The ACTEDS Training Catalog


Education Services (CP-31)

General The Education Services Career Program (CP-31) competitive professional development opportunities are open to all CP-31 careerists. Starting FY 13, CP 31 careerists requesting ACTEDS funded training must have completed Civilian Education System (CES) training requirements in accordance with requirements specified in AR 350-1, Army Training and Leader Development, Chapter 3, section VI, 18 Dec 09. The following types of training will be supported through requests for application/nominations by separate announcement.
University Programs
Part-time Training in which an employee attends an accredited college or university on a less than full-time basis. This training may consist of evenings, weekends, and/or part-time study that is less than the minimum number of semester or quarter hours required as a full-time student. Short-term training will be considered on a case-by-case basis when it is in keeping with the competencies identified in the CP-31 Army Civilian Training, Education and Development Systems (ACTEDS) Plan. Part-time students are not entitled to be relieved of the full 40-hour tour of duty. However, a student may be excused any part of a week as agreed to by the supervisor.
  • Location: Varies (within careerist commuting area)
  • Length of training: Varies
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 5-8
  • Audience: GS-9 and above
Harvard University,
Graduate School of Education
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~ppe/highered/

Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Programs in Professional Education.
- Provides leader development for senior CP-31 administrators. The curriculum balances practical concerns with theory. The faculty is drawn from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with guest faculty from other institutions. Curriculum overview: leadership and organizational change; financial management and control of education; learning theories; behavioral studies; development of education programs; self-development; professional development; inter-connection of schools and colleges; learning levels; and trends in education, marketing, and strategic management. This competitive functional training prepares CP-31 key employees to better identify and meet soldier self-development needs. Once selected, applicants must also apply for acceptance into this program.
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Length of training: 2 weeks (various dates)
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-13 and above

Harvard University,
John F. Kennedy School of Government
http://ksgexecprogram.harvard.edu/Programs/sef/overview.aspx

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
Senior Executive Fellows Program

- The Senior Executive Fellows program enables current and future public servants to develop the skills required to meet the real-world challenges of leadership, governance, policymaking, politics, and organizational effectiveness. The senior executive will experience an intensive educational experience aimed at building coalitions, driving results and performance, and guiding organizational change. CP-31 participants will gain practical, effective tools to: identify and analyze the challenges and opportunities facing the organization, and master them politically, as well as technically; develop strategic plans of action using communication, negotiation and coalition-building skills; manage the tensions between long-term policy goals and short-term political pressures; and create an organizational environment that is responsive to change, while remaining true to its purpose and tradition. This competitive functional training will prepare CP-31 key personnel to meet the demands of a changing organization with the integrated skills of strategy and leadership. Once selected, applicants must also apply to the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government for acceptance into the program.
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Length of training: 4 weeks
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-13 and above

Harvard University,
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Programs on Leadership for Senior Executives

- Specifically aimed at government and non-profit executives who are in a position to influence both day-to-day and strategic management of the organization. The executive leadership curriculum offers an integrated approach to build executive leadership skills. Each two-day program focuses on a specific element of executive leadership. The four programs include: Managing People for Maximum Performance, Promoting Innovation & Creativity, Effective Decision Making, and Strategies for Enhancing Executive Influence. This competitive functional training prepares CP-31 key employees to meet the challenges of leadership at the core of our organization's mission.
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Length of training: 2-3 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-13 and above

George Washington University,
School of Business and Public Management, Contemporary Executive Development (CED) Program
http://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/professional-development/senior-leader-program

George Washington University, Center for Excellence in Public Leadership
The Senior Leader Program provides leader development for senior CP-31 administrators. The curriculum combines leadership theory with real-world experiences, including hands-on problem-solving exercises. The faculty is drawn from George Washington University, with guest faculty from other public- and private-sector institutions. Curriculum includes the following topics: strategic planning under Government Performance Review Act (GRPA); management/leadership challenges for the future, including managing organizational and personal change; enhanced uses of the Internet in government; management improvement in the Federal government; effective briefing techniques for executives; and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This competitive functional training prepares CP-31 key employees to meet the leadership challenges of a changing organizational environment.
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Length of training: 5 weeks - part-time
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-14 and above (5 week format limited to DC Metro commuting area)

