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

Management Development I (501363)

About the Course


The Management Development I (formerly Seminar for New Managers), conducted by the Office of Personnel Management's Management Development Center, provides new managers the opportunity to learn and hone the essential skills necessary for successful transition into entry level management. It is also appropriate for more experienced managers who have not yet had the opportunity for formal development of these skills. The program strengthens the employee's competencies in the area of continual learning, resilience, service motivation, conflict management, cultural awareness, customer service, problem solving, technical credibility, human resources management, interpersonal skills, and written communication.

The training requires participants to be away from their position for 2 weeks.

Participant Objectives

  1. Gain skills to accomplish work through subordinates.
  2. Achieve an enhanced sense of how to adapt leadership style to the diverse backgrounds of the people with whom they work.
  3. Know how to better understand the flexibilities available to them in managing human resources within the broad framework of the merit system.
  4. Acquire an increased enthusiasm for their leadership role and the knowledge and tools to make more confident and effective contributions.

Class Convening Dates


Application deadline:

Program Duration:

Resident Session Dates:


Nine months




Application Procedures

To apply:

NOTE: DO NOT submit application directly to OPM's Management Development Center.

Costs are paid by Coast Guard Headquarters (AFC 56 "C" school account).

Selection Procedures

Selected individuals will be notified via email from the Program Manager.

Program Manager

Kin Szeto, phone 202-475-5515, email

Additional Information

  1. Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 501363.
  2. Write a statement that describes:
    1. Your current leadership responsibilities
    2. A recent work experience that involved extensive collaboration.
  3. Complete a resume (the resume should address job accomplishments)   
    1. Email the statement as an attachment to
    2. Include the course title and convening date within the subject line of the email.
    3. Include your supervisor in the cc: line of the email.

    For additional information (including conveying dates, prerequisites, location, etc.) please visit the TQC website.


    For course information conflicts between DCMS-DPR-5 website and TQC website, DCMS-DPR-5 takes precedence.