Professional Development

Provides Ellsworth AFB with the best in enlisted professional development through enhancement seminars and First Term Airmen Course administration. We promise to fulfill your professional developmental needs through education, training and participation.

The Professional Enhancement Center provides the following services:

CAREER ASSISTANCE ADVISOR

The Career Assistance Advisor (CAA) advises commanders, supervisors, and enlisted personnel on retention activities and programs, helps determine local factors that negatively influence career decisions, and develops programs to address those concerns, provides information and guidance on career decisions, and helps commanders develop career information and motivation programs, and assists supervisors and commanders in counseling enlisted personnel on reenlistment opportunities and benefits.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Professional Development Center (PDC) provides continuous reinforcement, "booster shots" of professional growth and development through 3-5 day Professional Enhancement courses designed to bridge the time gap between the three levels of Enlisted Professional Military Education.

FIRST TERM AIRMEN CENTER (FTAC)

The FTAC provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. FTAC provides orientation type information and reinforces lessons learned in BMTS and technical training to aid in successful transition. This provides a unique opportunity to create an environment for Airmen to further develop their warrior ethos and continued expeditionary mindset. All FTA must attend an FTAC.

INFORMED DECISION SEMINAR

This seminar is an educational experience specifically designed to enhance one’s knowledge of Air Force benefits, highlighted program requirements, and processes. The goal is to ensure personnel obtain the needed information in order to make the best decision for them and their family. FTA and STA 12-15 months prior to their DOS are required to attend unless pending involuntary separation.

NCO PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT (NCOPE) SEMINAR

The NCOPE seminar is designed to augment and reinforce information taught in BMT, technical training, ancillary training, PME, and job experience. The NCOPE Course is designed to target NCOs who completed ALS at least three years prior and/or who have not yet attended the NCO Academy.

SNCO PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT (SNCOPE) SEMINAR

This course is designed to augment and reinforce (not replace) information taught in Basic Military Training, technical training, ancillary training, PME, or job experience. The SNCOPE seminar is designed to provide newly selected MSgts with an in-depth view of their increased supervisory, leadership, and managerial responsibilities.
 

BAND OF BROTHERS LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Members participate in a guided group discussion of the challenges portrayed in the Band of Brothers mini-series and apply insight gained to leadership skillset.  The lessons introduce several scenarios based on the testimony of military personnel from World War II.  The scenarios are dramatically reenacted via the Band of Brothers mini-series and show insight to how military members, both leaders and followers, lived through varying situations unique to military culture.  This seminar will introduce several key critical thinking exercises to help participants open their minds to new and dynamic leadership and problem solving skills. 

 

JOHN MAXWELL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR’S

In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I'm not the boss? It's a valid question that Maxwell answers in The 360 Degree Leader. You don't have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make a significant impact in your organization.

 

** Click on the CAA SharePoint site below under “Helpful Links” for more information.

 

Available by appointment for:

  • Commanders Calls
  • Unit Professional Enhancement Courses
  • Professional Organizations
  • Roll Calls
  • Leadership Courses
  • Other situations as needed

 

Helpful Links:

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PDG material

  • Hours

    Monday - Friday
    0730 - 1630

     

    Contact

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    Carreer Assistance Advisor
    605-385-2367

    FTAC NCOIC
    605-385-6115