George Washington University, Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Workshop
- This workshop provides continued leader development for senior CP-31 administrators. The curriculum combines leadership theory with real-world experiences dealing with the inherent challenges in leading public sector organizations. The faculty is drawn from George Washington University, with guest faculty from other public- and private-sector institutions. Curriculum includes Leaders and Leadership: The Challenge of Leading and Managing in Government, Leadership and Reinvention in Public Management, Leadership Dynamics and Followership, and Leadership and Organizational Change: Organization Change in Public Organizations. This competitive functional training will prepare CP-31 key employees to better meet the leadership challenges of a changing organizational environment.
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Length of training: 3 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-13 and above

University of Michigan,
Business School
http://execed.bus.umich.edu/

University of Michigan, Business School, Advanced Human Resource Executive Program
- Designed primarily for senior human resource (HR) executives, this course is also beneficial for senior CP-31 administrators who recognize that the management of human resources is critical to success. Objectives of the program include: developing participants' general management perspective by examining the latest thinking in various functional areas of business; helping participants forge a leadership agenda and strategy of HR function; and exploring the best available thinking and practices on leadership of the function, executive succession, board of directors relations, organization design, and developing/supporting an effective change strategy. The first week of the course focuses on how HR professionals can contribute as members of senior management and how general managers can approach these topics from the HR perspective. The second week addresses the senior HR executive as a leader within the organization who can implement practices that add value to business decisions.
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Length of training: 2 weeks
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: IMCOM & Regional Directors

University of Michigan, Business School, General Management and Business Acumen
- These courses are designed for new managers (ESO/ESS) or managers who feel the need to reinforce their understanding of fundamental management principles. The program focuses on the changes involved when the managed becomes a manager, by emphasizing a broad understanding of current managerial techniques with special emphasis on working with people as the key to success. Tools and exercises focus on refining leadership skills; managing time, stress, delegation, authority, responsibility, accountability, and productivity; creative decision making and problem solving; effective communications; and team building. There is also a course in Finance for the nonfinancial manager.
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Length of training: 8 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 5-6
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

University of Michigan, Business School, Leading Change: Management of Managers
- This week-long program is designed to ease transition from being a manager to one of managing other managers. At this transitional point, Careerists need the knowledge and capabilities to make decisions in complex situations, manage across boundaries, and create measurable value. Upon arrival into this program, a complete Leadership Competencies Survey is completed and serves as the basis for an interactive examination of each Careerists own leadership approach.
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Length of training: 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 3-4
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

University of Michigan, Business School, Positive Leadership
- This course is designed for functional area managers who are moving into positions where multi-functional perspectives are required, i.e. program managers into ESO positions, or ESOs into Installation Management Agency EPA or DoE positions. This course is also valuable as a refresher course for experienced managers. Participants will be assisted in developing a general manager perspective to become a strategic planner and thinker. Course activities will enable participants to: develop a customer orientation to generate new marketing ideas; learn to measure and manage customer satisfaction successfully; increase ability to lead and manage organizational change effectively; enhance ability to become a transformational leader; and develop a greater understanding of the linkages among strategy, markets, and customers.
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Length of training: 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: IMCOM & Regional Directors and ESO/ESSs

University of Michigan, Business School, Emerging Leaders Program
- The program is designed to deliver new and innovative approaches to leadership development, building and developing high-performing teams, and driving change and innovation. It is designed for mid-level careerists with three to 10 years of experience. Together with other emerging leaders, careerists will develop a vision and plan for their leadership development, as well as a roadmap for developing and improving the performance of a team. Careerists learn how to lead people without relying on authority and power and how to build effective networks. Careerists will learn how to motivate and inspire change, while getting the best out of their people. At its core, this program prepares careerists to deliver results.
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Length of training: 4 weeks
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1 - 2
  • Audience: GS-13 and above

