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College of Leadership and Professional Development


Group of business people cheering; Students learning on computersThe goal of the College of Leadership and Professional Development is to develop and deliver programs that target specific USDA workforce/succession planning needs.

The College of Leadership and Professional Development fosters and develops a cadre of high-performing USDA employees who aspire toward future supervisory, management, and leadership positions within USDA. These programs target specific competencies and address needs identified in USDA succession and workforce plans. Each program uses individual learning plans, based on assessments and skills inventory to measure employee competency and skills. Key to individual success will be a strong mentoring and coaching component.