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External Vendor Courses & Programs

Please note that, before enrolling in an offsite course, you must obtain approval from your supervisor (and whomever else may be required in your Division). Complete an Request for Issuance of Check Form (eRFIC).  To review the Laboratory's offsite training policies, see RPM 2.04, Education and Employee Development Policies. The Off-site Training Request form is no longer being used, and all external training payments and approvals should be done using the Request for Issuance of Check Form.

Executive, Manager and Emerging Leader Programs
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Manager and Supervisor Programs and Courses

American Management Association

Leadership, Management and Professional Development Programs.

Seminars include PMI certified courses in Project Management, and courses in Writing and Presentation Skills, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, and courses directed to Technical Professionals, and cost.

The AMA also offers free webcasts and low-cost webinars on a variety of management and professional development topics. Click here for more information.

LBNL employees qualify for corporate and government rates. When registering, indicate that you are a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory employee.

BPM Institute

The BPM Institute offers business process management (BPM) certificationtraining and  resources. The website includes a self assessment in six critical business process areas: 

  • business process management concepts
  • process discovery and modeling
  • process improvement (analysis and design)
  • process measurement
  • business process technologies
  • process-oriented enterprise

Training is tailored to various career paths, including business process analysts and IT professionals. A variety of resources are also available including articles, presentations, webcasts, white papers, research and books. 

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

CCL offers open enrollment programs in four topic areas:

  • Individual Leader Development
  • Groups, Teams and Organizations
  • Specialized Topics
  • Human Resource Development and Talent Management

Development Dimensions International

Development Dimensions International’s Leadership Development series provides relevant and challenging learning experiences for all levels from frontline leaders to mid-level and senior-level leaders. More importantly, we help to ensure that newly learned skills are put to use from first day back on the job.

Institute for Management Studies (IMS)

Institute for Management Studies (IMS) seminars feature top faculty and innovative workshops presented in one day formats to provide maximum learning with minimum time investment. The University of California is a member of IMS and therefore Laboratory employees are able to participate for a reduced rate of $385 per workshop.

Click here to learn about the workshop offerings and to register online or by phone. Each workshop description includes an outline of the session content, bio information on the instructor, and identifies the best target participants for that session (e.g. middle managers, managers, and/or executives, and from what disciplines and functions).

Registration for IMS sessions is limited to sponsoring organizations. The University of California is the sponsoring organization for Lab participation.  When registering online, select University of California on the scroll-down menu.

If you have any questions about a particular program or attendance, contact IMS representative for the San Francisco region, Ginny Von der Schmidt, at 925-736-8059.

Management Concepts, Inc.

Management Concepts develops and delivers over 250 practical, competency-based, results-oriented courses in:

  • Acquisition & Contracting
  • Federal Managers Practicum
  • Financial Management
  • Grants & Assistance
  • Leadership & Management
  • Project Management

National Seminars Training

A range of reasonably priced supervisory level courses are available in Bay area locations.

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Executive Education

Stanford Executive Education programs provide research-based and globally relevant frameworks for addressing the issues managers and supervisors face every day. Each program will give you the tools needed to harness the power of change in your organization and solve the challenges faced today and for tomorrow.

UC Berkeley, Center for Executive Education

UCB’s Center for Executive Education delivers world-class manager and supevisor education to business leaders around the globe. To do so, it draws on the rich resources, talent and perspectives of top-level business educators and researchers from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and elsewhere.

UC Davis Extension – Business and Leadership

Each week a different topic is explored in depth. Following are topics presented in 2005:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Customer Service Leadership
  • Interest-Based Problem Solving
  • Managing Expectations Using EQ
  • Leading Organizations in a Litigious Environment
  • Managing Motivation
  • Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness
  • Professional Conduct

UC Los Angeles – Anderson School of Management – Executive Education

Executive Education offers a variety of programs for managers and supervisors in enterprise solutions, thought leadership, and for individual executive development.

UC Los Angeles Extension – Engineering and Technology Programs and Short Courses

UCLA Extension's Engineering and Technology Programs and Short Courses offer a series of program or single course options where technical managers and supervisors can enhance interpersonal skills, learn the latest business trends and paradigms, and obtain a repertoire of methods to solve problems, plan strategies, and motivate colleagues. Intended for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, these offerings provide a practical balance between the technical and managerial aspects of improving personal and organizational performance.