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Coaching provides career development opportunities to NAVFAC employees. It provides a way to connect with subject matter experts who provide personalized guidance and feedback on maximizing job performance and career potential.


Coaching offers NAVFAC employees an opportunity to receive tailored advice and feedback on maximizing their career potential. While coaching involves many topics, it has a particular emphasis on leadership competencies including strategic thinking, conflict management, developing others, and effecting long-term culture change within an organization.

  • Performance driven – emphasis on improving current on-the-job competencies

  • Conducted through structured meetings, scheduled regularly

  • Coaches set the agenda, lead the conversation, and asking probing questions

  • Short-term, usually between six months and one year!


Watch this video to learn more about how coaching can improve your skills and performance at work:

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There are two Executive Coaching programs currently available to qualified NAVFAC employees depending on their pay-plan/grade and Acquisition Workforce (AWF) status:




AWF Status

NAVFAC Executive Coaching

GS-14 - GS-15s or equivalent in leadership positions

Open to all (AWF and

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Executive Coaching

GS-15, O-6, or equivalent in leadership positions

AWF Only


If you are interested in a coaching program, please visit our Leadership Program page for application deadlines, requirements, and other important program information. For any additional questions, contact your civilian training advocate

Coaching Eligibility Requirements and Application Requirements 

To qualify for a coaching program, employees must meet the following criteria:

  • Meets pay-plan/grade and AWF status requirements (see table above);

  • Have a current approved Individual Development Plan (IDP) either completed through TWMS or the approved NAVFAC Career Compass IDP form;

  • Be fully compliant with mandatory training and certification requirements for your current position (e.g., DAWIA compliance);

  • Maintain a fully successful rating or equivalent within Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP);

  • Has not graduated from an entry-level or career ladder program within the last three (3) years; and

  • Agree to complete all requirements of the program (as stated above) and completing the Leadership Development Assessment Tool (LDAT).

In addition to these requirements, the following items may preclude consideration:

  • Have received professional coaching within the last three (3) years without a significant increase in scope and/or complexity of responsibility; or

  • Currently participating in a NAVFAC-sponsored Leadership Program as of application submission deadline.

If you are interested in applying for a coaching program, please carefully review the eligibility requirements above and contact your civilian training advocate through the Contact Us link at the top of this page to get started.
For any coaching program, you will need to create an application package which includes a current resume, a signed statement that you will complete all requirements of the program, and a written endorsement from a designated senior leader depending on your command:

  • Echelon

  • Echelon II Command: Executive Director

  • Echelon III Commands: Vice Chief, Commanding Officer (CO), or Executive Officer (XO)

  • Echelon IV Commands: CO or XO


Additionally, the following factors may be considered as applications are reviewed:

  • Complete & Compliant Nomination packages:  Nominees must meet all of the stated requirements and nomination packages must be complete to be considered.

  • Command Needs:  SYSCOM and local Command development needs.

  • Job History:  A job history that may include experience across multiple echelons, multiple Business and Support Lines, career progression, length of time at NAVFAC, other Commands, and other employment/military experience, and future plans will be taken into consideration.

  • Preparation for Developmental Opportunity:  Application and resume should demonstrate appropriate progression of developmental opportunities. Completion of a NAVFAC Leadership Program or similar development/demonstration of leadership skill will be taken into consideration.

Once complete, all application packages are submitted to HQ BD17 for final review and approval. Please contact your Civilian Training Advocate for more information.

Note: If you are not currently eligible for a NAVFAC or DAU coaching program, consider the Department of Navy Civilian Human Resources (DONCEAP) sponsored coaching program (see resources below for more information).

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