CALDOL (Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning) was created by the U.S. Army in 2005 at West Point to improve the development of leadership by using Internet tools to increase communication and collaborative learning among officers.
CALDOL operates a set of online professional development sites and services known collectively as Milspace, connecting officers with peers and more experienced officers. Milspace has discussion forums, blogging spaces, downloadable reading materials, video interviews, and some features of social networking. In addition, CALDOL conducts research into knowledge management and leadership development.
CALDOL grew out of the CompanyCommand.org project begun in 2000 as a place where unit commanders could share their experiences and ask questions of one another. In 2002, the US Army made CompanyCommand.org an official offering of the service. In 2005, the Army established CALDOL, putting it under the direction of the team of West Point graduates and instructors who had created CompanyCommand.
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- Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning: WPAOG Leaders' Conference, August 2010 [pdf]