​Course and Program Application Deadlines 

*Please note that all applications must be received no later than noon ET on the application closing dates. Applicants must submit two applications - one to HQS-SMB-CG-128TrainingCourses@uscg.mil and one to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).


CHDS Master's Program (MIL/CIV)
Application Deadline: 12 November, 2020 (DHS)  and 1 December, 2020 (NPS)


CHDS Executive Leaders Program (MIL/CIV)
Application Deadline: 17 December, 2020 (DHS) and 15 January, 2021 (NPS)


CHDS Pacific Executive Leaders Program (MIL/CIV)
Application Deadline: 19 November, 2020 (DHS) and 15 December, 2021 (NPS)


OPM Detail Opportunities (CIV)
Application Deadline: Ongoing


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

Coast Guard Advances Inclusive Leadership Commitment to its Workforce with Updates to Leadership Competencies (NEW!)

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.



Enroll Now in the New CG Mentoring Program - Mentoring Connections Are Underway (NEW!)

In April 2021, the Coast Guard launched the new Coast Guard Mentoring Program designed to offer expanded leadership opportunities and connection for our active duty, reservist and civilian workforce. The program is powered by modernized software that is mobile/web enabled, and is accessible through most personal devices. Enrollment is now open, and mentoring connections are underway.


DHS Leader Development Program Leveraging Diversity

At the core, leading a culture of diversity and inclusion means seeing and treating team members as individuals, and valuing each for their unique talents, strengths, struggles, perspectives and needs – both regardless of difference, and because of difference.


Learn More About Our Team Leader Facilitator Program!

Need a qualified individual to facilitate your meeting or event? Or, are you a Team Leader Facilitator (TLFAC) course graduate that would like to use your expertise to help others? Check out our Team Leader Facilitator Program page to find out more!


Leadership Assessment Survey

Get an assessment of your leadership environment with the LAS!  


DHS Leader Development Program

The DHS Leader Development Program establishes required and optional development for five leader levels across the Department: Team Member, Team Lead, Supervisor, Manager, and Executive. Plus, a wide variety of tools, resources, products and programs to support day to day leadership needs as well as investments in your future leadership potential. Additionally, all DHS Components offer extensive leader development opportunities that meet the LDP requirements, and beyond!

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