Commandant (DCMS-DPR-5)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

Leadership and Management School (LAMS) (340720)

About the Course

The course develops leadership skills, knowledge, and performance for Coast Guard Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, and Auxiliary personnel who are considered first-line supervisors and mid-level managers.

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Training Objectives

LAMS is a unique one-week course designed to enhance supervisory skills for first line supervisors through an experience-based curriculum.  The course places emphasis on discussion of the Coast Guard Leadership Competencies and develops skills in the following areas:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Influencing others positively
  • Creating an environment that motivates performance
  • Getting the job done while taking care of subordinates
  • Encouraging personal ethics
  • Promoting teamwork

Students should use their knowledge to lead their workgroups to understand and commit to organizational missions and goals.  Each terminal performance objective develops individual skill in the subject leadership competencies.  Group discussion, experiential activities, and facilitated discussion by subject matter experts support the enabling objectives.  Successful students demonstrate competence through scenario-based exercise, case studies, role plays, and written homework.

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LAMS Enrollment Job Aid

Program Manager

SCPO Joe Hoff, phone 202-475-5511, email

More Information
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