Emerging supervisors can self nominate for program until Feb. 20 Published Feb. 13, 2015 78th Air Base Wing Force Development Flight ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The last chance for civilian employees to self-nominate for the Emerging Supervisor Development Program is Feb. 20. The program is one segment of the Air Force Sustainment Center Civilian Leadership and Supervisor Development Continuum which provides a blueprint for self-improvement and development of leadership and supervisory skills. The competitive program is used to identify high-potential employees who possess technical expertise and have demonstrated leadership competencies. If tenant organizations participate, their applicants must follow all program guidelines. Graduates will be included in a pool of individuals with mandatory preference for positions if they apply for a first-line supervisor job. The ESDP is a 12-month program that provides formal and experiential training prior to placement into a first-level supervisory position. Experiential elements include 24 hours of supervisor immersion, 16 hours of supervisor job shadowing, mission briefing and tours. How the program works: Resumes will be reviewed and notifications will be sent to qualified applicants from March 9 through 11. Once applicants are accepted, organizations will have from March 12 until April 16 to rate applicants and complete endorsements of individuals. Candidate selection for ESDP will take place June 1 through 8, and the first class is scheduled for August 3 through 21. Each class will include 15 working days of training. Briefings may be scheduled as needed. Organizational points of contact have been appointed in each organization. Editor's note: For details, contact 78th Force Support Squadron Education and Training at DSN 497-9163 or 4887.