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MCCLD Programs

      CLD follows a four-tiered approach to developing civilian leaders. The CLD stresses deliberate leader development through progressive education and training that aligns with the DoD’S Civilian Leader Development Continuum. Click below for Tier details:

Tier 1: Online Leadership Development Courses


LLI Online Leadership Courses provide independent leadership development studies at your convenience that are aligned with the DoD leadership development competencies.


Tier 2: Local Area Programs


These local area decentralized programs are managed by bases and stations under the cognizance of Human Resources Development Strategic Advisors (HRDSA).


Tier 3: Seminars


The Civilian Leadership Development Seminar is a three day course focuses on individual leadership development concepts.


Tier 4: Centrally Managed Civilian Leadership Courses


Centrally Managed Civilian Leadership Courses are developmental programs for Civilian Marines starting at GS-4 through GS-15 or equivalents that are centra

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Organizations that do not invest in a legitimate and vibrant workforce leader development program are doomed to employee mediocracy at best.  Collins (2001) posits in his book, Good to Great, that great organizations take the steps necessary to develop and celebrate the success of their workforce.  I argue that a way of growing our workforce is to develop their personal and professional knowledge, skills, and experiences to assume positions of greater responsibilities in a manner that makes them competent, confident, and competitive in their rise to positions of influence and impact for their organizations.