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Volume 46 | Issue 7 | August 2004


photo: Brent R. Cobleigh received a certificate from NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick D. Gregory.

Dryden engineer Brent R. Cobleigh, right, completed the NASA Leadership Training Program and received a certificate from NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick D. Gregory. NASA Photo

Dryden LDP Graduate Honored

Dryden engineer Brent R. Cobleigh was among 19 NASA civil service employees from nine centers who recently completed the yearlong Leadership Development Program at NASA Headquarters.

The graduates were honored in ceremonies held July 26. They were the first to complete the leadership training program in its current configuration; the LDP is a new version of the former NASA Professional Development Program.

In his remarks, Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory acknowledged the graduates' contributions made to the Agency as part of their LDP assignments. He also praised them on completion of their class project, "Achieving Mission Success in the 21st Century through Collaboration."

 Gregory said he was particularly impressed that the class "did not recommend the Agency take on a collaboration initiative, but rather they took what they learned about collaboration and infused it into existing initiatives and efforts" such as One NASA. As a result of their project, the class identified 75 collaborative best practices. A link to the full report of their findings and recommendations can be found on the LDP home page,

The purpose of the LDP is to enhance leadership capabilities in the Agency workforce. Program elements include developmental assignments, a class project, individual coaching, training and briefings by NASA and outside leaders. Participants must be civil service employees grades 13-15 and are competitively selected at the Agency level.