Participants in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Intermediate Leader Development Program, completed a unique training opportunity highlighting Innovation in Government Jan. 11-14, in Arlington, Virginia. After a tour of the Pentagon, ILDP participants engaged in a roundtable discussion with Gwen Defilippi, director, Civilian Senior Leader Management Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs, on current and emerging civilian professional development programs. Rickey Smith, TRADOC G-9, then followed with an overview of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, along with insights on strategic communication in the National Capital Region and beyond. The two presentations offered insights into career management and professional development based on projected Army structure and mission requirements.
ILDP participants then spent two days receiving training on “Driving Innovation” from the Partnership for Public Service, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on improving the federal government. Presentations provided ILDP participants information about systematic processes to lead innovation initiatives, based on collaboration and out-of-the-box thinking.
ILDP is a centrally funded, two-year tailored program of education, training and experiential learning for mid-level (GS-11 to 13) employees, who want to assume greater responsibilities and advance in their careers. Through ILDP, participants develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required to broaden their leadership capabilities and competencies, while providing organizations with a pool of developing leaders. For more information about the program, email Stephanie Brown at email@example.com.