CPPD Releases 2015 Naval Leader Planning Guide

by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric, Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs
U.S. Navy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) released the 2015 edition of the Naval Leader Planning Guide (NLPG) Nov. 21.

This year's NLPG includes a 15-month calendar (January 2015 to March 2016), a complete list of CPPD courses and services, and contact information for all CPPD learning sites and Navy College Offices around the world.

"We're excited to launch this year's Naval Leader Planning Guide," said Capt. F.A Reid, CPPD's commanding officer. "As part of our mission to provide tools that help the fleet develop personal, professional and leadership competencies, our continual goal is to provide a valuable, highly useful product to Sailors and Marines to help them meet the Department of the Navy's mission."

Commands can download the PDF version free-of-charge from Navy Knowledge Online under the Leadership tab. Users can also download a file that can be imported into Microsoft Outlook that will populate personal calendars with the dates found in the product. Commands are authorized to use the downloaded source files to arrange for printing at local facilities to satisfy unit-level requests for the guide.

The NLPG brings together a large amount of information in a compact, portable format. Also included are the Principles of Naval Leadership, and Navy and Marine Corps Selection Board and fitness report/evaluation schedules. NLPG additionally includes a directory of community managers and technical advisors at Navy Personnel Command and a map of the world with corresponding time zones. The 2015 product has the latest lists from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Professional Reading Program, as well as the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program.

Senior Chief Machinist's Mate Angel Delacruz, assigned as CPPD's leadership team learning standards representative, said he uses the NLPG every day to stay up-to-date with his tasks and appointments.

"I have tried other planners, but I didn't like them as much as the NLPG," said Delacruz. "It's an easy tool to use to plan ahead while maintaining visibility on upcoming evaluations, mid-term counseling requirements and selection board schedules."

"Sailors want and need more than a calendar, and we hit the target with this year's edition," said CPPD Command Master Chief Dave Colton. "It's a quick, ready reference for mentoring, detailer information and voluntary education that make the Naval Leader Planning Guide a one-stop shop for personal and professional development."

For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd/.

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