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Continuous Supervisory Leader Development (12/12) (502801)

About the Program

The DHS Leader Development Program (LDP) requires civilians who are supervisors, managers, and executives beyond their first year to complete two annual continuous development requirements (often referred to as the “12/12"). Deadline to self-certify is 01 OCT.

This includes:

  • 12 hours of annual self-development within a set of 12 "Essential" competencies that are important to successful leadership performance .
  • 12 hours of Leader-as Teacher "Give Back" serving as an instructor, coach, mentor, author, speaker, or in some way contributing their expertise to developing others' leadership, aside from their supervisory responsibilities.

12 Hours of Self Development Annual Requirements

All supervisors, managers, and executives must complete at least 12 hours of development every year including: 

  • At least one hour of development in the "Common Competency" of Performance Management.
  • Development that builds capability in "Critical Competencies"
  • If additional development is needed to meet the requirements, one can build capability in any of the remaining "Essential Competencies"

Annual Competency Development

Cornerstone 
(First line Supervisor)
Keystone 
(Second Level Manager) 
Capstone 
(Executive) 

Required Common Competency

Minimum of 1 hour annual development in Performance Management

Minimum of 1 hour annual development in Performance Management

Minimum of 1 hour annual development in Performance Management

Required Critical Competencies

Annual development in each of the following:

  • Developing Others 
  • Human Capital Management 
  • Leveraging Diversity 
  • Problem Solving

Annual development in each of the following:

  • Financial Management 
  • Flexibility 
  • Partnering 
  • Political Savvy

Annual development in each of the following:

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Strategic Thinking 
  • Vision

Other Essential Competencies may also be used to meet the overall annual 12-hour minimum 

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Financial Management  
  • Flexibility  
  • Partnering  
  • Political Savvy  
  • Strategic Thinking 
  • Vision
  • Developing Others 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Human Capital Management 
  • Leveraging Diversity 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Strategic Thinking 
  • Vision 
  • Developing Others 
  • Financial Management 
  • Flexibility 
  • Human Capital Management 
  • Leveraging Diversity 
  • Partnering 
  • Political Savvy 
  • Problem Solving

Leader-As-Teacher “Give-Back”

Many supervisors “give-back” in numerous ways and never think about the valuable role they play in leader development -- DHS wants to recognize that significant effort and encourage more of it.

Leader-as Teacher "Give Back" can include activities including serving as an instructor, coach, mentor, author, speaker, or in some way contributing one's expertise to developing others' leadership, aside from supervisory responsibilities.


Resources Based on Learning Styles

The best way for leaders to learn is when it is a “part of” and not “apart from” their busy day—and there is opportunity to learn everywhere. Some of the most common ways in which leaders learn are:

Experiential Learning

Learning that puts theory into practice through real-life work experiences that integrates learning within the workplace. This may include rotations, details, serving in an “acting" capacity, action groups or tiger teams, or even simulations and gamification.

Relational Learning 

Learning that benefits from the perspectives or expertise of individuals or groups that share and learn together. This may include feedback assessments, coaching, mentoring, book clubs or even a peer discussion.

Self-Directed Learning

Learning without specified deadlines or meetings. Includes taking the initiative to complete the learning activity or assignments within their own timeframe, such as reading, journaling, or watching videos or presentations.

Traditional Learning

Includes activities that involve participation in a classroom setting, academic or professional association conference, workshops, online courses, or virtual interactive training.

 

Resources for fulfilling 12/12 requirements                            

Office of Leadership Website & SharePoint site -- A wonderful source of Coast Guard managed and/or funded leadership education and professional development training opportunities.

Learning Without Limits– Provides a variety of learning tools and options for continual and leadership development. Includes books, blogs, videos and so much more!  ​ 

DHS Leadership Library– Emerging and relevant peer-recommended resources from thought-provoking and highly rated authors of various backgrounds for development through reading, through Skillsoft’s Books24/7. Filter by leader level, competency, resource type, etc. ​ ​ 

Leader Development Learning Cafés-- The monthly cafés feature leaders and subject matter experts from across DHS to help leaders at all levels enhance leadership competencies. Presentation, interview-style, or panel discussion, with participant Q&A.​ 

Leadership Matters-- Focuses on a different DHS leader competency in each issue.  Provides development tips along with Skillsoft resources, such as books and videos that develop and support DHS leader competencies. 

DHS Coaching Talent Bank-- Coaching is an important development tool in the success of leaders at all levels and provides a sustained return on investment that elevates leader performance by optimizing leadership perspectives and actions. This page provides information and resources for those who want to become a certified coach and/or seek coaching resources. ​ 

Coast Guard Mentoring Program– Meet your personal and professional goals regardless via networking, connecting and sharing with colleagues around the Coast Guard regardless geographic location. Choose from several different tracks including One-to-One, Communities, Welcome Aboard and Fresh Perspectives.​ 

Skillsoft-- Whether you're trying to answer a question, learn a new skill, or develop professionally, USCG Skillsoft lets you quickly locate learning content aligned to your needs. Includes books, videos, courses and so much more!​ 

DoD Digital Libraries -- DOD MWR Libraries digital collection includes e-books, audiobooks, movies, academic support, test prep, professional development, career transition and a vast array of learning resources and online content.

 

Additional Learning and Development Resources


To Certify

 

Deadline to self-certify is 01 OCT. 

Self-report completion of the Continuous Supervisory Leader Development - Cornerstone 12/12 (502801) is required on the Learning Management System (LMS).


Questions?

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Program Manager

Alyssa Lombardi, (202) 475-5516 or Alyssa.J.Lombardi@uscg.mil