Preparing You for Command Excellence
Learn how teamwork and communication make for an effective command triad and how your actions influence sailors within your command.
The Naval Leadership and Ethics Center’s (NLEC) curriculum focuses on ethics, self-awareness, communications, teamwork, and decision-making.
NLEC’s short-term courses prepare the command triad of commanding officers, executive officers, command chiefs and their spouses for success, bringing together small groups of diverse, highly experienced students.
During these training sessions, you’ll participate in practical, character-building applications revolving around daily themes, including individual leadership and command team unity. In addition to group work, you’ll also receive one-on-one coaching. Your active contribution and sharing of knowledge will be beneficial to all.
Major Command Course
This one-week course is designed for prospective major commanding officers (O-6) who have 20 to 25 years of commissioned service and have already attended the prospective commanding officer course. During this program, officers will develop teamwork and communication skills that lead a positive culture and effective command.
Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) Course
The week-long course is designed for prospective commanding officers with 15 to 21 years of service, prepares participants for overall triad effectiveness. During the program, PCOs will create a command philosophy to increase alignment and communicate expectations.
Prospective Executive Officer (PXO) Course
The ten-day PXO course is offered to all O-4/O-5/O-6 officers ordered to an “executive” officer or equivalent billet.
Command Master Chief and Chief of the Boat Course (CMC/COB)
The CMC/COB course is a two-week capstone program designed to further develop skills needed to serve as vital members of their command’s leadership triad. In addition to completing readings before arriving on campus, students will participate in a mix of seminars and group case studies.
Intermediate Leadership Course (ILC)
Our Intermediate Leadership Course is designed to prepare officers for their role as a front-line leader at the department head level. The one-week course is designed to foster the growth of motivational and exemplar leaders focused on human interaction while enhancing their ability to build teams and implement command vision.
Enlisted Leader Development (ELD)
An announced in Laying the Keel (May 2019), the Enlisted Leader Development Continuum will ultimately replace the indoctrination courses previously required when selected for advancement. Rather then being event driven, ELD integrates training throughout the Sailor's entire career.
Senior Leadership Course (SLC)
The one-week course is designed for O-5 officers from every officer community to prepare officers for their role as a senior officer in shaping and influencing their commands. The purpose of the course is empower adaptive and inspirational leaders to recognize and embrace their ability to influence and shape organizations.
Division Officer Leadership Course (DIVOLC)
The one-week course is designed to enable the development of purpose driven, trusted officers capable of contributing to mission success through engaged leadership.
Command Spouse Leadership Course (CSLC)
This in-depth, one-week program is for spouses of commanding officers en route to their first command. Focused on integrating communication between family and command, this course enriches a spouse’s knowledge about the choices and contributions they’ll make related to their important support role. The program also covers conflict resolution and stress management.
Command Master Chief and Chief of the Boat Spouse Course (CMCSLC)
This one-week, intensive program provides CMC/COB’s spouses with leadership, management and conflict resolution skills that can enhance positive contributions to the family, command, and community. During this course, spouses develop a personal vision statement.
Non-Resident Leadership Courses
Our non-resident leadership courses are designed for delivery at the local command level and provide tools and resources to ensure leadership and management success. They are tailored to support rank specific training from petty officer selectees to chief petty officers.