University of Michigan, Business School, Strategic Human Resource Planning
- This program is designed for professionals who are responsible for the design and implementation of human resources (HR) strategies that are linked to business strategies for their organization. Designed as a hands-on workshop, participants are encouraged to attend in teams of two or more participants. Experience has shown that teams who concentrate on real-time organization issues benefit more from the training. Course objectives are aimed at: providing participants with a logic and process for integrating their organizations' strategic challenges with HR strategies and practices; enabling participants to assess their organizations' strategic HR capability; providing real-time practice in developing a HR strategy; and assisting participants in developing action plans for managing strategic change through the HR function. The seminar provides a comprehensive, pragmatic framework for effective human resource planning.
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Length of training: 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: IMA & Regional Directors and ESO/ESSs

University of Washington http://evans.washington.edu/executive-education/cascade/courses/strategic-marketing-public-sector

University of Washington, Strategic Marketing in the Public Sector
- This course has been carefully designed to assist managers in public-sector and nonprofit agencies in applying traditional marketing principles and techniques to challenges faced by their agencies on a daily basis; challenges that include program development, agency reputation, private-sector partnerships, and customer satisfaction. At the conclusion of this course, participants will:
Understand the major ways that marketing can support each of the following public-agency goals and objectives:
  • Developing and enhancing programs and services
  • Influencing positive public behavior
  • Forming private sector partnerships
  • Communicating effectively
  • Having a positive image with key publics
  • Satisfying customers
Present marketing recommendations on how they could contribute to each of these agency goals and objectives. Know the key elements of strategic marketing planning.
Believe that a customer-centered mindset is critical to success.
Recognize the keys for success and some of the reasons for failure when developing and implementing marketing programs.
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Length of training: 2 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 5
  • Audience: GS-09

Yale University,
School of Management
http://www.yale.edu/som

Yale University, School of Management, Leadership and Team Effectiveness Workshop
- This executive workshop is designed to help senior managers increase their leadership potential. The program features a personalized computer analysis of leadership style, active participation and feedback in small group exercises, lecture, and open discussion. CP-31 managers and executives are given the opportunity to build upon their experience in leadership, decision-making, working effectively with teams, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication. Workshop participants will address the following issues: teams, process consultation, dysfunctions of teams, leadership skills, leadership and decision-making, and leadership and management.
  • Location: New haven, Ct.
  • Length of training: 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: IMA & Regional Directors and ESO/ESSs

Short Term Training
Current Army Education Issues Workshop

Current Army Education Issues Workshop
- This training workshop provides a very cost effective method of keeping CP-31 careerists abreast of current ACES initiatives, policies and future direction by allowing the best and brightest the opportunity to be trained and then conduct training at the local level, developing additional leadership skills. Presentations are given by subject matter experts and workshops are presented on various topics such as technology initiatives, distance learning, and other non-traditional educational formats; career development; current education issues pertaining to the soldier; education incentives; Army Learning Centers; and the Distributed Learning System (DLS). In addition, premier leadership, strategic planning, and customer service training can be offered very economically by contracting with organizations such as Disney Institute. This customized training has the added benefit of developing a common bond amongst disparate careerists. It is critical Army professionals explore new concepts and ways of doing business. The workshop agenda will focus on developing skills to facilitate change.
  • Location: TBD
  • Length of training: 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 100
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeotraining.eeoc.gov/viewpage.aspx?ID=d83b1763-4f98-464e-afc3-35c8c0c52956

EEO Seminars
- Our multi-topic Technical Assistance Seminars cover a variety of employment discrimination issues. Senior EEOC staff and expert guest presenters deliver these one and two-day technical assistance seminars. The seminars are sponsored by EEOC's field offices and agendas will vary by location. All Technical Assistance Seminars include sessions on a number of timely EEO issues of interest to HR and EEO practitioners. For the two-day seminars, you may register for either one or both days.
  • Location: TBD
  • Length of training: 2 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 15
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

Leadership Experience at Gettysburg

http://www.academyleadership.com/gettysburg.asp

The Gettysburg Leadership Experience
- This program offers on-the-ground study and reflection on the leadership challenges and lessons from this pivotal historical event, including team and coalition building, morale and courage, dealing with ambiguity, effective communication, and the execution of policy and plans. Teams are preferred.
  • Location: Gettysburg, PA
  • Length of training: 3 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 6-10
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

Commission on Military Education and Training (CMET)/ American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference
http://www.aaace.org/

