: The 2018 NLS will be held on August 20-24 at the Airlie in Warrenton, VA. The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. (with arrival and registration from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.) on Monday, August 20, 2018 and will end at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018

Target Audience: NLS attendees are GS-13-14s (or equivalents). Offices also have the option of sending GS-12 or GS-15s (or equivalents) at their discretion. Employees who attended the 2016 NLS must wait a minimum of THREE YEARS before being eligible to attend another iteration of the NLS. Therefore, 2016 NLS participants are not eligible to attend the 2018 NLS.  Note that no NLS was held in 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Contacts: Please contact Tim Calohan, the NLS Program Manager at: or 206-526-6647.

2017 - No NLS Held

2016 NLS Historical Information

Prerequisites: Participants will be required to complete the pre-work prior to arrival:

1. The pre-work will be assigned a month or so prior to the event by the NLS Program Manager

Page last edited: March 16, 2018

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