​Leadership Development Opportunities

  OPM Detail Opportunities (CIV)
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Commandant (CG-128)
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.

Program and Course News

    New Leadership Development Framework (LDF) announced. The LDF is a policy and training tool that communicates what the Coast Guard expects from its leaders as they progress through their career. The 28 Leadership Competencies that create this framework represent the qualities the Coast Guard says make up an effective leader. This update to the LDF is an early step in implementing RW30 for our workforce. Learn more about it here. Read the MyCG story, "Calling all leaders: Coast Guard releases step-by-step guide to developing your skills"(NEW!)
    Interested in learning how to advance in your civil service career?  The Office of Leadership hosted an in person & virtual event highlighting  how mentoring and leadership development can help you grow your career. Watch the recording here. (CAC required).  Find more details here. (NEW!)
    Congratulations to the 2022 Inspirational Leadership Award winners!. These annual awards recognize Coast Guard personnel who best exemplify the Coast Guard’s Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. They recognize up and coming leaders whose actions inspire their shipmates while advancing the Coast Guard’s service to the nation. Each winner received a personal phone call from Commandant Karl Schultz or MCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden informing them they had been chosen as one of the 2022 winners. Read about the winners here and read the MyCG article here
    The 2022 Coast Guard Reading List is out! The year's list focuses on the theme “connecting individual purpose to the Coast Guard’s purpose.” This theme means different things to different people, which you’ll see reflected in the eclectic selections featured. Submissions were solicited from the Leadership Diversity Action Councils (LDACs) across the Coast Guard. The list goes beyond the traditional reading list and includes a variety of suggestions for you to read, listen to and watch. 
    August & September MOCTC sessions added. Contact your unit training officer to submit an ERT. More info is here
    Supervisors of Civilians Tier 1 self-paced eLearning is now available online. As part of the Coast Guard's efforts to modernize and increase its support of our civilian workforce and their supervisors, the course has been redesigned to be an easy-to-use tool that supervisors can reference on an ongoing basis. Learn more and access the course here
    LCDRs and GS-13's: New leadership training opportunity designed just for you. Read the MyCG stories about the new Senior Leader Transition Course from the perspective of an officer and civilian. Find a convening that works for your schedule here
    The Basic Army Leader Course is now approved as an authorized substitution for LAMS. This course is exclusively unit funded. It is imperative that enrollment, waiver request, and all communications with PPC and CG-128 are initiated as early as possible within the applicable Service Wide season. It is the responsibility of the member's Command to coordinate the enrollment, funding, and all associated logistics.  Complete details including eligibility requirements and the enrollment process can be found here
    Expansion of Mentoring Program to include retired Coast Guard members announced. Read the MyCG story: "Leaving active duty? Match with a retiree mentor to support the transition." 

Register for Supervisors of Civilians Tier II 

Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to manage and supervisor civilians with Supervisors of Civilians Tier II. Seven sessions are offered January - September 2022. Please sign up two weeks prior to the start date of your desired session. For more details and to register go here.


Sign up for the new Senior Leadership Transition Course (SLTC)

Six classes are being offered this year, the most ever, so this is the year to sign up for this course (formerly known as MOCTC-2).Go here to learn about course and class schedule. Read what the first graduating class had to say about the course in this MyCG article, The Coast Guard Leadership Development Center completes first Senior Leader Transition Course.


The Team Leader Facilitator Course (TLFAC) is back! 

Over five fun filled days you’ll learn how to effectively manage group dynamics, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement change initiatives in order to better lead workgroups and teams for continued performance improvement. Learn more about course convenings and how to apply here.


Further your career and personal goals with the improved and streamlined Individual Development Plan 

The new IDP is written in a conversational tone, making it easy to use. It walks you through all the Big Picture questions that often get overlooked during annual reviews, OERs and EERs. IDPs are mandatory for first-term enlisted members and junior officers (both active duty and reserve), who have been assigned to a permanent duty station. But it’s a useful tool for everyone – either to plan your own next steps, or to give you the framework to help your employees. Find the COMDTINST 5357.1B and Job Aid here.


Coast Guard Advances Inclusive Leadership Commitment to its Workforce with Updates to Leadership Competencies 

To embed inclusive leadership in the Coast Guard's workforce, improve professional development, and sustain positive cultural change within the service, four of the Coast Guard's 28 leadership competencies have been updated. The revised competencies include a basis for Coast Guard leaders at all levels to grow in their inclusive leadership skills and emotional intelligence by applying an equity mindset that strengthens the Coast Guard and the experiences of its members.


Commandant (CG-128)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907