Commission for Military Education and Training (CMET)/
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference

- Provides a forum for current issues facing the lifelong learning field and develop future action strategies. National experts will address the following critical adult education issues: educational technology, legislative action, distance learning initiatives, literacy, ABE, ESL, welfare-to-work, skills training, continuing professional education, corporate training, job training, military education, economic development, and community college and university programs. Discussions will focus on collaboration; strengthening of the public policy debate on critical issues in the field; promotion of effective leadership and management practices in adult education; and benchmarking effective approaches to problem solving and funding.
  • Location of training: Clearwater, FL
  • Length of training: 4 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 40
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT)
http://www.capt.org/training-workshops/MBTI-Training-Certification.htm#cecredits

The MBTI© Certification Program
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© instrument is administered by trained professionals all over the world and is the most widely used personality assessment of its kind. It is based on well-researched and validated personality theory with proven applications in a variety of fields, including:
  • Organizational development
  • Management consulting
  • Personal coaching for executives and managers
  • Leadership development and team building
  • Counseling for individuals and families
Co-founded in 1975 by Isabel Briggs Myers, author of the MBTI© assessment, CAPT has over 30 years of experience in both certification and advanced MBTI© training.
The CAPT MBTI© Certification Program is designed to equip you with the essential information and experience you need to begin using the MBTI© assessments. Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to purchase and administer both MBTI© Step I™ and Step II™ assessments.
  • Location of training: TBD
  • Length of training: 4 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

National Guard Bureau Professional Education Center
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

GI Bill Managers Course
- This course provides National Guard Military Personnel and NG Civilian employees with the knowledge and skills required to function as a State/Territory GI Bill Manager. The course focuses on Management of GI Bill Programs, Determination of Soldiers Eligibility for GI Bill and Kicker Benefits, Determination of the Eligibility Process, Integration of Benefits, Provide Overview of Education Services, and Conduct Military Briefing.
  • Location of training: Various
  • Length of training: 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) http://www.ccmeonline.org

Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Annual Symposium
- This symposium focuses on how to best serve the needs of military personnel who desire a college education. Workshops provide a forum for discussions concerning the rising cost of education within constrained military budgets, the increasing reliance on outsourcing and contracting in the education services community, and the resulting serious implications on the services and institutions, and, ultimately, on the military student.
  • Location of training: Tampa, FL
  • Length of training: 4 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 40
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

University of Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Conference
http://www.upcea.edu

University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Conference
- Specifically aimed at professionals in the field of adult continuing higher education, this conference offers an excellent forum for addressing current issues, solutions, and new directions. Internationally recognized experts in higher education address critical lifelong learning issues. Annual conference topics vary but in the recent past have focused on the following: digital era educational technologies; emerging roles for continuing higher education; integrating education and work; defining professional standards and credentials; business/industry partnerships; marketing strategies; ethics and leadership; and effective legislative. Intensive pre- and post-conference professional development workshops in telecommunications, budgeting, leadership, program development, and marketing are also offered to participants.
  • Location of training: San Francisco, CA
  • Length of training: 4 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 20
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) http://www.schoolcounselor.org/content.asp?contentid=182

American School Counselor Association Annual Conference
- The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is the foundation that expands the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA empowers counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community and the world. With a membership of more than 29,000 school counseling professionals, ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective school counseling practices. ASCA is the school counseling division of the American Counseling Association.
  • Location of training: TBD
  • Length of training: 4 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 20
  • Audience: GS-09

American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) http://www.universitybusiness.com/event/american-association-collegiate-registrars-and-admissions-officers-aacrao-2012-annual-meeting

American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) Annual Meeting
- The American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) Is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 10,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent approximately 2,500 institutions in more than 30 countries. The mission of AACRAO is to serve and advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services.
  • Location of training: TBD
  • Length of training: 4 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-09

SkillsUSA
http://www.skillsusa.org/events/nlsc.shtml

SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
- SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America's high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work-high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
  • Location of training: TBD
  • Length of training: 7 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-09

