About the Program
Executives in the Capstone program are institutional leaders—the manner in which they lead espouses the Coast Guard’s Leadership Competencies of Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Performance and Change, and Leading the Coast Guard. They deliver the strategic vision that aligns to broader Coast Guard needs and goals, working with other DHS Executives and engaging Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads and Team Members at all levels.
Capstone is directed at bolstering existing, top-level leadership competencies, particularly in the areas of vision, strategic thinking, collaborating and influencing/negotiating. Desired outcomes for Capstone executives are assisting in understanding roles and expectations to increase the likelihood of success and efficacy, an increased understanding of how to apply strengths and skills to effectively manage both subordinate performance and complex situations, and promoting discussion/networking amongst peers at the Executive level resulting in a robust, cross-component perspective on leadership and decision-making.
Capstone Executives are REQUIRED to do the following: