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Mission Statement

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Learning and Development family is committed to progressing and developing the skills of all associates. Learning and Development is where knowledge meets our 9 Core Values and creates unique learning opportunities, which continue to support the culture and tradition of Choctaw Nation.

Our Philosophy of Learning and Development

“An education which acknowledges the full intellectual and social meaning of a vocation would include instruction in the historic background of present conditions; training in science to give intelligence and initiative in dealing with material and agencies of production; and study of economics, civics, and politics, to bring the future worker into touch with the problems of the day and the various methods proposed for its improvement. Above all, it would train power of readaptation to changing conditions so that future workers would not become blindly subject to a fate imposed upon them.”

-Excerpt from John Dewey’s Democracy in Education (1916).

Management Training Series
Enters Third Year

The Learning & Development deparment recently wrapped up the second year of the Management Training Series (MTS). We have had 500+ supervisors, managers and directors attend an 8 or 12 week series to develop their management and leadership skills. We have had a great time sharing best practices, experiences, challenges and successes.

The current series began the week of April 23rd, 2018 and will last for eight consecutive weeks at the following locations:

•Monday: Durant
•Tuesday: Hugo
•Wednesday: McAlester
•Thursday: Pocola

*** Applications are no longer being accepted for the current round. The application process will open for the next round later this year. Please contact Brandon Fields at or (580) 775-4923 with any questions.***

For detailed information on class content and structure, see the MTS page.