DECA
http://www.deca.org/events/icdc/

DECA Conferences
- DECA's conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning. Regional leadership conferences focus on leadership development while also providing college and career workshops. Career pathway conferences each feature highly specialized content to align with specific career pathways and courses. Career development conferences provide a venue for DECA's Competitive Events Program as well as additional career and leadership development programs.
  • Location of training: TBD
  • Length of training: Various
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 7
  • Audience: GS-09

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) http://www.acteonline.org/vision.aspx

CareerTech Vision
Is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. ACTE provides leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce; is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.
  • Location: TBD
  • Length of training: 3 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-09

The Brookings Institute http://www.brookings.edu/about/execed

The Brookings Institution
- Courses at The Brookings Institution offer a comprehensive understanding of the government/Congressional process, organization, and practices; critical policy issues and their implications; and the latest techniques and strategies in management practices. Brookings offers more than 25 executive education programs with topics ranging from an intensive public policy focus to high-impact leadership and management. The following management workshops are offered: Ethics in Action, Inside Washington Public Leadership, Innovative Business Practices for the Public Sector, US National Security Policy Issues, Digital Government, and Finance for Non-Financial Manager. Brookings offers dynamic, integrated training to give government executives the tools required to solve the complex problems encountered in the current federal environment. Strictly limited to program managers and senior leadership, these trainings address the issues of accountability and effectiveness as organizational change management initiatives are mandated to streamline organizations and enhance performance.
  • Location: Washington, DC.
  • Length of training: 2-5 days (dates monthly)
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-12 and above

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) https://www.leadership.opm.gov/programs/Specialized-Skills/DCF/Index.aspx

Developing Customer Focused Organizations
- To meet Government's growing responsibilities in the 21st century, Federal managers must generate maximum public value, working flexibly, effectively and with the agility of the best businesses in the private sector. As a Government leader, your charge is to improve value while keeping up with the latest challenges and demands. You must be entrepreneurial in your outlook and in your practice, always striving for continuous improvement in your customer service.

While this course focuses on critical customer-service tactics, it also explores the vital skills of planning, implementing and sustaining strategic change to better manage citizen engagement. Using cutting-edge business practices and the latest public service research, you will learn how to cultivate strong customer relationships to make your organization customer-focused.

Developing Customer-Focused Organizations will show you how to deliver real value while keeping pace with ongoing challenges, responsibilities and expectations. All these insights will come through thought-provoking discussions, simulations and projects, giving you the hands-on experience you need to work across cultures and provide citizens with seamless, high-value service.
  • Location: Various
  • Length of training: 2-5 days (dates monthly)
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-11

http://www.hru.gov/course_catalog.aspx?cid=41&mgr=false

Difficult Conversations
- OPM developed an online and interactive course, "Difficult Conversations for Supervisors." This course was developed to assist agencies meet the requirements in 5 CFR 412.202. The goal of this course is to provide supervisors with the necessary skills to have the difficult conversation that is inherent when dealing with poor performance and to provide a safe environment to practice delivering difficult conversations.
  • Location: Online
  • Length of training: NA
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 20
  • Audience: GS-09

http://www.hru.gov/course_catalog.aspx?cid=53&mgr=false

Addressing and Resolving Poor Performance
- OPM developed an online and interactive course, "Difficult Conversations for Supervisors." This course was developed to assist agencies meet the requirements in 5 CFR 412.202. The goal of this course is to provide supervisors with the necessary skills to have the difficult conversation that is inherent when dealing with poor performance and to provide a safe environment to practice delivering difficult conversations.
  • Location: Online
  • Length of training: NA
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 20
  • Audience: GS-09

Franklin Covey http://www.franklincovey.com/training/forbusiness.html

Franklin Covey
- Recognized for their highly effective leadership training, Franklin Covey™ provides executives and other leaders with an effective framework of principles, models, tools, and processes to lead and adjust to organizational change more effectively; to improve results; and to increase and sustain the performance capability of the organization. Covey leadership courses, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Four Roles of Leadership, also address managerial and organizational challenges/opportunities, define major roles of leadership (path-finding, aligning, empowering, and modeling), and teach how to achieve sustainable results at both personal and interpersonal levels. Covey training will assist CP-31 leadership in developing skills to achieve more effective team building, empowerment, and accountability.
  • Location of training: Various US cities
  • Length of training: 3 days (dates monthly)
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 8
  • Audience: GS-09 and above

