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

Office of Leadership (CG-12C)

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

DHS June Leadership Matters E-Sheet: Political Savvy Global Perspective
Check out the latest news from DHS on various leadership topics. Included are links to SkillPort courses to further your leadership discussions.

Joint Duty Program Kick-Off
Announcing the launch of the pilot program with the Southern Border and Approaches Campaign (SBAC) as well as the Joint Task Forces (JTF) Offices. Open to GS13-15

CHDS Emergence Leader Program
CG-12C logo DHS has updated the applicant eligibility requirements for the CHDS Emergence Program which now reflects the applicants must be GS 9-12 civilian employees with 3-5 years federal work experience and at least 2 years as a Coast Guard employees. Deadline for applications: 21 July 2017

Professional Development Opportunity: Presence Under Pressure

Professional development opportunity to SES and GS-15s. An executive-level 3 ½ day course called Presence Under Pressure focused on media training, working effectively with Congress and driving results. The course will be run by the Partnership in Public Service June 12-15. Deadline to apply is May 23rd.

OPM SES Situational Mentoring Program
OPM logo Free government wide program for SESs that was created for current federal executives nationwide. For more information visit the Executive Development Portal.

2017 Inspirational Leadership Award Winners Announced
CG-12C logo Congratulations to the Jarvis, Munro, Witherspoon, McShan, Putnam, and Greanoff Award Winners!

Inspire: Keeping learning leadership
Mr. Charlie Coiro from the Leadership Development Center shares what has inspired him to be a great leader over his 23 years supporting the Coast Guard.

Preventive Maintenance for Your Workplace Climate
CG-12C logo Check out the latest article and many more articles from the Coast Guard community posted to the eLeadership News Online publication.

FY17 Office of Personnel Management Leadership Development Program Selection Results
CG-12C logo Announcing the selectees for the FY17 Management Development Seminar I, Management Development Seminar II, and Collaborative Leader Seminar Programs

OPM Academic Alliance Schools Open House
OPM logo Federal employees and their spouses and dependents can take advantage of reduced tuition rates through this alliance. May 8th

Introducing the Leadership Blog Series - Inspire
CG-12C logo What Inspires You to be a Great Leader? Is it a co-worker, a family member, your favorite book, or a moving TED TALK?

A Journey in Leadership: ADM Zukunft addressed the Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets
During his annual leadership address at the Coast Guard Academy, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft took the Corps of Cadets on a journey in leadership, sharing insights from more than 40 years of service.

FY17 Leadership Development Program Selection Results
CG-12C logo Selectees for the FY17 Aspiring Leader, New Leader, Executive Leader, Executive Potential, Excellence in Government, White House Workshop, and Capitol Hill Workshop Programs.

Distinguished Graduate Represents Coast Guard
Greg Fondran (right) recently graduated the New Leader Program, run by Graduate School USA, for federal civilian employees from GS-7 to GS-11 pay grades. Fondran shares his experience over his six months in the program.

Professional Development Programs - Civilian

Joint Duty Program
Application Deadline:

2 June and 20 June 2017 (depending on opportunity)

Application Deadline:
17-03 - 27 June 2017

CHDS Emergence Leader Program

Application Deadline:

21 July 2017


OPM SES Situational Mentoring Program

Application Deadline:


Civilian Orientation Online Course

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