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Civilian Leader Development

As a result of changing roles and responsibilities of the Army Civilian Corps, Civilian training and leader development programs have evolved during the past few years. Based on its established officer and NCO education systems, the Army implemented the Civilian Education System (CES) in 2007 to enhance Civilians' career-long professional and leader development.

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 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).

Additional and advanced leader development courses/programs are available through the Army, Department of Defense and other federal agencies.

See the list Courses and Programs on the left to review course descriptions, eligibility and application information, or view the entire course catalog here.