OPM Training Policy and Handbook (CAC Required)
This training policy details considerations and accessibility required of all agency training facilities.
DHS Policy for Training (CAC Required)
This directive applies to all DHS organizational elements and outlines the process for providing employee training and ensures that training happens within the guidelines of the law.
Homeland Security Travel Policy (CAC Required)
Sometimes you need to travel to receive your training. Take a look at the DHS travel policy, procedures and tips as you plan your trip.
Coast Guard Leadership and Development
A resource of online and offline courses for all grades, focused on leadership, management and facilitation.
SkillPort (CAC Required)
Free e-learning classes are available on topics including communication, leadership and personal development based on the 28 Coast Guard Leadership competencies.
Purchase and Travel Charge Cards
Explore Web-based courses about travel charges for the GSA SmartPay program for account holders and program coordinators.
White House Workshop
A three-day program for managers interested in broadening their understanding of presidential policies and programs. Applications are due in March.
GSA Training for Contracts
Do you need to hire contractors? Check out these training courses on GSA schedules and contractor team arrangements and agreements.
Federal Acquisition Institute
Classroom and Web-based courses that explain the federal acquisition fundamentals including writing performance-based statements of work and project management, to name a few of the skillsets.
Technology Management Courses
A community to share information, resources and ideas, as learn ways to optimize website creation including topics covering 508 compliance and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) training.
DoD Service School Opportunities (CAC Required)
DoD encourages employee development by leveraging the educational curricula at academic institutions across the country and no cost to you.
DHS Competency Cafes (CAC Required)
These monthly discussion forums on various educational topics creates a platform for DHS leaders to engage, develop competencies and increase knowledge within leadership areas. Check out the schedule and topics listed through 2020 December.
Coast Guard Spouse Employment Program
This program offers resume writing, career planning and interview preparation for spouses of Service members needing assistance with finding employment, particularly during a relocation.
The Training Glossary (CAC Required)
Have you ever been curious about the training terminology? DHS has a glossary that standardizes the training lexicon to better enhance communication amongst DHS components.
Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Internships (SkillBridge)
A DoD program with access to industry leader and employer partners interested in your former military skills that can translated into civilian career opportunities.
Troops to Teacher Grant Program
Teaching after serving in the Service allows you one more way to share your skills with the nation through our greatest asset---the children, the future of tomorrow. Opportunities are available throughout the United States.
Education and Employment Initiative
Injured or ill Service members can receive assistance while healing; prepares you with educational skills and career opportunities to transition into once you are recovered.
Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 1 (MOCTC-1)
Do you need to learn how to better lead and manage your own work, as well as, lead others? This course will teach you how to apply knowledge to large-scale current organizational challenges and daily individual leadership challenges, especially if you are a GS 12 for which the course is targeted. Topics include leadership practices, communication, self-awareness, team-dynamics, collaboration, conflict management, critical thinking, emotional intelligence and ethical decision-making. Each student will complete a 360-degree feedback survey and commit to improvement in at least three areas. For more information, specific eligibility requirements, class convening dates, and application procedures, visit the Office of Leadership (CG-128) website.
Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 2 (MOCTC-2)
Leading performance and change at the Coast Guard could be invaluable in work. This course is targeted for GS-13s who would like to gain a better understanding of how the Coast Guard interacts with external partners, expanding oversight responsibilities and defining the Coast Guard of the future. Topics include the Constitution and federal government, DHS, DoD, Coast Guard strategy, Coast Guard resource management, and Coast Guard Headquarters functions. For more information, specific eligibility requirements, class convening dates, and application procedures, visit the Office of Leadership (CG-128) website.
Senior Leadership Principles and Skills (SLPS)
This program will help to develop your leadership skills, knowledge and performance if you are making the transition from mid-level to senior management positions--especially if you are a GS 12-14, for which the course is targeted. Each student will complete a 360-degree feedback survey. For more information, specific eligibility requirements, class convening dates, and application procedures, visit the Office of Leadership (CG-128) website.
Team Leader/Facilitator Course (TLFAC)
This course emphasizes how to effectively manage group dynamics, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement change initiatives to better lead workgroups and cross-functional teams to continuously improve performance. The target audience is GS 9-14. For more information, specific eligibility requirements, class convening dates, and application procedures, visit the Office of Leadership (CG-128) website.
DHS Leader Development Program (CAC Required)
Join DHS’ leadership development program to ensure you are demonstrating an engaged leadership ready to respond and navigate the work throughout DHS with trust, efficiency and in good stewardship of the department’s resources.
Leadership Bridges Self-Development Program (CAC Required)
This DHS program allows you to develop leadership competencies at your own pace; attend a variety of online and experiential learning topics including front-line interviews with supervisors, mentorship, coaching and shadowing.
Continuous Leader Development (Known as 12/12) (CAC Required)
Interested in improving your leadership skills through the DHS Leader Development Program? It requires supervisors, managers and executives beyond their first year to complete two annual requirements, that totals at nearly12 hours of training, that can be found here.
Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) and DHS Programs (CAC Required)
Prepares leaders to bridge gaps in intergovernmental, interagency and civil-military cooperation by bringing together a diverse range of participants to share perspectives and lay the foundation for long-term homeland security collaboration. Target audience is GS 9-SES. For more information, specific eligibility requirements, class convening dates, and application procedures, visit the Office of Leadership (CG-128) website.
USCG Office of Leadership
Graduate School USA
Human Resources University
National Defense University
Naval War College
DHS Volunteer Force
U.S. OPM Training and Development Policy Wiki
U.S. OPM Center for Leadership Development (CLD)
DHS Strategic Learning, Development and Engagement (CAC Required)
Education Service Officers
FORCECOM Training Contact
Civilian Career Management Team
Office of Leadership
Employee Assistance Program
WebTA Job Aids
Thrift Savings Plan
Electronic Official Personnel Folder
Employee Personal Page (MyEPP)
Coast Guard Travel
Purchase and Travel Charge Cards
Office of Civilian Human Resources
Direct Access (for managing military members)