Spouse Leadership Development Course


Director Michelle Mebane
Michelle Mebane


Educate senior enlisted spouses from our Army, sister services, and allied militaries and promote a team-building approach by enhancing and developing leadership skills to support readiness, morale, and a successful command.


A premier program designed to educate and inspire senior enlisted spouses from across our Army, sister services, and allied militaries. Instructors use a team approach to expand students’ knowledge, capability, and networking skills, while providing opportunities for individual growth. Graduates will understand the significance of their contributions to family readiness in support of a successful command.

Download a copy of the Spouse Leadership Development Course Trifold here:  SLDC Brochure

Course Scope

The Spouse Leadership Development Course (SLDC) is a 40-hour resident Army Training Requirements Resources System (ATRRS) leadership support course designed for senior enlisted spouses from our Army, sister services, and allied militaries. It prepares them for leadership support positions in the military community. Major subject areas include programs in human psychology, human relations training, and leadership development. Spouses also learn healthy conflict management resolution techniques, protocol, public speaking and communication, effective listening, and team building skills. Family readiness group training is also part of the curriculum, and spouses also receive in-depth information about benefits and entitlements. The Spouse Leadership Development Course applies a combination of lecture, discussion, and small group experiential learning methodologies.


Registration for SLDC is now open. Please pick the days and timeframes that best suit your schedule. When your spouse registers you for the course on ATLAS, the system will generate a prompt inquiring if there is a need to modify any information. Please answer YES to the prompt so your information is recorded. The link below to register spouses for SLDC is only accessible to students attending the Sergeants Major Course and who are logged on to the Fort Bliss Intranet: https://blisa3sma1011.nasw.ds.army.mil/SLDC/ClassInformation.aspx
Once you have accessed the link, scroll to SLDC Classes on the left hand side of the page toward the bottom. When you click the SLDC Classes link, a color code will appear indicating available classes and their hours.

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