Benchmark Orlando /Disney Institute http://www.letsmakeadifference.us/

Benchmark Orlando/Disney Institute
- Recognized as a premier source for visionary leadership and outstanding customer service training, Let's Make a Difference offers excellent business professional development programs for teams in the areas of: leadership excellence, quality service, people management, and organizational creativity. Using Disney and other Business organizations as models, students learn how team members become accountable for their performance and contributions to the overall objectives of the organization. The programs also broaden professional understanding and expertise in the field of service and customer satisfaction by studying the "how-to-do-it" strategies practiced at the Walt Disney World resorts. This competitive functional training will help prepare CP-31 key employees to meet current leadership challenges by turning visions into actions, encouraging creativity, and empowering employees to exceed customer expectations.
  • Location of training: Orlando, FL
  • Length of training: 3 days or 5 days
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10 - 15
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) http://www.astd.org/

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
- ASTD's education programs set the industry standard for high quality learning and development. More than 20,000 professionals have attended the programs, which provide hands-on, practical tools and methods that can be applied on the job immediately. Army Educators participate in a two day class where they receive an Action Learning Certificate for the training. Action Learning is a process that involves a small group working on real problems, taking action, and learning while doing so. A powerful management tool that creates dynamic opportunities for individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations to successfully adapt, learn, and innovate. Action learning can transform the way organizations use learning to solve problems and develop employees. This program helps participants understand how their own actions and experiences can improve performance and will demonstrate why action learning is effective in solving problems, building teams, developing leaders, and creating learning organizations.
  • Location of training: Various US cities
  • Length of training: 2 days (dates monthly)
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 10
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

Developmental Assignments
  Interested individuals should specify their assignment preference as well as an appropriate developmental project having direct relevance to both the organization providing training and to the participant's career goals. Assignments are available with the following organizations:
Army Continuing Education System (ACES) Army Continuing Education System (ACES)
- Participants will receive leader development training by the HQ ACES staff. Trainees will work on the ACES staff in Fort Knox, KY, and other training sites specially assigned. Training will involve working/staffing/coordinating actions with the Pentagon, Installation Management Agency, other Defense activities, and civilian agencies. Specific areas for development include: leader development, career program issues, automation, technology, distance learning, budgeting, contracting, marketing, and current education issues.
  • Location: Fort Knox, KY
  • Program length: 3-6 months
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 3 - 5
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
- Participants receive developmental training in testing programs to include professional certification examinations and licensure. Training will include working/ staffing/coordinating within DoD, DA, and other Defense activities and civilian agencies
  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Program length: 3-4 months
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1
  • Audience: GS-11 and above

American Council on Education (ACE) American Council on Education (ACE)
- An independent, nonprofit organization, ACE is the umbrella organization for the nation's colleges and universities. ACE provides a forum for discussion and decision-making on higher education issues of national importance and seeks to coordinate the interests of all segments of the higher education community into a single voice. The Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials is ACE's adult learning arm. It serves as a leader and catalyst in adult education by developing opportunities for adult learners in the following areas: access to lifelong learning, quality assurance in learning, assessment of learning, credentialing of learning acquired outside of educational institutions, and recognition by educational institutions and other organizations of such extra-institutional learning. Participants will receive training on Military Installation Voluntary Education Review (MIVER), accreditation, and credentialing.
  • Location: 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
  • Program length: 3-4 months
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-11 and above
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA M&RA) Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA): Education Program Manager
- ASA(M&RA) provides the overall oversight of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Army. The ASA(M&RA) is the Army's chief Human Resource Management official, responsible for setting long-range, strategic direction and policy governing the management, utilization and potential for all civilian employees and active duty military and reserves. As such, the ASA(M&RA) has policy approval and oversight responsibility for all manpower, force structure, and personnel activities conducted throughout the Army. The ASA(M&RA) is responsible for training, education, and simulation policy for all Active Army, ARNG, and USAR components (G-1 sets policy for AR 621-5), including, but not limited to:
  1. Training, training readiness, and training budget issues;
  2. Training aids, devices, simulators and simulations;
  3. Leader development/military education, DA civilian and dependent education;
  4. Army language program; and
  5. Army Continuing Education System.

