FSI students in leadership training participate in a seminar style class.

The Leadership and Management School (LMS) provides needs-based leadership and crisis management training to prepare Department personnel to face global leadership challenges throughout their careers. LMS provides first-class, highly interactive leadership training that moves the Department’s foreign affairs cadres from the entry level through the senior ranks of the State Department. LMS also provides tailored crisis management training program for the United States’ 270 diplomatic posts abroad; individualized coaching services; and, organizational development services to missions, bureaus, and other units.

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