Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP)


Target Audience:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applicants in the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels are chosen by the Regions based on a competitive merit selection process. For details, contact your regional personnel office or contact Alison Duncan at 304-876-7421.

Summary and Objectives:

This program offers participants an opportunity to explore leadership in the USFWS and to assess, learn about, and develop themselves as leaders. The program includes three phases focusing on self, group, and the organization. Although NCTC will host the classroom sessions for the program, the primary learning environment is within the organization itself. Detail assignments, including a 30-day job swap and a 60-day developmental detail, will be used to explore leadership in the day-to-day environment of the Service.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop external awareness and value stakeholders.
  • Assess and adjust organizational goals to achieve the mission.
  • Build relationships across programs and with stakeholders.
  • Lead the organization through change.
  • Develop personally.

How to Apply:

Registration for ALDP is done through a nomination process. For more information contact

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Shepherdstown, WV

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