The ICE Office of Leadership and Career Development (OLCD) establishes and maintains standards for ICE training programs and curricula, facilitates the accreditation of ICE training programs and oversees training delivered to ICE personnel. OLCD also oversees ICE’s online training programs. OLCD comprises the Leadership Development Center and the Training and Performance Support Division.
The Leadership Development Center (LDC) provides resident, virtual and exported leadership and career development training to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of all employees. The LDC supports professional development of all leader-levels of the Department of Homeland Security Leader Development Program framework to include a variety of services.
The Training and Performance Support Division (TPSD) establishes and maintains standards for ICE training programs and curricula, facilitates the accreditation process of ICE training programs, and oversees the training delivered to ICE personnel. This includes internally developed courses and those developed in cooperation with partner agencies or provided by external institutions. Training programs are delivered at the LDC, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Academy, Enforcement and Removal Operations Academy and HSI Intelligence Academy. Additionally, the TPSD provides support to training programs at alternatives sites and online through the ICE learning management system (LMS) and webinars.
The TPSD is responsible for gathering data to measure the effectiveness of training activities and training programs, helping to integrate training programs across the agency to create economies of scale, and ensuring the most efficient and effective use of limited training resources and assets.
The mission of the Office of Leadership and Career Development (OLCD) is to build upon and enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of all employees by preparing them to perform their duties at the highest level through quality training and professional development opportunities.