Leader Development Program
Applications for the 2020-21 LDP Class have CLOSED. Applications for the 2021-22 class should open in the fall of 2020.
Developed with support from the SAME Foundation, LDP identifies and cultivates talent from within the SAME membership to address the nation’s grand challenges. Participants explore individual strengths and team dynamics. The program supports the development of the next generation of world class military, government, civilian, and industry leaders for the Society and our Nation. LDP is a yearlong commitment beginning at the SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) 2020 to be held in Washington, DC. The graduation will be held at JETC 2021 in Portland, OR.
Read about the program in the SAME Bricks and Clicks blog.
Download the LDP Task Force member bios here.
Participants will select a mentor to help shepherd their professional development throughout the year. If you don’t have a mentor in my mind, ask your Post President, Regional Vice-present, or LDP task force for suggestions. The Academy of Fellows has also been tasked with making themselves available to LDP participants as mentors.
Call for Instructors
Participants will meet with leaders from government, private sector, and academic fields to discuss issues impacting government and explore each topic with special attention focused on building core competencies. LDP will seek instructors that can provide monthly webinars as part of the program curriculum.
If you are interested in serving as an instructor, contact Eddie Gonzalez, LDP Program Manager, at email@example.com. He can record your interest and let you know when the instruction application process is announced.
Learn More about the Leader Development Program
Working with support from the SAME Foundation, the Leader Development Program (LDP) was developed to identify and cultivate A/C/E leadership from within the SAME membership. Through this program, SAME fills a vital training gap within our industry, delivers value to our members and Posts, and ensures strong leadership for the future our nation.
Program Year: May, 2020 – May, 2021
The program is a yearlong commitment beginning at the SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) 2020 to be held in Washington, DC. The graduation will be held at JETC 2021 in Portland, OR.
The one-year program is broken into three themes
- Know Yourself
- Know Your Team
- Know Your Future
The opening kick-off at JETC 2020 will be facilitated by a professional experienced in the science of personality strength assessment and leadership coaching with the goal of identifying how each candidate’s perception of the world around them informs their decision-making, and ultimately defines their values and beliefs.
The face-to-face at JETC 2020 will set the foundation for the rest of the year. The inaugural class will consist of 18 candidates, 1 from each SAME region and 1 from the International Committee.