​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).


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

    Interested in taking your leadership skills to the next level? Seats are available for the Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOA) and Leadership & Management School (LAMS) for active duty, enlisted, reservists and civilians.  CPOA is accepting enrollment for the reservist session in February, as well as for all open sessions for active duty, enlisted, reservists and civilians through September. Reservists, it’s not too late to enroll in the February sessions, but commitments are needed ASAP to fill critical seats. If you’re interested in either of these courses, please contact your Command Training Officer for proper enrollment procedures. (NEW)!
    The 2021 Coast Guard Leadership Development is out. Enjoy the annual collection of recommendations from your shipmates to support your continuous leadership development. This year the list is focused on professional development, and features submissions from Coast Guard personnel engaged in learning including course instructors and learning cohorts. (NEW!)
    Applications are now being accepted for Civilian & military leadership development programs with Graduate School USA and the Partnership in Public Service, which are designed to grow military and future public service leaders. Programs include Aspiring Leader (GS 4 – 6), New Leader (GS 7-11), Executive Leader (GS 11-13), Executive Potential (GS 13-15) and Excellence in Government Fellows  (GS 14-15, O5 and O6). Deadline to apply is Feb. 1. More info can be found via the hyperlinks for each course. (NEW!)

Listen to the Office of Leadership on The 1MC (NEW!)

Our office chief, Captain Julie Kuck, and Mentoring Program Manager Carl Boehmer joined MCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden on this podcast, The 1MC, to talk all things leadership. Listen here, or find it on Apple podcasts or Spotify. 


Submissions are open for the 2022 Inspirational Leadership Awards (NEW!)

Deadline to submit is Friday, January 14. Get more info here. Check out the Office of Leaderships tips on submitting a nomination package and why it's important to nominate our leaders.


The FY22 CPOACAD and LAMS course schedule is now available (NEW!)

Click here for more information on the course dates, prerequisites and the application process (CAC required to access) 


Check out our new Unit Mentoring Program Toolkit (NEW!)

The toolkit is designed to help unit commanders educate their personnel about the Mentoring Program and how it can help them meet their leadership and professional development goals (CAC required to access) 


Join the Coast Guard celebration of National Mentoring Day on Wednesday, October 27th from 10am - 11am (NEW!)

Highlights include keynote from Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown (retired) and recognition of the Coast Guard team that was instrumental in bringing the Mentoring Program to the Coast Guard. Access the livestream link here. Read the MyCG story, "Vice Adm. Manson Brown to speak at U.S. Coast Guard National Mentoring Day Oct. 27" 


Register for Supervisors of Civilians Tier II (NEW!)

Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to manage and supervisor civilians with Supervisors of Civilians Tier II. Two sessions are offered in December 2021, and seven are offered January - September 2022. Please sign up two weeks prior to the start date of your desired session. For more details and to register go here.


Seaman at Petaluma becomes 1,000th enrollee in Mentoring Program (NEW!)

Read more about why Seaman Breanna Johnson wanted to take on this challenge and grow her leadership skills.


Sign up for the new Senior Leadership Transition Course (SLTC)  (NEW!)

Six classes are being offered this year, the most ever, so this is the year to sign up for this course (formerly known as MOCTC-2). The first class is Nov. 29, 2021 and pre-residency begins Nov. 1, 2021. Go here to learn about course and class schedule. Read what the first graduating class had to say about the course in this MyCG article, The Coast Guard Leadership Development Center completes first Senior Leader Transition Course.


ETR Submissions are now open for FY22! (NEW!)

View all scheduled C-School session dates here.


Bravo Zulu to the 2021 Inspirational Leadership Award Winners! 

Learn about the winners here. Read more about them in this MyCG article "Coast Guard recognizes inspiring leaders".


Chief Petty Officer Academy is open for all E-6’s above the latest SWE Cutoff for E-7, and any E-7 that has not completed the course

It is open to those seeking SWE eligibility for E-8 competition. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and limited seats are available for the remaining FY21 sessions. Information on the class dates and ETR submission guidelines are available here.


Study organizational leadership development to help the Coast Guard improve workforce competence and proficiency in leadership. 

Selectees will study leadership development tactics, strategic change management, and group dynamics. Students may attend George Washington University or complete the program online. Alternate universities also considered. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2021. Learn more here.


The Team Leader Facilitator Course (TLFAC) is back! 

Over five fun filled days you’ll learn how to effectively manage group dynamics, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement change initiatives in order to better lead workgroups and teams for continued performance improvement. Learn more about course convenings and how to apply here.


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.


Enroll Now in the New CG Mentoring Program - Mentoring Connections Are Underway 

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.


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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