​Leadership Development Opportunities

  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

    The 2022 Coast Guard Reading List is out! The year's list focuses on the theme “connecting individual purpose to the Coast Guard’s purpose.” This theme means different things to different people, which you’ll see reflected in the eclectic selections featured. Submissions were solicited from the Leadership Diversity Action Councils (LDACs) across the Coast Guard. The list goes beyond the traditional reading list and includes a variety of suggestions for you to read, listen to and watch. (NEW!)
    August & September MOCTC sessions added. Contact your unit training officer to submit an ERT. More info is here. (NEW!)
    Supervisors of Civilians Tier 1 self-paced eLearning is now available online. As part of the Coast Guard's efforts to modernize and increase its support of our civilian workforce and their supervisors, the course has been redesigned to be an easy-to-use tool that supervisors can reference on an ongoing basis. Learn more and access the course here. (NEW!)
    LCDRs and GS-13's: New leadership training opportunity designed just for you. Read the MyCG stories about the new Senior Leader Transition Course from the perspective of an officer and civilian. Find a convening that works for your schedule here(NEW)!
    Congratulations to the Leadership Development Program selectees! Read more about them here(NEW)!
    The Basic Army Leader Course is now approved as an authorized substitution for LAMS. This course is exclusively unit funded. It is imperative that enrollment, waiver request, and all communications with PPC and CG-128 are initiated as early as possible within the applicable Service Wide season. It is the responsibility of the member's Command to coordinate the enrollment, funding, and all associated logistics.  Complete details including eligibility requirements and the enrollment process can be found here(NEW)!
    Expansion of Mentoring Program to include retired Coast Guard members announced. Virtual info session being held Thursday, March 3. Read the MyCG story: "Leaving active duty? Match with a retiree mentor to support the transition." (NEW)!
    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 remaining reservist session in June, and all open sessions for active duty, enlisted, reservists and civilians through September. If you’re interested, please contact your Command Training Officer for proper enrollment procedures. (NEW)!
    The 2021 Coast Guard Leadership Development Reading List 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. 

Listen to the Office of Leadership on The 1MC 

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. 


Check out our new Unit Mentoring Program Toolkit 

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) 


Register for Supervisors of Civilians Tier II 

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 

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)

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).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! 

View all scheduled C-School session dates 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.


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