This developmental assignment will be under the direct supervision of the Assistant Deputy for Education and Transition Policy, located in the Pentagon. Assignment may be extended for additional time by mutual agreement of the parent organization, Education Services Proponency Office, and the Office of the ASA(M&RA). This position will greatly enhance the participant's knowledge of the policy development and oversight at the Secretariat and Army Staff levels.

Assignment Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, policy issues dealing with ACES; Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA); Exceptional Family Member Program; U.S. Department of Education (DOE) initiatives, such as No Child Left Behind Act; Community & Family Support Center - School Liaison Services; Federal Impact Aid Program; Army's Residential Communities Initiative and Schools; Army Libraries; and Transition Assistance/ Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP). Additional duties may include interpreting congressional guidance, intent and regulations pertaining to ACES, ACAP, and dependent's education; preparing legislative input to modify existing policy and procedures; participation in DOD, DOL and DEd committee meetings on education and transition issues; formulating Presidential budget input; contracting of education, library transition services and overseas schools issues such as outsourcing, funding, home schooling, and student eligibility issues. Incumbent will be exposed to total operation of the Secretariat and Army Staff.

Conditions of Employment: Candidate must currently possess or be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. Unfavorable, adjudicated clearance investigation may be grounds for removal from the position and/or the Federal Service.

Special Selection Procedures: Selections made within Career Program will be referred to ASA (M&RA) to interview with selected management official (by telephone or in person). Career Program does not cover travel for interview purposes. POC is the Assistant Deputy for Education and Transition Policy, COM (703) 695-6906 or DSN 225-6906.

  • Location: Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • Program length: 3-4 months
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-14 and above
American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Counseling Association (ACA): Counseling Specialist.
- ACA is the world's largest private, non-profit organization devoted entirely to the advancement and growth of professional counselors and the counseling profession. Representing nearly 60,000 members, ACA provides benefits, products and services to expand professional knowledge and expertise, promote recognition of counselors to the public and media, and represent members' interests before federal, state and local government. Its mission is to promote public trust and confidence in the counseling profession. ACA is comprised of a network of 15 divisions and two organizational affiliates with 56 branches organized into four regions.

This assignment with ACA involves working with the Director for the Center for Professional Affairs, located in Alexandria, VA. Mutual agreement of the parent organization, Education Services Proponency Office, and the office of the ACA may extend assignment for additional time. The Center for Professional Affairs provides information to the membership about the counseling profession and about promoting advocacy of the profession. The assignment is designed to broaden the individual's experience and knowledge of the counseling profession and to provide experience in a professional national association dedicated to counseling. The duties will include the following:

The duties will include the following:

  1. Serve as a resource person in responding to ACA members and the public seeking information on general counseling related issues,
  2. Develop and conduct surveys, coordinate responses and develop materials on survey findings,
  3. Conduct research on counseling related issues and develop resource materials suitable for dissemination,
  4. Establish a reference library in the Center for Professional Affairs on counseling topics,
  5. Work on special projects and issues related to counseling by gathering and compiling information from various references, individuals, and organization,
  6. Develop presentations and handouts on counseling issues.

Special Selection Procedures: Selections made within Career Program will be referred to ACA for interview with Director, Center for Professional Affairs (by telephone or in person). Career Program does not cover travel for interview purposes. POC is the Director, Center for Professional Affairs, COM (703) 823-9800, ext 397.

  • Location: ACA, Alexandria, VA
  • Program length: 3-4 months
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1-2
  • Audience: GS-9 or GS-11 and above
Training-With-Industry (TWI)
  TWI is designed to strengthen the leadership, visionary planning, customer service, and technology skills of employees within the Education Services' organizations. TWI provides participants a better understanding of leading the workforce and operating effective programs and services in the 21st century. Additionally, TWI assignments will provide insight into providing optimum customer service and the application of cutting edge technology in powerful learning opportunities with training and education. Training is conducted at various locations and includes the following corporations:
  • Motorola University for customer service and exemplary in-house training programs which serve as a major catalyst for change and continuous improvement in support of the corporation's business objectives;
  • Franklin Covey for effective leadership and visionary planning skills;
  • Disney for world renown customer service and technology training; and
  • Microsoft Corporation for visionary, creative skill enhancement and technology training.

