The Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE) was deactivated on 1 Oct 22 but many of the products created by PACE are still available for use.  The Leadership & Innovation Institute (LII) at Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL, was a partner to PACE and is active in a continuum of leadership education.  The LII offers some leadership workshops virtually and also hosts some of PACE's legacy content.
More information can be found at the LII website:



PACEsetters are 1-2 page tools for use in developing yourself, as well as your fellow Airmen, in all aspects of professionalism. The tools range from recognition and resources to teamwork and relationship building. These tools are quick to implement ideas and solutions to everyday occurrences Airmen and leaders face throughout the Air Force.

PACEsetter Tools

Developing Ideas

100 Uses

This PACEsetter encourages the team to use every possible idea to reach the goal.

Follow The Instructions

This PACEsetter displays the variation of thinking and how a variety of voices are key to innovation and problem solving.

How Might We...?

This PACEsetter demonstrate creativity and building on other’s ideas.

Developing Others

Speed Mentoring

This PACEsetter is a social affair where younger and/or less experienced people are given an opportunity to gain guidance and input from a range of more experienced people


Command Team Ideas

A Commander's Day

This PACEsetter provides an opportunity for CGOs and Junior Enlisted to spend time with senior leadership during the duty day.

Above and Beyond Cards

This PACEsetter helps give leaders a way to recognize outstanding performance and offer a reward people with time off.

Note to a Team Member

This PACEsetter aims to foster and support today's young Air and Space Professionals. We must always remember our impressionable teammates are the future of America’s Air and Space Forces.

Peer-to-Peer Recognition

This PACEsetter is a guide to offer a simple extension of appreciation

Poncho Praise

This PACEsetter is to foster an environment of comradery and personal connectedness that will increase the probability of a stronger sense of Airman identity and trust, loyalty, and commitment within an organization.

TSBT Feedback Model

A daily tool to prioritize the act of giving sincere, specific and positive feedback that recognizes and reinforces good behaviors. The TSBT model instills feedback as a foundation of leadership, shared positively and constructively to bolster team cohesion

Developing Teams

Mission Cards

This PACEsetter can be used to help your team understand the why, how, and what of your organization.

3 Slides

Three Slides is a creative way to introduce new members to a unit and/or learn more about coworkers through pictures/stories. 3 Slides Example

Developing Self

Own It

This PACEsetter helps establish a culture of ownership and pride in one’s individual job and unit mission and initiative an act to improve them.


Case Studies

This PACEsetter is designed to provide a more thorough analytical teaching tool through use of situations or "case studies" (often the story of an individual or individuals) and provide application of core values and character development of personnel.


Mindset Self Talk

A How-to Activity to further the Art of Leading Oneself