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Office of Human Capital Services

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2019 NOAA Leadership Seminar

Tentative: August 12-16, 2019

Location: Warrenton, VA


To express interest in attending the 2019 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 2019 NLS Program Manager Eric Welling at: Eric.Welling@noaa.gov.

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 2019 NLS will be the 14th training program of its kind. The NLS is coordinated by NOAA's Office of Human Capital Services/Strategic Human Capital Division.

Date/Location: The 2019 NLS will be tentatively held on August 12-16 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 12, 2019 and will end at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019

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 2018 NLS must wait a minimum of THREE YEARS before being eligible to attend another iteration of the NLS. Therefore, 2018 NLS participants are not eligible to attend the 2019 NLS.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Contacts: Please contact Eric Welling, the NLS Program Manager at:  Eric.Welling@noaa.gov or 301-628-1893.

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: April 18, 2019

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