​Leadership Development Opportunities


Graduate School USA, Partnership in Public Service Excellence in Government Fellows Program (CIV & Military)
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023


  OPM Detail Opportunities (CIV)
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Commandant (CG-1D2)
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

    Nominations are now open for the 2023 Inspirational Leadership Awards. The deadline for submissions for the CAPT John G. Witherspoon (Reserve), MCPO Angela M. McShan (Reserve) and COMO Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award has been extended to February 17. Submissions are no longer being accepted for the other awards.  Nomination guidelines & examples can be found here(NEW)
    Check out the new Leadership Competency Facilitator Guide and Job Aid that offers an engaging way into leadership for military members and civilians. (NEW)
    Calling all newly advanced Chiefs who haven’t attended the Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOACAD) and petty officers who haven’t gone to Leadership & Management School (LAMS).  NOW is the time to submit an ETR. Contact your Command Training Officer for proper enrollment procedures. More info can be found here - CPOACAD and LAMS. (NEW)
    Updated Supervisors of Civilians Tier II goes online & convening dates announced. Sign up now to get a date that works for you as the sessions are expected to fill quickly. Read the MyCG article here. (NEW)
    Apply now for DHS Academic Programs including Center for Homeland Defense & Security (CHDS), Executive Leaders Program Spring Cohort. DHS Missions Fellow Program (JMFP), National Intelligence University (NIU) and DoD Senior Service Schools. Coast Guard application dates can be found here. The first deadline is Oct. 28. All applications are due to the Coast Guard by COB on the date listed for each program. (NEW)
    Sign up now for a FY23 Team Leader Facilitator Course convening. First class starts Oct. 24. Find the full schedule and more details here.  (NEW)
    Now Available - FY23 Convening Dates for Leadership Development courses including MOCTC, SLPS and SLTC. Read about the benefits of SLTC from the perspective of a LCDR and GS-13 civilian(NEW)
    Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course (CWOPD) FY23 Convening Dates Announced - first course begins 17 Oct. (NEW)
    Why now might be a great time to complete your IDP. As U.S. Coast Guard members settle in after PCS season, commanding officers and officers in charge are being encouraged to look at the IDP process as a way of getting to know the people at their new units – as a conversation starter that you revisit every six months. (NEW)
    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)
    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
    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." 

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-1D2)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907