Definition/Scope: (ADRP 7-0) Leader development is a continuous and progressive process, spanning a leader?s entire career. Leader development comprises training, education, and experience gained in schools, while assigned to organizations, and through the individual?s own program of self-development. The Army capstone concept’s description that describes future armed conflict and how the Army will conduct future joint land operations- drives leader development. With limited time in the schoolhouse, the majority of leader development occurs in operational assignments and through self-development. The Army leader development model illustrates how the Army develops competent and confident military and Army civilian leaders through these three mutually supporting training domains. The Army?s principles of leader development: Lead by example; Develop subordinate leaders; Create a learning environment for subordinate leaders; Train leaders in the art and science of mission command; Train to develop adaptive leaders; Train leaders to think critically and creatively; and Train your leaders to know their subordinates and their families. FM 7-0 has been superceded by ADP/ADRP 7-0. (FM 7-0) Leader development is deliberate, continuous, and progressive, spanning a leader?s entire career. Leader development comprises training and education gained in schools; the learning and experiences gained while assigned to organizations; and the individual’s own self-development. The Army leader development model illustrates how the Army develops competent and confident leaders through three mutually supporting training domains. A training domain is a sphere of learning in which unit training and leader development activities occur. The training domains are institutional, operational, and self-development.
Broader Terms:Combined Arms Center-Leadership Development and Education
Narrower Terms:individual professional development
Related Terms:Army Training and Leader Development Model