By Susan D. Henson, Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) announced its Fiscal Year 2014 top learning centers and reserve unit Feb. 23.
CPPD Commanding Officer Capt. F.A. Reid announced the results of the annual competition via email to the global command, which has 15 learning sites in fleet concentration areas and three reserve unit regions.
The Large Learning Site winner is San Diego; Medium Learning Site winner is Great Lakes, Illinois; Small Learning Site winner is Groton, Connecticut; and Reserve Unit winner is CPPD West.
"Each winner was selected based on a number of factors, and while the competition was strong, those selected truly were outstanding performers throughout the competition year," Reid said.
Each learning site and reserve unit was assessed based on criteria such as the number of instructors with cross-qualification to teach other courses, post-course survey completion by students, instructor qualification as a master training specialist, physical fitness performance, collateral duties and community service.
"Our learning sites and reserve units play a vital role in executing CPPD's strategic mission and vision," Reid said. "These teammates work hard to deliver the best courses and training possible based on fleet requirements. They give Sailors the tools to lead with courage, respect and trust, and mentor future leaders to do the same. I'm proud of the work of these winners and the command as a whole."
CPPD provides a wide range of personal and professional development courses and materials, including general military training, Navy instructor training, alcohol and drug awareness program training, suicide and sexual assault prevention, bearings classes, and Personal Responsibility and Values Education and Training (PREVENT) classes. CPPD's leadership training is delivered multiple times throughout a Sailor's career via command-delivered enlisted leadership training material and officer leadership courses in a schoolhouse setting.