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Host Supervisor of Civilians Tier II training at your unit
Nov. 7, 2019
The Office of Leadership (CG-128) is soliciting for units to host the “Supervisor of Civilians Tier II” (502799) roadshow course. Eight FY20 convenings are still available.

Coming up: First Personnel Readiness Expo
Nov. 7, 2019
A one-day expo at Base Portsmouth will give active duty, reservists, civilians and their families an opportunity to learn more about policies and programs available to support their overall readiness.

Tis the Season to Elect Better Health--It's Open Season Time
Nov. 7, 2019
The 2019 Open Season for federal civilians runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 9. During Open Season, all Coast Guard federal civilians can make changes to their health insurance.

Learning Opportunities Resources

Coast Guard Leadership and Professional Development
A resource of online and offline courses for all grades--focused on leadership, management and facilitation.

USCG Supervisor of Civilians Tier 1
This 40-hour online course introduces military and civilian supervisors to the topics and requirements they must know to supervise civilian personnel.

USCG Supervisor of Civilians Tier 2
This five-day in-person course trains newly hired or promoted military and civilian supervisors to the topics and requirements they must know to supervise civilian personnel.

USCG Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 1 (MOCTC 1)
MOCTC 1 prepares USCG lieutenants and GS-12s for roles of greater responsibility, helping you apply knowledge to large-scale organizational and daily individual leadership challenges.

USCG Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 2 (MOCTC 2)
MOCTC 2 helps new lieutenant commanders and GS-13s expand their leadership capacity. The course covers USCG strategy, resource management, DHS, DOD, and more.

USCG Leadership and Management School (LAMS)
LAMS is a one-week course to enhance supervisory skills for first-line supervisors and mid-level managers.

USCG Senior Leadership Principles and Skills (SLPS)
SLPS helps USCG members and civilians transition from mid-level to senior management positions. The course is designed for GS-12-14, O-4 and 0-5s.

USCG Team Leader / Facilitator Course (TLFAC)
The CPOACAD is an innovative curriculum designed to take newly advanced Chief Petty Officers (E-7) in the U.S. Coast Guard and transition them from technical experts to organizational leaders.

USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOA)
The CPOACAD is an innovative curriculum designed to take newly advanced Chief Petty Officers (E-7) in the U.S. Coast Guard and transition them from technical experts to organizational leaders

USCG Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC)
The Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC) is focused on creating a pool of highly trained and motivated senior enlisted leaders who are better prepared for assignment to a Master Chief or Senior Chief Petty Officer billet, including select high-profile assignments, such as Command Master Chief and Rating Force Master Chief.

DoD: Defense Civilian Emerging Leaders Program
Attend seven weeks of in-residence courses at the DoD Executive Management Training Center in Southbridge, Massachusetts. The course covers DoD mission, decisiveness, conflict resolution and more.

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security CAC Access Required
Earn your M.A. in security studies, or enroll in a non-degree program for Executive Leadership, Pacific Executive Leadership, or DHS Emerging Leaders. All programs are fully funded through a FEMA grant. Eligibility varies per program, but there are opportunities for GS-9 to SES.

U.S. Army War College: Masters Degree of Strategic Studies This Distance Education Program consists of eight primary online courses, an elective or directed research project, and two summer resident courses, taken over a two-year period. There is no tuition cost, but TAD costs must be funded by the participant’s unit/office. For GS13-15.

DoD Service School Opportunities CAC Access Required
DoD encourages employee development by offering free advanced academic degrees from academic institutions across the country. Opportunities include:

  • M.S., National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School
  • M.S. National Security Strategy, National War College
  • M.S. Strategic Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

DHS Leader Development Program
CAC Access Required
Join DHS’ leadership program and learn to navigate your work with trust, efficiency and in good stewardship of the department’s resources.

DHS Leadership Bridges Self-Development Program CAC Access Required
Develop leadership competencies at your own pace. Online and experiential learning opportunities include front-line interviews with supervisors, mentorship, coaching and shadowing.

DHS Continuous Supervisory Leader Development CAC Access Required
DHS requires supervisors, managers and executives beyond their first year to complete two annual requirements covering nearly 12 hours of training. The program is known as “12/12.”

DHS Fellows Program
The DHS Fellows Program prepares a cadre of leaders who are committed to bringing a joint perspective to leading people and mission. The program provides a rigorous 10-month curriculum including site visits, residential sessions, coaching, and a rotational assignment.

