USAF Personnel Professional Development School
Col Lee O. Wyatt, Director
USAF Personnel Professional Development School offers both in-resident and
distributed learning courses to educate AF personnel. We enhance specialists
in leadership, management, and competence skills through comprehensive
professional education and develop supervisors according to the institutional
USAF Personnel Professional Development School (USAF PPDS), located at
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is responsible for leadership development
for the force support career field and supervisory development through
professional continuing education for the Air Force. Yearly, over 5,000
students participate in the School's professional continuing education
courses. Some exported courses are taught at the customer's location or in a
distance learning format. The USAF PPDS is developing leaders, managers and
supervisors in their core competency skills one student at a time. The school
has been in existence since 1965.
Operations and Leadership Development Division focuses on providing the most
current and relevant situational awareness, professional development, and
continuing education for the most visible among the broad range of leadership
activities within the base-level Force Support Squadron. This division concentrates on the educational
domains and needs of key Force Support Squadron leadership positions, which
include the Squadron Commander, Deputy, Operations Officer, Flight Chiefs,
Mortuary, Protocol, Airmen and Family Readiness, Manpower Staff Officer,
Contingency Planning and Emergency Operations. This division fulfills the leadership,
deployment operations, and professional development education requirements
for the entire A1 Force Support workforce.
Future Learning and Civilian Education Division focuses on the delivery of
both in-resident and electronically blended distance learning instructional
methodologies. This division provides
in-resident and distance learning education to both USAF civilian employees
as well as Force Support military and civilian employees. In addition to delivering education through
multiple mediums, this division conducts research, testing and implementing
new e-Blended instructional methodologies.
Workforce Diversity and Civilian Professional Development Division synergize
the delivery of key workforce and civilian education to the entire USAF. This division educates both civilian and
military Airmen on leadership, management and responsibilities to
successfully begin their tenure in certain Force Support jobs.
For a current schedule of
our in-resident courses, click
For a current schedule of
our online courses, click
Our goal is to continue to develop
a program that meets the needs of our customers, aligns with Air University
and other organizations strategic plan, links learning to core competencies,
promotes open communication with our customers, and manages each course
world-class continuing education for the development and competence of Air
USAF Personnel Professional Development School will be a school of dedicated professionals
educating Air Force personnel to perform at their highest level.
Provide students with the
tools to operate and successfully contribute to organizational effectiveness.
Provide an optimal learning environment.
Foster an environment
that encourages professional and personal development.
more information about the USAF Personnel Professional Development School
call: (334) 953-3444 or (334) 953-7053.
You can visit the website through the Air Force Portal. Ira C.
Eaker Center, USAF Personnel Professional Development School.