Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development
2/11/2014 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- The
Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development recently made
available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional
The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse
providing access to development roadmaps and learning programs and
thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations,
articles and much more.
Formerly known as the Supervisor Resource Center, the site offers easier
navigation and a broader array of resources that support professional
development for non-supervisory and supervisory career tracks.
The Eaker Center's Future Learning and Civilian Education Division
designed the CDRC site to help users quickly target customizable
learning programs that focus on their individual development needs.
Additionally, students can access courses required for some professional
certifications. These assets can be accessed anytime and anywhere, thus
providing flexibility and protecting Airmen's valuable time.
"The civilian workforce is one of the Air Force's greatest assets," said
Russell Frasz, director, directorate of Airman Force Development.
"Continuously developing oneself is a personal responsibility for all
Airmen. The Civilian Development Resource Center plays a key role in
maintaining Air Force's innovative and competitive edge by assisting
personnel to develop their professional competencies in an efficient and
The site incorporates flexible learning programs that can be tailored to
each individual's development pathway and includes building blocks that
are typical of a civilian's career, such as "New Employee," "Developing
to Journeyman Employee," "Experienced Employee," "New Supervisor" and
To help users focus on the most beneficial areas for development, an
assessment tool is available on the site that provides feedback and
identifies the skills development needed to improve performance. In
addition to the career tracks listed above, topical learning programs
are also available and are aligned with the Air Force institutional
competencies. A monthly newsletter highlights selected courses, books
and learning tips spotlighting various learning programs focused on
The CDRC is a self-paced development tool available on demand to meet
the needs of current and future Air Force leaders. It is accessible via
the Air Force Portal main page under the Career and Training tab.