Civilian career development webcasts continue May 26, June 21 Published May 23, 2011 By Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Webcasts designed to help civilian Airmen plan and manage their careers will be held May 26 for GS-12 and GS-13 civilians, and June 21 for GS-7 through GS-11 civilians. Hosted by officials of the Air Force Personnel Center civilian force integration directorate, webcast topics will include how to plan for the next job, how education affects careers, and more. The webcast series, which started this month with guidance for GS-14 and GS-15 civilian Airmen, supports the Air Force commitment to developing Airmen, said Loretta Brown, leadership development program office chief. "The Air Force deliberately develops all Airmen to ensure they are able to fully contribute to the mission and achieve their own career goals," Ms. Brown said. "These webcasts will help civilian Airmen understand their growth options and enable them to plan their careers." Civilian institutional development programs exist at every leadership level in a "continuum of learning" created in 2009 to ensure civilians have opportunities to achieve necessary proficiency levels. In support of that continuum, the webcasts will focus specifically on what people in specific grade groups need to know. Briefings will be broadcast at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. central daylight time each webcast day, and supervisors are encouraged to listen in so that they are able to support their employees' development plans. Subject matter experts will be online to provide real-time answers to questions during both webcasts. To join the webcast, go to https://connect.dco.dod.mil/dpi. Those registered with Defense Connect Online will use their user names and passwords to log in, but participants can log in as guests as well. Login access will be available 60 minutes prior to each webcast, with cutoff promptly at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Logging in during the webcast increases the possibility of the webcast falling off line, so participants are asked to log in before the webcast begins. Those who log in as guests must provide their names and bases to be invited to the session. Slides will be available by 8 a.m. the day of the webcast at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/12998/kw/DCO%20Webcast/r_id/100169. Click on the 2011 webcast/webinars tab under the civilian webcast and webinars section. Some computers may not run the DCO program, which requires Adobe® Flash Player 8. To ensure they have access, participants should test their configuration at https://connect.dco.dod.mil/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. For more information about civilian education and development opportunities or other personnel issues, visit the secure Air Force personnel services website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil.