The Air Force has announced a new leadership development course for GS-12 and -13 and equivalent civilian employee grades, saying a review found a “shortfall in deliberate development” of leadership skills at those levels.

The new Organizational Leader Course will build on previous courses, it said. Initially, a targeted group will make up the first six classes of the one-week in-resident course, with the first class starting May. The course will later be incorporated into the 2018 civilian developmental education process, with 2018 program information available in March.

Supervisors will be encouraged to advertise and promote opportunities, and applications will be accepted through the Air Force’s myPers portal, which also has further information.