DLAMP BASICS What is DLAMP? DLAMP is the premier executive development program for senior Defense civilians and a key component of the Department’s succession planning strategy. Established in 1997, DLAMP provides the means to mature a cadre of highly capable senior civilian leaders with a joint perspective on managing the Department’s workforce and programs. What is the goal? The goal is to develop senior civilian leaders with a DoD- wide perspective; substantive knowledge of the national security mission; a shared understanding, trust, and sense of mission with military counterparts; and strong leadership and management skills. Although there is no guarantee of advancement, DLAMP activities, when combined with increasingly responsible work assignments, prepare individuals for senior leadership positions throughout DoD. What are the required DLAMP is a comprehensive program of education and program elements? development. Most participants will complete all requirements in two to five years, depending on their prior education, career goals, and individual needs. Core elements include: An advanced degree from an accredited institution; Graduate courses in business management and public policy areas (based on an individual needs assessment); Professional Military Education (senior level); Leadership courses designed to enhance executive core qualifications; and Developmental assignment (highly encouraged) How are participants Each year, up to 350 new participants are admitted to selected, and who pays? DLAMP through a competitive selection process. Participants are nominated by their respective Components and ratified for admission by the DLAMP Council. Once admitted, approved DLAMP activities are centrally funded. Participation in DLAMP does not change the individual’s position or status with their employing Component.
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