Leadership Education and Development Program

In partnership with the Division of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication also offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The LEAD program provides graduate education for talented and highly qualified junior officers to serve as USNA company officers and for their continued service in the Navy and Marine Corps. This distinctive M.A. in leadership is designed to develop the ability to think critically and analytically, and focuses on the knowledge, abilities, and skills to understand, design, and foster leader and team development.

Dr. Clay Warren at GW serves as overall LEAD Program Director.  LCDR Alex Dietrich at USNA serves as LEAD Contract Officers Representative (COR) and Program Manager. Ms. Genevieve Cooper at UMD-College Park is LEAD Assistant.


Clay Warran

Dr. Clay Warren
Director of the LEAD Program
The George Washington University
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Genevieve Cooper
LEAD Program Assistant
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