World renown for customer service, Motorola University allows the careerist the unique opportunity to develop strong customer service skills. Assignments are available in the following: Training Operations Management; Planning, Evaluation, and Quality; Learning, Development, Research Business Integration Services; and Consulting and Training Services - Custom Design. The Covey Leadership Center has earned an excellent reputation for providing results-based leadership training in both personal and organizational effectiveness. The careerist will work in either the 'Innovations' area involving curriculum review, design, studies and research or the 'Business Transformation' area. With Disney viewed as one of the world leaders in the innovative uses of cutting edge technology as well as customer service, a Disney assignment will allow the careerist to focus on innovative uses of state-of-the-art technology to enhance delivery of education programs and services. Their education program is one of the largest programs of this kind in industry. An assignment with Microsoft Corporation will focus on one of the following: reviewing, refining and developing technology (hardware and software) to realize efficiencies for the delivery of basic skills training and/or education-based courses; or evaluating and developing technology-based hardware and software to standardize business process methodologies for use in Army Education Centers.

Assignments will be uniquely designed and individually tailored. The careerist works with their Activity Career Program Manager and the FCR in developing a TWI program that will enhance the careerist's development. The Career Activity Program Manager, careerist, and FCR will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Another Memorandum of Understanding will be negotiated and signed by the FCR and the corporation conducting the training. Memoranda will stipulate the objectives to be attained from the training. Start dates are negotiable, but must have three months lead time for the FCR to negotiate the MOU with industry. We anticipate TWI participants (and their organizations) will gain significant insights and skills from exposure to the learning organization culture of these companies.

  • Location: Disney (Orlando, FL); Motorola University (Schaumburg, IL, Phoenix, AZ, and Austin, TX); Franklin Covey (Provo, UT); and Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA)
  • Length of training: 4 months - 1 year
  • Number of careerists to be trained: 1
  • Audience: GS-11 and above
Other Information Salary and benefits will not be reimbursed for CP-31 professional development opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity: All eligible candidates will receive consideration for these professional development assignments without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability condition, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.
Competitive Selection Process Applicants for training will be rank ordered by the CP-31 Steering Committee based on the following criteria: leadership potential; meaningful utilization plan; prior contributions to organization; demonstrated initiative; and strong command endorsements. Final selections will be made by the FCR.
Application Submission Deadline Deadline for FY12 CP-31 CPD applications will be provided under separate announcement.
Submit applications through Regional/Major Army Unit Career Program Managers preferred by email to:
pamela.l.raymer.civ@mail.mil
Or Mail to:
Ms. Pamela L. Raymer
Functional Chief Representative, CP-31
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
ATTN: AHRC-PDE
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept #410
Fort Knox, KY 40122-5401
(For the application package, click on the application button at bottom of this page.)

Point of Contact Ms. Elizabeth A. Ruffin, DSN 312-983-8603 or commercial: (502) 613-8603.
Email inquiries can be directed to elizabeth.a.ruffin.civ@mail.mil.
Civilian Education System (CES)

The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).

Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.

More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at http://www.t3ac.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx

More Information

STARTING 1 OCTOBER 2012, CP 31 careerists requesting ACTEDS funded training must have completed CES training requirements in accordance with requirements specified in AR350-1, Army Training and leader Development, Chapter 3, section VI, 18 Dec 09. Additional information on CES and available courses may be found on the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) web site at http://www.amsc.belvoir.army.mil/ces/.
See the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) web site for information about course dates, locations and prerequisites.

  • Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Employees requesting DA ACTEDS funds to obtain an academic degree (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" below.
  • Career Program ACTEDS Plans - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans. Individual plans may be found using the ACTEDS link below.
  • Course Checklist - Employees requesting ACTEDS funds for training-with-industry programs, developmental assignments, short-term training opportunities (120 days for less) and non-academic degree programs must provide the information found in the "Course Checklist" below.


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