NAVAIR | Training


The primary focus of career development at NAVAIR is creating a flexible and capable workforce to meet the needs of the U.S. Navy fleet. This workforce must be creative, innovative, and dedicated to continuous process improvement.

Because our mission is so important, NAVAIR provides a wide variety of opportunities for development, high levels of job empowerment, and opportunities for employee assistance and tuition assistance for continuing education. In addition to formal programs, we implement demand-based training programs for new technologies and new challenges as needs arise.

Your education continues as long as you are a NAVAIR employee.

  • Formal training and professional developmental programs
  • Formal mentoring program
  • On-site and on-demand training
  • Tuition assistance
  • Rotational assignments
  • Executive leadership programs

The NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is NAVAIR's flagship leadership development program and is part of an ongoing Command commitment to the continuous personal and professional growth of our workforce. The program is designed for high performing mid-to-senior level employees who demonstrate leadership potential.

NLDP broadens participants’ knowledge of the organization via AIRSpeed initiatives; develops their leadership, management, and productivity improvement skills; and establishes valuable networks with peers and senior leaders across the Command and throughout the Navy and the Department of Defense.

NAVAIR senior leadership expects graduates of NLDP to be change agents within the organization and to support knowledge sharing and continuous improvement throughout the Command.

The Journey Leadership Development Program (JLDP) is a Command-wide program for civilian and military personnel. The program complements the NLDP by preparing junior-to-mid level staff for additional leadership responsibilities. JLDP enables participants to enhance productivity skills, develop a more robust personal network, increase organizational knowledge, and gain opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Activities include classroom-based leadership training, computer-based training, shadowing assignments, formal mentoring, and interviews with senior leaders.