Senior Training Manager, Leadership Development 

Fairfax, Virginia
May 04, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Full Time
Dewberry is looking to hire a Senior Training Manager, Leadership Development responsible for helping us design, implement, and maintain a best-in-class leadership development program. This leadership development program will be key to building the skills of our team managers, project managers, and other leaders across the organization and is part of our company's strategic goals.

The Senior Training Manager, Leadership Development will also be tasked with designing, developing, and facilitating custom virtual and face-to-face workshops as requested by local offices and as directed by executives. Responsibilities include working with Dewberry leaders to design our leadership development program, working with potential course content and delivery vendors, determining the process by which future leaders participate in the program, evaluating program effectiveness, and building the processes needed to keep the program running and continually improved year after year. This high-visibility, high-value work will have a clear and lasting impact on Dewberry's culture and business success.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Lead a cross-functional team to design and implement Dewberry's Leadership Development Program in alignment with Dewberry's Leadership Competency Model
  • Determine how to involve Dewberry senior leaders, including board members, in the execution of the leadership development program
  • Determine the investments and vendors needed to run the leadership development program
  • Create and manage the budget needed for the leadership development program
  • Measure and report on the success of the leadership development program
  • Design learning interventions related to leadership, talent/employee engagement, and interpersonal skills
  • Facilitate custom workshops based on specific office/corporate needs
  • Facilitate interpersonal workshops, including assessment-based workshops
  • Identify, select, and manage vendors used to develop and deliver leadership and interpersonal learning interventions
  • Work with others on the Training and Development team to schedule and deliver the leadership and employee engagement workshops and learning events

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Typically has 15+ years of related experience in leadership development
  • College degree or equivalent work experience in human resources, organizational development or related field is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in instructional design
  • 5+ years of experience facilitating training events
  • Aptitude and experience managing cross-functional projects in a matrixed structure
  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
  • Strong consultation and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and develop mutually beneficial internal and external relationships
  • Ability to craft and present a business case to executives in a concise compelling manner
  • Excellent Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) skills
  • PMP Certification preferred but not required

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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