Office of Leadership (CG-128)

Contact the Office of Leadership

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

Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course (CWOPD) (500736 & 501614)

**Important Note Regarding COVID-19**

Temporary Suspension of Promotion Requirements for Leadership Courses: Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many FY20 Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) sessions were cancelled. These cancellations created a significant backlog, and may prevent CWOs from meeting the 18-month requirement to attend in order to promote. For more information, please read ALCOAST 326/20 (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/29cf5f7)

About the Course

 

The CWOPD course is designed to assist newly commissioned CWOs in transitioning into the commissioned officer ranks. The course curriculum focuses on leadership, service etiquette, customs and courtesies, communication (oral and written), and the necessary administrative skills needed to become an effective Coast Guard Officer. Attendance and successful completion of the CWOPD course is mandatory for all W-2s within the first 18 months of commission. Newly appointed CWOs who have not attended CPO Academy or an authorized substitution should apply for the three week course of instruction, course code 500736. CWOs who have graduated from CPO Academy or an authorized substitution should apply for the two week course (501614). 

 

Training Objectives

 

CWOPD builds upon individual skills attained through ones career and provides a vehicle for sharing experiences to improve group effectiveness.  This course facilitates professional and personal growth in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities through learning, self-awareness, self-assessment, feedback, and reflection.  Key areas of emphasis are Coast Guard Vision, Core Values, Professionalism, Lifelong learning, and the uniqueness of Chief Warrant Officers in our service.  This course also emphasizes education assessment, diversity, critical thinking, and mentoring.

 
Convening Dates

 

501614

0118

CWO PRO DEV (2 WKS)

 12/14/2020

12/18/2020

501614

0119

CWO PRO DEV (2 WKS)

 05/10/2021

05/21/2021

501614

0120

CWO PRO DEV (2 WKS) 

 06/21/2021

07/02/2021

501614

0121

CWO PRO DEV (2 WKS)

 07/19/2021

07/30/2021

501614

0122

CWO PRO DEV (2 WKS)

 09/13/2021

09/24/2021

 

500736

0089

CWO PRO DEV (3 WKS)

 04/05/2021

04/23/2021

500736

0090

CWO PRO DEV (3 WKS)

 08/09/2021

08/27/2021

 

*Priority will be given to CWOs who promoted in 2019 then 2020 as seats become available. Do not let this discourage you from submitting an ETR as cancellations are expected due to COVID-19.

Application Procedures

Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 501614 (2 week) or 500736 (3 week). If you are approaching the 18 month requirement, contact the Program Manager before submitting your ETR.

Program Manager

CWO Nicole McKenzie, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5518, email: Nicole.E.McKenzie@uscg.mil