ALDP Continues

About the Program

The Aspiring Leader Development Program (ALDP) serves as a foundational development program for aspiring entry-level leaders (GS 5-7 and WG equivalents) by providing participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to support the pursuit and ownership of their own professional development.

The ALDP consist of two phases:

Phase I is open enrollment and consists of self-paced, online courses and videos, assessments, and feedback surveys. Phase I focuses on building a common ground for participants utilizing online resources.

For the year 2021-2022, the online courses and videos are from LinkedIn Learning and TedTalks™. Once individuals are enrolled in Phase I, they will have 60 days to complete Phase I content (approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes of video courses and presentations). Upon completion of all Phase I requirements, individuals will receive a confirmation email of their eligibility for ALDP Phase II.

Phase II is an eight month cohort (36 members) and a structured program, including:

  • 15 online workshops (meeting every two weeks)
  • Learning activities
  • Discussion boards
  • Small group discussions


For more information about program eligibility and enrollment, visit this resource on the CLP.


For more information, contact the ALDP Interim Training Manager Michelle Dunham at 202-354-1410 or michelle_dunham@nps.gov, and keep an eye out for information regarding registration for ALDP Informational Webinars (coming soon!).

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