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About LEAP


LEAP is a unique, one-year, intensive and interactive leadership development opportunity sponsored by OAR to promote leadership throughout the organization.

LEAP supports OAR and NOAA by encouraging leadership growth and personal and professional development through focused training, peer coaching, and personal assessments and progress evaluations. 

LEAP is designed to innovate formal and informal leadership experiences, incubate a diverse cadre of leaders, and integrate professional performance and personal preferences and proficiencies for organizational success.

LEAP was created to provide current and future OAR leaders opportunity for professional and personal development. This program includes training, coaching, and on-going assessments. OAR leadership recognized that potential leaders exist throughout OAR and NOAA, and encourage diverse and inclusive participation. Over 40 individuals participated in the first class, with approximately half coming from OAR HQ and half from labs and programs, plus a few individuals from other line offices.  We hope the 2012 class has the same breadth, diversity, and enthusiasm. 

Will you be in it?

LEAP I Feedback

“Exceptional combination of speakers and internal experts provide a rich learning experience.”

“Amazing experience to become a better leader and a better, more centered person.”

“Highly recommend to all current and aspiring managers.”

“A must for leaders in the field and at headquarters."

Learn more about the program through LEAP I Highlights, including a program overview and video testimonials. Still more information on the program and outcomes can be found in an article on LEAP written as follow-up to the first class by the OAR Communication Office.

LEAP Requirements
c Highlights from LEAP I
c LEAP Presentation (.ppt)
c LEAP Flyer & Brochure (.pdf)
c LEAP Article



Applications Due:
September 9, 2011

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