DHS White House Workshop
A three-day program for managers interested in broadening their understanding of presidential policies and programs.

DHS Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program
The SES development program is an intensive 12-18 month course that prepares high-performing GS 14/15 individuals for positions in the SES.

Department of State: National Security Executive Leadership Seminar
The Foreign Service Institute National Security Executive Leadership Seminar course offers participants exposure to high-level Administration officials and the latest insights on policy deliberations. For GS-15 and 06.

Department of State: Navigating the Interagency
The State Department’s mid-level interagency course aims to build the collaborative skills and cultural awareness of USCG employees working on national security policy issues. For GS12-13 and 03.

Partnership for Public Service: Excellence in Government and e-Government Fellows
These programs offer a transformational experience that encourages fellows to think differently and lead more effectively, tapping expertise from top practitioners in both public and private sectors.

DHS Leadership Bridges Self-Development Program CAC Access Required
Develop leadership competencies at your own pace. Online and experiential learning opportunities include front-line interviews with supervisors, mentorship, coaching and shadowing.

Graduate School USA: Aspiring Leader
The program strengthens basic competencies in oral and written communication, problem solving, leadership, interpersonal skills, self-direction, flexibility, customer service, and decisiveness. For GS-4-6.

Graduate School USA: New Leader
The New Leader Program is for employees who have just entered leadership or have a high potential. The course involves three, one-week sessions over a six-month period. For GS 7-11.

Graduate School USA: Executive Leader Program
The nine-month program strengthens employees’ leadership competencies and teaches them how to apply the skills in real-world situations. For GS 11-13.

Graduate School USA: Capitol Hill Workshop
This three-day training provides managers with a timely, in-depth look at changing political and policy struggles and how Congress will attempt to shape and realign America's future as we enter the 21st Century. For GS13-15 and 05-5.

Alan Freed Associates : Capitol Hill Workshop
This three-day training provides managers with a timely, in-depth look at changing political and policy struggles and how Congress will attempt to shape and realign America's future as we enter the 21st Century. For GS13-15 and 05-5.

Alan Freed Associates: White House Workshop
This three-day training gives managers an understanding of presidential policies and programs. For GS13-15 and 05-06.

President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program (PMC)
The PMC Interagency Rotation Program enables emerging Federal leaders to expand their management skills, broaden their organizational experience, and foster networks they can leverage in the future. The program involves a rotational assignment in another agency for six months, at the participant’s current grade level. For GS13-15.

GS 1-10

College Scholarships for Coastie Families
Education is not cheap. Although not a part of the Coast Guard Foundation, here’s a list of independent foundations that could potentially provide assistance as you attain this essential life credential.

DoD Schools for Military and Civilian Children
The Department of Defense Education Activity is a civilian agency of DoD that serves military and civilian children throughout the world from 194 locations in 194 schools in seven states, some U.S. territories and in 12 foreign countries.

 

GS 11-13

Mental Health (CAC Required)
Are you or a loved one experiencing emotional instability like constant crying, feeling of helplessness, lack of energy, or mood swings? If these behaviors are uncharacteristic, check out the resources available in addition to educating yourself about other symptomatic behaviors.

Tobacco Cessation
Trying to break the habit of smoking? This site shares basic information on tobacco that you should know, including unsavory facts on tobacco consumption on our bodies. It also shares resources and tips on how to take control and quit for good.

GS 14-15

Chaplain
Ensures that Coast Guard families are provided with comprehensive pastoral care.

Death Gratuity Payment
Up to $10,000 could be allocated to an official family representative of a civilian employee who passed as the result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty.

Affinity Groups/Support Groups (CAC Required)
Are you aware that there are groups based on shared interests, experiences, cultural preferences right here at the Coast Guard? These communities are intended to encourage networking and sharing, which are invaluable for workforce retention.

Choosemyplate.gov
A delicious resource full with information on food groups, health goals and your budget—all to promote a healthier eating lifestyle.

Key Contacts

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides programs and resources to foster collaborative diversity education and socialization.

Office of Leadership
The Office of Leadership offers educational opportunities and provides resources for developing leadership attributes.

Civilian Career Management Team CAC Access Required
The portal page provides tools to map your career, develop your professional or leadership skillsets, and apply for career-building opportunities.

FORCECOM Training Contact
FORCECOM provides numerous training programs and resources for both civilian and military members.