Professional Development Opportunities


Application Deadline: December 29, 2017


Supervisors of Civilians Tier 2 (MIL/CIV)
Baltimore: January 29-February, 2018 


OPM SES Situational Mentoring Program
Application Deadline: Ongoing


Contact the Office of Leadership

Commandant (CG-12C)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

The mission of the Office of Leadership is to communicate and facilitate the Commandant’s Leadership Philosophy and Coast Guard Leadership Competencies by providing Officer, Enlisted, and Civilian personnel with information and resources for professional development opportunities, recognizing exceptional leadership, and establishing policies to sustain leaders of character at all levels.

Latest News


Do you want to be a SES one day?
Join DHS for a Webinar Information Session on the SES CDP Program and Application Process on 4 JAN!


Watch and Listen - Leadership Year: Learning Café on Skillsoft Session
Did you miss the 12 December session? Don't worry, we saved the session for you!


Pentagon Press Briefing with Senior Enlisted Leaders
Watch as all Senior Enlisted Leaders participated in a joint briefing for the pentagon press corps.


Inspire: Ms. June Ledwith
The 2017 George R. Putnam (Civilian) Leadership Award Winner shares her inspiration.


Leadership Year: Coast Guard Kickoff Event with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Highlights from the three events with world-renowned executive coach and leadership speaker, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith


2018 Inspirational Leadership Award - Call for Nominations
Recognize the inspiring leaders in your office or unit! Deadline for submissions: Jan 16th!


October 1st begins a Year of Leadership!
Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Kicks Off DHS Leadership Year


Leadership Year!

FY18 is Leadership Year! Check out our Leadership Year page to learn about upcoming Learning Cafes, All Hands blog posts, and past Topics of the Week. Every week we will feature a book, video, and course on the topic of Leadership (available for free on skillsoft)
Book: The Authentic Leader: It’s About PRESENCE; Not Position
Video: Hearing The Unspoken
Course: Ethics, Integrity, and Trust (_pc_ch_lach005))



What's New In Learning?


DHS December Leadership Matters E-Sheet: Developing Others
Latest DHS news on various leadership topics. Free SkillPort resources

      MIT Sloane added to SkillPort
Add the latest MIT Sloane audio books and book summaries to your library via SkillPort.           
      Meet Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Best selling author, world renowned speaker, and endorsed by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine as the top executive coach. View and read his books/videos on SkillPort.