Foundation Course

Course Number: 1-250-C59 (DL)
Mode: DL
Location: Online
Academic Hours: 44.5
CEU's: 4.4

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Overview:The Foundation Course goal is to provide Army Civilians with an orientation to leader development concepts, build their careers and become Army Civilian leaders. The course objectives are to understand U.S. Army leadership doctrine; increase self-awareness, as it relates to their profession; understand team building, group dynamics, and effective communication; assess individual values and how they relate to professional ethics; understand how to manage professional advancement and leverage career potential; and complete administrative requirements expected of Army Civilians.

  • The Foundation Course is required for all Army Civilians employed after 30 Sep 06.
  • The Foundation Course is available through DL only.
  • Interns are required to complete the Foundation Course before completion of their intern program.

Applicants have 180 days from the date of enrollment to complete this course. Applicant has unlimited attempts to pass all lessons with a score of 80% or higher. This course is available through CHRTAS.

Subjects Covered:

  • Army Customs and Courtesies
  • Army Rank and Insignia
  • Army Structure and Organization
  • DA Ethical Standards
  • Joint Services
  • Concepts of Be, Know, Do
  • Levels of Leadership and Leadership Styles
  • Apply Critical Thinking to Workplace Situations
  • Conflict
  • Define a Problem
  • Group Development
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Preparing a Briefing
  • Product Process Improvement
  • Time Management
  • The Civilian Education System (CES)
  • The Individual Development Plan (IDP) Process
  • The Personnel System

Course Substituion: Intern Leader Development Course (ILDC)


  • The Foundation Course is available to all Army Civilians as a self-development tool.

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