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Leadership Essentials: A new course for people leaders


The Human Resources Division Learning and Development group supports King County employees in fulfilling the County’s strategic goal of becoming a best-run government. A primary focus is to support “people leaders” to develop essential skills and ways of thinking that foster great leadership.

Leadership Essentials is currently under review to ensure alignment with County priorities, including Equity and Social Justice, Executive Constantine’s Investing In You, Best Run Government and Continuous Improvement. Please stay tuned for further announcements in the KC Learning & Development Newsletter and Employee News. 

The Leadership Essentials course gets at the essence of great leadership by developing the necessary building blocks. The course was developed in conjunction with the Office of Continuous Improvement, the Office of Equity and Social Justice, the Alternative Dispute Resoulution Center, and representatives from various departments. In this course we will practice effective communication and explore the essential ways of thinking and behaving that foster great leadership through the following core components.


  • Coaching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Lean mindset
  • Teambuilding


Questions? Email us: LeadershipEssentials@kingcounty.gov