Civilian Development application window opens

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  • By Daryl Mayer, AFLCMC Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – Dozens of professional development opportunities for civilian Airmen will open this week under the Air Force-wide Civilian Development program.
There will be a virtual Town Hall for all AFLCMC members on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m. EST.  A center-wide e-mail contains the Teams link. 

“Civilian development is a competitive program that opens annually for civilian employees,” said Tara White, AFLCMC Civilian Development program manager.  “They can apply from anything for short or long-term leadership training programs, across five different portfolios.” 
The portfolios cover professional military education; academics; fellowships; experiential programs and leadership seminars/short courses.  The courses can run from a few weeks to as long as three years. 
“The window opens on January 11th, but the problem is, it's not open for months,” White said. “It's only open for a very short time, so it's important to gear up now and start to look at the programs and what you want to do.”
White recommends updating your resume within My Vector as a first step.  She adds that having a conversation with your supervisor is vital. 
“Many of the Supervisors have already attended these courses. They know information about the courses, and it's always important to bring your supervisor into any of these conversations about your career goals,” White said.  “The one thing about Civilian Development is that it's really important to have the right person, the right program at the right time.” 
More specific information is available on the CD SharePoint site at
To hear the full conversation, you can watch Leadership Log on YouTube at  You can also listen by searching “Leadership Log” on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Overcast, Radio Public or Breaker.