Office of Leadership Courses

Leadership courses are available to active, reserve and civilian personnel; through multiple agencies.

New Leader Program (500917)


About the Course

The New Leader Program, conducted by the Graduate School, USA, is for employees who have just entered leadership positions or have a high potential for leadership. The program is designed to strengthen the employee's leadership competencies and to teach them how to apply the skills they learn in real-world situations. Participants gain knowledge and practice skills that will help them develop into effective leaders.

The training requires participants to be away from their primary duties for three, one-week, sessions over a six month period. The program components include:

1. Individual assessment
2. Leadership development plan
3. Learning teams/team projects
4. 30-day developmental work assignment
5. Management readings
6. Management interviews
7. Shadow assignment

School Information


Participant Objectives

Strengthen basic competencies in leadership skills such as teamwork, customer service, problem solving, self-direction, flexibility, interpersonal skills, conflict management, decisiveness, oral and written communication, and working effectively in a diverse workforce.

Class Convening Dates

Application deadline:

Program Duration:

Resident Session Dates:

01 March 2018

Six months,

20 AUG 2018to

01 MAR 2019

20-24 AUG 2018,
26-30 NOV 2018, and
25 FEB to01 MAR 2019


GS 7-11, Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) NF 3-4, and equivalent wage grade levels (WG 10-15, WL 6-14, WS 8-13)

Application Procedures

To apply:

1. Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 500917.
2. Complete a Grad School Application Form, which includes statements from the applicant and their supervisor. Do not provide your social security number on the school application form.
3. Submit a current resume, or equivalent documentation, signed and dated by the applicant showing a current home address. Resumes or equivalent documentation shall not exceed one page.
4. Include a letter of nomination in CG memo format from the commanding officer at field units or appropriate office/division chief for HQ, Area, District or Sector staffs.
5. Scan the documents (in paragraphs 2-4 above) into a .pdf file and send as an email attachment Include the course title
within the subject line of the email.

NOTE: DO NOT submit application directly to Graduate School, USA.
Costs are paid by Coast Guard Headquarters (AFC 56 "C" school account).

Selection Procedures

1. A selection panel will review the documents of all eligible applicants.
2. Selected individuals will be notified by record message traffic of their selection.
3. Alternates will be selected and will attend the program in the event a primary candidate cannot attend.
4. Selected individuals will be directed to submit a completed SF182, including the signed Continued Service Agreement (pages 4-5 of the SF182).

    Program Manager

    Kin Szeto, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5515, email

    Additional Information

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


    For course information conflicts between CG-128 website and TQC website, CG-128 takes precedence.