Program and Course News

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!

​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 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.

Important Announcement

Click here to view the General Waiver to meet the advancement requirement for those members remaining above the E-7 cutoff from the 19 May SWE, who have not yet attended the Chief Petty Officer Academy


Upcoming Learning Events

Join us for the next session of the DHS Leader Development Learning Café: 


How to Have it All: Work-Life Flexibility
Wednesday, December 1, 2020, 2:00 – 2:45 pm ET
Led by DHS Workforce Health and Safety, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

DHS Leader Development Program: Learning Café 20/20 Series

The DHS Leader Development Program's Learning Café 20/20 Series is a monthly 45-minute informal discussion and engaging Q&A session featuring speakers from DHS Components on various topics.

No registration is required - Just grab a cup of coffee and bring your appetite for learning! Dial 1-800-670-9648 (no access code). Captioning/transcription services will be coordinated for all events.

Satisfy part of your DHS Continuous Leader Development annual competency development requirements while learning from seasoned leaders, practitioners and subject matter experts!

*All previous Learning Café sessions are available here

Click here for overview of the DHS Leader Development Program's Framework and 12/12 Annual Continuous Learning

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

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