Leadership for Young Professionals

Leadership for Young Professionals (UNXD-360)

Innovation. Management. Communications. Personal Management. Project Management. These are 5 key skills that all leaders need to succeed.  

Course Details

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Why Take This Course?

This course will take students through the leadership and management skills necessary to excel in entry to mid-level careers in Washington and beyond. Leaning on five years of experience as the Director of White House Personnel during the Obama Administration, and coordinator of a leadership development curriculum for senior political appointees throughout the Administration, the instructor will engage students on five key aspects of successful leaders: innovation, management, communications, personal management, and project management. At the end of this course, students will have gained practical skills to excel in any workplace in their first job.

Jennie Fay served for five years in the Obama White House as the Director of the Office of White House Personnel. Working primarily on the process and operations of the White House staffing structure, Jennie also had the opportunity to contribute to White House policies pertaining to work-life balance and other effective workplace policies. She also served as one of the primary staffers on the White House transition process in 2017.

Prior to the White House, Jennie was the Legislative Director for Steven Tolman at the Massachusetts State House. She began her career on Capitol Hill working on Senator Ted Kennedy’s Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee.

Jennie holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.